Any suggestions... can play "backup" CD but cannt install it

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#1

Im kind of a nube here with backing up CDs. I followed philamber’s guide to a “T”. the (Using alcohol to copy securom 4.8x protected games without emulation)

I can play the game with my backup CD in the drive. (I installed it with the orginal CD)

You think I have to redo the BWA file and repatch it? Or is there anything else I can do.

If you need any more info Ill let you know.

Thanks for any help.


#2

Try selecting the “ignore media type” option in Alcohol, maybe the game won’t install from a RW drive/disc.


#3

Thanks for the tip. Ill try it out.

I followed everything though, ya know?

  1. I made the image using Alcohol 120. (ccd file)

  2. For the BWA file, I converted the mds file to bwa. The graph is kind of choppy. I copy everything at 4x. Isnt it supposd to be a perfect (almost) smooth straight curve??

  3. Then using twinpeak I patched the files together. (the ccd file and bwa)

  4. Burned the patched files using Alcohol.

It is frustrating. Maybe Im just that imcompetent. :confused:

I have a Samsung SD 616 DVD Rom drive and a NECNR 7800A CD RW (16x write speed). (I dont even know what drive that is the NEC)

Thanks.


#4

Toshiba, Plextor and ASUS units are known to be not able to install twinpeaked backups - maybe you’re in the same boat?

You need two backups, one twinpeaked for playing and and one Alcohol or Blindwrite to install from


#5

So even though I can play the game when its installed on my computer I still need the two backups? (the twinpeaked and one alcohol)

Im think Im confused. I thought I did all of that. (I apologize if Im making this more complicated)

I also thought Alcohol 120 was supposed to be put the CD in and presto chango, CD copied EXACTLY.

I know certain things are copy righted, but I didnt realize there would be so many hoops to jump through, are ALL games like that?

:slight_smile:


#6

Just those protected by SecuROM and the backup twinpeaked