AOE 2 help please

vbimport

#1

Has anyone here successfully burned a working backup using a non supported cd burner in clonecd?
I have a creative 8x4x32 that is not on the list, and a sony cdrom.


#2

you could always try it out on a CDRW and see if you can actually burn it…


#3

This game has actually been covered before on this forum, There is a search button up in the right hand corner.

I was able to sucessfully make a backup copy of Aoe2 with a sony crx140e/ch drive. I also made copy with a plextor drive to/.

Just try the fast error skip.


#4

It burns, but the game don’t load and I can’t view any files on the cd either


#5

Does your writer support any raw burning mode? Use nero’s info tool to check. If it does you can copy this game easily (it’s safedisc 1) with other software even if your writer is not supported by clonecd.


#6

It says this with nero’s info tool about my cdrw and cdrom drives

Drive Information

Drive : SONY CD-ROM CDU5211
Type : CD-ROM Drive
Firmware Version : YYS7
Buffer Size : 120 KB
Date : ?
Serial Number : ?
Drive Letter : D:
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed (Max.) : 52 X
Write Speed (Max.) : n/a

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : No
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : No
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : No
Read DVD-RW : No
Read DVD+RW : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : No
Write CD-RW : No
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : No
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : n/a

Disc Information (D:)

Type : - no disc inserted -

Drive Information

Drive : CREATIVE CD-RW RW8435E
Type : CD-RW Recorder
Firmware Version : BC03
Buffer Size : 4 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number : ?
Drive Letter : E:
Location : 1:1
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed (Max.) : 32 X
Write Speed (Max.) : 8 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : No
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : No
Read DVD-RW : No
Read DVD+RW : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : No
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : TAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Disc Information (E:)

Type : - no disc inserted -

Interface Information

Adapter 1

Description : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.00.2195.2247
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: MAXTOR 6L040J2
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : On

Adapter 2

Description : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.00.2195.2247
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: SONY CD-ROM CDU5211
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : Off
Autorun : On
Description : Slave: CREATIVE CD-RW RW8435E
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : Off
Autorun : On

Software Information

Operating System : Windows 2000 Professional
ASPI : Nero Aspi Library 2.0.1.50 Ahead Software AG

Description : Nero - Burning Rom
Version : 5, 5, 9, 0
Company : Ahead Software AG

Description : CloneCD Replicator Program
Version : 4.0.1.10
Company : Elaborate Bytes


#7

JohnBoy, your writer does have raw burning modes. If clonecd isn’t working for you, use blindwrite. Read using nibble mode (be warned that this will take a while as there are more than 800 bad sectors in the first 10,000) and write using dao pq (dao16) which is supported by your writer. You shouldn’t have any problems. Good luck.


#8

So are you saying to read the cd with the burner, or with the Sony cdrom?


#9

Originally posted by JohnBoy
So are you saying to read the cd with the burner, or with the Sony cdrom?

Either, though I suspect that your burner may get through the bad sectors a little faster than your cdrom. Then again, maybe not.

Either way, it will take quite a while since I don’t think either of your roms is noted as being a particularly fast safedisc ripper.