Backing up DoW 3 CD To Single DVD?

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#1

Im trying to back up my legitamate copy of DoW (3cd’s) to Single DVD

I moved files from all 3 cds to single directory

Directory Structure

C:\DoW\AutoPlay.exe
C:\DoW\autoplay.ini
C:\DoW\AutoPlay.ucs
C:\DoW\AutoRun.bmp
C:\DoW\AutoRun.inf
C:\DoW\Data1.cab
C:\DoW\Data2.cab
C:\DoW\Data3.cab
C:\DoW\DawnOfWar.msi
C:\DoW\DoWTag.txt
C:\DoW\readme.txt
C:\DoW\setup.exe
C:\DoW\setup.isn
C:\DoW\SplashScreen.bmp
C:\DoW\DirectX9\BDA.cab
C:\DoW\DirectX9\BDANT.cab
C:\DoW\DirectX9\BDAXP.cab
C:\DoW\DirectX9\DirectX.cab
C:\DoW\DirectX9\DSETUP.dll
C:\DoW\DirectX9\dsetup32.dll
C:\DoW\DirectX9\dxnt.cab
C:\DoW\DirectX9\dxsetup.exe
C:\DoW\DirectX9\ManagedDX.CAB
C:\DoW\Extras\FullSpectrumWarrior.wmv
C:\DoW\Extras\Stalker.wmv

Then I edited DawnOfWar.msi using Micorsoft’s MSI Editor Orca

(From)

DiskId LastSequence DiskPrompt Cabinet VolumeLabel
1 43 DoW_1 Data1.cab DoW_1
2 100 DoW_2 Data2.cab DoW_2
3 104 DoW_3 Data3.cab DoW_3

(To)
DiskId LastSequence DiskPrompt Cabinet VolumeLabel
1 43 DoW_1 Data1.cab DoW
2 100 DoW_2 Data2.cab DoW
3 104 DoW_3 Data3.cab DoW

Changing only VolumeLable of the Media Table to reflect the VolumeLable of the new backup disk. Then i burned to DVD Disc using nero When i try to install using the back up disc it makes it most of the way through it doesnt ask for disks 2 or 3 but when it gets to the end like in the original install it asks for disk 1 again cant figure out how to bypass this IS IT LEGAL TO and if YES How do i bypass the disk prompt at the end So it is not there.


#2

At a guess, no it’s not legal because you are modifying copyrighted code.

Secondly the copy protection on the CD’s will at some stage kick in. This could be a simply disk check for CD2 or 3 or something else which will fail bacause you disk is no longer as the makers made it.


#3

Well its rather annoying but it still works for backing up the three disks and its playable with the back up as far as i know you can edit MSI Tables but not the setup.exe cuz its copyrighted which starts the MSI installation