The problem CD in NWN seems to be CD #3. The first set of copies I made, I didn’t check for Securom new. The game installs fine but doesn’t start. After patching it, the game starts with my CloneCD backup of CD #3 - even without the ClonyXXL profile for a Securom protected CD.
When I re-copied CD #3 with the ClonyXXL profile for a Securom protected CD, I had no problems both installing and running with CD #3, on the patched and unpatched versions.
The Thing - made a coaster on that when I didn’t bother checking for Securom. After that, I got a new profile with ClonyXXL and managed to make a working backup.
But I don’t see why anyone would want those games anyway. Both of them suck. The Thing’s 3rd person perspective sucks as compared to the 1st person that is so much more immersive. I would have been completely addicted if The Thing was released as a FPS like AvP.
Neverwinter Nights clumsy camera where you get annoying buildings blocking your view of a fight or have to wait for ages while your slow character runs to the next door makes the game such a turn off. I much preferred the Bioware Infinity engine for such RPGs like previous games.
Incidentally, I’m running a LTR-40125S drive with ZS0K firmware.