Backup of Sims Unleashed works on Acer 50X but not on Acer 36X. Why?

vbimport

#1

I managed to successfully make a backup of my Sims Unleashed CD with its Safedisc 2.8 protection using Alcohol 120%.

The weird thing is that the copy will play fine in my Acer 50X CD-ROM but grinds incessantly in the Acer 36X CD-ROM on my other computer.

Anybody have a clue what is happening here?

Could this be a problem with media dye color and or reflectivity?

Would burning a copy at a slower speed help?

Any thoughts?


Krick


#2

So the game plays on the PC where you have Alcohol installed?
And it fails on the PC where Alcohol is not installed?

Cause that’s what happens with non-perfect SD-copies. Alcohol installs a routine that runs in the Windows background and this disables the SD protection when the copy isn’t perfect.
On a PC without alcohol, the same CD won’t run.


#3

Ok, that makes sense.

I made another backup using DiscDump and FireBurner with my LITEON LTR-40125S for both reading and writing using the instructions in this thread and it seems to work ok. It takes a lot longer than normal to start up but it does seem to work fine once it does.

I think next I’ll try the Daemon Tools “fastdump” feature with DiscDump to see if that can make a backup that starts faster.


Krick