using clonyxxl, i found that the disk is protected with safedisk 2.9.
so, using the usual settings in alcohol120% (version 1.4.3 Build 518) i made an mds image and burnt it to cdr using the standard safedisk2 settings.
when i tried to play the game, it seems to only partially pass the protection scan during loading of the game:
i don't get the 'please insert the correct cd and try again' message, but instead get an illegal function error message shortly after (while the cd's read errors are scanned)
the image won't work mounted on a virtual drive either (nor will the burnt copy work with all virtual drives disabled)
for some reason the burnt image does work on a cdrw!
however, when i try to play the game with the daemon tools safedisk emulation enabled the copy works (even though there is no image mounted!)
btw, have checked original works and it does with no problems.
i have clonecd, alcohol, blindwrite (v4.2.5 with patin-couffin v10 installed) and daemon tools v3.33 installed and use clonecd's hide cdr media option.
could it be a problem with my image file or the actual burning process?
the data error reads start at about sector 1200 and have tried burning @4x but still no difference.
when burning to a cdr using alcohol for some unknown reason, the memory buffer gradually drops to 0% and stays that way untill buring has finished! (have a buffer size set to 128MB)