I am very concerned about the reliability of BlindWrite Suite in making valid images for SecuROM 4.77* plus game titles.
I have noticed a very serious bug with the program, which has never been addressed!
It seems that when backing up most Mode 1 track type games, on several SCSI and IDE setups I have here, the resultant BWI file created is not a valid Mode 1 image, but is in fact a Mode 2 Form 1 image when using versions 4.2.2 to 4.3.1 inclusive BlindRead versions of BlindWrite Suite only. The BWI files open in BlindWrite with no problems whatsoever, but not so for other burning programs, which is very unusual.
Also, the resulting image formats cannot be opened with CDmage to examine the presence of the valid 1 single “unused/empty” sector error always present 3 sectors from the end sector, which is typical for SecuROM (considering non liteon drives are used for reading), together with any unjustified ISO9660/JOLIET errors, to repeat the read at a slower speeds.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I was always under the impression that no matter what CD copying program is used for creating an image track mode format, a BWI file must equal a BIN file which equals a IMG file which are interchangeable and can be simply used alternating between CD copying programs.
The same is also true for Mode 2 track type games.
All resulting images must be RAW BIN converted with IsoBuster for validity.
BlindWrite Suite 4.2.1 and under versions produce proper images that can be cross-checked.
I have furthermore cross-checked this issue with some local friends and they to have similar problems where BlindWrite Suite 4.2.5 works properly and 4.3 doesnt in creating correctly formatted images.
Does BlindWrite Suite have certain issues with ASPI and SCSI/IDE devices and other burning programs over time?
I have uninstalled and reinstalled numerous CD related programs and tried 10 drives SCSI/IDE combined without success.
Thanks in advance for any assistance and help.