Burning My Game: Succesuful but Not

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#1

Well, I used Nero to copy this RTS game that I have, but when I go to run the disc in my computer, it says for me to Please insert the correct CD-ROM, select OK and restart application.

The burning I know was succesful. What I did was went to my computer, then explore through the disc, copied all those files, then created a data disc with Nero Express. The burn was fine, but it still won’t let me play… Are there any other ways I can burn this CD? Thanks guys

(And no this is not illegal. My copy is legit, I just want to make another copy of it because I have a problem of losing things. Thanks)


#2

I have never done a game, but when you insert the original disc in the drive & right click on the drive icon in My Computer, what format are the files & how big?


#3

When I right click it doesn’t say what type of file it is. Or I don’t really understand your question


#4

You should make copy using Alcohol 120%. Its not like just copying the files. You need to make image copy of the disc.


#5

What’s the game title? Which protection is used? Copy Protection Identifying Guides, post your result here.


#6

How do I do that??
(Sorry I’m really not any good with CD copying…)

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
I downloaded PiD but what file do I scan?
[!] Safedisc 2.05.030 detected !
^^ Thats something it found

-> File has 2784 (0AE0h) bytes of appended data starting at offset 0101000h
[-= Installer =-] Microsoft SFX CAB Module v4.71.1015.0
-> File Appears to be Digitally Signed @ Offset 0698E0h, size : 01438h / 05176 byte(s)
-> File has 2784 (0AE0h) bytes of appended data starting at offset 06A238h
[-= Installer =-] Microsoft SFX CAB Module v4.72.3110.0
[!] Possible CD/DVD-Check String -> Insert Disk
[!] File appears to have no protection or is using an unknown protection

Those are the main things that I Saw out of the ordinary…


#7

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Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
I downloaded PiD but what file do I scan?[/QUOTE]
Just drag&drop the installation folder and follow the guide it’s all described there. The game should be protected by safedisc 2 so a physical working backup with the right hardware should be no problem. What’s your dvdrw/cdrw drive brand and model?


#8

Yeah it was safedisc 2.

I have 2 drives

I: ATAPI CD=ROM MAX 58X
H: HP DVD WRITER 300N [CD-R/RW]

My computer is an HP Pavilion a562n if that matters


#9

There are two methods for a physical backup as your dvdrw drive should be able creating a working copy of this safedisc version.

  1. Use Alcohol 120% (not free) with the safedisc profile for reading and writing.

  2. Use discdump in combination with burnatonce. They’re both free but it’s not as easy as using Alcohol 120%.

Guide can be found here for alcohol and discdump/burnatonce combination.

p.s. A non physical backup is also possible which will work in any case using a virtual drive like daemon tools.


#10

I’m not exactly sure what I’m supposed to be doign with A120 or with that link you sent me…


#11

Scroll down to [B]Aclohol 120%[/B] and follow the guide.


#12

Ugh… under datatype safedisc2 doesnt show up…


#13

image making wizard, and under datatype select Safedisc 2/3/4


#14

Well, when I’m burning, it still says disc read errors =(


#15

Moved to CD & DVD Copy Protections forum…


#16

Disc read errors are normal for safedisc protected cds. Just be patient and allow the reading process to complete.


#17

Sorry about that. Thanks

So just let it go and it should work okay?


#18

Yes. When you use Alcohol 120% choose the safedisc profile for burning your image not the safedisc 2/3/4 profile.


#19

Okay well the burn worked, but I can’t run the game, it just freezes. But the normal copy of the game still works.