well here are the facts of ‘our fair-use’:
your drive has the ability to make a ‘backup’. However, to have it play in every drive that you own is the ‘cat and mouse’ game we ‘freaks’ play when a new protection scheme is introduced. For you; SafeDisc 3.20.022 on FarCry is the latest one the market. Meaning that SafeDisc’s code is designed to hinder/disable a cdrw drive’s ability (which was manufactured months and years ago; cdrw drive that is) to make that backup you/me/him/her desire. You have to know this; Software code is easier to change than Hardware. Your drive of its time of SafeDisc 2.51,2.60,2.70,2.80 and 2.90 can make a backup that will work in any cd/dvd rom drive. Thus, a 100% backup / 1:1 that we ‘freaks’ desire are achieved. The latest drive from LiteOn 52x32x52 drive did not even have the ability to make a backup of 3.10 when it was released.
CloneCd introduced a ‘code’ that allowed a drive that was ‘unable’ to recognize some sectors. With that ability and in theory a drive that could not burn SafeDisc game the chance it desired. Nevertheless, cdrw drives were not in their prime of existence; speed wise that is. In fact, a cdrw drive would be introduced every ‘so-months’ being faster and with certain tests then would distinguished if the drive was competitor against protections. Thus, BlindWrite has introduced that same feature ‘Ehance Weak Sectors’; however, in the latest release of BlindWrite; IT DOES NOT WORK.
I have the Plextor Premium drive. The drive only has the ability to make a ‘correct’ backup of SafeDisc 2.80.040; anything above like FarCry 3.20.022 will create a picky disc…which will only play in my Plextor 24x10x40a drive and NOT in my Samsung52x cdrom, Creative 52x cdrom, Asus cdrw. Should i be content; that is for me to discover. For you i direct you to this link.