Strange, although it appears I'm encountering the same problem as Kendo-BE did with the initial message in this thread. As I mentioned, Blindwrite creates it directly and achieves 98% quality as you do with the BWA builder, but when I run BWA builder, I get 0% quality. It's equally strange that I can save this file, re-open and clean it to 100%...should it even be possible to improve a 0% curve to 100%?!
Now as far as saving goes, i'm not sure what your problem is, after you've cleaned the curve you can just file and then save, if the cleaned curve is better than the original then just overwrite the original with the clean one, no problems there at all. You must save the file with the exact same name of the cd the BWA was extracted from, other wise it won't be used. So since I used the Incredibles the name of the BWA is also Incedibles, just as the image name should be.
As I mentioned, the only place I could get a high percentage (98%) was integrated into the .B5T file itself. Since BWA Builder can open those, I did that, it showed 98%, but when I saved it, I chose the same name and changed the extension to .BWA since I assumed the format written by BWA builder is not the same as the .B5T file made by Blindwrite. It created a BWA file called INCRED_CD2.bwa whose size was 0 bytes. Of course when opening this, BWA builder said there was no topology information present. Even Kendo-BE said that he could open an Alcohol .MDS file and save it to a .BWA, but when I opened the .MDS file from my Alcohol image I made, again BWA builder said there was no topology information present in the .MDS.
As far as having the same name as the CD/image, do you mean that name I chose for the image (INCRED_CD2.*) or do you mean the volume label of the CD itself? The volume label on CD2 of the incredibles is PLAY. I tried that and received the same result.
no secrets, no tricks, works like it always has.
For most of us, it appears but not for me and a handful of others. Perhaps I'll try to reinstall the programs and see what happens. By the way, I also disabled PlexTools when doing my ripping and burning originally. I later tried with it enabled and got no difference. Would it perhaps help BWA builder if I limited the Premium's read speed with PlexTools?
I see that Ben (bcn_246) recommended that the patin-couffin drivers be re-installed. Could that be the problem if the engine status shows them as active and working?
Also, sine Blindwrite 5 can automatically detect the needed options, recognizes my premium and writes with that method, and achieves 98% topology quality, is BW5Tweaker and BWA builder really obsoleted, or do these helper programs exist merely to get to 100% quality? What quality is acceptable, since 98% is apparently good enough when I read and burned with only BW5 and the backup worked fine?