Still no luck. I updated to the latest version of Alcohol 120% (1.46.711) and uninstalled CloneCD on both the desktop (which I'm burning with), and my laptop (which I'm trying to play the game on, with a DVD/CDRW Combo drive).
I've tried burning with the default SafeDisc and SafeDisc 2 profiles, using my LiteOn LTR-52246S. When I try to run the game on my laptop with Ignore Media Type enabled, I get the "generals.exe has encountered a problem and needs to be closed" error. Other than starting from square one with different burning software, is there anything else I can do?
Maybe I'm wrong on this, but it appears Alcohol's SafeDisc and SafeDisc 2 profiles are identical for both reading and writing...I don't notice any difference in the settings when I try them. Anyone know anything about this?
Also, if I might ask a question slightly off subject, does it matter what format I read the disc image to with Alcohol? I've tried .mds and .iso. Is there any impact on the accuracy when burning the image? (I suppose I'd prefer to read to .iso format, where it only makes a single file, but is there any disadvantage to doing so?)