Well, to me the immediate problem is kinda moot, as I managed to make a copy of the game last night (I try and use copies to play a game, and store my originals in a safe place). It’s protected by the evil securerom 4.x, but using a combination of Alcohol and Blindwrite, I managed to copy it, as follows:
Copied the disc with Alcohol.
Used BWA Builder to convert the mds file to a bwa. (For some reason, BWA builder can’t create a bwa file from a cd on my PC).
Copied the disc with Blindwrite.
Wrote out the image with Blindwrite, using the BWA file I got from Alcohol.
Works like a charm.
I’m running XP Home with a LG GCE 8160b cd-rw.
Still, I liked the ability to play the game from a disc image without having to insert the disc. Faster and more convenient.