Can CloneCD latest build read “pre-gap” found in Safedisc 2.9.x cd protection?
How do you know?
Comprehensive testing with with a Lite-On LTD 165H DVD-ROM and a Toshiba XM-6702b CD-ROM and “original” Safedisc 2.9.x pc game titles (Madden NFL 2004& The Sims Superstar). Short and simple, my Litey can’t read “pre-gap”, my Toshi can ! Backups made with Litey as reader using CloneCD 22.214.171.124 fail to install\play Madden NFL 2004& The Sims Superstar. Backups made with Toshiba XM-6702b install and play
with no aid of emulation whatsoever. I can also confirm that The Sims Unleashed (CD 1), Sim City 4 (both cd’s), and Command& Conquer Generals (CD 1) all Safedisc 2.8.x protected. contains no “pre-gap” in the cd protection scheme . This test elimanates the need of using Paddus DiscJuggler to determine if your “reader” can read “pre-gap” of Safedisc 2.9.x. If you wan’t to know if your “reader” can read “pre-gap” simply use CloneCD 126.96.36.199 and use the Safedisc 2.5.1 profile and make a backup. If the backup plays\installs(without the aid of Alcohol 120%, Blindwrite Suite or any ATIP hide cd-r\ignore media type) then your “reader” can read “pre-gap”. If your “reader” can’t chances are you’ll encounter this error during the install process. (See attached).