Originally posted by xtacydima
Also, it doesn't seem like CCD can correctly write the pre-gap as of now, but I don't know if Fireburner can, because images made with CCD can be correctly burned with Fireburner.
I don't think FireBurner does write the pre-gap properly, but what it does do is enough to fool the guard module. As I only have a LTD-163D, which I'm pretty sure doesn't read the pregap information I'm unable to conclusively prove this, but the FireBurner emulation of the pregap is good enough to fool the guard module but the CCD one isn't.
Originally posted by Shoebedobedoo
Backups made with Litey as reader using CloneCD 220.127.116.11 fail to install\play Madden NFL 2004& The Sims Superstar. Backups made with Toshiba XM-6702b install and play
The failure to install error you attached would suggest an error in the read/burn to me, not a pre-gap issue. That aside, the Tosh would seem able read and write the pre-gap, what happens when you read with the Litey and write with the Tosh? It is possible that the Litey can read it, but not write it. Remember that the copy protection has evolved to target common forms of duplication, and it is possible that the CCD pre-gap emulation has been targeted specifically, and thus this is why the Litey fails with CCD, but not FireBurner. If a Litey read/Tosh burn fails, then the Litey probably can't read the pre-gap and CCD will emulate the pre-gap when writing to the Tosh, which should fail. Sucess would suggest that the Litey reads it, but not writes it. Or writes it in such a way that the guard module recognises the CCD fingerprint.