Just thought that you might like to add TCCD Scout 2.2 into the list of protection scanners. Can be found at http://www.entf.de/plinke/
It might be worth adding some blurb about the strengths and weaknesses of each. I have found the following;
Clony XXL 126.96.36.199: No longer developed, will recognise most protections except SecuROM New on a disk. Would start CloneCD with settings it thought were right for copying the disk in the drive, but I had mixed results using it. Translated into many languages, but many dialogue boxes not translated.
YaPS: Smallest and easiest to use. Recognises major point releases of SafeDisk. Does not recognise SecuROM New on the disk.
TCCD Scout 2.2 [scanner only]: Very similar to Clony XXL in its user interface and setup. Will allow the building of CloneCD 4 profiles and has links to BlindRead. Also has manual SecuROM scanner which will scan the installed ‘game.exe’ file to check for SecuROM New signatures. Scout’s installer is in German, you can change the language of Scout from within the software but only after the installation.
There are many questions about SD 2.51.xx backups that have been run through BetaBlocker or burnt with AWS enabled that don’t work on the forums at the moment. As this is not a guaranteed works-every-time fix for not having a killer burner, I think it would be worth having a Q & A explaining this.
Q: I’ve taken a CloneCD Image and; run it through BetaBlocker/burned it with AWS enabled and; it doesn’t work reliabily/only works in the CD drive etc.
A: AWS and BetaBlocker are not guaranteed to work all the time with every drive. AWS may help with a single sheep burner, on the other hand it may not. I know nothing of BetaBlocker so I bow to your superior knowledge here