Originally posted by wakemonkeypimp
the most efficent way is to use AUTOPLAY.... snip ....a one hundred percent working copy in any drive that has the autoplay driver
This is true, but many people do not like the idea of emulation, or having to use emulation software. Fortunately the protection manufacturers have not bothered to blacklist the emulation programs, like they have the hide [CD-R] media type programs and virtual drives - yet.
Originally posted by IamThebathroom
where is a list of writer/readers that will do it with one copy?
I don't think such a list has been created, but from memory; Toshiba, Asus, Plextor can't read a twinpeak corrected disk and thus require 2 disks, one uncorrected to install from and one corrected to play from. I can only speak from experience, and Lite-On seem OK [I have an LTD-163D] only needs the one.
Have you tried installing from the burner and playing from the Toshiba DVD? Many have said that some protections are tied to the installation drive, but I have never experienced this with games that I have played. I always install from my originals and use the backups to play from. On the occasions I have used a virtual drive to play from I've never had a problem with using the virtual drive to authenticate the disk image. Last game I treid that with was Splinter Cell [SD2.8].