Copying The sims Deluxe, and getting it to play ! Hi im new :-) *waves at everyone*

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#1

Hello everyone, :o

Im Rachael i am new to this place, its great from all the info i have read so far. Im hee cause i need help with a cd burning problem.

I have the sims deluxe and a few extensi0ons, i burnt them but they will not play.startup unless the original disc is in the drive.

Is there anything i can do to make my burnt disc play or a program that eradicates this prblem?? Your help is greatly appreciated.

My knowledge in PCS is limited, but i can give you beauty tips … lol

Thanks Rachael :slight_smile:


#2

Ive read here that Alcohol 120% a program might work, but i dont know what to do with it etc?

Can someone help? Will this work with the SIMS Deluxe? :bow:


#3

First off you need to have a cdrw drive like liteon, or asus but since this is older game you might be able to use other cdrw drives, and you need to have a dvd-rom or cd rom drive to able to read the backup disk. Use alcohol you can download a free trial at this link http://www.alcohol-software.com/ when installed you can choose copy on the fly or image than choose the copy protection i believe its safedisc 2 for the sims deluxe the older sims were mostly safedisc 2 and boom you should have a working backup.


#4

Hi, i downloaded Alchol 120% and ive checked what driver i have its a
LITE - ON DVD- RW

Thats the only driver/player that i have. Do i need 2??

Or can i put the game on my hard-drive and then copy it to a cd? Would that work at all?

Thanks Rachael


#5

any of the safedisc copying methods @ http://www.network54.com/Forum/336827 will work. for a free way to do it try the burnatonce method [last on the list]


#6

Hi, i have the alchol program and im trying to copy the cd but when i do it takes ages and i have a super fast pc so i know somethings wrong, then i see all these error messages comeing up like READ DATA EXAMINATION ERROR 2045 and soon but with different numbers. Any idea ?


#7

I/O Magic drive will this play my coped discs that wont play???


#8

Yeah the liteon reader has nothing to do with computer speed the way safedisc works it the first 10000 sectors are errors and it takes a while to get through them, this is normal, then it will copy the image to the hard drive, and you can make that image to a cdr, you will have to make sure that ignore all media is enalbled in the alcohol program and running when you play the backup cd. Thats why a majority of people have a dvd rom drive seperatly. But it might work for you.


#9

Thank your help, i will try to understand what yo have said, :slight_smile: Thank you very very much, and i hope yo uall find the solutions to your freaky cd problems :wink:

Rachael