I registered awhile ago but only just know got the itch to really take some action preserving my all time favorite games… so here’s my current ordeal:
I’ve never backed-up a game before, but I desperately want to play D2, and even more so want to be able to put the stock CDs away for good.
Because my Diablo 2 is the collectors edition(not installing Lord of Destruction for now), I cannot buy new IDENTICAL ones anywhere, and so have an especial need to be sure I never have to use the original CDs again. To sleep at night, I want to use at least 3 different methods for max compatibility of backups and assuredness originals can rest peacefully.
I used A-Ray scanner before (CDs say D2 v1.0) patching and after patching to the latest(v1.11b). Before patching it was securom 3.17.xx.xxxx, now it is as in this message’s subject.
I’m not using the expansion just now because I want to make sure I have perfectly working backups of vanilla D2.
Also, it is as vital to me I have no emulation hanging over my head as it is that I BREATHE.
Note: I don’t have a plexwriter premium, but I do have a Plextor PX-716SA writer (my DVD-ROM is the Sony 16x DDu1613). Now… I’ve seen several securom 3.x and 5.x applicable backup methods on this forum, and it’s all quite confusing. But I’m GUESSING I need to do, sans a pw-prem. is use CloneCD’s basic “read sub channel data” or basic serurom rip mode and then also THIS method and THIS one to complete my desired 3.
Let me know what I should do or what you think! Yes, I know I am paranoid and an overkiller!
I almost forgot!
Tell me, with the game CDs (play CD) basically being set in stone as far as any patches(just software) the developer may release is concerned, it obivously cannot have it copy protection updated with patches… so how do increasing securom/safedisc versions improve protections at all with just new software?