I want to know does bin files contain the safe disc copy protection info. cos when i use damon tools to boot the cue file. It mounts but doom3 detects it’s not the orginal disc. I had this prob with sims 2 before i read a thread about cd emulation. I have nero and alchol uninstalled but still have the emulator and the images file on hdd
I believe that bin/cue files CAN hold copy protection info, but in most cases it is not set up to do so.
Use nero’s cd/dvd speed utility to check for bad sectors in the image files…since doom 3 is safedisc protected it should contain bad sectors at the start if copy protection info is included.
But since the game won’t authenticate, it is likely the copy protection info hasn’t been included.
But i tried making a MDS image using alchol. I’m sure I set it to have a safe disc 2/3 profile but it still didn’t authenicate when i ran the game
Did you burn the MDS? If you had, then it’s probably not the image, unless you tested it on a virtual drive. What is the writer you used if you burnt it?
P.S I can get Doom 3, Sims 2, THUG2 and all that working perfectly fine on Alcohol’s V Drive.
Well, it depends on the copy protection. .BIN files contain the tracks in raw mode (2352 b/sector), without subchannels, so :
- it’s not enough for securom : subchannels & topology missing
- good enough for safedisc up to v2.7, but not newer versions unless written with alcohol which builds a special pregap (which isn’t contained in .bin files).
- other protections : depends what they are based on…