I have a backup ISO of BF2 that I made using Alcohol 120. I mount it using either the Alcohol virtual drives or Dameon Tools 4 virtual drives. The DVD drive I have is a Sony DVD RW DW-U14A (original firmware and default Windows drivers). Everything worked great.
I have since, built a newer computer and given that one to my parents. The drive I now have is a Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-110D (original firmware and default Windows drivers).
I am using the SAME .mds/.mdf image for BF2 to mount in Alcohol and/or Daemon Tools 4, but it's giving me problems:
As soon as I click on the Play Battlefield 2 shortcut, the splash screen will come up and go away immediatly and not do anything else -OR- sometimes I will get a BF2 has crashed... send/dont sent dialog.
The only way I can play it is if I unmount the image and remount it. It happens all the time, its a very repeatable problem/solution.
I was just wondering if the reason it is crashing almost every time is due to my actual hardware differences, such as my DVD drive.
Please let me know,