1 - I own the game
2 - I have already made a successful Twinpeaks backup cd from which I can run the game just fine.
Yeah!! (sort of...)
I am pleased to be able to run the game from a backup cd however my ultimate goal is to run the game from an image so I don't have to locate the disc every time I want to play.
I have scoured CDFreaks and Googled the hell out of the internet and I have found very little relating directly to F.E.A.R. and just about as much that deals with SecuROM 7.
--I am using the twinpeaks image file I created from which I burnt the successful CD Backup disc.
--I have both DT (4.03HE) and A120 (1.9.5 b3823) installed.
--I have tried mounting the image under both programs.
--I have used different emulation combinations.
--I have tried SR7Stop1.2 (apparently successful in hiding the VCD) & Virtual-CD-Hide (which never seemed to be successful in hiding the drives)
--I've tried windows2000 compatibility mode and deny Administrator Read on the Device listings in the registry.
--And I have also unplugged all of my physical CD/DVD drives and all to no avail.
No matter what, when I start the game I get the lovely SecuRom spinning silver cd and then I am blasted with the following message.
"Original disc could not be found or authenticated." :a :a :a
Is there a detailed post I am just blind to on this forum which lists the new can's and cant’s of SecuROM 7?
Should I be able to run the game using the image of this game mounted in a VCD? Or are there changes in SecuROM 7 that have presently successfully crippled another companies software ( namely Alcohol and DT ) ?
If I am just missing something little, fine.
But if running F.E.A.R or SecuROM 7 games from an image is not presently possibile I hope someone knows this and can tell me so that I stop wasting more of what little free time I have.