Now for safedisc; The Game Prince of Persia "Sands of Time"
First I went thru and made sure the settings were correct as you can see here:
Since I was using the Plextor Premium I used both EFM optomised and not optomised, I am only posting this one image to save space, as you can see in the image, it took 3 minutes and 15 seconds to read the disk, not to bad, but....
Ok, now in the image you will notice the write time and options, the only thing I didn't use for this is Auto-Play, but I did use hide ATIP.
Now as you can see here it took 4 minutes and 53 seconds to write the image. I took it to my test machine which is a lowly AMD 2100+ with only a cd-rom present, no burning software, just games, I inserted the disk and what pops up "please insert correct cd-rom", ok no biggie, I then burn a copy with auto-play and hide atip, insert the cd and again I get the nasty message, so I figure in order to use their auto-play I must install gamesxcopy on my test machine, I do and again I get the same message.
well for me thats a few bad copies, since copy protection is evolving I see no need to test older protections.
there are several more settings they gave to adjust, I did everything I could to make even one of my test games work but to no avail, no setting made a difference.
As you can see they give quite a bit to work with, but they too have gone with the virtual drive approach, they claim you can make 1:1 copies but we all know how that goes. This software needs alot more work, and their forums are starting to fill up with these types of problems, it was about 4 weeks from developement to out the door, the software is so new that their tech support is not quite sure what to do, I have emails to confirm that the securom bug exists and they can reproduce it, just not sure of the way to fix it right now, first they told me it was alcohol and gamesxcopy trying to populate the same virtual drive, but thats not possible, I've never had alcohol installed on the test drive and I've never used Daemon tools, so they asked me to give them till tuesday to look into it. The software did not recognize my lite-on 52327S nor Did it recognize my TDK 840G, they have been out for awhile so there is no excuse for that. I'll give them time but for now I'll just stick to what works.
This is meant to be for informational purposes only and has been my experience thus far, if anyone else has had a better experience please post yours and the settings that worked, this is a new product and I may have done something wrong who knows, I for one would like to know. These problems have been reported to tech support at 321 studios and can be reproduced by their tech support.
The test machine:
1 meg crucial ram
Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2
all XP and driver updates current