First off, I would like to make it clear that I am NOT stealing this game. One of my online friends who I have known for a long time recently bought Halo 2, and he offered to give me his Halo PC since he didn’t want it any longer. Transfer of license.
However, he doesn’t want to send me the CD; we thought I could download the ISO off of some p2p network and then just use his CD key. I was wrong, because of the safedisc protection. ^Safedisc 2.70.03^
So I burned my ISO with Alex Feinman’s ISO recorder, assuming all would be well; I use my valid cd key to install the game, and then I apply the latest update, and crap, the update knows I don’t have a 1:1 image of the CD, and tells me to insert the proper disc.
So that’s how I found you guys. I did some research way late last night, and the only thing I was able to get out of it in my grogginess is that burning at slower speeds seems to help. I burned my ISO with burnatonce @ 4x speed, and I have the same problem.
What I need to know is whether the problem could potentially lie with the ISO I downloaded in the first place, or, if I assume that the ISO is valid, what I’m doing wrong in burning the ISO.