I own legitimate purchased versions of SpellForce, CloneCDv184.108.40.206, CloneCDv220.127.116.11, BlindWrite4.5.7 and BlindWrite18.104.22.168.
I also have ClonyXXLv22.214.171.124, CloneXXLv126.96.36.199 and DAEMON Tools 3.44.
My CD Burner is a LITE-ON 52x32x52 which supports sub-packet reading and writing.
I have been unable to make a copy of the disc that will pass the verificaton check; it always says "Please do not use a backup copy of the CD".
I would appreciate it if someone who has successfully made a working copy of the CD1 (with or without using DAEMON Tools 3.44) would share their secret.
Alternatively, if someone has a verified 1:1 hard drive image files I could test if writing is the issue.
At this point, I do not know if it is a reading or writing issue.
And yes, I have tried to set all the appropriate options for the reading and burning programs and tried reading at 1X and writing at 1x to no avail.
I have attached 2 screenshots of the CD protection as reported by ClonyXXLv188.8.131.52.
The first screenshot is what is reported by ClonyXXLv184.108.40.206 with the ORIGINAL SpellForce CD and/or with my (supposed) 1:1 COPY; ie. they APPEAR the same.
The second screenshot is what is reported by CloneXXLv220.127.116.11 when the ORIGINAL SpellForce CD is in the CD drive and the CloneXXLv18.104.22.168 System Monitoring option is used on a hard drive image USING DAEMON Tools v3.44 with emulation turned on.
I always make a backup copy of my purchased games; use the backup and archive the original. This is the first commercial CD that I have been unsuccessful with; would appreciate any help.
Feel free to email me if you do not want to publically respond.