I’ve been trying to burn an image that I have, of the SecuROM-protected title “Viper V16”, which other people with SecuROM-killer drives apparently have no trouble burning. It may be a TwinPeak-patched image, if Clony is at all accurate in telling its version number, but it works when mounted with the Alcohol virtual drive, which is odd. (And because no one else has problems burning it, it MUST be patched if it’s a newer SecuROM version.) I have an AOpen CRW-5224, and I normally have no problems burning SecuROM. I have tried burning the disc with both Alcohol and CloneCD, and here is my problem:
I enable the Alcohol ATIP-hider, and the game refuses to run. I enable the CloneCD one, and the game runs fine.
What I’d like to know, however, is if the CloneCD does anything OTHER than hide the ATIP… If it does, I know something’s either wrong with my drive or the image. If it doesn’t, then something pretty friggin’ wrong with Alcohol, wouldn’t you agree?
I already sent a message to SlySoft, but essentially got a reply stating that Alcohol is probably blacklisted, and that TwinPeak images are not officially supported. However, we all know that TwinPeak works fine, as well as this title is fairly old, and the new version of Alcohol is relatively new, so the chances of it being blacklisted (especially since I don’t turn off the ATIP-killer in Alcohol when I turn the CloneCD one on…) is quite slim.
Anybody know anything about the inner workings of CloneCD?
Ooh, almost forgot, I read some stuff in the CloneCD manual, etc. about it doing some stuff other than just killing the ATIP when that option is enabled, so that’s what made me think there could be some sort of strangeness going on.