Dear all, especially philamber!
Firstly, allow to give you my thanks for all your effort put into this knowledge base; I was already successful using this fine repository, however, Homeworld 2 (Securom) is making me really crazy right now. So please, have a look on my problem:
I made an image of Homeworld 2 (the patched game, i.e. version 1.1) exactly using the method described in the thread Copying Securom 4.8x/5.x/7.x CDs with Alcohol and A-Ray Scanner. So at the end I had 4 files, “HW2.mdf” (and “HW2.mds”) and the “patched.mdf” (and “patched.mds”), as well as 1 CD, the latter again made exactly according to the rules given in that thread.
The result, based on an installation of the original Homeworld-CD, so to say, is somewhat strange:
My new created CD doesn’t work (“Unable to authenticate original disc within time limit”).
Loading the un(!)patched image with “HW2.mds” by means of Alcohol or Daemon tools works! :), but
On the other hand, loading “patched.mds” by means of Alcohol or Daemon tools does not work (even if I get no error message).
For nearer specifications, please note the following:
Alcohol 120% Version 1.9.5 (Build 3105)
A-Ray scanner v126.96.36.199 (it reports Securom 5.00.03.0048 from “…\bin\release\Homeworld2.exe” after a Scan Directory in the program folders, which were created by the installation made on basis of the original CD. Note that only the homeworld update (by means of the manufacturer-patch to homeworld version 1.1) took Securom to 5.00…, before it was 4.84…).
Daemon tools 3.47
Everything took place on a notebook equipped with some no-name (?) Matshita DVD-Ram UJ-822s reader/burner, running Windows XP pro.
Hope, I gave you enough details for a small anlysis. I would feel very grateful for the solution of this problem (= no working CD) and, above all, I would be interested why the unpatched image (hold by Alcohol or the Daemon) works (and not the patched one).
Many thanks for eventually offering help,