Illustrated guide to copying SecuROM 7 *with RMPS emulation*

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This backup method defiantly works with SecuROM up to version 7, and works with all previous versions of SecuROM.

The only tool you will need to make a emulated copy is Alcohol 120%, so first download and install the latest (trial) version from HERE. You will need to make sure you have the latest version, many older versions are blacklisted by SecuROM so the game won’t start with it installed. This guide was written using version 1.9.5 (build 3105).

Because it is a emulated copy you will need to have Alcohol (or Daemon Tools) installed on the computer you wish to play your backup from.

  1. Insert the original SecuROM protected CD into the drive you wish to read it from, then launch Alcohol 120%.

  2. Click on “Copy Wizard”.

  3. Select the drive you wish to read the original CD from.

  4. Select the “Securom *NEW (4.x/5.x)” Data type

  5. Set the speed down to 4x. It should work on faster speeds, but it is probably best to set it on a slower speed just to be safe.

  6. Once all options are correct, click “Next”.

  7. Select where you wish to save the image to temporarily. It will be deleted after a copy has been burned. So you need to have at least 1GB free space on the hard drive. The Desktop is usually a good location to choose.

  8. Select the burner you wish to use to burn back to, it can be the same as the drive you are reading from, or it can be different.

  9. Then select the lowest recording speed you can, again, it should work with faster speeds, but it is better to be safe and select a slower speed.

  10. Check the box “Delete image file after recording”. This will delete the image made temporarily to where you specified it to be saved.

  11. The data type should automatically be set to “Securom *NEW (4.x/5.x)”. If not then you will need to change it to that. Once all the settings are correct as shown, click “Start”.

  12. It will launch the “Data Position Measurement” window. Set the speed to 1x.

  13. Click “OK” to start reading the disc.

  14. It will start the reading first by doing the DPM analysis; this should take around 5-10 minutes.

  15. It will then go on to read the main data, this should take around 5 minutes.

  16. One the read is completed it will prompt you to insert the blank CD-R.

  17. Once completed click “OK”.

  18. Click “Finish” to return to the main Alcohol 120% screen.

  19. Click on the “Emulation” options.

  20. Change the options so only “Ignore Media Type” and "RMPS (Recordable Media Physical Signature) functions are checked.

  21. Once the options are correct click “OK”.

  22. Exit Alcohol 120%.

  23. Start your SecuROM protected game. If it does not work the first time you try re-insert the disc and try again.

Hope this helps some people. Feel free to email/PM me with any comments or problems you have when using this guide.

Ben :slight_smile: