I'm not sure how to back up a disk

vbimport

#1

I have 3 computers in my house. My 2 daughters each have their own and I have mine. My issue has been that both daughters (age 7 & 11) LOVE “the sims 2”. But they can not both play it at the same time cause we only have 1 disk. My youngest had scratched her copy so now we only have 1 working disk to play it and I can not get it to do a back up. I appently have to do a back up BEFORE they scratch the crap out of this copy too.

Please help, I’ve been trying for 2 weeks now. All it keeps telling me is there’s " unrecoverable read error".

If they could both use their computers at the same time, I’d be in peaceful bliss…

please help soon…:frowning:


#2

Don’t think we will be able to help you. What you are asking, is against our forum rules. Please read the forum rules again…


#3

Hi cdnkcomeau,

If you purchased 2 copies of the Sims and now you only have 1 working copy, then I would think that you are entitled to make another copy to replace the broken one. If you do have 2 originals, then you need to post more details. What software did you use to try the backup?

Mods, if I am incorrect, feel free to remove my post.

RM


#4

Nothing wrong to make a backup of the second, still working, disc before it goes bad and you have no working discs at all.

I would check out the copy protection forum to find tips on how to detect copy protections and the software to beat it. There are several topics on Sims


#5

According to the copy protection forum, The Sims 2 is protected with Safedisc v3.something,


#6

Yes I do have 2 disks of the Sims but 1 is broken. So we only have 1 disk to use to play the game as you need to insert disk 1 to play. I am not looking to copy it for any other reason than my little girl already scratched 1 disk beyond repair and I know it will happen again but refuse to buy a 3rd game so she can continue to play.

I just want to back up disk #1 of the game… I know it can be done and it’s not breaking any rules to make a back up. I have been trying to do this for a few months now and had to hide the disk from the kids.

I have tried Nero 7, dvd decryptor, dvd shrink, clone cd, clone dvd, fancy dvd,

I DO NOT appreciate the comment:
"I don’t dislike newbies, just lazy people who expect others to do their work for them. " I HAVE BEEN TRYING…


#7

[QUOTE=cdnkcomeau;2104689]Yes I do have 2 disks of the Sims but 1 is broken. So we only have 1 disk to use to play the game as you need to insert disk 1 to play. I am not looking to copy it for any other reason than my little girl already scratched 1 disk beyond repair and I know it will happen again but refuse to buy a 3rd game so she can continue to play.

I just want to back up disk #1 of the game… I know it can be done and it’s not breaking any rules to make a back up. I have been trying to do this for a few months now and had to hide the disk from the kids.

I have tried Nero 7, dvd decryptor, dvd shrink, clone cd, clone dvd, fancy dvd,

I DO NOT appreciate the comment:
"I don’t dislike newbies, just lazy people who expect others to do their work for them. " I HAVE BEEN TRYING…[/QUOTE]
I don’t think that statement was directed at you, just a general statement.
Is it a cd or a dvd? If it is a cd, look at it through the light. Does it look like the are any spots of light (where the recording surface/label side is damaged)? There is very little protection to the recording surface of a cd, and if it is damaged, there is no possible way to fix it. If not or if it is a dvd, check out the copy protection forum (there are many copy protections, and there usually is a certain procedure for a specific game/protection. If the recommended methods fail, you might have to try and repair the scratches.


#8

[QUOTE=Da_Taxman;2103440] Last edited by Da_Taxman; 2 Days Ago at 11:06. Reason: Modified .exe files are illegal and not allowed on this forum. Please respect CD Freaks by respecting our rules[/QUOTE]

Sorry about that; I have looked at the forum rules, but I scanned them, rather than reading the fine print. Also, I’m not certain that modified .exe files are illegal in and of themselves; using them to illegally copy games/software definitely is, but if I choose to mess around with some software that I have purchased legally for my own personal convenience then I can’t see how that can be illegal.

Sláinte

midders

P.S. you could have left the pointer to Alcohol 120% in though.