I have many hundreds of game CDs, and have started archiving them onto ISO images. I hope to archive my entire collection, much like I have done with my audio CDs and am doing with my casette tapes. I would like to box up my CDs and put them into storage, and use only the ISOs to intall and play my games.
In other words, I do not want to use backup CDs. I want to use the ISO images only.
However, I encountered several CDs that apparently have some kind of copy protection on them. I am using ISO Recorder to extract the ISOs, and it frequently gets an error code 0000017 on these CDs.
So, what I have here is a general question:
Is it possible to create standard ISO images of copy protected CDs?
I want to make this as simple as possible, and would prefer to avoid requirements for special settings to mount the ISO images. They should work like any other ISOs.
Assuming it can be done, which of the many different software packages should I be using to do it? I understand that I may need to identify the copy protection on each CD individually and go through a few hoops to create the ISOs…I just don’t want to spin my wheels trying the wrong thing.