Actually, I do have original discs. Problem is, they're all back in the states. I just moved to Italy for a year or so and only brought my laptop. So, I ripped a bunch of my CDs w/alcohol planning to burn as needed but I haven't been keeping up with the backup scene and the latest securom stuff caught me by surprise.
I think I'll try ripping the mounted image like you said, let you know how it goes. Is there a thread or faq somewhere with read/write settings for the latest securom? I have BW v4.2.5, do I need to update?
Side note: I have a Tosh DVD burner, SD60-something (I'm at work now, can't check)... I know the thing can read ATIP, but I've played a few recent securom backups - Frozen Throne, NWN SoU - in it without any emulation. Does that make sense?