I’m having a problem with, well more of an annoyance, making a backup of MOHAA on a Cyberdrive CW068D (36x12x48). Backups of this game only work with CDRW media. Backups won’t work with CD-R media.
Here’s what I have tried so far. Using CloneCD (188.8.131.52 I think) and the Region trick, I ripped an image of disc 1 at max speed. This took 12.5 minutes. I then wrote the image to a CD-RW at max speed (12X). Don’t remember how long this took but not any longer than normal for 12X CDRW. After what I have read I expected the process to take much longer so I was dubious of the copy. To my surprise the game still worked. I double checked by uninstalling the game and using the Disc 1 copy and Disk 2 original I reinstalled. The game still worked.
Next, I moved on to CD-Rs to make my real backup copy. I used the same image as above and wrote again at max speed (36X for CD-Rs). The game would not work. It starts to load, puts up the title screen, then I usually get an error message, “Mohaa…This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down…” Sometimes the program just crashes leaving a resident process with the name begining with a “~” and some 4 or 5 letter/ number combination.
I tried using lower write speeds going as low as 4X, using different brands of media, and I tried ripping the image again but with always the same result. CD-RW works. CD-R doesn’t work.
My CD-RW backup copy works on both the Cyberdrive writer and my Toshiba 24X CDROM. (I didn’t test installing on the CDROM but the game works).
I haven’t had any problems with older SafeDisk 2 games just the 2.51.x version of MOHAA
I can live with this outcome but I’m hoping someone knows a solution for getting CD-Rs to work.