I have been using these forums to feverishly research making backups the last few days, and have run into a point that i don't understand.
I am trying to back up Tomb Raider: Legend. Preferably, i want to be able to play it from the hard drive for the sake of convenience and to see if it improve performance e.g. when loading levels (but i would be happy with a copy of the DVD itself - at least then i won't get paranoid about scratches on the DVD). TR:L uses a DVD play disc and SecuROM 7.
I have Alcohol 120%, full version, on this computer, and Daemon Tools Lite on the computer i use for games (that computer isnt connected to the net, otherwise i'd just use my Alcohol license on that one (or buy Daemon Tools Pro)).
From tutorials here, i have gleaned that you need something called RMPS emulation enabled.
But i am confused. Is RMPS emulation something that you do with a virtual drive, or is it something that you do with a physical drive?
I found one tutorial that said you need to copy the DVD with RMPS emulation, and then burn the copy to a disk, which makes me think that RMPS emulation is something you only do with a physical drive.
But then in other places, people seem to say that it is actually impossible to make SecuROM back-up discs unless they are CDs (rather than DVDs). My disc, copied then burnt in Alcohol using RMPS, will not run. Do i need to somehow mount this RMPS disc in a virtual drive to make it work?