Ok, here goes.
I used BlindWrite 4.2.5 with my Liteon 48125W (VS08) as both reader/writer to backup UT2003. I carefully followed the backup method with creating a BWA file (the thread “Ut2003 Tutorial How To Backup” by pfitz). The result was a disc that would give me an error message when I tried to install UT2003.
I had previously tried CloneCD 188.8.131.52 with the “SeruromnewLiteon” profile, which seemed to copy the disc ok, because I was able to complete the UT2003 installation process. When I used the Cloned disc to PLAY UT2003, I just got this f**ken annoying CD icon that spins in place of your mouse pointer for 30-40 seconds… then nothing. (Hello Securom) Then, seeing as I already had UT2003 installed to HDD, I inserted my original UT2003 CD and it played OK. So obviously I had a problem with the Cloned disc not being able to PLAY UT2003.
Getting back to the backup I made using BlindWrite, although I got the error message during install, I used this disc to PLAY UT2003. After approx 30 seconds, the game started!
Why can’t I make a disc that is capable of both installing AND playing UT2003, just like the original?
What am I doing wrong?
Any suggestions, thoughts and ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone