Ok been reading a lot on the forums lately. Have enough knowledge to be harmless ( Ahh Elite those were the days )
Got an understanding of copy protection and know how to identify what copy protection may be on a CD.
Know how to backup non copy protected CD,s.
TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHY I NEED TO IDENTIFY WHAT COPY PROTECTION IS ON A CD? iS IT JUST SO I CAN LAUNCH BURNING SOFTWARE THAT CAN ‘MAYBE’ HANDLE IT ?
Once i have identifyed what copy protection is on a CD need to know how to get past it. Do i just use NERO ? As soon as i try to make an image of a cd on my HD i get a ERROR READING DATA. I know know enough to understand that its the copy protection making unreadable info at the start of the scan.
Or do I need different burning software for different versions of copy protection ? Its all very confusing to a beginner !! Not enough experts remember that its the simple things they understand and take for granted that trips up newbies like me.
For instance :- some people say Clone CD is great. I coudnt even get it to read a CD for christs sake. Then i had to spend hours on the forums looking into solutions. I just gave up in the end as it was all to … misleading…
IS THERE ANY WAY TO REMOVE COPY PROTECTION FROM A CD ?
Just for fun could somebody out there show me how to backup some of my games. ie :-
Call Of Duty - Safedisc 3.10.020 --> 3.15.011
GTAIII - Safedisc 2.60 --> 2.51.021
Doom3 - Safedisk 3.20.022 --> 3.20.022
Need For Speed Underground - Safedisc 2.90.040 --> 2.90.040
The above differences in version Numbers of safe disk represent what A-Ray detect on the CD first and then in the installed directory on the HD second.
That brings me to another question ! Whay does it detect the same version for some games cd and installation directory and then different versions for other games such as Doom3 ?
Well that about taps my questions out for the moment. But if u miss me dont worry. I’LL BE BACK.