New protection Schemes, am I screwed or will CloneCD save me?

vbimport

#1

I have a P4 System using the following CDRW and DVD drives:

Plextor 24x CDRW PX-W2410A Bios 1.04
Toshiba DVDROM SD-M1402

Toshiba Laptop with DVDROM

I recently purchased NeverWinter Nights and WarCraft 3.

I travel a lot and taking originals with me in the laptop bag, it isnt feasable and would be stupid to take the originals with me. So I tried copying the CDs required to be in the drive during play with CDRwin and Cd-Mate demo now. Neither copy works properly in the desktop machine in either drive or on the laptop. A friend told me to visit CDFreaks and to purchase CloneCD and to grab the CloneCD database from cdfreaks. I found CloneCDs webpage and the database files. However before I purchase I would like to know if my current hardware will do the job and how to do it once I buy CloneCD. Thanks for any input.


#2

Well, didn’t you read the forum that is about copying these two games?
If not, read them here:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=49910
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=49766

next time, do a search :slight_smile:


#3

Your Tosh 1402 seems to be able to read safedisk2.51 protected games. THis protection is used a lot at the moment. But your Plextor is not fully capable to burn a perfect copy of sd2.51 protected software.

Clonecd has an option to do some tricks on the copy you burn with your PLex, and that might give you a working back-up of your games.

But to be sure you better do a little search on this forum;
http://club.cdfreaks.com/search.php?s=

or look in the Plextor-thread;
http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=43

or in the clonecd-thread;
http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=18


#4

Originally posted by damiandimitri
Your Tosh 1402 seems to be able to read safedisk2.51 protected games. THis protection is used a lot at the moment. But your Plextor is not fully capable to burn a perfect copy of sd2.51 protected software.

True, but the 2 games referred to, NWN and WCIII, aren’t sd2. They’re both protected by the new improved securerom new. Still given the number of threads on these 2 games, I agree that a search should answer most questions.


#5

:o oeps

to busy with the sd2.51 protected disks…

then i can only advise to use the search