i recently tried to back up serious sam2:second encounter (sd2v2.51xx) with my tdk velocd 161040x wich i found out does not support correct efm encoding. But I thought i would give it a go any way.
Note i did not install from original cd.
I tried to back up with ccd4b30 and this did not work i tried all different settings but could not get a copy to run.
Next i tried to back up with cd mate using default settings first as with ccd. the interesting thing is that this worked on the first attempt.But would not do sd2v2.40xx
1) i could install from the back up copy.
2) i could also play from the back up.
3) catch was i had to have the "hide cdr media" setting from clone cd enabled to do this.
As i said my writer does not support correct efm encoding at all.
So why did this copy work and not the one done with clone cd?
I still think clone is better though!
I also backed up diablo2 lord of destuction (working copy) wich i have not been able to do with any burning program.
this should give you some idea of my writers capabilities. About the only protection i can copy with this burner is overburn.
added later>> i always test the image files with daemon tools and no emulation on. But can never burn to cd