Please! Need Help copying a [i]really[/i] bad CD

vbimport

#1

I have a copy of The Sims that has a straight two inch crack coming out from the center of the CD, neither one of my Lite-On drives can read it. It originally had a one inch crack and I was able to make a copy of it, but the most important file, data1.cab, is corrupted and the file objects.far won't install.
Is there anything I can do to:
1 - Correct the file and the copied CD?
2 - Read and re-copy the original cracked CD?
3 - Find data-1.cab from someone on the internet, patch, then burn the CD is Nero orsomething?
4 - Anyhting else?

The CD uses the Old SafeDisc copy protection. The crack is straight except for one inch along where it is barely distorted, and only a very few very small specks of the CD is missing smong the crack.

Anything? Any tips orr tricks?
BTW, I don't want to spend money on the gam e again, can't take it back (It's been to long and lost the box), and don't want some gutted ripped warez version.

Please, any help would be greatly appreciated.


#2

Your best option is probably to send it back to EA Games and ask for a new disc.

(That will cost you though)


#3

It is an original, right?? I agree with the above, call them and ask for a replacement disc, They will probably require you to send a page out of the manual by fax or something to that effect, and you get a new disc out of the deal, they probably wont charge full price for the cd.


#4

well… if it’s some how dificult for you to have it replaced… LG cd-rw drives are known to have good reading capabilities on scratched discs…

If you know someone with one of these drives… try it…
:slight_smile:

cheers


#5

Probably a long shot, but maybe you can try CCD with FES off and regenerate data on.


#6

I suppose I could send it back. I’ll try that if my sister’s CD drive, which reads and recognizes the disc (It’s a TEAC), doesn’t get me a working copy.
The first copy I got off my computer, and the only one, I was an idiot and forgot to diable FES. Now I’m reading it at 1x speed 15x per error w/FES off. I can only hope now, or prepare to send it back.