Believe it or not, this old version of Safedisc is giving me problems…
The game in question is Need for Speed: High Stakes. What’s odd is that the original CD fails to authenticate when inserted in any of my burners.
I’ve successfully made a backup of it on CD-R in the past, which also fails to authenticate in burners.
What I’m trying to do now is use Alcohol to mount an image on an external Firewire HDD because my laptop DVD-ROM is only about 5% operational (still under warranty, will get it replaced one of these days)… and the game won’t work in the burner.
I tried reinstalling the game from the mounted image (corrects drive letter mismatch) â€”> no success.
I also tried upgrading High Stakes to v4.50 â€”> no success.
Tried various Alcohol emulation options â€”> no success.
Always the same message: “Please insert game disc.”
…tried a patched v4.44 .exe file â€”> video mode switch â€”> game hangs.
BTW… I have had success with Safedisc 2.xx used for NFS: Porsche Unleased and NFS: Hot Pursuit 2.