Red Alert 2 copying

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#1

Hi

I havent played RA2 for over a year now, so i decided to play it some now.
But i cant seem to find my RA2 cd’s, Yuris Revenger only.
When i bought the games i made a backup of them in ISO format on my backup HD. I didnt know how to copy them that time, so i just dragged all the files from the CD’s to a folder on my pc, and made those files to a ISO-file.

Now i tried to start the ISO-files in Daemon-tools, but when the autorun window starts, and i press Install, it says that it cant find the CD location, and i need to put in the cd and restart the application.

Is it a way to bypass this CD check?
If not, i can borrow the game from a friend, but how can i copy the game so it doesnt ask for the cd again?


#2

Hello

For your case it is problem of safedisc 2 which is located near lead in area of disc, which shows message please insert orignal disc then press ok, or similar to it.

Unfourtanely you will need orignal red alert 2 and alcohol 120% to make up copy which works.

For alochol follow these steps

1 insert disc
2 open alochol
3 click on image making wizard( located on left towards top)
4 select source
5 and in datatype select safedisc 2( located near the alcohol 120 screen)
6 click next and next again
7 wait while image is getting ready

IT IS NORMAL FOR SOME COPY PROTECTION TO HAVE ERROR, DONT WORRY ABOUT IT. IT IS CAUSED BY SAFEDISC2

(If you have question or if it is not clear ask me.)


#3

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FOR BURNING DISC

DONT USE ANY OTHER PROGRAM TO BURN IMAGE OR IT WILL NOT WORK, ONLY USE ALCOHOL 120 TO BURN IMAGE

1 Insert Empty disc
2 open alochol
3 click on image burning wizard
4 select image you want to burn ( if you have one image it will be automatically selected for you but if you have more than one you need to be specify the image. ( Each image created with alcohol will have two files mdf and mds.) Do not delete either of them!
5 click next
6 choose destination where to burn. (by default it will be cd/dvd burner)
7 ONLY IF YOU HAVE DVD BURNER YOU WILL BE SHOWN MESSAGE, SUMMARY OF THAT MESSAGE WILL BE (WOULD YOU LIKE TO BURN IMAGE ON DVD) YOU MUST CLICK NO OR IT WONT WORK, UNLESS YOU WANT IT ON DVD.
8 Wait while it is writing, once done you will have exact duplicate.
9 Use orginal or copy it will work. Also you don’t need to apply crack or pass cd check. Since program will see as orginal disc.

(If you have question or if it is not clear ask me.)


#4

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Before making or burning you must select emulation to be on.
To do this

1 Open alcohol and click on emulation in the left
2 Select all the option to on including those which are in extra emulation.
You only need to do this once.


#5

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Hello

For your case it is problem of safedisc 2 which is located near lead in area of disc, which shows message please insert orignal disc then press ok, or similar to it.

Unfourtanely you will need orignal red alert 2 and alcohol 120% to make up copy which works.

For alochol follow these steps

1 insert disc
2 open alochol
3 click on image making wizard( located on left towards top)
4 select source
5 and in datatype select safedisc 2( located near the alcohol 120 screen)
6 click next and next again
7 wait while image is getting ready

IT IS NORMAL FOR SOME COPY PROTECTION TO HAVE ERROR, DONT WORRY ABOUT IT. IT IS CAUSED BY SAFEDISC2

(If you have question or if it is not clear ask me.)[/QUOTE]


#6

Before making or burning you must select emulation to be on.
To do this

1 Open alcohol and click on emulation in the left
2 Select all the option to on including those which are in extra emulation.
You only need to do this once.


Hello

For your case it is problem of safedisc 2 which is located near lead in area of disc, which shows message please insert orignal disc then press ok, or similar to it.

Unfourtanely you will need orignal red alert 2 and alcohol 120% to make up copy which works.

For alochol follow these steps

1 insert disc
2 open alochol
3 click on image making wizard( located on left towards top)
4 select source
5 and in datatype select safedisc 2( located near the alcohol 120 screen)
6 click next and next again
7 wait while image is getting ready

IT IS NORMAL FOR SOME COPY PROTECTION TO HAVE ERROR, DONT WORRY ABOUT IT. IT IS CAUSED BY SAFEDISC2

(If you have question or if it is not clear ask me.)[/QUOTE]


#7

In your case, the only safe n ‘legal’ thing I could think of is in some way ring up the company and ask for new CDs, or buy them again, It goes for pretty cheap nowadays. For playing without the disc, you can use an image creation program to make an image to run from, or you could use a program called Game Jackal which makes a proprietary format that can boot the game successfully without the need for a CD.

Good Luck.


#8

thx 012, but cant check if it works before monday/tuesday :wink:


#9

Hello all
I am new and i have a question…
I have red alert 2 on my comp and i have cd but i can only play alied campaign, a i would like to play soviet campaign, but i dont have soviet cd, butr i have deamon tools, so can someone tell me how to find image of soviet cd so i can play it???
THANKS


#10

ok I tried copying it with that program exactly as you said but on my version of it there is two options for safedisk 2 and a number of other options on the other tab you didn’t mention and a choice on speed maximum or any other variants. My first ccopy di not work on safedisk 2 3/4 just finished burning it in safedisk 2 3/4 (efm writer) and going to see if it works if not please give more details on other options and which of these you used.

I know I am not the original person who asked about this so let me explain my situation. I own this game and have the key I actually own about a dozen copies of it so I can play multi-player with my friends when they come over. But my problem is the game spins weird in my dvd drive and makes loud noises and there is no scrathes on it so I am thinking my dvd drive is wearing out and don’t want to put a lot of extra stress on it if I can avoid it, plus it would be nice to have it play smoother and faster off the hd rather than the dvd drive and not to mention quieter and less annoying. So please any help on this will be appreciated. I already searched for nocd patches version 1.0 retail only ones on the net seem to be a heavy duty trojan that took me forever to remove & clean out of my registry and off all my hds internal & external in its many hiding places. btw fair warning it’s made by class cls something was the one with this problem don’t download it unless you are a professional security specialist and want to research it or something to help prevent its attacks or for whatever other reason. Definitely don’t download it if all you want is a nocd patch it doesn’t work and never trust any nocd patches that ask you to edit your registry or come with reg files there should be absolutely no reason whatsoever to ever change your registry I ignored those reg files and somehow they still installed themselves probly the fake fixed exe was rigged to do this.


#11

Oh & I need this retail version to work without cd because I could not find any decent trainers for any other version also wish someone would release an even better trainer the one I got is not the best it could be even. I like the ones they did for C&C3 and generals where you could hover over or select a unit and make it almost dead or give it invulnerability with a hotkey. Would be nice if someone made one like that for red alert 2 and all the other c&C series that don’t have a decent trainer like that whoever built those trainers with those options is awesome.