Short and sweet.
sams dvd 16x
lots of hdd's
Have used CCD4. Like it. Burnt all past archive copies with it. Have BF1942 Secret Weapons. Tried all known setting for SD in CCD. Install, but no worky. Tried alcoholer (newest), no VD install. Could not even run that, and now game insists it will not work (original cd). Am now going to try BW. Have run through preliminaries. Tried 5 times. Cannot get it to work. Have read a multitude of forums and guides.
Have searched the forums. Lots. I do not like to post fresh to find an answered answer....BUT...
Can we get the BW thing in writing from an authority? There seems to be a dozen different ways with that many different results. So, here is what I see when I use BW.
With SD2.9, first read cd TOC. Can do that.
2. Two check boxes. 1.) Authorize use of alternate read method and 2.)Extract subcodes......I tried to download the manual from VOS website, was not there. So, WHAT do these two do? And what should be done with them?
Image output? One post said perhaps not BWA, but is BW? format good? Or should iso or something else be used?
Extraction method. NIBBLE OR MULTIPLE GAPS? What are they? And what should be used? I have tried both, and after 4 hours, nibble never did get an image. MG did after about 30 minutes, but burn came out unusable.
For burning, got 1.)Autoplay--like a cdr media check or something? 2.)Enhace weak sectors--yes or no SD2.9? 3.)Eject when finished...does this do anything other than what it says? 4.)Aspi layer...does it matter which one? 5.)Associate file extension...have anything to do with a succesfull copy? 6.)Allowed write modes....what to use, have read DAO PQ or PW... any ideas?
I know enough to use a slow read and usually a slow write. Does this still hold true? Have also read that some burners are now incapable of reading and writing new protections. Is that it then? Throw away and get a new one? And, have read that it is sometimes better to burn to a cdrw instead of a cdr or even to a colored disc (black or green or so), is this true? What about playing in a cdrw drive vs. a dvd/cd-rom?
I just spent 2 weeks searching and trying to copy this new game that I want to shelve. I tried virtual drives and found out rather quickly that EAgames now dictates what software I can have on my computer if I want to use thier games. I understand the anti-theft stuff, but this is going a little far, esp for legal buyers.
I am trying BW because Alcohol does not like my rig I guess.
Is there a definitive system that anyone is willing to share?
Thanks in advance.