Originally posted by Razor1982
shutdown the plextools before using blindwrite 4.5.7, then the rest will be easy...
making backups with my premium for long time now and have had no probs on any drive...
So your Securom Backups, done with 4.5.7 will install on a Plextor Premium?
How do you set blindwrite? Do you read a bwa?
I had difficulty to interpret many posts that I read here. When the poster says "I had no problems" or "it works", then that could mean that the disk will start the game as a key. It might not install. It could mean that the poster has a dozen progs running, like alcohol, blindwrite etc., and that in that environment, the thing starts.
The point of Philambers statement was however, that on a freshly installed system, the game will install and run without any specific help in form of software or hardware. I am wondering, because later in that article, he himself points out that the twinpeaks method has its problems in this field:
Fact: No matter how good the twinpeak copy, it won't be able to be used to install the game from some drives even though it can be used to play. Again, the better the bwa file, the better your chances but even a perfect bwa file doesn't guarantee success. A twinpeak copy is not a standard cd and many readers will "choke" on the twin sectors when trying to install. As a general rule, the more accurate the reader, the more likely it is to "choke" when reading during the installation process. You will probably have difficulties with installation from the twinpeak copy if you use either a Toshiba or Plextor drive as the reader. On the other hand, Lite-on drives are somewhat more tolerant of twin sectors and you shouldn't have much difficulty with installation from a Lite-on drive so long as your bwa file didn't have too many spikes.
So I figured that with the plex Prem, there is another way of creating the copy, one that does not use twin peaks and still works. I just like to know how this is done using blindwrite 4.5.7. They way I've done it is to create and use the bwa file, but apparently that way I get a twinpeak copy with all its shortcomings.