Hey All !
Have anyone managed to make a perfect working copy of, Severance: Blade Of Darkness ??? Apparently the game uses SecuRom â€œNEWâ€ as protection. This protection was detected when I used Clony 1.07c on the original disc. Iâ€™ve made a working copy of games with this protection before, Colin McRae 2.0 for example, but this game wonâ€™t work correctly. The strange this is that the copy works in my ASUS E-608 DVD player, but it doesnâ€™t work in my Plextor PX-W1210A CD burner. Now thatâ€™s pretty strange.
Iâ€™ve tried both CloneCD (version 126.96.36.199) and BlindRead/Write (version BR: 188.8.131.52 and BW: 0.99.1.3) but none of the burned CDâ€™s worked in my Plextor.
The CloneCD Method:
When I used the â€œRead to Image fileâ€ option in Clone I used the correct settings for making copies of SecuRom titles (Read SubChannel Data from Data Track and Read SubChannel Data from Audio Track). I also only used a reading speed of 4x, I used the same speed when I burned the Image file. When I burned the file, I first tried NOT to enable the â€œDonâ€™t Repair SubChannel Dataâ€ feature â€“ that copy did not work â€“ then I turned that feature ON, but that copy didnâ€™t work either.
In the â€œDump the image to a CD ROMâ€ window in BlindRead I turned the â€œAuthorize the use of alternative read methodâ€ OFF and the â€œExtract subcodesâ€ feature ON. I used the same speed in BR as I did in Clone (4x). Then I burned the BlindWrite file using a speed of 4x. That copy didnâ€™t work. I also tried to burn a CUE file in FireBurner 1.06 and guess what â€“ yes thatâ€™s right â€“ that copy didnâ€™t work either.
Does anyone have any ideas what the hell is going on here ??? This is kind of weird, cause if I make a backup of a SafeDisc 2 game, then that copy will work â€“ BOTH in my ASUS DVD and my Plextor !!!
Please notice that all copies that I made was burned using Kodak (Silver+Gold) CD-R discs and all of them worked fine in my ASUS DVD. I did not use CDR-W discs. By the way I have never EVER made a working copy of a game, that uses a â€œfreshâ€ protection scheme, by using a CDR-W disc. Usually I make a â€œtestâ€ burn on a Kodak CDR-W disc, just to see if the backup is working â€“ 9 times out of 10 the CDR-W does not work. But if I make a CDR copy of the game â€“ it works.