I have some wonderful news.
Reffering to my
I have managed to make a PERFECT copy of what was a SECUROM v3 (NEW SECUROM) game called Cultures 2. This can be confirmed by looking at the ORIGINAL games inner hub and look for the words.
After several attempts with CloneCD and many many hours spent, i took up on some advice from a good man by the name of
KinDav and tried using CD MATE v22.214.171.124
The settings i used was SECUROM 1/2 profile
READ and WRITE both at 4x
THATS IT! i first tried it with a CDRW then a normal CD-R and it works flawless.
NOTE: Due to the protection scheme you will have to install and play the game from a CD-ROM drive not a BURNER otherwise the game will not work.
I read about this in a previous post, but it has something to do with the mechanics of a cdwriter as opposed to a CDROM, something to do with ATIP if i remember correctly.
I have yet to try other protected SECUROM v3 products to make this a certainty, but everything is so far so good.
HMMM makes me think does this mean CD MATE is an underestimated piece of software.