I've been reading these forums for hours and have yet to find anything written in terms that us "special" people can understand.
Today I tried making a backup of my Sims 2 Open for Business disc (I lose my games constantly, so backups would be a god send) using CloneCD.
It seemed to work. It created the image and then told me to insert the cdr, it burned and it popped out. VIOLA, all done...Or so I thought.
I decided to test it out on a seperate computer that I hadn't installed it onto yet. Figured a clean slate would be best for testing. It fully installed but now it says to insert the disc to play...even though it's already in the drive.
I know this question has been answered plenty of times, but I need someone to explain it to someone who's never done anything like this before. I would really appreciate it.
So far I know that there are different copy protections for different discs. I found out that the Sims 2 Open for Business uses SafeDisc 4.60.000...unfortunately this means nothing to me, lol.
Oh and let me just make sure but it is legal to make backups of games you already own, right? I hope so. If not, I'll just go sit in the corner and cry for being a stupid newbie. I'm sorry.