Originally posted by jy88888888
I followed the tutorial to backup UT2003 and it worked - thanks pfitz.
But here goes…
Why do I need to make a BWA file? - I went through all the steps in the tutorial and didn’t come across anything to do with the BWA file I created.
Why would someone want to download BWA files when they can be made quickly - I saw a whole list of them in another post.
When making a BWA file I am asked “Automatic set last sector? Yes, No, Cancel”. What do I choose and why.
The startup time for UT2003 is longer by a few seconds - how do I decrease this.
Can I use the same tutorial steps to backup any other game.
I installed the game, and the game only, using all three backup CDs that I made. CloneCD was used for disks 2 and 3. But UT2003 Editor doesn’t work - 2 pop ups say the file is corrupt, the other says it is an invalid file format - Why?
How do I make copies of disks 2 and 3 and any other unprotected CD using Blindwrite? (I want to use Blindwrite as my only CD writing software to avoid conflicts with other software)
My BWA graph looked like a graph from a seismograph during an earthquake! Why is a straight line better and what does the resulting BWA file affect?
Many questions but I will be very grateful for your help.
I’ve tried Nero, CloneCD and many other utilities but at least I’ve got a working back up copy of UT2003 now! First time too! [/B]
Ok here goes ill try and answer all your questions.
1: the bwa file will get used automaticly during the burning prosess you need a bwa becuse it contains the cdrom`s digital signicture for the new securom protection … without it you cant bypass the guard module at all…
2: The reason why there is a sticky full of bwa file is becuse not all hardware can readout the digital signicture with pressition
Ect : Not all hardware can read the peaks properly they struggle and give bad results… there for this is only realy for people that cant do there bwa file for there game …
3: Ok this is basicly if you pick yes it will read out the hole cdrom`s bwa signicture from the start of the cdrom to the end of the cdrom ! and if you select no it will readout what you select in the sector BOX example :3430 < sectors it will end on 3430 from the start to the end…
4: there is a way to decreese the startup time !
when reading out the image with blindwrite DO NOT EXTRACT SUB CODES this will greatly improve the module bypass time becuse BW is generating its own subs during the burning prossess. and if you want to be shure what the best is try a burn with subs and with out and compare times becuse all hardware is difrent…
5: yes you can
6: not shure possibly coruption on one of the cd`s you did !
you can use eny software to backup cd 2 and cd 3 i used alcohol 120% you can use what ever you wish just a tip clonecd isnt a wize choice to use becuse its realy not that much updated at the moment that may change soon try again thats all i can say …
7: well as stated above eny mormal cd can be backed up with enything you like ! for blindwrite all you do is dump the cdrom then you select its writeing area and burn the image with DAO PW not DAO PQ oki
8: ok a bwa file when creating it it will read out the cdrom`s glass mastered signicture and when you view it you will see 4 peaks !
these peaks are the signicture the strate curved lines after that are normal !
a curve with no spikes and 4 peaks is the best you can get ! if you get spikes and not a clean curve its requireing more power from your reader .
here is an example ! you have 2 readers both the same reader and you place the cdr you did in with spikes then you place the original in the other drive and you do a copy test now the one with the spikes will slow down alot due to not haveing a clean curve to run along and the original with the clean curve is going to win isnt it
ok i hope this answers all your questions