Vampires problem

vbimport

#1

Well i figured out that the game uses safedisc 3.022(whatever) and so i used alcohol 120% tomake an image of the file. But when i try to play either busing the image or the physical cd drive, there is an odd message saying “cd/dvd program detected, plz deactivate and restart application” What should i do?


#2

Do you also use CloneCD?


#3

If you have CloneCD or D-Tools installed try removing them, as they are blacklisted.

Ben :slight_smile:


#4

I can run Vampire successfully from a D-Tools virtual drive so it’s not fully blacklisted.

Cheers


#5

With the latest version yes, but versions before 3.46 are blacklisted.

Ben :slight_smile:


#6

Thanks guys, it was that clone cd program tha caused all this. Btw the game rocks!!!


#7

Since i’m a newbie i’m asking for your help once more. I wanna burn the images into a DVD+R (that’s what it says on the case but in the shop they told me i can write dvd-r too) but when i use the alcohol, in the device status panel it says “not an empty disc(DVD)”. What other program could i use? Also in the alcohol when i burn sth from my hard drive to a cd, and the original has safedisc 2/3 what disc type should i select? Lastly, the game has 3 cds,can i fit them all in the same dvd and still work as the originals?


#8

You can simply burn the image files using Nero or any other writing software and mount them from your DVD using vdrives. If your DVDRW can write + and - you can choose one media. As long as the vdrives aren’t blacklisted the images will work like your originals.


#9

Well can i just burn a cd that works just like the original, with no need of mounting images? you know creating a cd that has the autorun menu and all this stuff like the original, cause i bet that i cant install a game using the image ,right?


#10

You can create a working backup of this game but with this SafeDisc version it can be a bit annoying as it’s very hardware dependant creating a ‘1:1’ backup. Check out this thread for different methods and succes rates http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=96383. Didn’t try installing SafeDiscs games just mounting them using a vdrive for quite some time but it probably works just give it a try and post your result.


#11

well, in my experience even the worsest images run from a v-drive…
i can read any SD 3.x game with max speed with any drive, the image will always work in a v-drive, but if i’d burn it it would never work…

what i found about the alc v-drive is that it is able to run DVD-Safedisc-protections… :wink:
for example MOH: PA (german DVD-version, with Safedisc DVD 3.20.024 on it) runs really great if read with Alc and mounted in it’s v-drive… :slight_smile:


#12

Wait, so you don’t need any special reading options in Alcohol 120%? I thought it could only read DVDs with no special options.