i`ll explain a bit about that hide cdr media option in a second.
First of all i would like to explain ATIP
ATIP stands for Absolute time in pregroove,
ATIP holds information such as where it was made, by whom, how much space the cd is rated for ( not much info just the basic)
ALL CDRs have ATIP and only cd burners can read ATIP information
Now i am not sure but i think SD2 has some ATIP checker in it ( like i said i am not sure ) but if Sd2 doesn`t have it, its just another cd protection
For example, lets use command and conquer renegade, it has an ATIP checker, when you use the orignal cd, there is no ATIP to check so the game work.
but now when you make a perfect copy of the game ( including the ATIP checker ) and burn the game ( of course a cdr ) the cd will contain ATIP and the protection will kick in.
So to answer your questions
- if the game runs with out “hide cdr” then it has no ATIP protection
2)IF the game runs only when “hide cdr” is enabled the game has ATIP protection
- IT all depends on the drive, if its a burner it can read atip if its not a burner ( say dvd drive or a normal cd-rom ) it cant read atip
SO to conclude, to bypass the ATIP protection either, use the hide cdr option OR use a cdrom that is not a cd burner.
As for your question about making proper copies, it most likely make a proper copy cept the cd protection ( atip ) only kicks in when you burn it on a cdr
hope that helps.
and can someone please confirm if i was right about sd2/sd2.5 having atip protection.