Windows 2000 & gamez

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#1

Game copies that did work under Windows ME, don’t work under Windows 2000 (SP4). The game installs completely, but doesn’t work. Mostly i get the following mesage: Please insert correct cd-rom:confused:


#2

So where did you get these copied games from anyway?


#3

copies??? I mean backups!!!


#4

Originally posted by NiMo
copies??? I mean backups!!!

What games did you backup, and how did you do this? What drive are you playing them from? Do the originals work fine in Win2k?


#5

Games like Fifa 2000 & Delta Force Land Warrior. Yeah, the originals work fine. Backups were made with clonecd. Drives: Compaq dvd player & LG 8120b cd-rw (updated firmware)


#6

Aren’t those both safedisc protected games ?


#7

Originally posted by Mr. Belvedere
Aren’t those both safedisc protected games ?

That they are, I’m also pretty sure M$ did something with safedisc as part of an update


#8

I’ve just installed Win2k Service Pack 4, is that the problem?


#9

Originally posted by NiMo
I’ve just installed Win2k Service Pack 4, is that the problem?

Did they work before you upgraded the SP? If so, then I would think that this may be your problem.


#10

don’t know, didn’t try them before i installed sp4. It seems that the problem is safedisc related. So the only way to play those games is to use a no-cd crack or with emulation tools?? Or does anyone have an alternative solution??? (can not uninstall sp4!):confused:


#11

Are we allow to talk about cracks here?

If you can’t uninstall SP4, wipe your HD and do a clean install, but ghost it before installing SP4 again.


#12

Originally posted by Stoner
Are we allow to talk about cracks here?

Depends in what way we do that… :wink:

I can hardly believe SP4 causes the problems (if so, millions of peoples should have rapported this error, don’t you think?). Don’t you know anybody with a computer with SP4 that you can use to test your backups on?


#13

Originally posted by Stoner
wipe your HD and do a clean install

Why not reinstall win2k over win2k? It will detect the previous copy of win2k and asks:repair or overwrite , and then choose repair. Win2k is now back to its original (without the SP’s).

BTW i just tried to make a new backup of Delta Force Land Warrior (with clonecd) and win2k came with a blue stop screen. What is that??? I’ve never seen that before! :frowning: :frowning:


#14

Originally posted by Dee-ehn
I can hardly believe SP4 causes the problems

Why not?

Originally posted by slayerking
I’m also pretty sure M$ did something with safedisc as part of an update


#15

Originally posted by NiMo
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Why not?
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Well, there are probably millions and millions of people, using Win2k + SP4 to play games from SDx backups… seems quite a common combination to me. As this forum has about 44.000 members, chances are incredibly slim that nodobdy else didn’t have this problems…


#16

Wasn’t win2k sp4 released recently (end june 2003)?? So how is it possible that millions and millions of people have the same combination?? I think most people don’t even use win2k anymore, they use WinXP.


#17

Originally posted by NiMo
Wasn’t win2k sp4 released recently (end june 2003)?? So how is it possible that millions and millions of people have the same combination?? I think most people don’t even use win2k anymore, they use WinXP.

That may be right, but with a billion of Windows installations, there sure will be some millions running 2k…


#18

Using SP-4 here on several SD-2.8 games, no issues. But as always, I have to have a CD in the drive, or emulated, for it to run.


#19

Originally posted by Dee-ehn
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That may be right, but with a billion of Windows installations, there sure will be some millions running 2k… [/B]

Enough talk about how’s running what. This doesn’t solve my problems. I still can’t play my backups of Fifa 2000 or Delta Force Land Warrior under win2k sp4 directx9.0b (i could under winME)

And what about my previuos question:

I just tried to make a new backup of Delta Force Land Warrior (with clonecd) and win2k came with a blue stop screen. What is that??? I’ve never seen that before!

I tried to make the new backup with Daemon tools & clonecd (fast dump) when the blue screen showed up.


#20

Originally posted by NiMo

And what about my previuos question:
I tried to make the new backup with Daemon tools & clonecd (fast dump) when the blue screen showed up.

Instead of mounting the images in Daemon Tools, and reading from there, cant you just re-read and make an image from your original?

You do have the original dont you?