I'm at my wits end here. I recently purchased Far Cry (the 5 CD version), and have patched it up to v1.33. My mobo and video drivers are all running current drivers as well, and my DVD-RW drive (Benq DW1655) is running the current firmware.
My problem is this: I'm trying to create a backup of the Play Disk (D1), and I can't get the final disk to work. Here are the steps I took:
I looked at the type of security using Aray, just to be sure, and it was SafeDisk2/3.
I start Alchohol, go to the Copy Wizard, modified the file dump setting appropriately (I'm trying to dump the play CD of Far Cry to an .mds file), following BCN_246s guide and other similar pointers from other helpful posters.
Once the process starts I see row after row of disk read errors. I let the job complete, per other comments I've seen in this forum, then continue with the burn to CD, complete the disk write, and enable the emulation settings and then try to run the newly burned CD.
I get the message that's something like 'cannot locate correct CD. please insert correct play disk'. I've tried ejecting the disk and reloading to see if that makes a difference, but no luck.
I've tried on three disks using varying read/write speeds, but all the resulting burns get the same results
I've found that the CD doesn't mount in My Computer, although when I look at the disk info through Alcohol, I can see that the file size is right. I can't seem to mount the disk, but from what i've read it sounds like I should just be able to start the game by clicking on the shortcut on the desktop.
Can anyone help me out here? It seems like some minor step or setting that I'm missing. Thanks a lot!