Help creating a backup
i brought a game thats on a dvd. i was wondering if anybody knows how to create a backup of the game onto another disc so i wont have to worry about accidentally breaking the game i just brought and just use the backup one to play. any help is appreciated. thankz.
a 1:1 backup is a pain in the ass to make a lot of the time. You have to make a copy that is completely RAW and some drives just won't do it. If you can't, then you have to bypass the protection with tools or by mounting an image with a virtual drive program that knows how to handle it (IE: Daemon Tools).
Your other option is to install the fucker, then get a NoCD crack for it on the internet, as the whole game installs to the HD anyway, and the DVD is usually just for validation issues.
err... isn't the .ISO a RAW format ?
what's the difference between RAW and ISO, and what types of dvd burner are able/unable to write directly 1:1 copies ?
ISO is a raw format, but it's only as RAW as the reader. If the reader can't see all these weird little dummy sectors, and subchannels, and on and on and on, then the ISO is useless as far as we are concerned here with our copy protection.
I know my Drive can Write RAW DAO (Disk At Once), so I'm just assuming it can read RAW as well.
I used Nero Infotool to see what methods I could write with, but there is a shitload of utilities like that out there that will take a look at your drive and tell you.
Note that you need a burn program that will handle making an exact copy. This is why Alcohol 120%, Clone DVD, and Nero (although I'm not even sure how to do it on nero) are recomended.
Here is a Nero method
sorry for being a noob, but this is the first time i've done this and i'm getting confuse with reading the instructions. can you give me a list of instruction of what to do. thankz
Both of the links that was given was talking about CDs, is it the same for DVDs?
ok thanks for the additionnal info ;p
Or you could just look after your discs. God forbid you even put them back in their protective cases when your not using them.
Its easier than creating illegal copies, and a lot less stressful than being taken to court.
its not an illegal copy if you own the original cd and make an backup for it. I'm only want it so i can use that and protect the one i brought.
Because you've never opened a protective case and had the disk just kinda fall out, or didn't quite have the grip on it you though when pulling it out of the tray, or tripped over the cat when he walked out in front of you while carying the disk and had it fly out of the case and skid across the cement floor before your eyes (fucking cat... thank god that was a back-up)... yeah? Look, shit happens.
Originally Posted by 98abaile
It is perfectly legal for that reason to make one backup copy of a disk. At least it is in the US... don't know for elsewhere, but I was under the assumption that the EU was even more hardcore for consumer rights than we were.
Don't be taken in, that RIAA guy a week or two back that more or less said Fair Use was the devil threw so much shit, I think his lack of fork in the family tree set him back a few evolutionary stages.
And yes... those pages should more or less work with DVDs as well. Your going to have to follow the links on the pages so that you can find out how to identify the security, and such. Takes a bit of reading, but it's not that hard.
alright. thankz for the reply Volvogga, appreciate it.