[ILUG] Backup Game CDROM?
conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Thu Jan 22 10:36:55 GMT 2004
On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 09:17:53AM +0000 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
John Allen thought:
> On Wednesday 21 January 2004 23:25, Conor Daly wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 12:15:18PM -0800 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
> > > Some games use deliberate bad sectors as a copyprotection mechanism. I
> > > suspect this is what you've encountered.
> > floppy. Next test is 'dd conv=noerror,sync' to see if that gives a
> > matching size of image.
So that didn't work. Got an iso of matching size that looked fine when
mounted but various files were empty that shouldn't have been.
> try readcd (k3b uses it to clone cds)
I'll check that out, thanks.
After that, it's a matter of writing to EA and asking for a non defective
CD so that I can back it up.
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
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