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Running Game from ISO backup
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July 7, 2010
3:34 PM
zugshad
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Evening,

 

I recently made a copy of my Dragon Age: Origins disc.. I wanted to test out my Daemon Tools and see if I could run it via just the ISO. I created an image of the dvd into and ISO and I mounted it. When it autoruns and comes up to play, I get an error message of “failed to authenticate disc. please insert the correct disc”. Does anyone have any ideas of how to correct this? I know you can play it from ISO and I have done a few searches on the topic, but so far, no luck on finding any results.. i just find the how to install and mount, but none wiht the same apparent issue.

 

Currently on laptop with Win7 64bit, game ran fine when just installed my dvd and played off that.. would just be nice not to have to use my dvd when i go out and about..

 

Thanks,

Zug

July 7, 2010
3:38 PM
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Uhm… it's best to run it off from a disc, because I believe there's a special security code that can determine if your'e running it off from a disc or an ISO. Because if all installers can be run from an ISO, then some bad people can illegally pass it on to others off the internet and that would be pirating am I correct? How would companies make money? I know you wouldn't do such thing, but companies do that so such thing wouldn't happen. I'm not sure if you can really do anything about it, perhaps wait for other dotTechies to help you out. Smile

July 8, 2010
4:53 AM
zugshad
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Well,

From all that I have been able to find, DAO doesnt use “secureRom” ability. From what it looks like is you install it and it runs the majority of the game from teh DVD. Doing the search, yes there are some “crack” versions of this out on ISO and even “how to's” for installing them and playing, but I am actually trying to use legit version.. I don't like DL'ing cracks as to many issues with malware and viruses, etc… DAO has a help thing that mentions using Daemon Tools, but it appears to be giving information about an older version because when I follow their steps, I don't have the selection options that it mentions..

 

I know 1 possible solution (at least for DAO) is that bioware offers a digital copy that you can DL and it elliminates the need to have the CD in.. I know I can do this, I was just trying to  use the Daemon Tools and see how it is done to further my knowledge.. right now, building a bootable USB and I use it for opening ISO's etc to extract some stuff for it, but I just wanted the experience of running games, etc from it.. so thats the reason I decided to try my DAO game with.. maybe just a bad choice of game to try .. but i'd like to be able to just back up all my games as I get them and eliminate the need of carrying around discs with me is all.

 

Thanks for post tho..

 

Zug

July 8, 2010
5:58 AM
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zugshad

Morning,

The information you are looking for I do not personally have successful experience creating Virtual drives on a computer, which DAEMON tools does, and it sounds like you need additional assistance with a workaround for the copy protection technology on the DVD, in order to play your backup copy.  I'm not sure how much assistance you will get at dotTech.org about decrypting copyright protection, most of the people here are pretty careful to avoid recommending illegal activity.  This web site I am about to link to here has all of the information you will need to get the most out of DAEMON tools, and other software which is either freeware or GNU public domain licensed, to make personal use of your purchased DVDs and games, and create backup copies to protect your original investment which you can safely store on a shelf somewhere instead of popping it in and out of your machines, and subjecting it to being taken all over the house and automobile. 

http://www.doom9.org/ 

Literally everything you need to know about CD and DVD duplication, and possibly a little bit about decrypting DVD copy protection, and the laws surrounding such can be found at this very informitive site.  The laws on this vary from Country to Country, but most Countries have laws allowing the person who originally purchases a CD or DVD to make one copy for archival purposes, most people use the copy to play, so they may save the original from wear and tear, and preserve it for future use.  (Maybe making another copy when the first one breaks, as long as only one copy exists at any given time, ever.)  These laws do not allow of course making copies to post on the internet, or to give to your best friend or favorite niece, it doesn't make any difference if you make money off of illegal copies or not, they are still illegal.  I am just re-iterating the site's legal disclaimer, in case anyone mis-understands my intentions for sharing this information.

 

I personally have never successfully made any duplicates of DVDs because I haven't had the time and attention span to collect all of the necessary software and decryption tools to do it properly.  I have never gotten past the popup error message that the “DVD I was trying to make a copy of was CSS protected.”  Also, it seems that at least one version of decryption tools was recently banned after the MPAA recently won a court case, and even linking to free download of this tool called DeCSS is illegal, but another tool called CSS is not illegal, unless your Country specifically forbids it.  Doom9.org recommends finding out what your Country's laws are before you download and use any tools to bypass DVD copy protection, this includes games as well.

 

It may seem daunting and time consuming at first, but if you have the patience and ability to follow directions, and try everything doom9.org recommends, I suspect you will have success making a copy of your game to keep on your computer or laptop, if it can be done.  The only way I can see it can't be done, is if there is some new copy protection, which hasn't yet been decrypted for personal archival purposes.

Best Wishes  

July 8, 2010
11:21 AM
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Thanks Tekknokat

 

I am going to check the site out when I get home.. cant seem to get most of the links in the site to open at work.. I will see what it has to say.. what I am trying to do (from everything ive been able to find) isn't illegal ..least hoping not.. cause truely not my intent.. and if any not comfortable with posts, can easily talk via PM's …

 

Well, gonna go and check it out..

Thnx

Zug

July 10, 2010
5:11 AM
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Sounds like what you are trying to do is legit, so no worries about posting here.

July 10, 2010
4:14 PM
zugshad
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Thanks Karen..

 

As for the doom9… unfortunately was a no go for what I was trying to do.. its more for DvD movies etc it seemed like.. had some decent info and found something to help me with what I am trying to do for my Blu-ray tho..

 
But still gonna have to work on this game thing :( guess might need to try another game when i get back from deployment

July 13, 2010
12:13 PM
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I can give it (not that game but one that gives a similar error)  a try in August but first I'll have to repair (reinstall?) my computer…

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