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#1 madmanmur

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 01:46 PM

Is there a utility that can determine what type of protection a cd-rom has? Free one of course. I'm trying to image civilizations 4.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 01:58 PM

Look for ProtectionID

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 03:07 PM

If you're a registered customer then you should register for the Customer only forums, if not then you've been a member of the forums for over two years perhaps its time to make the purchase to support the continual development of Alcohol.

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:35 AM

QUOTE (ptolomeus3 @ Jan 20 2007, 09:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Look for ProtectionID

is that a free program?

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:42 AM

QUOTE (madmanmur @ Jan 21 2007, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (ptolomeus3 @ Jan 20 2007, 09:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Look for ProtectionID

is that a free program?

I downloaded it, but it's a rar file. I can't open it. Is there anything else out there?

#6 ptolomeus3

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:47 AM

A-Ray

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 10:00 AM

However A-Ray is not being updated anymore and is a bit outdated.

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I downloaded it, but it's a rar file. I can't open it. Is there anything else out there?


Download and use WinRAR to open the file and extract its content, it has a free trial period( ... as Alcohol whistling.gif ).

#8 madmanmur

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 01:10 PM

QUOTE (Charalambos @ Jan 21 2007, 05:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
However A-Ray is not being updated anymore and is a bit outdated.

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I downloaded it, but it's a rar file. I can't open it. Is there anything else out there?


Download and use WinRAR to open the file and extract its content, it has a free trial period( ... as Alcohol whistling.gif ).

I found a program to open it, but when I ran protectionID I got mixed results. I checked everything on the left side of the program, put the civ cd in and hit scan. It didn't show anything about any kind of protections at all. Is that not the way to run this program?

#9 Jito463

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 06:02 PM

You should scan the main exe file for the game to find the protection used.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 03:34 AM

Please note the posting rules for this forum. http://forum.alcohol...showtopic=23848

#11 madmanmur

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:23 AM

QUOTE (Jito463 @ Jan 22 2007, 01:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You should scan the main exe file for the game to find the protection used.

Thanks, I did that and found it's safedisk 4.60. I don't think alcohol has a fix for this yet, or do they?

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:26 AM

QUOTE (madmanmur @ Jan 22 2007, 03:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Jito463 @ Jan 22 2007, 01:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You should scan the main exe file for the game to find the protection used.

Thanks, I did that and found it's safedisk 4.60. I don't think alcohol has a fix for this yet, or do they?



A fix for what?

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 09:08 AM

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Please comply to this request if you wish further support, it is requierd by all users of this support forum.

Topic closed untill system report is posted.

#14 madmanmur

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 09:20 AM

Here is the system report you requested. Sorry

Edited by Robbo, 22 January 2007 - 10:42 AM.


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Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:50 AM

Make your Image then mount the Image to a Virtual Drive, install play the Game (dont forget if the Game is on a DVD you cannot choose a Datatype).

PS: contact Support with your Alcohol account Email Address then you can access the Customer area.

#16 madmanmur

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 01:46 PM

QUOTE (Robbo @ Jan 22 2007, 06:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Make your Image then mount the Image to a Virtual Drive, install play the Game (dont forget if the Game is on a DVD you cannot choose a Datatype).

PS: contact Support with your Alcohol account Email Address then you can access the Customer area.

I selected safedisk 2,3 and 4 then made the image. I put it in G:\Fireaxis. When I dbl clicked on the virtual drive to run the game I pressed play then it went to the games loading screen and stopped and said I need to insert the disk. Could you explain what you mean by install play the Game? also it's on a cd-rom. I've owned alcohol 52% for a while now and it's the first time it don't work. Help!

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 01:50 PM

try using YASU or Safedisc Hider to hide the Virtual Drives then it should work.

#18 madmanmur

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 02:13 PM

QUOTE (Robbo @ Jan 22 2007, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
try using YASU or Safedisc Hider to hide the Virtual Drives then it should work.

I'll see if I can google it. I'll let you know if I can get it to work.

#19 madmanmur

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 02:41 PM

QUOTE (madmanmur @ Jan 22 2007, 09:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Robbo @ Jan 22 2007, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
try using YASU or Safedisc Hider to hide the Virtual Drives then it should work.

I'll see if I can google it. I'll let you know if I can get it to work.

Success! I used the utility you suggested and lo and behold it worked. I'm very happy to get to this point as I've been messing with it ever since I bought the game. Thanks much

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE (Robbo @ Jan 22 2007, 07:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PS: contact Support with your Alcohol account Email Address then you can access the Customer area.


In the Customer Support Forum you will have quicker and higher priority support.




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