Hi, I'm new and finally register after reading on the side for months. Thanks everyone esp. laughin assassins for the info on how to backup this game.
I've wasted at least 5 good CD-Rs trying to back this game without avail. I've followed instructions to the T and downloaded the most recent CloneCD & ClonyXXL (on 7/17/02). My computer and clony still won't recognize securom. I have P4 2 GHz with plextor 40/12/40 cd writer (I thought these guys can burn everything but I guess I read somewhere they scaled back on account of the DMCA crap).
I finally gave up and tried the uninstall CloneCD, reboot, change to canada, reboot, reinstall clone CD. I backup up yet again the third CD with MANUEL settings (pull down menue for securom) since clony didn't recognize it with AWS. After finishing it FINALLY RAN. I HAVE A WORKING BACKUP.
But that's not why I'm writing this. Since I had 5 other working copies that it didn't work before ... I wanted to throw it away. In my clumsy way, I mixed up the good copy with the other five so I had to run all five to see which one worked. Well I was suprised when I realized all the other 5 WORKED.
I changed the setting back to US from Canada, tried to run the good copy as well as the other 5 and ALL did not work. I changed it back to canada and it worked again.
I don't know if anyone's ran across this. This is what happened so I wanted to pass this along to everyone.
BTW, gamecopyworld has a file you can download that you don't have to have the CD to play. This has made my efforts easier as I can install, download the file and keep my CDs lockup so it doesn't get damage by babies.