"CD not located please click OK and restart application" -1 reply

Please wait...

RexRaptor

V for Vendetta

50 XP

25th February 2005

0 Uploads

553 Posts

0 Threads

#1 11 years ago

...alright, what? This is the first time it's ever happened to me, and only recently after I uninstalled/reinstalled DAEMON Tools(wasn't even using it for BF). Well, I uninstalled DAEMON Tools, and...it still happens. Help?




Fuzzy Bunny

Luke, I am your mother.

50 XP

2nd May 2005

0 Uploads

6,274 Posts

0 Threads

#2 11 years ago

Try backing up your CD as an image with Alcohol120% or something and actually using DT for BF. My BF CDs haven't left my drawer for over two years now -- I make safety copies of all my games as I don't like the wear and tear (and noise) of my CD drive. You may or may not need a no-CD patch, but I'll leave that up to your imagination.

Note to forum admins: I know this is a tricky topic, but in most countries, including in the US, it is entirely legal under a set of laws collectively known as "fair use" to make backup copies of software you own, for your own use, and to use these privately. Anywhere. Frequently even regardless of what the EULA says.




Admiral Donutz VIP Member

Wanna go Double Dutch?

735,271 XP

9th December 2003

0 Uploads

71,460 Posts

0 Threads

#3 11 years ago

Not an FH bug. ;)

:moved: from Bug to Support forums.

Edit: We are aware about that Fuzzy. The topic is tricky though since we can't check if you indeed own a valid,legal copy. Therefor linking to no CD patches, serial numbers etc. is stricly forbidden. Suggesting people to make a backup copy is fine since that is legal by law and no harm in telling people to make a copy. Telling them to make a copy of their friends CD and "borrow" the serial number etc. would be quite something else. ;)




RexRaptor

V for Vendetta

50 XP

25th February 2005

0 Uploads

553 Posts

0 Threads

#4 11 years ago

FuzzyBunny;3405189Try backing up your CD as an image with Alcohol120% or something and actually using DT for BF. My BF CDs haven't left my drawer for over two years now -- I make safety copies of all my games as I don't like the wear and tear (and noise) of my CD drive. You may or may not need a no-CD patch, but I'll leave that up to your imagination.

Note to forum admins: I know this is a tricky topic, but in most countries, including in the US, it is entirely legal under a set of laws collectively known as "fair use" to make backup copies of software you own, for your own use, and to use these privately. Anywhere. Frequently even regardless of what the EULA says.

Saddly, thats what happened with the main install disc of BF1942, it got cracked in my CD Drive for whatever reason. Anyway...if I make a copy of the game on a DVD/CDs...would it be possible to re-install it/uninstall at my lesuire?




Fuzzy Bunny

Luke, I am your mother.

50 XP

2nd May 2005

0 Uploads

6,274 Posts

0 Threads

#5 11 years ago

Thanks for the clarification Donutz, that is why I didn't link to no-CD patches, even though they're legal in most countries (I believe technically not in the US, as they qualify as "copy protection circumvention" under the DMCA, which is the biggest shitbag piece of media whore legislation I know.) and will leave it as an exercise to the user to google for a battlefield 1942 no-cd patch and grab the first best thing that pops up.

That said, I do think I even use a no CD patch, as the latest Alcohol & Daemon Tools should effortlessly deal with it. I have my copies of BF1942, Road to Rome and Secret Weapons backed up, and I'm hoping people here aren't such cheap bastards as to not shell out, what, $15 for a 4 year old game.

@Raptor, I don't know about that -- The short answer is, "I think you can't easily make a hard copy, but I could be wrong." Battlefield 1942, if I recall correctly, uses SafeDisc 2.8 which relies at least partially on a scheme of low-level corrupted sectors on the disc. I don't know if your burner supports this, as most will try to do some amount of error correction. This is also why Alcohol120% spits out so many damn error messages when you rip an ISO of it.

When ripping an ISO (soft) copy, you can ignore these errors, as Alcohol120% corrects for SafeDisc 2 and 3. Also, the mechanism you will use to play it (DT) understands SafeDisc, as opposed to your CD drive and the Windows filesystem driver for it, which may have problems dealing with the combination of Alcohol's SD 2.8 correction + your CD burner's corrupted sector correction.

I strongly strongly recommend buying a decent external hard drive things like game CD backups. If you're shelling out $60 for a game anyway, spending $100 for a 160GB external USB drive is an "insurance" that pays off, seeing as how you can dump about 40 straight-copy DVDs or I'm-too-lazy-to-calculate-how-many-but-it's-a-shitload CD ISOs on it. You should then be able to re-install from there.

Plus, while Donuts is right about "borrowing", if you bought the CD originally and it broke, you bought "a license to use the software." It does not matter where the software came from. You may not legally (note I do not say "cannot") use your friend's key, as that is his license. But assuming you are concerned about legality, you certainly have every legal right in every country that I know of to copy and install his CD. If you're paranoid, always keep the original case and booklet (they're likely to contain the serial #/key anyway) and if you're more paranoid, hang onto the broken original disc(s).