I didn't make it!
hi guys =) ive been playing jka for near 2 years now (well..i think :|) i need some help, now, i have a legal copy of the game so i think a no cd crack is allowed? my cd has a giant crack in it, im curious wether anyone knows here i can get a no cd crack for it, i am getting a new jka but probably not for a month, i cant live without it, ty in advance and ty for ur time ^^
In the rules of this forum, there is told that asking a no-cd patch\crack may lead to ban in these forums.
Im afraid I cant help with the problem if your CD is damaged.
Let me state first and foremost, I hate software piracy, and I suppose we are now all paying the price for people who try to get something for nothing and off the backs of other peoples' hard work.
At one time software developers used to advise that before u even try to install your software, you should copy your discs, and keep the copies in a safe place in case anything happened to the originals. That of course was when media came on a few floppies, but Microsoft Office came compressed on about 30 or floppies. Even Games software developers were more tolerant at that time....and it was not so long ago (really)
This business about not using no cd cracks is one thing, but like u my disc (JKO)got a few very small, almost imperceptible cracks radiating just a few millimetres from the central hole. I feared the worse might happen and I had copied it using Nero 5 so after haing installed it with the original disc I used a copy for playing, so I wouldnt wear the original out. I did the same with my JKA disc, copied it also using nero 5 just for disc 1, the one u play with.
My youngest son (who knows almost more about pcs than me!) Could not find the Copy (Dyslexic) and so put the original in. After an hour of JKO, my worst antipated nightmare happened. The cracks in the body of the disc must have got worse to the point where the disk exploded in the DVD drive. There must have been about 100 pieces or more. I had to dismantle the drive in order to remove the pieces that had jammed themselves there!
The copy protection is smarter on JKA than JKO, being very wary of a similar thing happening with my SWBF and KOTOR discs I tried to do the same, namely copy just the first of the discs, the one which gets all the wear, the one u use to play the game with. Nero 5 would not do it. I have not tried yet to update my Nero software to the latest version, so I cannot comment on how successful any copying attempt would be using it. I have tried other shareware to copy swBF and KOTOR, but with no success.
An exploding disc in a cd/dvd drive is something I would not wish on anyone, I was lucky, I managed to salvage the drive and still be able to play with it. At worse it could have cost me the price or replacement game disc sets as well as the cost of installing a new drive.
The hearts of the software developers (and some forum moderators?) has become hardened to the plight of thosewho have shown such product loyalty as to wear the original discs out (and worse) in legitimate play. They are reluctant to encourage discussion of the problem or suggest any solutions on a forum such as this.
MORAL ( if indeed there is one) inspect the hub area of your discs regularly for hairline cracks to avoid severe dissappointment, and possible damage and potential injury (financial as well as physical).
Hmmm... I have an idea for t he both of you. Use Nero to get the IsO of disc 1, and putt he IsO on your harddrive. Then download daomon tools from: http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/portal/index.php and use it to mount the IsO to your hard drive, then you can play with out the disc, this is perfectly legal and I do it for every game I have.
Sorry to show my ignorance, but what is the "IsO" of a disc?
an IsO is the disc image, it's wha is actually burned to the cd. if you want an easy way to get the IsO off a cd I recremend you use DDump, just search google for that. It'll take the image off the cd and put it right onto your hard drive. then just use daemon tools ot mount it to your hard drive.