So, is there a problem with copied dual layer dvd's and vista. Allow me to elaborate. I copied my Gears of War dvd directly onto a dual layer dvd with a dl dvd burner obviously, so that in the event of it breaking i would have a backup. Sure enough when it broke, I was able to successfully install it and continue to play it on windows xp; now that I use vista, it doesn't work and prompts me to insert the dvd in the dvd rom drive. I am using the same copy in the same drive and never had this problem prior.
So you're trying to play the game with a copied DVD, basically? The solution is on the illegal side of things. Actually, it's just plain illegal...
(What the hell do you do to your discs to not only break one, but obviously break enough that you make backups of them as a matter of course?)
29th January 2008
although I don't want to support your illegal game piracy I'll give you the answer on your question: vista is one of the worst systems of all that are sold at the moment, sorry but my opinion. So a lot of programs that worked on XP wont work on vista, because it's a totally different system, the same happened, when you try to install win 95/98/ME programs on XP, but they fixed it after a while!
So, no help, just bullshit accusations. If I was pirating it, why the hell would I burn it onto a dual layer dvd, why wouldn't I just use a no-dvd patch or mount to a virtual drive. Breaking a disc isn't that hard, but I copy all my games because I am paranoid, not because I play baseball with them.
29th January 2008
No offense, but we got to keep our language down, it is not the problem with the dvd, it is vista. For more ask master google, that is what I would do, because here you won't get an answer on your question. Or you have to ask it another way to get answers.....
Why don't you get 10 posts on your count and tell me the sky is blue. I know there isn't a problem with the dvd, saying it is just vista isn't help, even master google knows that. Is there a registry fix I am not aware of cause I can't find one and other people have this problem.
error41;4184360So, no help, just bullshit accusations. If I was pirating it, why the hell would I burn it onto a dual layer dvd, why wouldn't I just use a no-dvd patch or mount to a virtual drive. Breaking a disc isn't that hard, but I copy all my games because I am paranoid, not because I play baseball with them.
I didn't accuse you of anything, but if it's running into a disc check like I suspect it is then the solution (which you've already mentioned yourself!) is illegal; your intentions or why you need it don't matter. That's not an accusiation (bullshit or otherwise), it's just fact. Oh, and last I checked discussing copied games is kinda against forum rules...?
There is nothing wrong with copying YOUR purchased game nor is there anything wrong with patching YOUR purchased game to avoid using the cd/dvd every time. As long as you purchased the game and are not distributing it, anything goes.
No, that is bullshit; anything does not go. You do not own the software. You are permitted by the owner to use it under certain conditions, i.e. the licence agreement that nobody reads when they're installing software. I've not read the licence agreement for GoW but I'd bet a lot of money on it not allowing you to use no-CD cracks (they may not be mentioned explicitly but there will be something in there that means you can't use them). If you breach that licence agreement you don't have the legal right to use the software (which therefore makes using it illegal, funnily enough).
You may not consider it wrong on an ethical or moral level but it is illegal whether you like it or not.
Alright, mods, feel free to close this thread cause we're not getting anywhere in terms of my question. Thanks for you help:rolleyes: