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The-Bleh-Bleh

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#1 11 years ago

1.) my halo cd (pc) is starting to crack, it still runs, but should I use a dvd to try and back it up or will it be burn blocked? 2.) I installed it jk academy on my desktop, and it worked fine... a year later I decide I'll install it on my laptop, but it stops in the middle of the installation, and comes up with a write error. The cd looks pretty clean but... Is it likely that its just the scratches that is making it mess up, 3.) If I was to upgrade something on my pc for gaming what would it be? current specs: 3ghz pent 4 proccessor with HT 512 mb of ddr2 ram (2X 256 modules), (I dno the speed or how to check) ATI Radeon X300 (128 megs built in ram) - i think this sucks right? And I have 4 ram slots, only two are used... 4.) Will there be any way to get around the fact halo 2 only works on Vista? lol it would be great if somebody could answer any of these questions :) :uhm:




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#2 11 years ago

Pollish the cd, with a lint free........or buy a cd cleaner/fixer. Video card first, try to get it up to an x1600 for gaming and 512 more ram would reallly do the whole system a favour. Anything more than that is a waste of cash all the pc format and platforms are changing.




Bs|Archaon

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#3 11 years ago

1) If the dsic has a crack in it then there's probably not any point. You may be able to play it (after all, Halo is only using the CD to make sure it's not copied) but I doubt you'll be able to install the game from it. I'd start looking for a replacement.

2) If the CD is clean and not badly scratched, I'd be more worried about your laptop than the game.

3) A better graphics card and more RAM. Depending on how much you have, you want either 1gb or 2gb of RAM. On the graphics card front, a 7600GT is a good card for a good price.

4) Probably, but doing it would be illegal at one point or another, so you won't find any info here if it does.




ConstanceJill

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#4 11 years ago

For your point #1, you may try making an image from it. I'd recommend using BurnAtOnce for that, as it allows you to set a certain read speed in the options, to avoid destroying your CD faster that it already does by reading it normally. Then mount the image on a virtual drive (such as Daemon Tools, Slysoft Virtual CloneDrive ...) and see if the game accept to runs like this (without the original CD).

According to this page, you'll need to emulate SafeDisc, in Daemon Tools. (That means anyway a burnt copy would not work.)




ConstanceJill

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#5 11 years ago

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The-Bleh-Bleh

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#6 11 years ago

Thanks every1! oh and the game is only cracked in the center (not where theres any data) im just scared itll spread =\ time to start comparing graphics cards... and start saving christmas money lol...




Kilobyte

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#7 11 years ago
The-Bleh-Bleh;3527491oh and the game is only cracked in the center (not where theres any data) im just scared itll spread =\

I would be scared to. Be very carefull with the CD, and try to NEVER bend it. Keep it out of the car, the heat, and the cold, etc..

The worst part for a crack to spread to, is at the center of the disc. That is where the formatting is located, and if it becomes damaged, then the CD will probably not read at all. Even though the data is still intact...




*The.Doctor

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#8 11 years ago

[quote=ConstanceJill]I believe most companies allow you to make a single backup copy before any other copying becomes illegal*

*I don't want to break any rules here so i though it would mention that, if its not the case with halo, just delete this post.

[ed- See final post. It is theoretically legal, but due to the overlap with illegal purpose, is not for discussion here. Post left for posterity's sake.]




Kilobyte

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#9 11 years ago

Why get a 7300, and not a 6800??? Or an 8300GT 256mb? http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37205

-StaticX-;3528035I believe most companies allow you to make a single backup copy before any other copying becomes illegal*

*I don't want to break any rules here so i though it would mention that, if its not the case with halo, just delete this post.

Here's the catch. A Catch-22.

It is a law in the U.S, that you should be able to make a single backup copy of your software. It is also a law, that you can't circumvent copy protection to do so. So you can't legally backup a copy protected CD. So it is against the law to exercise your legal right. :deal:

That, and there are often technical details that state that the backup becomes the Original CD, as soon as the software is installed (or the installed copy of the software IS the backup...). Meaning, once you install the software, either the backup, or original CD must be destroyed. :deal:

Which is just a load of malarky.




Kilobyte

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#10 11 years ago

Why get a 7300, and not a 6800??? Or an 8300GT 256mb? http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37205

-StaticX-;3528035I believe most companies allow you to make a single backup copy before any other copying becomes illegal*

*I don't want to break any rules here so i though it would mention that, if its not the case with halo, just delete this post.

Here's the catch. A Catch-22.

It is a law in the U.S, that you should be able to make a single backup copy of your software. It is also a law, that you can't circumvent copy protection to do so. So you can't legally backup a copy protected CD. So it is against the law to exercise your legal right. :deal:

That, and there are often technical details that state that the backup becomes the Original CD, as soon as the software is installed (or the installed copy of the software IS the backup...). Meaning, once you install the software, either the backup, or original CD must be destroyed. :deal:

Which is just a load of malarky.

Post Jump I tried deleting it, and then posting it again. That didn't work too well. It still jumped.




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