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Old 30-03-2003, 13:48
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Hi,

I don't need to install the game, because I use alcohol to make an image (7,48 GB) and then i compress this image with winrar !

I have two possibilities:

first: you have enough free diskpace
second: winrar delete the files automatically !

P.S. now some words in german:

Es ist zwar gut und schön meinen Weg oder auch den Weg von CD-Killer zu gehen ! Aber es ist meines Erachtens nicht sehr sinnvoll (jedenfalls bei diesem Game) Zum einen dauert das komprimieren auch auf schnellen Rechnern sehr lange und das Entpacken dauert auch seine Zeit ! Ich hoffe die DVD Brenner sind bald so günstig dass man sich jegliche zeitintensive Bearbeitung von Games und Movies ersparen kann !


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Do u have any working exe of DTM RACE Driver ?
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Old 30-03-2003, 14:09
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@ cdkiller,

seems that you got a bad link on your website, because the metal gear solid download-link leeds to a dead end ;(
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Old 31-03-2003, 05:47
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your method works fine for some games.
but you´ll get problems with newer games protected by
Safedisc 2.90. it have alcohol detection and won´t start.
so i´ve written this guide wich covers gamepacking.
here you can play without cd, cause the game is already cracked.

i´ve fixed the link on my homepage.
a working DTM Race Driver exe (fixed one, backup cd) is available
here
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Old 02-04-2003, 09:30
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Alcohol-DVD-Image

@Radeon

My attempt to make an 1:1 copy by using Alcohol 120% failed. Alc. starts reading the DVD, but after about 50 % an error occured!

Why? How can I solve this problem?

No Chance by using GameJack 3 too. Same problem.

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Old 02-04-2003, 13:40
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I need more parameters

f.e.
OS
Hardware (Drive/Hard Disc etc)
NTFS or Fat32 (because of 4GB Limit ????)

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Old 02-04-2003, 14:58
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It certainly sounds like a FAT16/32 filesize error. Was this 4Gig ? I thought it was only 2.
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Old 02-04-2003, 15:04
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maybe there is a 4GB Limit!
because the full installation takes 7,48 GB and at 50% you have 4GB !

So long
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Old 03-04-2003, 09:49
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@Radeon

parameters:

OS: WinXP
HD: NTFS

do you need additional informations?

Is the NTFS the problem?

Why there is a 4 GB Limit?

Which OS etc. do 'you' have? Because it works on your machine!
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Old 03-04-2003, 13:05
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Quote:
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Why there is a 4 GB Limit?
The problem is FAT16/32, where files can be no bigger than 2G/4Gig's respectively. This has to do with the way FAT16/32 works, but NTFS does not have that problem. Do you have any partitions formatted with FAT16/32 or are all your partitions NTFS ?
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Old 04-04-2003, 08:01
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I have 4 partitions in total and each one is formatted as NTFS.

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Isn't this a better way?

Hi, cdkiller and others...

Can I just have a clarification please since I'm in the middle of doing an MGS2 backup and have just found your guide. This is what I'm planning to do, have you tried this and did you find it failed to work hence your guide? (Although, without trying I can't see why it wouldn't work).

To Do back-up:

Have made an iso image of the DVD disc (using DVD-decrypter, but other programs would do).
Now compressed this image and stored on 2 dvd-r's (could use cd-rs).

To install: (requires 15GB hdd space)

Uncompress image from dvd-r's to harddisk. Mount image (iso) using Daemon Tools (or Alcohol). Install game from this image.
Patch installed game with NoDVD crack, and delete mounted image (to save 7.5GB disk space).

To play:
As usual. Disk image wouldn't be required because of the NoDVD crack.

(Surely this is a better method?, since the game is being installed with the normal method rather than copying files and making registry entries).

Any thoughts?
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Old 04-04-2003, 15:36
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Should be no prob, but I cannot test it!
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[b][i]Monty says:[/i][/b]

Here's a phone. Call somebody who cares.

Ah, Monday morning.... Time to pay for your two days of debauchery, you hungover drones.

I could crush him like an ant. But it would be too easy. No, revenge is a dish best served cold. I'll bide my time until.... Oh, what the hell. I'll just crush him like an ant.
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Old 05-04-2003, 10:50
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@adam.mt

You wrote:

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To Do back-up:

Have made an iso image of the DVD disc
(using DVD-decrypter, but other programs
would do).

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Isn't there any problem with a 4 GB-Limit?? (Filesize)

What Filesystem do you have ??
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Old 05-04-2003, 12:37
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Weaksector, if you only have NTFS partitions then it cannot be a FAT16/32 filesize problem However, it can be a problem with Alcohol itself, that might not be capable of handling those big files. Are you using the latest version ? Has anybody succesfully made such a big image with Alcohol120% ? You don't need a game dvd to try, I've got some free dvd's of a PC mag and if I'm really bored I might try to make an Alcohol image of one of them
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Old 06-04-2003, 11:44
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follow my guide and you don´t have any problems
caused by big files (> 4 GB) on a FAT32 System.
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