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Burning .VCD files (Virtua Drive)

Hello,

Long time back, I had bought the Half Life game.I saved the .vcd file (image) created by Virtua drive on my hard drive for faster access to the files. Now I want to burn this to a CD. Directly copying files and burning a new CD doesnt help because the Half Life CD is copy protected. The biggest problem is that my original CD has become corrupted. SO the only resource left is the .vcd image I have. The game works perfectly using the Virtua Drive software (unfortunately it is shareware) Not that I dont wanna buy it, but I dont want to waste hard disk space either.

Is there any software that can burn .vcd files ?

-experttech.
There are only 10 types of people on this earth - those who know binary and those who don't.

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Burning .VCD files (Virtua Drive)

Reply #1
hm... can you get clonecd to rip the cd?

Burning .VCD files (Virtua Drive)

Reply #2
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hm... can you get clonecd to rip the cd?


Tried that too...No way, the CD seems to be too damaged. I never knew CDs could get damaged so soon (about a lil more than a year)  The sad part is that I didnt have a CD writer then and hence couldnt back it up anyway....
There are only 10 types of people on this earth - those who know binary and those who don't.

Dell Inspiron 5100
P4 2.4 533 FSB,
512 MB / 40 GB,
Windows XP Home

Burning .VCD files (Virtua Drive)

Reply #3
I meant if you can rip the virtual cd?
inset it like when you play it and try to get clonecd to rip it if thats possible.
anyhow: I you sure it's damaged or are clonecd just reporting many errors? this could be part of the protection.

Burning .VCD files (Virtua Drive)

Reply #4
Tried that too...CloneCD ( even other cd burning s/w ) does not recognize the 'Virtual Drive' as a CDROM drive - thats the problem.

The game runs perfectly fine when i load the 'Virtual CD' - But when I copy the files to another folder and burn a new CD - it gives a copy-protection error (Please insert Half Life CD) :mad:

So I dont know how to get this thingy fixed.
There are only 10 types of people on this earth - those who know binary and those who don't.

Dell Inspiron 5100
P4 2.4 533 FSB,
512 MB / 40 GB,
Windows XP Home

Burning .VCD files (Virtua Drive)

Reply #5
please anwer my question then: is the cd visually damaged or is it just because clonecd reports errors?

Burning .VCD files (Virtua Drive)

Reply #6
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  you sure it's damaged or are clonecd just reporting many errors? this could be part of the protection


Im sure that its damaged:

- Its scratched (quite a lot)
- It doesnt play normally on my CDROM drive
- Ive tried all 'recovery' methods in vain
There are only 10 types of people on this earth - those who know binary and those who don't.

Dell Inspiron 5100
P4 2.4 533 FSB,
512 MB / 40 GB,
Windows XP Home

Burning .VCD files (Virtua Drive)

Reply #7
ok......thinking.....

Burning .VCD files (Virtua Drive)

Reply #8
You may try FCD2ISO:
http://www.peregate.com/anvil/fcd2iso.html

I don't know if this may help, 'cause they may be some differencies between FCD & VCD Virtual CDROM images. Just remember to copy the image-file first, so it doesn't get lost ...

Burning .VCD files (Virtua Drive)

Reply #9
OT

In an ideal world you would get a replacement CD from your vendor.
You bought a licence to use the software, you did not pay for the physical CD on which the data was recorded.
Sadly we do not live in an ideal world...

Burning .VCD files (Virtua Drive)

Reply #10
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Originally posted by experttech


Tried that too...No way, the CD seems to be too damaged. I never knew CDs could get damaged so soon (about a lil more than a year)  The sad part is that I didnt have a CD writer then and hence couldnt back it up anyway....


VCD's have very little in the way of error correction, which is why they can hold 800 megs on a 700 meg cd.

You can easily re-surface the disc though. Radially wetsand with 2500 grit emery paper then buff with felt. Works every time for me.

Clone cd will then image it for you NP.

Burning .VCD files (Virtua Drive)

Reply #11
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Originally posted by Hanky
OT

In an ideal world you would get a replacement CD from your vendor.
You bought a licence to use the software, you did not pay for the physical CD on which the data was recorded.
Sadly we do not live in an ideal world...


Completely agree. What the 'license' thingy has done is more harm than good.

This problem wouldnt have come if I had downloaded an .iso from a P2P sharing network  - No wonder piracy rulez!

maciey, I'll try out the iso converter - lets hope it works.
There are only 10 types of people on this earth - those who know binary and those who don't.

Dell Inspiron 5100
P4 2.4 533 FSB,
512 MB / 40 GB,
Windows XP Home

Burning .VCD files (Virtua Drive)

Reply #12
since you said you are using Virtual Drive with .vcd ending i am asumming that you are using the one from Farstone.

Which version are you using then, isn't there a function that convert it to .iso inside the program. Then you can trying mounting the .iso file with deamon tools and see if it works.

Or, you could back up the .vcd file ( just copy and paste it on to some where else ) and convert it to iso with WinISO.

Burning .VCD files (Virtua Drive)

Reply #13
As far as I know ISO will not be able to handle the copy protection.

Burning .VCD files (Virtua Drive)

Reply #14
it is still worth trying out. only take a few min.

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Reply #15
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Originally posted by iwod
Or, you could back up the .vcd file ( just copy and paste it on to some where else ) and convert it to iso with WinISO.


WinISO is Borkware! It ruined some PSX game .img I converted to .iso.

 
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