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Backing up CDs

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by PCG342, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. PCG342

    PCG342 Banned Thread Starter

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    Okay, I have a bunch of games, software and the like, some of which is showing signs of abuse. [Who, me? Never...]
    My question to you... whoever might know... is if [using Unreal 2 as my example, because it's the one I'm lookin' at right now] I copy the install and play disk onto a DVD-R with separate folders, one named "UNREAL2_PLAY_CD" the other "UNREAL2_INSTALL_CD," will it allow me to use that "backup" disk, leaving my originals to be stored away in the safe confines of waythehellinthebackofmydesk-land?
    This'll save me a lotta time, and a few coasters.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Most games are copy protected, therefore the backup of same is against most countries law as it requires defeating the copy protection on the disk in ordet to do so.

    That also puts it against the forum rules...
     
  3. PCG342

    PCG342 Banned Thread Starter

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    actually, the owner is allowed to make a backup copy, usually.
     
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    PCG342 Banned Thread Starter

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    Thing is, they're already on my hard drive. I wanna know if putting both CDs on one DVD will work.
     
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    Actually, if it's copy protected, they're not legal to copy in the US. Since you're in the US, that would apply to you.
     
  7. PCG342

    PCG342 Banned Thread Starter

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    Well, thus far, copy+paste has given me no problems, with all due respect. I just wanna know if taking a two-disc game/application and putting it on a single DVD will work before I try it and make a frisbee.
     
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