How do you copy "copy-proof" CDs?

By hashalfabrain
Apr 20, 2005
  1. I've read that you can use a black marker but from which rim to you mark it? The inner or outer circle? Anybody know?

  2. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    Question is, WHY are you trying to copy a "copy-proof" CD?

    Because there are a lot of techniques, some not so legal.

    I've done the marker trick, but I wouldn't trust it, you never know if you "mark" to much and then trash your data. Or even if that is the encryption type they use.

    I usually do three things with disks:
    1. I use my Nero, because Nero can copy a "copyright" disk, it just warns you about it.

    2. I try to make an ISO to use with a program like DaemonTools. Using, WinISO perhaps. Or any program that can create an ISO. Use the ISO to burn a new disk, or use a CD-emulator program.

    3. If that doesn't work, and the disk has heavy anti-copy mechanizms, there is a program called GamesXcopy, which may not be available anymore, which can make a backup image of a disk including ALL it's encryption mechanizms. Problem there is that this image is only for use with GamesXcopy, it's NOT an image that can be placed back on CD, because of the way it works. I use that for disks like Half Life, Battlefield, Doom3. So I don't have to put a disk in to play.

    hope that leads you somewhere
  3. TDawg

    TDawg TS Rookie Posts: 126

    Just rip the disk with alcohol 120%
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