View Full Version : Alcholo 120% and CD-RW Drives

01.12.2002, 06:44
Does anyone know what CD-RW drives alcholo 120% works with? I just both a SAMSUNG SW-248 Drive from best buy for $40.00 (Retail Price $89.99) it was part of the Early Bird Friday Special. In any case I am not sure if it will BURN ALL my games when I use Alcholo 120%. I have not opened the drive yet becauase if it is most going to help me with my game burning then it is pointless.

Any suggestions as to what I should get in a CD Burner? Here is what the SAMSUN SW-248 has:

Date Transfer Rate
Record 48x
Rewrite 16x
Read 48x

Burt Transfer Rate
PIO MOde 4
DMA Mode 2
Ultra DMA Mode 2

Recording Capacity
CD-RW Disc 700/650MB
CD-R Disc 800/700/650/550MB


Buffer Memory
8MB (I think this is a lot more than most other drives on the market right now)

Flash Memory

Supports Disc

Writing Method
DAO (Disco At Once);
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TAO (Track At Once);
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SAO, Session AT Once);
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Multi Session, Packet Writing (Variable, Fixed Packet)

I don't see anything about RAW and from what I have read in various post it appears that you want RAW becuase will allow for 1:1 copying. Am I correct in this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

01.12.2002, 08:13
Alcohol series software supported CD/DVD Recorders List :
Hope it can help you.

04.12.2002, 03:22
Latest copyprotections like Securom 4.8x etc. cannot be copied anyway!

04.12.2002, 08:30
yup... that's unfortunately right, SwENSkE... if somebody cares:

(taken from the official Alcohol 120% support forum):
| consider this: Securom works with variations in the radial widh of the
| spiral track on the glass master cd. These variations are detected using
| timing measurement during the start of the games. So if you want a real
| 1:1 copy you need to create the exactly same variations in the spiral
| track of a cdr media. As the spiral track is already existing on a cdr
| media the moment you buy it in a shop, a 1:1 copy is not possible in the
| moment.
| The only chance to do something like a 1:1 copy is to manipulate the cdr
| in a way that the timing measurement during game start "thinks" there
| are the correct variations in the spiral track. This is what Blindwrite does
| with these twin sectors, but this is no real 1:1 copy, this is something
| like cheating the detection routine.
| So a 1:1 copy is technically not possible until we get cdr media without
| pre-existing spiral track and burners able to create the spiral track
| before writing the actual data. written by Sloopy_DE

23.01.2003, 14:57
I tried to copy Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 using Clone CD (before i found this site!) and gave the copy to my friends son but of course it would not play. I get the opening screen with the helterskelter but that is it. From what I can gather on this site there is nothing i can do to get the copy of the game to work?

23.01.2003, 16:05
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