Topic: SecuROM question
I've been avoiding my secuROM discs for a while now because of the inability to 1:1 compare the checksums, but I want to jump in and take care of them now. My only concern is that the guide is fairly vague on what a good dump is.
I notice when I dump it in Alcohol 120% that I get an *.mdf and a *.mds file, but the guide says I only need to keep the mds file. Is there a way I can attach the mds descriptor to the iso I dumped with isobuster? Or do I also have to keep the mdf file in my backup?
I've tried hex editing the mdf file and switching the *...m.d.f to *...i.s.o, but this just causes the resulting file to be unmountable.
also this might be a dumb question, but is there any possible way to get an 100% accurate descriptor file or is this just one of those things that our drives can't do 1:1?
edit: this is regarding CD SecuROM. I just dumped a DVD and apparently the mdf & iso I created match checksums and I can hex edit the mds to load it as iso without problems.
edit: So none of my DVDs are dumping properly. I've tried 8x and 1x speeds so far for the mds, but I keep getting error 1000 or unable to find original disc when mounted in alcohol. Is the plextor bad for DPM analysis?
secondedit: Yeah, dumped another mds at 8x on my laptop and it got through copy protection. Not sure what's up with my Plextor.