mdf and mds files are not just alcohol files..other dvd/cdr software make images with this file extension..like dvd decryptor as an example..when theres .001 or similiar on the end of the file name its divided into 2 segments because the copy program was set to defaults for that recording..if daemon cant load the mds file then it is damaged..if it can then u will see the whole original dvd or cd and it will be as a drive..u can convert the the cd files to an iso. nrg or cue etc but only the cue will copy the protection, and the other conversions like iso etc just convert the disc to normal data.
when making copies..always do a cue file as this holds the copy protection needed..nero etc doesnt do that.
i use blindwrite to copy all games as it copies the protections automatically and so far i have had a 99% success..
this is what i have found from the many copies i have made of dvds and cds..
iso buster etc are good programs for converting from mdf to bin/cue..if u make an iso image it will be smaller in most cases..
now no more swearing please kids..
i have also found that if u dont have a dvd drive u cant mount a dvd image..SOMETIMES..dunno why..maybe its got something to do with the region
Just a note to everyone,
I burn Movies in VCD, SVCD, DIVX, DVD, and Playstation Games as well as X-Box Games....
and with everything I do I only use a very limited number of programs... JUST A FEW... IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE MADE THAT COMPLICATED
STOMP Record Now Max or also known as SONIC Record NOW Deluxe. Is a perfect program for burning almost “ANY” Format of Image File to CD OR DVD. It will do Movies Playstation Games X-Box Games It will Do ISO Images, MDF Files, Bin Cue Images, AND TONS MORE.... AND IS VERY STABLE PROGRAM, IF ANY ONE NEEDS THIS PROGRAM PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I CAN FIND A WAY TO GET IT TO YOU SOMEHOW>>>>>>
Good Ol' NERO Burning Rom I use this Exclusively when I have a DVD IFO & VOB FILES a nd am authoring a DVD...
I Don’t have to mess with Alcohol or any other programs to burn, THESE TWO WORK FOR EVERYTHING.
I use CDR-WIN when doing Karaoke CD’s but thats a different story alltogether.
I only Use WIN-RAR to extract Images
When Ripping a Retail DVD I only use “Smart Ripper, it is so simple & user friendly that your 6 yr old kid could use it and it will rip a Retail DVD in less than 20 min.
And when done Ripping (If the Disc is larger than 4.5 Gig, There is only 1 Program to use to Process it down to size so you can burn in NERO, That is DVD2one again very simple point & Click to use and will process an entire DVD in less than 20 min. It even Gives you the option to process the entire DVD with Menus and extras or just the Video for higher bitrate movies in certain situations, You can even pick which Audio Tracks you wish to include or exclude with the click of a button...
There are so many programs put there that scare people off because of how complex they are but I am here to let you know, they are not necessary and I have tried them all...
I can get 5 movies in the mail from NetFlix at Noon and have them all Ripped, Processed & Burned with less than 15min of actual work and less than 5 hours of Prrocessing time... Back in their Envelopes an in the mail box to ship off and get another 5 in 3 Days...
If anyone has any questions or wants copies of these programs just email me and I can either point you in the right direction or find a way to get them to you....
Hi there... I’ve gone through the entire thread of this post and I thought I followed burning mds/mdf files along the way but since I’ve now just gotten ISOBuster I’m having to admit that I’m lost... Can I please have someone give me a straight forward explanation as to how to burn MDS/MDF files or how to convert to bin/cue (Which I’ve used before)
Also are MDS/MDF pc games or only for playstation? I personally downloaded -moderated- and it’s in 3 cd’s but in these formats... It’s listed as a PC game however an earlier post said something about playstation so I’m no longer sure...
One more thing... What is alcohol 120%? I use BitTorrent for my searching and Nero for burning...
Thanks for any help you can give... :)
I’ve got a problem with rome total war. Ive got the game from a friend and have the .mdf files. However i have not been supplied with the .mds files. Is there a program that allows you to create the .mds files?
I have tried using an exsisting .mds file from another game to mount the rome total war image. However i’ve had no such luck, the coding in the .mds file is too complex and just comes out as shit when viewed.
reply to no mds file:
u dont need a mds file to copy the mdf file..load the image with a program like daemon..then either convert that image to another image file like an .iso clone cd etc..if its a copy protected game then make sure u make a cue sheet or using blindwrite it will also make a copy of the protection.
isobuster and similiar are good for coverting..if u cant load the image with daemon then the image is corrupted..mdf, mds files are not just alcohol files as i have already said here..dvd decryptor also uses this file extension and is the best file for making a copy of a dvd movie from my experience..now other people will say otherwise
u cant use another mds file from another copied cd/dvd as it has the contents details of that particular cd/dvd...
just get daemon(i have daemon 346)..a small file that is invaluable..
search in google and u will find it.
i use blindwrite to make most of my copies of my games as a backup,and they have all worked in 99% of cases.
I make backup of my sons games as they are too costly to replace, then copy the image to a dvd/cd..u will find in many cases the image is larger than the original disc..that because it does a complete profile of the disc..always copy the image to disc not burn image..works for me..no problems with safedisk protection at all..silent hill 3 was easy..i just loaded the image
I’m running into some copy protection issues. I used ClonyXXL and found that the protection was Securom *NEW. Then, I tried to use alcohol 120 and selected the datatype pull down menu in the left bottom corner to “securom *new” but it didn’t seem to fix the problem. The game keeps telling me to insert the “original disk instead of a backup." Am I out of luck? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Re: daemon and others
the reason why daemon is looking for cd 2 is because you still have the cd1 loaded still.... so unlaod image then load the other image..or u can right click and make up to 4 drives to use as a drive to load images then all u do is laod all images at once and hopefully the game will find the cds automatically..
Alcohol 120% needs to have some adjustments for many games even tho there is a drop down menu to automatically do the protection, but alcohol do have a program that does all this for u..'Alcoholor Multiprofiler 4.1'
But as I have said..i use Blindwrite then load the image..99% success rate so far..Securerom is tricky to copy but my guess its the cd copy protections and not Securerom..when u use Daemeon have all emulations on..even with Alcohol Daemon fixes any problems..hope this helps..
Buy rewrtitables then test the image first or the cd burn..then u can adjust any settings in reading the CD..
email me the name of the Game please or post in Forum.
alcohol normally copy this protection..my guess its the cd checks..cant do anything about it in some cases..
try blindwrite..look around and go to gamecopyworld.com or gameburnworld.com..lotsa help there..
The game is -moderated-. After some searching online, it seems that it might not be possible to make this work -- at least not yet. It continues to tell me to insert the original disk. It is very possible I’m doing something wrong, however, although I think I’ve followed the previous posts fairly well. If you have any information about making a copy of this game, I would be greatly appreciative. Thank you for the help.
I’ll also try blindwrite 5 and those sites you mentioned and see what I can come up with...thanks
Yeah, Sam. It asks for the CD, becuase there are files that identify it as the actual CD that can’t be burned to a copy. there are cracks to take care of that.
Just donload, drag and replace.
Have you done that with this particular game? Because I’ve tried everything to copy it to disc (alcohol 120, daemon tools, clonyxxl....etc) and it still doesn’t work. I think the copy protection is just hard to beat.
I’ve been playing it using a nocd crack, however, and it seems to work fine.