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#121971 - 03/19/03 10:27 PM Re: Another Sanitarium explosion
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I think it broke on me on chapter 4-5 maybe where did it break on anyone else maybe that doesnt have anything to do with it. Just a thought.

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#121972 - 03/19/03 10:46 PM Re: Another Sanitarium explosion
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I also had a defective first cd. I played the game for about 2 minutes and then noticed my cd-rom acting strange and the game would not play. I removed the cd and it had a hairline crack from the middle hole outward. I am sure it was borderline explosion. I have recently replaced the game, but, I plan on copying it before playing.
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#121973 - 03/20/03 10:49 AM Re: Another Sanitarium explosion
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Registered: 01/16/02
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Loc: Long Island, N.Y.
My disc exploded in the courtyard. I'd like to get another game, but I'm afraid that the same thing would happen. Does anybody have any ideas about this?
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#121974 - 03/20/03 02:29 PM Re: Another Sanitarium explosion
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Play it with a slow drive I guess. Or get something like CD Bremse, which forces your drive to spin at a slower rate.

I may try to copy my Sanitarium CD's and play from the copies. It seems that at least some of the original Sanitarium CD's may have been made from a brittle type of plastic.

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#121975 - 03/21/03 10:25 PM Re: Another Sanitarium explosion
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My husband has found a software program called "Game Drive" it has you make a virtual copy with its program and then it lets you play the game without the cd. But we found out as long as your using it it overrides your cd-rom and you have to run cd through the game drive program but not copy them. If you would like to use it it is free for the first 30 days. It worked for my hubby with pool of radiance. Dont have to change disc's.

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#121976 - 03/22/03 09:33 AM Re: Another Sanitarium explosion
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Thanks for the info Josie. I'm waiting for Dell to send me my new CD drive. Maybe I'll look into it then.
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#121977 - 03/22/03 11:52 AM Re: Another Sanitarium explosion
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Registered: 03/07/03
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eek Good heavens, the disc EXPLODED? I love this game but not enough to try it in my newish computer.... gack, good luck to those who've been bombed by the disc. frown
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#121978 - 03/22/03 01:52 PM Re: Another Sanitarium explosion
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Probably not "EXPLODED" so much as "was torn apart."
A 52X CD drive is enormously fast and if there's any kind of hairline crack in the CD, the centrifugal force can tear the CD apart. When you consider how fast the CD is spinning in the drive, it isn't surprising that it's like an explosion.

Like I said, if your drive works with CD Bremse and can be made to spin slower, there shouldn't be a problem.

Also, I have a CDRW that lets you choose the speed at which the drive spins. I right-click the drive letter in Explorer, choose Properties, and there is a Settings tab with a drop-down menu box that lets me choose the drive's maximum speed. Mine goes as slow as 8X. This is with a Plextor drive. Maybe other CDRW brands have something similar.

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#121979 - 03/24/03 02:52 PM Re: Another Sanitarium explosion
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My hubby found out what his problem was whith his computer was with that Game Drive program was. He has another program called "Tweik Mu" I think and the settings on that made it override the game settings, so you shouldnt have any problem.

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#121980 - 03/30/03 11:18 PM Re: Another Sanitarium explosion
Josie Offline
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Oh, if anyone is interested in the "GameDrive" Program you can buy it a Best Buy for $19.99 my hubby bought it today. He likes it, it keeps him from haveing to swap his cd's out and maybe scratch them.

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