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#904197 - 07/28/13 02:13 AM Re: Burning a DVD disc [Re: aserID]
aserID Offline
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Homer- wave

Thanks for your efforts
in trying to help me.

By what I've read thus
far, burning DVD's with
my XP won't be possible--
I'll need burning software
to do it.

Again, thanks for
responding to my post.

Aser

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#904198 - 07/28/13 02:42 AM Re: Burning a DVD disc [Re: aserID]
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Jenny100-

I appreciate your
suggestions -- this is
what I've been wanting
to hear!

Thank you so much!

Aser

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#904220 - 07/28/13 08:02 AM Re: Burning a DVD disc [Re: aserID]
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One thing to check is does your computer have some software on it that would work. My Hewlett Packard. XP came with a program called Sonic on it . I burn DVD's with that. Make sure you don't already have something.


Edited by Winfrey (07/28/13 01:09 PM)
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#904267 - 07/28/13 12:33 PM Re: Burning a DVD disc [Re: Winfrey]
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aser I just Googled "free dvd burner software for xp" and found several sites offering free software. Maybe this is something you'd like to look into.
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#905867 - 08/05/13 01:45 AM Re: Burning a DVD disc [Re: aserID]
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Winfrey- wave

My XP doesn't have such
a program installed, un-
fortunately. But I really
appreciate your suggestion.

Aser thanks

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#905870 - 08/05/13 02:14 AM Re: Burning a DVD disc [Re: aserID]
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Homer- wave

Thanks, again, for your
help!

My computer's at the PC
shop right now, but I'll
certainly look into these
sites as soon as I can.
I"m posting this from a
friend's laptop!

Aser thanks

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#906276 - 08/07/13 12:54 AM Re: Burning a DVD disc [Re: aserID]
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You're welcome, aser.
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#907712 - 08/14/13 03:51 AM Re: Burning a DVD disc [Re: aserID]
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Hey, gang-- wave

After you've burned a game
to a DVD, does the disc play
the same as the original game--
that is, will the disc respond
to the same commands as in the
original, i.e., saving, loading,
selecting options, etc.?

Obviously, I'm referring only
to games that are allowed to be
burned.

What do you think, guys?

Aser rah


Edited by aserID (08/14/13 03:54 AM)

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#907724 - 08/14/13 06:37 AM Re: Burning a DVD disc [Re: aserID]
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Aser,

What you burn to the disk are the game files "before" installation.
You don't play the game from the disk.
The disk you create will be just like one you get in a boxed copy.
In other words, when you put the disk in your computer, the process of installation on your hard drive starts.
Clear as mud?
Sometimes I think I'm so clear and I'm really just confusing.
If so, take heart, Draclvr or Jenny100 or InlandAZ will be along!
grin

Gil.
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#908303 - 08/17/13 04:55 AM Re: Burning a DVD disc [Re: aserID]
aserID Offline
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Gil- wave
Thanks for responding to my
post. And you've come across
loud and clear -- the failure
of clarity lies with me, not
you.
I burned a disc a few days ago
and the disc wouldn't respond to
certain commands. I was hoping,
after a little feedback, that I
could pinpoint where I went
wrong.
But, maybe I'll figure it out
one of these days. Thanks for
getting back to me, Gil.

Aser rah

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#908324 - 08/17/13 08:58 AM Re: Burning a DVD disc [Re: aserID]
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What commands were they? I'll bet we can still help you figure this out.
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#908329 - 08/17/13 09:46 AM Re: Burning a DVD disc [Re: aserID]
Jenny100 Offline
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Originally Posted By: aserID

I burned a disc a few days ago
and the disc wouldn't respond to
certain commands. I was hoping,
after a little feedback, that I
could pinpoint where I went
wrong.

You're not giving us much to work with.
What type of disc did you burn?
A movie disc?
A game disc?
Did you use burning software to copy the disc directly?

If it's a game disc, what did you burn to disc?
Did you burn the files for installing the game?
Or did you try burning the files from a folder that was already installed?

Most games will not play directly from a DVD, though they will install from a DVD. Running a game involves temporary changes in files, and this can't be done if the files are in a game folder that's on a burned DVD.

Most games on DVD have copy "protection" built into the DVD (should be called copy prevention). Unless the game files are altered before burning (using NoCD's and sometimes altered dll files or other files), these discs will not run the game without the original DVD in the drive -- not the copy.

Most movie DVD's also have copy "protection."

Without knowing what you're trying to copy and run, it's hard to know where the problem might be.

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#910103 - 08/26/13 06:00 AM Re: Burning a DVD disc [Re: aserID]
aserID Offline
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Drac-
Thanks for trying to help me.

Jenny-
A few days ago, I uninstalled
both my game and burning software,
reinstalled them later and started
all over again. I also uninstalled
a couple of downloaders from my sys-
tem (which I should have done from
the very beginning) in the event they
were contributing to my problem.

Apparently, something worked here,
because the game is now playing as it
should with all of the commands being
responsive. Was the problem caused by a
glitch in my system, or the downloaders?
I think the latter. But, I don't know.

I used burning software for my game
and a DVD+RW disc. Also, I don't in-
tend to, nor will I ever, burn movies,
albums or anything else unrelated to
games; and any game that I burn will be
hassle-free, so I'm not worried about
"copy protection."

Thank you, Jenny.

Aser

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#910120 - 08/26/13 07:35 AM Re: Burning a DVD disc [Re: aserID]
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Glad you managed to fix the problem.
If the downloaders were something that runs in the background, then they may have interfered with the burning.

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#910272 - 08/27/13 01:48 AM Re: Burning a DVD disc [Re: aserID]
aserID Offline
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Thanks, Jenny.

Aser

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