Ripping games

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NJPitcher, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. NJPitcher macrumors regular

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    So I know mactheripper is for dvds, but it won't recognize game dvds. I want to rip the game onto my HD, and make a copy of the disc, but it's obviously protected. What program do I need to either decrypt the disc, or allow me to rip the entire dvd?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    If it isn't something that Utilities->Disk Utility will do (via New Image), it's likely something that we can't officially condone discussion of here. It's technically piracy, even if you're just making a backup disk, and discussion of piracy how-to is prohibited by the site rules.

    Note that I fully believe you're entitled to making backup disks of software you buy... but the government doesn't often agree with that.
     
  3. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    It's probably not protected. You're just not using the right program. I have never seen a Mac Game CD that couldn't be easily backed up using Apple Disk Utility.
     
  4. NJPitcher thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh I didn't know it was against site rules. But if it can be done with the disc tools on the mac, what exactly do I do?
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    See here. Follow the edited version (i.e., the notes at the end). It should work similarly to that. Note that not all games will work this way.
     

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