Can I make a copy of my Sims 3 disk?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by KevKaos, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. KevKaos macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2006
    Baltimore, Maryland USA
    I am such a noob in the Mac world, I have no idea if this is do-able or not. When I was using Windows machines, I would always burn a backup of my game disks, and then play using the backup and store my original disk. Can I do the same on my iMac? I have a new copy of Sims 3, and I want to copy it and use the copy. Not trying to do anything illegal. Just protecting my investment.
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    This is from OS X 10.4.11, but it should be similar if not the same for a newer OS:

    Duplicating a CD or DVD
    You can use Disk Utility to quickly copy many types of CDs and DVDs. In the steps below, you'll create a disk image of the disc, and then use that image to burn copies.

    Disk Utility cannot create usable copies of discs that use an incompatible format or are copy protected. These include most movie DVDs and audio CDs and some software and data discs.

    1. Insert the CD or DVD disc in your computer's optical drive and select it in the list of disks and volumes.
    2. Choose File > New > "Disk Image from [name of disc]."
    3. Type a name for the disk image.
    4. Choose "compressed" or "read-only" from the Image Format pop-up menu.
      Choose "compressed" to create a smaller disk image, and choose "read-only" to create a disk image that's quicker to create and open.
    5. Click Save.
    6. After Disk Utility creates the disk image, eject the original CD or DVD.
    7. Select the disk image in the list of disks and volumes, and choose Images > Burn.
    8. When the Burn Disc dialog appears, insert a blank CD or DVD, and then click Burn.
    You can continue using the disk image to create as many duplicate discs as you need.​
  3. KevKaos thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2006
    Baltimore, Maryland USA
    Thank you for the response and directions. It may not work for my wants, but I will surely give it a try.

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