copy protection cd to DMG or ISO

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hyeok, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. hyeok macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2007
    I have searched for this topic, and while I found similar threads, none offered a solution.

    Put simply, I am looking for a CloneCD equivalent to the mac.

    More specifically, I am looking for a program that will copy and/or create disk images (either iso or dmg) of CD-roms or DVD-roms with copy protection on them. Obviously, trying to do this with disk utility or the wonderful open-source disc burning utility "Mac OS X Burn", which does almost everything else, will fail.

    I have a couple of games (some of them are on CD-rom, others are on DVD-rom, and I am sure they have copy protection.) and I want to copy them onto my HDD as some form of a disc image file so I can just mount them when playing the game.

    Any ideas?

    P.S. Please don't bring up legal issues. I bough these games and I am just copying them onto my HDD to play myself while saving some battery power on my laptop. It's not illegal, and more importantly, even if it was, it doensn't matter because I don't find it morally incorrect.

  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    This probably isn't the answer you're looking for but....

    If you have access to a Windows PC you can use several utilities to create an ISO or a copy of a protected CD or DVD. The very popular "Clone CD" was at one time offered for sale on the web but I believe they had to discontinue selling it for legal reasons.

    There is also "DVD Decrypter" and "DVD Shrink" that still should be available for download. Both can remove protection and or make copies of protected CDs and DVDs. Like you, I do not consider it illegal or immoral to copy a disk that I own and have paid for as long as it is for my personal use at home.

    I do not know of an OS X program that can do the same thing, however, DVD Shrink is available for Linux so it wouldn't surprise me if a version is floating around somewhere for OS X. (Unix)

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

  3. nikiski macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2007
    Hong Kong, or Surrey, BC, Canada
    CloneCD is still available from Slysoft. It's a PC application though :p
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    It is also against the rules to discuss software piracy on this forum.
  5. hyeok thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2007
    Hmm, seems like you need to read my entire original post before saying something like that.
  6. tttt1010 macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2009
    i've made a working Battlefield 2142 image with alcohol 120% for PC. But i don no how to do it for Mac. I want to no too
  7. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    It's legal to make a single backup "archival" copy.

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