View Full Version : I've just got PaintShop Pro v7 and a CD-RW
01-12-2003, 02:42 PM
Finally bought my X-Mas and B-Day pressies:
Paint Shop Pro v7 Anniversary Addition and
48x24x48 Liteon CD-RW, with nero software thrown in.
Installing the CD-RW was a pain, though. Being a software engineer I hate hardware stuff anyway, and my Gateway Desktop PC does not exactly give you easy access to the CD ROM's screws. Finally, getting the power cable out of the existing CD ROM was hard work. I had to tie a piece of string around the plastic power plug thingy and pull using a screwdriver. Even then it would hardly budge at first.
But the hours of work have paid off, my PC is back together with a fast CD ROM and I can (at last) do full back-ups of all my stuff.
And Paint Shop Pro v7 is just the icing on the cake.
01-12-2003, 03:53 PM
That is so great Zaccheus!
I hate to tell you this but you should have installed it into a different PC...MINE! ;)
01-13-2003, 06:23 PM
Say that's great "Z" but sorry you had a time installing it :( Of course, you might not be able to backup all your stuff...like Thief since it has a copy protection thrown in...and like my game for Diablo II...I was trying to make a dup of the Expansion disk but couldn't seem to be able to get it done so it could be recognized...double :( :( I have one other option perhaps..instead of copying everything to the HDD and trying to copy into a disk, I do have a feature that says to make a disk copy. In order to make that work though I'd have to turn on my other puter that is ported into this one since it has a CD-ROM that I made shareable..so maybe that might work yet? Have to make some time to do it but I'll give that a try one of these days. :)
Your going to enjoy PSP...if you haven't used it before it takes some trial and error for a bit but once you get onto it, it's a really neat graphic proggie...can do all kinds of goodies with it! Have fun and Good Hunting! :)
01-14-2003, 04:28 AM
I'm only going to back-up the data on my harddrive (photos of my cat, FMs, C++ source code etc), and not existing CD-ROMs that I have.
We have PSP7 at work (that's what I modified the TRC v1.1 maps with). Love it.
Wonce I've figured out how to do it properly, I'll finish my auto map tutorial (using PSP layers).
01-14-2003, 07:29 AM
Happy belated Birthday Zaccheus! :D
01-14-2003, 03:30 PM
If you are planning to make backup copies of your games that are on CD, be warned that you often cannot just do a CD-2-CD copy. You'll need something like CloneCD (http://elby.ch/english/products/clone_cd/). I also got the LiteOn (one model before yours) because it supports all the RAW modes needed for CloneCD to copy almost any CD. I also got Nero with the LiteOn CD-RW drive but still ended up using CloneCD to make good working copies.
It's been awhile since I used CloneCD. Unless they've improved the auto-detection of copy protection schemes, I remember getting Clony XXL as a front-end to CloneCD; it would detect the copy protection scheme, if any, and configure the settings in CloneCD accordingly.
01-14-2003, 08:35 PM
Hmmm, I just checked out your link Vanguard and one thing has me bothered some regarding this proggie...says VIA busmaster in particular interest to me, says they off times have problems with their program and to use MS's instead :( Not thrilled about that idea since my system needs to use what I have. I have the page bookmarked in case I might give it a try if my way doesn't work??? However, I assume you bought it and has that other feature your talking about included in it (the Cloney XXL ???) whatever that is :D Ta and Good Hunting!
01-17-2003, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by littlek
Happy belated Birthday Zaccheus! :D
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