Nov 8 2003, 03:19 AM
I searched the forums but it doesn't appear that anybody else has come across this problem. I've been playing a HD backup of Hunter the Redeemer (ran ADS media uncheck patch on all xbe's) for about a week and had gotten to the Burial Grounds.
However, today, I cannot "Continue Game" or "Start New Game" --- the message I'm getting is:
There is a problem with the disc you are using. It may be dirty or damaged.
I'm playing this of the HDD!?!?! Is this some new form of copy protection that is on new games? I haven't had any other HDD problems with any other games, this is a first for me. Can anybody help?
Nov 8 2003, 04:13 AM
|QUOTE (boxmaniac @ Nov 7 2003, 11:19 PM)|
| I'm playing this of the HDD!?!?! Is this some new form of copy protection that is on new games? |
I seriously doubt it.
Do you get this problem if you play off the retail disc?
Also what BIOS and chip are you using?
Nov 8 2003, 12:56 PM
I have am Xodus Matrix with Evox D.6 and EvolutionX v1.8.3752 --- I've had no problems with other backups using ADS Media Patch. Redeemer was actually running off the HDD perfectly for about 5 days until last night. In fact, this is the first game out of 100+ games I have tried that has any problems...ironically, it happens to give me problems on one game that I really want to play through.
The whole thing doesn't make sense logically as if there was copy protection, it should have prevented me from playing it at all, much less 10 levels before constantly giving me the "dirty or damaged" error. Now both HDD and DVD-R Backup both give me the same error even though they were both working for the past week or so.
Unfortunately, I can't test it with the original disk now as I've returned it already...oh well, guess I have to borrow it again if nobody else has experienced this anomaly.
Nov 8 2003, 01:54 PM
no copy protection ,, only thing i can suggest are
delete the contents of the chache folder on your E drive and also the Y and/or X drive i dont recall which is the cache drive y or x.
make sure your xbox clock is right,, not evox the msdash,, but also make sure your evox clock is ok too.
too bad you took it back id say re ftp it to your box,.(good thing you returned it,,, game isnt that good.)
Nov 8 2003, 11:19 PM
Well, the game may not be that good for you, but my wife and I love the Hunter series.
Anyways, this morning I had tried various solutions offered by all other posts, especially the GTA3 one:
1. I flashed the bios with the new Evox M7
2. I adjusted the clock
3. I even wiped out my C and E drives and restored it to a past time when I first upgraded it to 120GB HDD
I must have restarted the system over 20 times and it just keeps telling me tha tthe disk is dirty or damaged for both my DVD-R backup and HDD backup.
I gave up.
Had some friends over later on and played a few other games to kill time...Clone Wars, Kung Fu Chaos, Fuzion Frenzy...
After they left, my wife tried Redeemer again and...it worked!
So in a period of about 40 hours I had this game fail, wiped out my saved games and restored them again, wiped out my boot drive and restored it again, upgrade the bios and eventually returned my box to the same state it was yesterday (with the exception of a new BIOS) and after about 8 hours after giving up, it worked again. Go figure.
We'll assume the standard fixes that everybody suggest worked (i.e. latest BIOS, clock settings) but that it takes time after the clock is set for it to work (although Redeemer is the ONLY game that was corrupted and it is NOT the latest game I have). I've never turned off IGR as I've NEVER had any conflicts with it, but I'm happy that we can continue our game.
Thanks to all the experienced folks who replied.
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