Mechwarrior 2 scratched disc

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Mechwarrior 2 scratched disc

Postby DamienC » 2017-1-11 @ 19:04

My disc is bad like the title says. Has a pretty decent gouge: http://i.imgur.com/oDCK53K.png

Can't complete an install in pure DOS and can't get a good BIN/CUE rip. Can anyone provide me with a good BIN/CUE image of this disc? I've got the Retail Netmech version, the "best" version of the game according to mech2.org: http://mech2.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=281

Proof of ownership: http://i.imgur.com/FQIfNDF.png

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Mechwarrior 2 scratched disc

Postby liqmat » 2017-1-11 @ 19:21

Depending on where you live most larger cities have at least one or two places that will resurface CDs, DVDs, etc. I do it all the time and it usually is cheaper than $3 a disc. The one I go to in the Seattle area does a first pass of stripping a very thin layer off and if the scratch is really bad the same machine can do a light sanding\polishing job on the surface which usually does the trick on the bad scratches. Look for a retro game shop with a resurfacing machine in your area would be my first go at it.
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Re: Mechwarrior 2 scratched disc

Postby DamienC » 2017-1-11 @ 21:25

I'll look into it but don't think resurfacing will work here. You can definitely see through the disc if you hold it up to the light so I think it's screwed.
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Re: Mechwarrior 2 scratched disc

Postby liqmat » 2017-1-12 @ 02:17

DamienC wrote:I'll look into it but don't think resurfacing will work here. You can definitely see through the disc if you hold it up to the light so I think it's screwed.


Ouch! Yeah. Nevermind then if it has a hole. I had a Future Cop LAPD PC game disc like that on the outer edges and it was toast. Oh well. You can't fix that kind of data loss.
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Re: Mechwarrior 2 scratched disc

Postby DamienC » 2017-1-12 @ 16:02

liqmat wrote:Oh well. You can't fix that kind of data loss.


Yep, what I figured. It's all good though, someone on Reddit with an identical disc was able to send me a disc image.
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Re: Mechwarrior 2 scratched disc

Postby Tommaso72 » 2017-1-27 @ 22:33

I am glad you found it, now if someone would send me the 3.5 inch disk image of a robot fighting game I have that contains 14 disks lol. All 13 work except for disk 2, and who ever heard of a 14 disk game anyway - crazy lol.

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