Request for repairing my UT99 CD image

Do you search a certain mutator, mod, skin, map, everything else?
User avatar
Barbie
Godlike
Posts: 2153
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:01 pm
Location: moved without proper hashing

Request for repairing my UT99 CD image

Post by Barbie » Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:13 pm

My first contact with Unreal was with a CD that was an addition to a graphic card, then UT99 came as an addition to another graphic card. Unfortunately the UT99 CD was vanished and so I bought a version of UT99; all this was years ago. With v469 I wanted to install that on an original fresh installed UT99, but that §$%&! CD has errors (see H2CDImage-UT99-CD.jpg).

Now my request: if anyone has the same CD ("UT_CD1_400D") it would be nice if he can complete my ISO image - only 786 sectors are missing. I have scratched all other sectors with the program H2CDImage.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
"Multiple exclamation marks," he went on, shaking his head, "are a sure sign of a diseased mind." --Terry Pratchett

User avatar
papercoffee
Godlike
Posts: 9987
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:36 am
Personal rank: coffee addicted !!!
Location: Cologne, the city with the big cathedral.

Re: Request for repairing my UT99 CD image

Post by papercoffee » Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:22 pm

Oh no it's CD rot ... :?
Some CDs, mostly the home burned one will become unreadable with time.

Maybe one of our collectors can help?

User avatar
EvilGrins
Godlike
Posts: 8239
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:12 pm
Personal rank: God of Fudge
Location: Palo Alto, CA

Re: Request for repairing my UT99 CD image

Post by EvilGrins » Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:11 pm

Why not seek out Unreal Anthology? It has all the patches in its install, minus 469 and the newest MonsterHunt.

Though, on a side note, I do actually still have the original installation for UT... both CDs. Might have more than 1 set, vaguely recall a friend giving me his on top of the ones I already had.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
http://unreal-games.livejournal.com/
Image
medor wrote:Replace Skaarj with EvilGrins :mrgreen:
Smilies · viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13758

User avatar
Barbie
Godlike
Posts: 2153
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:01 pm
Location: moved without proper hashing

Re: Request for repairing my UT99 CD image

Post by Barbie » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:31 pm

EvilGrins wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:11 pm
I do actually still have the original installation for UT... both CDs
Thanks, but it seems to be another version (beside others file "00000409.016" instead of "00000809.016"). So completing the CD sectors is not possible.
"Multiple exclamation marks," he went on, shaking his head, "are a sure sign of a diseased mind." --Terry Pratchett

User avatar
UT Sniper (SJA94)
Masterful
Posts: 693
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:35 pm
Personal rank: noob programmer
Location: England

Re: Request for repairing my UT99 CD image

Post by UT Sniper (SJA94) » Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:12 pm

If the disc is scratched, use an eraser for pencils(not attached to a pencil that's like playing Russian roulette) and rub pretty hard around the area of the scratches, you will eventually smooth the area enough so the laser will be able to read the data without deflecting on deep scratches. I've done this many times over the years and got pretty much every disc to work after trial and error, even ones badly damaged by xbox 360's being nudged while spinning a disc.

User avatar
EvilGrins
Godlike
Posts: 8239
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:12 pm
Personal rank: God of Fudge
Location: Palo Alto, CA

Re: Request for repairing my UT99 CD image

Post by EvilGrins » Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:29 pm

Barbie wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:31 pm
Thanks, but it seems to be another version.
Possible, maybe even likely. My friend was one of the beta testers for UT before it was released, so he likely got one of the first original versions when UT went public.

What year did you get your CD?
http://unreal-games.livejournal.com/
Image
medor wrote:Replace Skaarj with EvilGrins :mrgreen:
Smilies · viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13758