I have a copy of a very old and obscure software CD (circa 2004). The disc uses SafeDisc copy protection and needs to be in the CD tray for the program to run.
I have been using the original CD under Wine on Linux without a hitch for years. However, a few weeks ago, the CD became damaged and is no longer viable.
Fortunately, I do have an ISO backup of the CD created with Alcohol 120%, meaning it contains all the protection data needed by the program to verify the CD. In Windows, all I have to do is mount the ISO with a disc emulator such as Alcohol 120% or MagicISO and the program runs flawlessly.
Is there a similar way to mount the ISO under Linux or directly under Wine with copy protection emulation such that the SafeDisc data is accessible? I have tried the native GUI mount methods in Wine as well as the Linux mount utility (
mount -o loop src.iso /media/cdrom), etc. etc, but none of these methods emulate SafeDisc copy protection.
I should note that I have received permission from the publisher to circumvent the SafeDisc DRM to run it on Linux as long as I don't disclose that I am doing so. They also no longer make the software or have any old CDs in their inventory.