View Full Version : Scratched Grim Fandango CD
02-16-2005, 06:47 PM
Okay, so, somehow, my Grim Fandango Disc A got scratched up. I have no idea how, but I suspect my ancient and creaky laptop of something; its CD drive has been having issues lately (it's in a bit of a downward slide and shoud hopefully kick the bucket sometime soon). I thought it worked fine, since I told it to "resume last saved game," my last save was somewhere in Year 3, and it worked fine. But trying to start a new game results in my computer hanging up for a long time until it finally crashes back to the desktop.
So, since I bought this game about a year ago...is there a way I can get a replacement disc from LucasArts, or am I going to have to buy the game over again?
02-16-2005, 07:58 PM
Uh, I'm not sure. Both my game CDs (in the cardboard sleeve thing) cracked when I was in the process of moving a few years ago, and I eventually just spent 10 bucks on a new copy (jewel case). I imagine it might be worth finding out, but do you have proof of purchase? I think you have to destroy some part of the instruction manual or game box to obtain it :(
Even if the game can't play itself properly, have you tried giving the CD's a good wipedown and burning copies of them? Occasionally you can get a successful burn from a CD even if its scratched, and then just use those instead. Not a guarantee, but worth a shot.
02-17-2005, 09:30 AM
Well, good news. I tried polishing up the original CD a bit and then burning a copy, and it worked. The burned copy is able to launch the game, at least, so I'm assuming all the data was recovered fine. Whew. Thanks for your help!
02-07-2007, 10:48 AM
Dude, where did you find another copy of GF? I've been looking all over. And even if you could find a downloadable full version for me that would be fine. Just anything. Please. - Very desperate.
02-07-2007, 12:11 PM
Dude, where did you find another copy of GF? I've been looking all over. And even if you could find a downloadable full version for me that would be fine. Just anything. Please. - Very desperate. Quite simple: eBay (http://www.ebay.com/)! :)
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