I can make a copy of the first CD and send it to you if you want (I'm sure that won't be a piracy issue since you'd need both CDs to play the game anyway). Or is that one of those games that has some kinda anti-copy protection? If it is, I might be willing to sell you my copy or something.
BTW, have you checked in the budget section of Best Buy or EB? I thought I remember the game being part of one of those dual-jewel game packs.