CD-less CD (we've all heard it before)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NerdUprising, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. NerdUprising

    NerdUprising [ Method ]

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    I would like to be able to run a game without the cd, save myself the hastle.

    I know it violates in some for the eula, but I paid for the game, and I want to be as lazy with it as I want.

    I think that (from what I remember) the process involves copying a cad file, and I assume some reg change, but I've also heard that if you copy entire contents of disk to drive, and install from there it will work, so I'm not sure.

    any suggestions?
     
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    What you could do is get this piece of software called VirtualCD.
    It basically copies the whole CD into an image file that could be access on a virtual drive that is fully accessible as if it's a normal CD drive.
    I had a copy of this about 2 years ago, but lost my copy of it. Used to dump all my games that required a cd to play on to the virtual drive.
     
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    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Daemon Tools
     
  4. NerdUprising

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    thanks for the suggestions :)

    tried VirtualCD, seems to work pretty well
     
  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Are you still using VirtualCD?
    They've released version 5.
     
  6. NerdUprising

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    well thats what I meant, can see how it sounded confusing
    just picked up demo of VirtualCD 5, and that works well, thanks for the suggestion :)
     
  7. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Right! :p

    I've just downloaded it too. Going to try it later.
     
  8. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    i hope i can say this, but the easiest way is to get a no-cd crack for the game you wanna play. that will make it totally hassle free, since you dont have to mount images before playing.
     
  9. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    no cd cracks tend to be blocked from online play, various anti cheats pick up the changed .exe as a hack. im with daemon tools 100% of the way, it can mount an image from 99% of diffrent ripping extensions, it's free to boot, so when the trials have expired on the trialware, use daemon to mount the image and your home free :)
     
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  10. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Shouldn't be talking about cracks/hacks or what have you in this forum.
    And as Gonzo mentioned, it's not very useful when it comes to online gaming.
    One other thing is that not all games will work with that stuff.

    Haven't tried daemon tools though. Wondering if it's the same as VirtualCD. :)
     
  11. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    daemon is just a mounting tool, with various "things" you can activate to work around certain protections. i use it with the "extra's" turned off and medal of honor, battlefield 1942 work just fine. originals sat nice and safe in ther box's :)
     
  12. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    hmm.. still a grey area then? :p
    Might give it a short test before I reformat my machine at the end of the month. ;)
     
  13. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    [​IMG] there is NO grey area in personal backups, if only people would stop assuming it's for warez. if you are the legal owner of the software licence your safe as houses..
     
  14. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    soz man! you didn't say it's backup. :(
    Besides, I did not assume that it's a warez.
     
  15. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    it's the loophole we all use, if you make a rip we have to say it's a backup. don't say sorry to me m8 ;) ya did no wrong, lemme get a quote from the famous gamecopyworld site b4 someone locks the thread LOL :)

    me finks the thread title falls into this grouping ;)
     
  16. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Okay.... I'm saying no more now. I'm getting abused with the reputation thing coz they (the people with power) think I'm not worthy. haha :p
     
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  17. adek

    adek Very xp-erianced

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    I use alcohol 120% for both ripping and playing games which require the cd. Had no probs at all. plus it doubles as a burner as well.
     
  18. Eproxus

    Eproxus Long gone and now back!

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    Off topic, but aren't cracked exe's availiable for download on GameCopyWorld not their property?
     
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  19. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    *Silence*
     
  20. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    lol i gave ya a point back ming ;)

    ahh who gives a .... Eproxus, they been getting round the loophole for years now :)

    GCW are good boys to the likes of cr****.am how do they keep getting away with it. (not putting a full link cus of all the pr0n)