Play a game without the CD

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by wingman411, Jun 13, 2003.

  1. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    I know there is a program that allows you to play a CD based game without having to keep puting in the CD, I just can't remember where I saw it.
     
  2. rj2

    rj2 Guest

    i do believe you are looking for a crack for whatever game.best to look elsewhere for that
     
  3. monmusion

    monmusion OSNN Addict

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    Actually, if you have plenty of hard drive space you can make an image of the cd, and use daemon tools to make a virtual drive, so its like you have the cd in the cd-rom. I do this with a few games, makes it easier instead of switching, and I also find that it makes games run smoother sometimes.
     
  4. Shade2074

    Shade2074 OSNN Addict

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    I haven't tried the above but you can easily do the same thing using a program called alcohol 120% found here Alcohol Soft they have a setting to creat virtual drives. It works with everything cd, not just games, but movies, music pretty much everything on cd or dvd. BUT like above you need to have the harddrive space for it to work becuase what your doing is mounting a cd or dvd image that will be on your hard drive.

    If it is a specific game that your looking to get to work, you may just do a google search for "gamename no-cd patch" I'd give you a link to a specific site, but the site has cracks too and i'm not sure if a link to that site would be allowed here.

    Good luck

    Check your PM for a good site.
     
  5. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    I use both Alcohol 120% and Daemon Tools.
    Alcohol to make the image of the CD, then Daemon Tools to mount the image to a virtual drive, making it seem like the CD is in the drive 24/7 without it actually being there! :D

    If you owe the original CDs then a no-cd patch is ok... but do not post sites... :)
    *looks around for mods* :p
     
  6. Shade2074

    Shade2074 OSNN Addict

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    This may save you a step. I'm not sure if you are aware but you can mount your image with Alcohol 120% (that's why i hadn't heard of daemon tools i didn't need it.) If you open Alcohol 120% look for this:
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    click on virtual drives.
    you'll get a screen that looks like this:
    [​IMG]
    If you set the number to < 0 it will make that many virtual drives. (to get rid of them set the number back to 0)
    Now all you do is use windows explorer and right click on one of your virtual drives and select mount image... your good to go :)
    maybe that will save you a step or two, now you can use Alcohol120% for making an image AND mounting it too. :D
     
  7. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Didn't know that! Thanks... I'll give it a try!

    RaG
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    [​IMG]

    Yup.. No links please, I often use images to use things off CD/Virtual drives, it's just a lot easier, esspecially If its something that you use a lot then you can just leave the image mounted. :)
     
  9. Shade2074

    Shade2074 OSNN Addict

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    Glad I was able to help :)


    I figured links wouldn't be good. I agree it's a win win situation all around if you have the extra space, load times are shorter and no need to worry about those curious scratches and syrup on the bottom of the cd's (I have kids )[​IMG]
     
  10. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    the latest version of Clone CD also has a virtual drive facility built in - I use this for GTA3 and FIFA2003 mostly as they're the CDs I use more often than others :)
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    hehe, scratches I can relate to, no syrup on my CD's tho :D

    jonifen, I'd heard about the clone Cd thing, haven't had a chance to try it yet though.
    Any idea if it's funtional in the trial version?, I'm not really a CCD person, but wouldnt mind giving the virtual cd feature a try :)
     
  12. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    The main advantage Daemon Tools has over "Alcohol" is that it is free!
    Agreed that Alcohol seems to have more comprehensive options.
     
  13. Shade2074

    Shade2074 OSNN Addict

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    Ahhhh very good point, and one that I had oversighted. D'oh! should have mentioned that too. Thank you for pointing that out though
    :D
     
  14. yoyo

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    Since many people already have Nero installed, thought I'd mention that it also includes a virtual cd drive.
    Click Nero Image Drive Installer in the Start menu program folder.
     
  15. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    i wont add a link but its called game copy world

    now try makin that into a URL with a www. and a .com

    and the site is not illegal b4 mod's start deleting
     
  16. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    LOL

    I get my game fixes from there
    it is a legal site

    also a good place to look is megagames

    :cool:
     
  17. JSylvia007

    JSylvia007 OSNN Junior Addict

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    I use all three of them, (Nero, Alcohol, and DT), and To be honest, they all work pretty much the same. The only thing that I have noticed is that Nero has a hard time with COPY PROTECTED CD's. Alcohol makes a great image, for mounting with either of the three tho.

    ~Jake