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Tony
13-01-2010, 03:54 PM
I have been playing Caesar IV, which requires a CD in the drive before it will start. This is a PITA, so I cloned the CD onto a virtual drive. Now when I try and start the game I get a message:


Please insert the original disc instead of a backup. See http://www.securom.com/no_orig_found for more details.

Is there any way to work around this?

nedkelly
13-01-2010, 04:05 PM
legally possibly not with securom. A nocd fix might work but I tried it with a game with Securom, didn't work at all.

Tony
13-01-2010, 04:16 PM
legally possibly not with securom. A nocd fix might work but I tried it with a game with Securom, didn't work at all.NOCD?

I understand about the dubious legality, but I think this is a case where legality and good sense bang heads a bit. I still have the original CD and am not planning to pass it on, so my conscience is clear.

nedkelly
13-01-2010, 04:47 PM
yeah not sure about nocd fixed being legal. Might be good to google get Caesar IV to work with no cd.

Tony
13-01-2010, 05:53 PM
yeah not sure about nocd fixed being legal. Might be good to google get Caesar IV to work with no cd.What I actually meant is - what is NOCD? Your suggestion of a search is good though.

nedkelly
13-01-2010, 06:06 PM
oh nocd is an exe that you put in place of the exe that starts the game and requires the disk. (BUT Copy the original exe some place safe first), but it does not need the cd to run the game if you get the right version.

pctek
13-01-2010, 06:30 PM
http://m0001.gamecopyworld.com/games/pc_caesar_4.shtml

It replaces the .exe, and removes the need for the disk to be in the drive at all play times.
Naturally you still have to own a legal game so it's not a pirate thing.

In fact it's a brilliant thing.

I use them always.

Tony
13-01-2010, 07:59 PM
Gotcha. It all worked brilliantly. Thanks guys for the help/info. :thumbs: