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woagan
20-01-2005, 12:26 PM
Hi,
I am keen to find software that will permit me to copy a game cd to my Harddrive so I can run the program with out having to search for the disk..
any help would be appreciated.
Thanks. :thumbs:

johnboy
20-01-2005, 12:43 PM
Try these
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/portal/download.php?mode=ViewCategory&catid=5
http://www.virtualcd-online.com/vcd/apps/overview/original.cfm?lg=0
hth

jonw
24-01-2005, 04:18 PM
Type name of game and " no CD" into Google search box. Go to the link suggested and download the No CD patch/crack and run as instructed. Usually you have to substitute the game's .exe file with the cracked file.
Good luck

Kame
24-01-2005, 04:26 PM
Most installations don't require the use of the CD if full installation installs everything needed to run the game. It's only used to verify that you do have the CD. This really serves no purpose to be honest other than to lower the risk of piracy, but what gives them the right to make your CDROM drive inaccessible, just to hold a CD that is only used for verification. It doesn't help if you want to play your music CDs and can't due to the game taking it's place in your drive.

I won't tell you exactly how to do it, I will just provide ideas.

You can take a miniature image rip of the CD, mount it using daemon or virtual drive tools. Most CDs contain software protection, so you'll have to find your own way with that one.


Kame.

Jen
24-01-2005, 05:50 PM
Type name of game and " no CD" into Google search box. Go to the link suggested and download the No CD patch/crack and run as instructed. Usually you have to substitute the game's .exe file with the cracked file.
Good luckHmmm ... bit of a fine line here jonw. The rules (http://forums.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=52243) state no advice will be given on how to crack CD's, so please remember that. Drive emulating for legal copies of a game so that you don't have to swap the CD's out of the drives during the game has obvious benefits, but as already mentioned, this method can be used illegally for those who don't have the original CD. It is a subject that is discussed with a bit of care as this forum will not give advice that could lead to, or be used for piracy.

eat soap
24-01-2005, 07:37 PM
Most installations don't require the use of the CD if full installation installs everything needed to run the game. It's only used to verify that you do have the CD. This really serves no purpose to be honest other than to lower the risk of piracy, but what gives them the right to make your CDROM drive inaccessible, just to hold a CD that is only used for verification. It doesn't help if you want to play your music CDs and can't due to the game taking it's place in your drive.

I won't tell you exactly how to do it, I will just provide ideas.

You can take a miniature image rip of the CD, mount it using daemon or virtual drive tools. Most CDs contain software protection, so you'll have to find your own way with that one.


Kame.


Not really, you can take the game CD out of the drive once the game has started to no ill effect.

stevensaaron
25-01-2005, 11:45 AM
you can try this site CD space 5
http://en.cdspace.com/e_htm/download/download_contents.asp?fKey=14&nPage=1
I haven't tried it but it is in the Netguide cd (oops maybe I shouldn't have said Netguide) :xmouth: :p

Edward
25-01-2005, 12:32 PM
http://www.alcohol-soft.com

That's my tried and true method of CD emulation

An excellent site for legal CD emulation and backing up is http://www.makeabackup.com. Remember, NZ law allows 1 copy for backup/archival

Parry
25-01-2005, 01:03 PM
I didnt think you were allowed a backup copy, but I guess you are under certain circumstances...

http://www.consumer.org.nz/topic.asp?category=Legal%20Rights&subcategory=Travel%20%26%20entertainment&docid=1800&topic=Copyright%20law&title=Your%20rights%20explained&contenttype=summary&bhcp=1

Chris Randal
25-01-2005, 02:04 PM
I posted a question on this in the old (vastly superior :lol: ) forum and got a comprehensive reply from Bruce.

Essentially it said that a backup copy was permitted.

Biggles
25-01-2005, 03:17 PM
I posted a question on this in the old (vastly superior :lol: ) forum and got a comprehensive reply from Bruce.

Essentially it said that a backup copy was permitted.

You mean this thread:

http://forums.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=46200&

Metla
25-01-2005, 03:33 PM
Come on people,apples to apples, in the other thread they got permission to make a copy, without such permission NZ law states that a copy is allowed unless stated otherwise,and all media states otherwise....... unless its in the public domain,in which case it will say so and have no copy protection.





And virtual drives are crap compared to a CD crack.