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Josh asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 1 decade ago

How can I play a computer game without using the disk?

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  • Wabbit
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    There is a program out there called "Virtual Drive", not too expensive either.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If it requires a disc for use, get a copy of Virtual Drive by Farstone.

    The software creates virtual discs, so you can copy all your games. The thing is: you NEED the software to read the virtual discs.

    Don't try and cheap out or anything, just buy it (was like 40$ when I go it: well worth the price). It works great. It's fast, and reliable. Sometimes, though, it eats up your comp's power... if you have a lot of discs in at once. If you only have one disc in at a time, it's fine.

    You see, game discs (movies + music too) have special encoding on them to prevent you from just copying the disc. The software doesn't break the code, just makes an image of the disc.

    The ironic thing is: Farstone didn't put any protection on the discs, so you can make multiple copies of the disc! (Maybe they've fixed that now, I have an old version of the software).

    Have fun, Happy New Years!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Save an image of the disk to your hard drive in a folder you can access easily and teach your game where to find the image. It'll act like there is a disk when there isn't.

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  • 1 decade ago

    use a cd ripper to take an iso file off it then get a program that uses a virtual drive which acts as if you were to put a cd in a regular drive with the iso file after you attach the iso file to the virtual drive it would be like putting a cd in your drive therefor you can play games without the cd

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    For most games you should be able to find a hack that will let you run the game without the disc, usually it involves something like copying the install.exe file from the disc and renaming it on your desktop.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yeah this aggravates me too. Software manufacturers just don't like giving us gamers convenience. There are what are called "no-cd" cracks out on the Internet. You just have to search for them for the particular game you are playing.

    I myself like the ability to switch between games without having to keep a CD wallet on hand.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you've already downloaded it to your hard drive, usually yes. Sometimes, it won't be stored on your hard drive fully and you will need to disk every time.

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  • 1 decade ago

    if you're buying a game with crack inside it, use the crack by copy the crack from the disk and paste it to the location where your game have been installed

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    there is a program that emulates cdrom players.

    load the game cdrom iso install the game and launch the game from the emulator utility.

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  • U CANT

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