is there anyway to play without a disk on pc?

I have some old games many require the disk to boot up and play even when installed, is there a way around this?

3 Answers

Relevance
  • opurt
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Depends on the game.

    Some game keys can be redeemed on services like Steam, EA Origin, Ubisoft's uPlay or the like. You get a fully digital copy, no disc needed.

    Some games let you copy the all the files on the disc to a folder on the hard drive and run from there.

    Sometimes you can create an ISO image of the CD and mount that for the game to find.

    In many cases, games that do a disc check will also block the use of virtual disc images, and you need to find a "No-CD crack" for the game to patch out the copy protection. You have to be very careful with these as the cracks also often contain viruses or other malware.

    • Starrysky
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Search Google for a "No-CD crack" like I use on old MSFS 2004 and before.

  • 6 months ago

    It's very easy to copy the disk into a folder and keep the thing on your computer create a virtual disk.

  • 6 months ago

    You can create an image file from the disc and use a software to run games.

    Daemon Tools software

    https://www.daemon-tools.cc/products/dtLitehttps:/...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW3ojth-5S8

    Youtube thumbnail

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.