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Feb 2, 2001, 10:51 PM
i've got a couple of CDrom's i got free when i bought my iMac a year ago and haven't really given them much attention cause they're being difficult.

world book encyclopaedia & falcon 4: i've slotted them both in and installed as per instructions, but whenever i try to play they both tell me to insert the CD: which is a no can do when i'm listening to music.

i seem to recall disk copy might be the answer but i've tried messing around with it and nothing's changed. they're both there, sitting on my HD, but they won't run without the CD!

seems stupid to me: anyone got the solution?

posthumanus over: and thanks in advance.
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Feb 3, 2001, 12:05 AM
with Disk Copy, you can make a "disk image" of your cd-roms, which is a (very large) file sitting on your HD with all of the data that was on your cd. this image can be "mounted," and then the cd-rom's icon appears on your desktop and the computer acts as though the cd were in an attached drive.
to create image: 1) insert cd-rom into computer 2) drag cd-rom icon from desktop to Disk Copy icon
to mount image: double-click disk image icon

this is wonderful, except that many software companies, to "discourage" piracy, have made it so that their application programs will not be "tricked" by a mounted disk image into thinking that the cd-rom is actually in the computer. if this is the case with the software you are using, I would recommend getting iTunes, encoding your music to mp3, and playing the music off of your hard drive, with the cd-rom in the cd drive.
I would actually recommend this above keeping disk images on your HD, since a full-length music CD compresses to ~70 MB, vs a 700 MB disk image.
hope this helps!

be happy!
-mac freak
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Feb 3, 2001, 12:54 AM
thanks elzinat:

will try it out tomorrow. storage space is not a problem as i have gigs to spare.

posthumanus out.
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Feb 3, 2001, 02:48 AM
um... i still cant figure it out... i want to play quake3 w/o the cd (i have the original) to save battery life(?!)

what is the best way to do it? please give a better detailed example if possible, and also use up minimum HD space.
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Feb 3, 2001, 08:58 AM
Hm... perhaps the difficulty lies in the image rather than the app...
I'll grab a copy of Falcon 4 tomorrow (I was gonna buy it off a friend anyway, may as well be soon), and give it a go.
I'll try normally at first, then give CD Copy a go, as long as I can mount the damn image properly
If the problem lies in the image, then CD Copy will solve that problem.
Otherwise, I suggest you get on Hotline and find a CD crack for the game[s].
I'll have a look tomorrow...err, today for ya when I get on Carracho. Good luck...

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