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Play Games Direct From CD

By Dualinlinememorymodule ·
My Friend Can Copy Games So That You Can Just Play Them Straight Off The CD Rather Then Installing Them HOW DO YOU DO THAT???

I Wanna Be Able To Get A Game And Copy It Onto Another CD So I Can Just Insert And Play And Not Have To Install It And IKnow You Can Do It Cause He Does It Every Game And He Wont Show Me For Some Reason SO ANYONE KNOWS PLZ TELL ME

THANX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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by D-CEd In reply to Play Games Direct From CD

I don't see how this is possible. Most games will require files to be installed to the hard drive. Unless he has installed the game on a CD-RW disk and uses that disk as a replacement for the hard drive....although I don't see this being a viable option as the CD wouldn't write quick enough.

I assume you are talking about current games and not pac man or something.

The other option could be that your friend has an abundance of memory ( >3GB ) and loads the games totally into memory.

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by R. A. Caluste In reply to Play Games Direct From CD

That would be a very very slow game. compared to hard drives (which can run at 7200 rpms), cdroms are just too slow to run games.. besides, newer games need to edit the registry to store game settings which it can only do by installation.

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Play Games Direct From CD

Apart from some shareware versions of games that do paly direct from CD, and some games that require the CD to be present when being played, the only time I have heard of someone playing a game from a CD they had installed the game to a second logical drive and then copied the drive to a CD and set their system to think that the CD was a HDD when that disk was in it. They had done that with a dozen or so games as they had limited space on their HDD.

I should point out that this person's hardware and games were a few eyars old and the CD performance was about the same as their HDD, both ATA 33 and the HDD was 5400 rpm. Thus performance on his P166 was about the same in both cases. BTW the newest game he used was Ultimate Doom, would hateto see how he went with some of the latest releases using this method.

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by BeerMonster In reply to Play Games Direct From CD

Hi,
Although I should probably get a smacked wrist for this, my friends and I commonly swap games by doing this -

Whoever buys the game installs it on their machine - IE into
c:\latestgame\

Whever wants the game simply copies that entirefolder onto their machine. Invariably (and I mean every single game we've tried and there've been a fair few) when the new copy of the game is run it builds any required registry entries on the fly. Very occasionally you need to add a registry entryor two from the original machine - for instance one game stored the cd key in HKCU and nagged at startup if it couldn't find it. The only problems I've had was patching games, sometimes the patch looks for the installer subkeys which don't exist on the machine that the folder was copied to. In this situation the person owning the original simply applies the patch, and we recopy the folder to our machines. Getting rid of a game is as simple as deleting the folder and any related reg keys - just about always in HKLM\software.

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by BeerMonster In reply to Play Games Direct From CD

So why is this relevant to you? Well, I bet if you copied the folder onto a disc (have to be dvd I should think) and ran the game exe from there then I bet it would run. What you would have problems with though is things like saved games, which normally are hardcoded to write to a subdirectory of the games directory.BTW in my defense I would like to say that between us we buy originals of the games to share, basically just all playing at the same time rather than waiting for people to finish and pass the game on in turn. Doesn't make it right though I guess.

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by BeerMonster In reply to Play Games Direct From CD

One final but incredibly important point - you'll also probably need a nocd hack for the game, usually to be found at gamecopyworld.com ...

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