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  • 10 Free Software to Mount CD or DVD ISO Image File as Virtual Drives

    Pretty good writeup on programs that let you mount images.
    I just started using one so I don't have to keep my BF2 disk in all the time, since I play it all the time and the disk is looking old.

    10 Free Software to Mount CD or DVD ISO Image File as Virtual Drives

    BF2 does seem to start up quicker too.

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    MagicDisc all the way.

    I had some issues with DaemonTools in the past.

    Edit: Fun to see that DT is not even on the list.



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      Alcohol has always worked flawlessly for me. Helped me create a Windows "slipstream" install disk too! Glad it was mentioned.
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        Been using Daemon tools for a while here.


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          Re: 10 Free Software to Mount CD or DVD ISO Image File as Virtual Drives

          Originally posted by Xmaster View Post
          MagicDisc all the way.

          I had some issues with DaemonTools in the past.

          Edit: Fun to see that DT is not even on the list.
          It's #8 on the list.

          Still using Daemon Tools. No reason to mess up something that works.

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            Re: 10 Free Software to Mount CD or DVD ISO Image File as Virtual Drives

            I've been trying to get this to work for BF2142 but have had little luck with anything so far. I currently have MagicISO installed and a good ISO mounted but I try and start BF and it says I don't have the disk inserted, any thoughts?
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              Re: 10 Free Software to Mount CD or DVD ISO Image File as Virtual Drives

              Originally posted by Reaperassault View Post
              I've been trying to get this to work for BF2142 but have had little luck with anything so far. I currently have MagicISO installed and a good ISO mounted but I try and start BF and it says I don't have the disk inserted, any thoughts?
              Reaper, I have not tried BF2142 in a long time but I was told EA really put their heads together to add all different types of security to keep people from being able to mount the game due to BF2 being pirated so badly. BF2 could be pirated and played on cracked servers just using a mini image. I would have figured somebody would have figured out how to use a mini by now though.

              Yeah, Daemon Tools has always been reliable for me for mounting games that I wanted to play(except BF2142) but a buddy gave me his copy of PowerISO cause he had no clue how to use it. Love PowerISO, about the same as MagicISO from what I was told and seen(not sure about it cause I have not tried MagicISO). I used PowerISO to make one install DVD out of the five BF2 install CD's, now all I have to fool with is just one disc instead of 5 if I need to install BF2 plus I can keep the originals in a safe spot.
              I have been using PowerISO lately for mounting but daemon Tools did a fine job for mounting the mini's as well.

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                Re: 10 Free Software to Mount CD or DVD ISO Image File as Virtual Drives

                Originally posted by msdz View Post
                I used PowerISO to make one install DVD out of the five BF2 install CD's, now all I have to fool with is just one disc instead of 5 if I need to install BF2 plus I can keep the originals in a safe spot.
                That just reminded me of how long ago the game actually came out. I actually had to look around at a bunch of different stores to find the DVD version. Crazy that companies didn't think enough computers had dvd drives to warrant a wide DVD release. Now DVD-Rom drives are less than $20.

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                  Re: 10 Free Software to Mount CD or DVD ISO Image File as Virtual Drives

                  Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
                  That just reminded me of how long ago the game actually came out. I actually had to look around at a bunch of different stores to find the DVD version. Crazy that companies didn't think enough computers had dvd drives to warrant a wide DVD release. Now DVD-Rom drives are less than $20.
                  Believe it or not I had quite a few people tell me that taking the 5 CD's and making one install DVD could not be done, only had to take the .cab files from disc 2-5 and add to the first disc. Of course doing this you need to use software such as Daemon Tools to mount the mini cause the game won't start up with the burned DVD. That wasn't the reason why I made the DVD though, it was just to mainly see if I could. I was trying out my new free PowerISO software at the time.

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                    Re: 10 Free Software to Mount CD or DVD ISO Image File as Virtual Drives

                    Does anyone have any issues with xfire not working while using the virtual image thing? My in-game Xfire features do not work at all now. I'm sure their is a work around. Does anyone know it?
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                      Re: 10 Free Software to Mount CD or DVD ISO Image File as Virtual Drives

                      Originally posted by Xmaster View Post
                      MagicDisc all the way.

                      I had some issues with DaemonTools in the past.

                      Edit: Fun to see that DT is not even on the list.
                      DaemonTools is #8 on the list.

                      I haven't had much trouble with DT in the past. It's the only tool that works but doesn't use a lot of RAM or CPU.
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                        I prefer Alcohol 120% allways used it!

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                          Re: 10 Free Software to Mount CD or DVD ISO Image File as Virtual Drives

                          Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
                          DaemonTools is #8 on the list.
                          It's the only tool that works but doesn't use a lot of RAM or CPU.
                          That is exactly why I use Daemon Tools, not a very demanding program and works just fine. As far as I am concerned it should be #1 on the list. Seems like the majority of the people I have ever talked to would rather use Daemon Tools than any other program.

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                            Re: 10 Free Software to Mount CD or DVD ISO Image File as Virtual Drives

                            what about no cd patches?

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                              Re: 10 Free Software to Mount CD or DVD ISO Image File as Virtual Drives

                              NO CD patches usually don't work with updates or patches to the game. A mini image loaded in a virtual drive appears to be like the original disk which means you can patch up with no issues. The NO CD patch will usually cause a official game patch not to install or overwrite the .exe file needed to start the game which then will not allow the game to start from my experience.
                              Also it is a lot easier just to download and install the virtual drive software for the average person such as me. A NO CD patch means searching the internet to find one that actually works, most seem like they are usually junk. People can make their own mini image using something like Alcohol 120% or MagicISO(most seem to like Alcohol though) but usually a mini image is so easy to find that is already made that will work fine, only the latest games may be harder find.

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