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  • What's a good program for mounting virtual drives?

    Well, I wanna mount some .iso file but I don't know which program to use. I was thinking of Daemon Tools Lite but people have been saying that it's spyware. What do you guys recommend? By the way...just WHAT is an .iso?! >_<

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    Re: What's a good program for mounting virtual drives?

    Daemon Tools spyware? Hm, I've been using Lite for a long time now and never had any trouble. If you think the complaints are credible, you could try Alcohol 120%. I've never used it myself, but I've heard good things.

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    • #3
      Re: What's a good program for mounting virtual drives?

      Daemon tools can be considered spyware since it likes to see where you've visited to suggest sites and other places for ISO's, dont worry about it. It's a good program.
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      • #4
        Re: What's a good program for mounting virtual drives?

        A bunch of AV packages have been mis-identifying Daemon Tools as anything from worm to rootkit to spyware. None of which has actually been shown to be true, though some classifications are *technically* not utter lies.

        There's also Alcohol 52% and WinISO, but neither is free. If you just need to mount an ISO once, Alcohol 52% offers a 15-day trial.




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        • #5
          Re: What's a good program for mounting virtual drives?

          Personally I use Magic ISO its simple and free http://magiciso.com/
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            Re: What's a good program for mounting virtual drives?

            I prefer Slysoft's Virtual Clone Drive (freeware) over DaemonTools or any other program that might offer a virtual drive emulator (like PowerISO <- extreme memory leak or even MagicISO's).
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              Re: What's a good program for mounting virtual drives?

              so couldn't you use this to basically run pc games without the disk in the drive?
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                Re: What's a good program for mounting virtual drives?

                Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
                I prefer Slysoft's Virtual Clone Drive (freeware) over DaemonTools or any other program that might offer a virtual drive emulator (like PowerISO <- extreme memory leak or even MagicISO's).
                I second this. Virtual Clone Drive runs discreetly in the background, seems to have almost no noticeable cpu or memory usage. Super duper easy to use too. It's definitely the most simple one I've ever used, and works great.
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                • #9
                  Re: What's a good program for mounting virtual drives?

                  Ven, you could. It worked with 2142, for example. Note that most games have a CD-check built in as an anti-piracy "feature", so you have to find a cracked executable that disables that.

                  Of course with 2142, there was *nothing* the game actually read from disk -- it was purely to ease EA's mind about those nasty thieving hobbitses. You didn't need to mount an ISO.

                  For the record, I'm not advocating pirating games, but I had a malfunctioning CD drive, and got really fed up with EA telling me a game I bought in good faith was unplayable until I proved I didn't pirate it.
                  Last edited by Cheburash; 08-02-2010, 01:08 PM.




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                  • #10
                    Re: What's a good program for mounting virtual drives?

                    I use PowerIso myself, but for no particular reason.

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                    • #11
                      Re: What's a good program for mounting virtual drives?

                      Originally posted by warlab View Post
                      I use PowerIso myself, but for no particular reason.
                      Can't trust it for mounting images anymore. They still have not fixed their memory leak (after knowing about it for over 6+ years). Try mounting a large 3+ GB image sometime. More than likely, that whole image will reside in internal RAM and completely slow your system if it doesn't cause it to hang right after mounting.
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                      • #12
                        Re: What's a good program for mounting virtual drives?

                        Originally posted by venman View Post
                        so couldn't you use this to basically run pc games without the disk in the drive?
                        Yes, which saves unnecessary wear and tear on the disc drive for those that have a legal copy of the game but don't want to have to work their disc drive just to play it. It also lets you keep the disc safe in the case for future use. I used Daemon tools in the past but I haven't reinstalled since my last upgrade as all the games I currently play have either updated to a no-CD requirement through a patch or have online verification for regular play instead (BC2, BF2, WoW, steam games, etc).

                        For those concerned about piracy issues, most of those are going to include a no-CD modification since the player won't have a disc to start with.
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