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Playing games without CD

Discussion in 'Games' started by Couriant, May 29, 2002.

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  1. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    Hey there,

    I can't remember the command line in the Properites section of a game icon. It would allow you to redirect the game to a different directory, rather than using from the CD-ROM. Does anyone know how to do this?

    Thanx!!!
     
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  4. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I think you are confusing what I mean by playing from the hard drive wsith what you are doing in the other link. I have attached a picture to try and give you a better understanding.

    What I meant is that you can add a line in either the Target field or the Start In field so when you load the game up (for this instance, GTA 2 on the pic), it will redirect to the specified directory on the HD, rather going to the CD-ROM.

    Does this help?
     

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  5. brianF

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    Sounds like what your asking for is a no cd crack. That allows the game to be played without the cd rom in the drive.
    It would be against forum rules to post that info here
     
  6. Steve-x8086

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    I guess it sounds that way if you want to call it that. I call it just being able to install the game and play it whan you want to without disrupting other programs that may be running. I have sent about 10 games back to the manufacturers with a nasty letter and then had my charge card charge them back. I got my money back. This was partly because this awfull design problem is not printed on the box and often not identifiable unless the CD Game is opened and played. Usually, the installation of this type of game just puts a shortcut to the CD drive in the start menu. Also, many times the Wizard messes up the way a computer is setup.

    Trash the Games.

    Steve-x8086
     
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    Couriant Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    BrianF, I understand about the rules... but I don't think it's a CD crack thingy-me-bob. Some tech guy (maybe here, maybe a manufacturer) told me how to do it because I was having an issue with a CD. Since it was a command line in the Properties section of the game, I didn't think it was a bad thing. If it was a 3rd party software involved, then I wouldn't ask at all but if you say it's bad, then I will stop looking... :(
     
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