The Daemon-Tools site is down at the moment. I wonder if it's on the same server as adventuregamers and mixnmojo. I've been unable to get into it for the last few days. You can still get it by following links from here
. But that seems to be a Taiwan site rather than the usual site.
Daemon-Tools is a little difficult to figure out at first and there may be other CD emulation programs that would be easier for you.
Daemon-Tools lets you set the number of virtual drives you want. Reboot after setting the number, and they will appear between your hard drive letter(s) and your CD drive letter(s). For example if you have a hard drive with 2 partitions and set Daemon-Tools to have one virtual drive, your hard drive letters will stay the same (C: and D: ) and your virtual drive will be drive E:. It will appear in Device Manager as a generic "stealth" drive of some sort. Your CD drive will be F: (or F: and G: if you have two CD drives. If you set Daemon-Tools to have no virtual drives and reboot, your hard drive and CD drive letters will be the same as before you installed Daemon-Tools.
Now if you have one of those computers that puts it's CD drives on M: or N:, I don't know for sure where the virtual drive would show up, but I assume it would be the drive letter just after your hard drive letter(s) and your CD drive letters wouldn't change.
To use Daemon-Tools, you need a program that will make a drive image from the CD. I use a DOS-based program called Front-End which used to be downloadable from the Daemon-Tools page, but you can also use Nero or Clone CD or some other program. You can't use Adaptec/Roxio because it doesn't make the usual type of drive image.
To play a game using Daemon-Tools, you first make a drive image of the game CD. If the game has more than one CD, you have to make 3 separate drive images. Then you mount the first game CD. At that point you may get autoplay if you haven't disabled autoplay for the Stealth drive in Device Manager. Since games usually only play from the drive they were installed from, you will probably have to "swap CD's" by alt-tabbing out of the game at CD changing time, unmounting the CD1 drive image, and mounting the CD2 drive image. Then you go back into the game and click OK to continue the game.
If a multi-CD game checks all CD drives for the correct game CD (like Morpheus and the 3-CD version of Rhem do) you can create as many different virtual drives as there are game CD's, reboot to have them take effect, and then mount a different game CD image in each one. Then there's no swapping.
The version of Daemon-Tools that I've been using is version 3.20. They are up to version 3.33 now. I don't know if there are any significant changes.