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Games with no disk??? #118561
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In the summer i use my laptop alot and know if a game is total down load and the cd rom is not spinning i can get longer battery life.
Has anyone make a list of games that run with out the disk? I know of some but would welcome any help.
Thanks praise

Re: Games with no disk??? #118562
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Hi Ron , I just finished Dark Fall : Lights out and it runs without the disc once installed , I think the Dark Fall 1 : The Journal does too . I played these games on a desktop computer , but I'm sure if your laptop meets the specs , it would work. smile

Re: Games with no disk??? #118563
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Hi Ron,

Alida and Atlantis Evolution both ran from my desktop with no disk, and they're both pretty good.

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Re: Games with no disk??? #118564
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Gothic 1 doesn't require a disk.

Re: Games with no disk??? #118565
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After The Moment Of Silence is installed you do not need the disc.
And the first CSI game after it is installed does not need the disc.

Re: Games with no disk??? #118566
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Dark Fall the Journal runs without a disk--


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Re: Games with no disk??? #118567
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do you want games which do a full install??? then you only need the disc to start you off, it doesn't get accessed after that.... Alida has that option...


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Re: Games with no disk??? #118568
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Schizm 2 - Chameleon definitely, I'm not sure about the first game as it's no longer installed. Return to Mysterious Island also doesn't need the disk.

Re: Games with no disk??? #118569
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The Longest Journey runs without the disc after a full install.
Cathy


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Where Doe's Babyoil Come From "
Re: Games with no disk??? #118570
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I also think Crystal Key 2 runs w/o a disk. Regi

Re: Games with no disk??? #118571
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Hi guys,

Mysterious Island is playable without the cd after the installation.

CU

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Re: Games with no disk??? #118572
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Thanks boomers,i knew of some of them,but some i did not. Any others are welcome

Re: Games with no disk??? #118573
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Hello,
Sentinel runs without the disk.But most games only access the disk at the beginning to verify you have the factory disk and not a copy.They really dont need the disk to run,just verify.
Geo

Re: Games with no disk??? #118574
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Timeline also runs without the CD. So does Auryn Quest.

have a fun summer!


So many games, so little time.
Re: Games with no disk??? #118575
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Though the manual says it's needed, I've been playing Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring without a disc in the drive. Don't know if it's me or that's the way it's supposed to be. lol Works for me!

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Re: Games with no disk??? #118576
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I don't think I've ever seen Barbie and Sherlock used in the same sentence before. It would be interesting to know what each would think of the other. Could Sherlock's cold heart be won by such as she?

Hmmm. This probably is the definition of "going off-topic." Please ignore.

Re: Games with no disk??? #118577
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Mysterious Journey 2 doesn't need the CD.


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Re: Games with no disk??? #118578
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I keep Darkfall 1 & 2 on my compies to play when I feel like it. I also have Riven setup that way, but that's not a default option lol


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Re: Games with no disk??? #118579
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Salar !! Please....tell me how i can install Riven w/o having to put in the cd each time...in nice simple terms! Love Riven--always keep loaded on desktop 'puter but would LOVE to put on my laptop so i can take my mini vacation to the lagoon and sunners and not have to hunt down the cd each time!!! you can email me---thanks--will much appreciate. praise

Re: Games with no disk??? #118580
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For Riven, copy the contents of the Data folders on the different CD's to the Data folder in the Riven folder that's installed on your hard drive.

Re: Games with no disk??? #118581
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Quote:
Originally posted by Cathy1:
The Longest Journey runs without the disc after a full install.
Cathy
Hey Cathy,

I tried the full install but still needed the CD's. Did you do anything special? It was at the CD change that the game crashed on me in Win XP. By the way, I am playing with a 4 CD version, just in case there is a different version?

thanks,
linda


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Re: Games with no disk??? #118582
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jenny100:
For Riven, copy the contents of the Data folders on the different CD's to the Data folder in the Riven folder that's installed on your hard drive.
Thanks Jenny, I wrote this down for future reference.

Love a game that plays without the CD's. Comes in real handy since I must have about 20 loaded now. woozy

linda


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Re: Games with no disk??? #118583
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Hi guys,

Solitaire!!!

Sorry needed to laugh.

CU

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Re: Games with no disk??? #118584
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Forever Worlds also don´t need the disk after it is installed.

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You can get a great program called Alcohol 52%--what it does is makes "virtual drives" on your laptop so you can turn nearly any game into a "game with no disk". smile

http://www.alcohol-software.com/

You put in your original cd, and it copies the cd to your hard disk. Then you load that disk image you just made into a "Virtual cd drive" and the computer thinks it is looking at a real cd drive with a cd in it. I used this all the time on my laptop with no internal cd-drive (I used a USB one to load the games). I even use it on my desktop sometimes to cut down on noise and speed up loading. It's also handy with games with multiple discs that support multiple cd-rom drives as you can put all the cds in, say, 6 different virtual drives and never have to swap them! They also have one called Alcohol 120% adds the feature from 52% of letting you burn these images you make on cd-rs, in case you want to make backups of your games if you fear for them getting scratched up or broken or whatever.

There is also a free program that does similar, but doesn't have as many features and is a bit more complicated:

http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/announcements.php

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