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XP games on CD/DVDs

#1 Post by Jefferson » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:40 pm

I'v'e rebuilt my old T43 and I love playing games on it. I have several good games from the XP era, Need for Speed, Alice 1, black and white to name a few.

They are all CD/DVD based games.

I hate swapping CD/DVDs for playing games. I tried to use virtual CD software but they simply don't work. I imagine all game CD/DVDs have

some kinda copy protection. I never play pirated games and all my games are legit, boxed set.

Is there a way to play those games without having to swap discs? Or do I have to look for the pirated versions on the internet, which seems too ironic...
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Re: XP games on CD/DVDs

#2 Post by theterminator93 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:20 pm

I make images with ImgBurn, then mount them with Daemon Tools Lite. Sometimes images made with CloneCD work better, as they create a separate subchannel file which is included in the .cue.
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Re: XP games on CD/DVDs

#3 Post by dr_st » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:39 am

For protected games, I found that Alcohol 120 is good for making images compatible with the protection (SafeDisc/SecuROM/StarForce), but it's not free. CloneCD should also be able to do it. Not sure if ImgBurn can. In any case, you sometimes need to find the specific settings in the image-ripping tools that enable circumventing a specific copy protection.
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Re: XP games on CD/DVDs

#4 Post by Jefferson » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:42 pm

theterminator93 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:20 pm
I make images with ImgBurn, then mount them with Daemon Tools Lite. Sometimes images made with CloneCD work better, as they create a separate subchannel file which is included in the .cue.
thanks for the great tip! will try soon!
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With the original box and documentation : 600, 380XD, 385XD, X24, X30(10th Anniv), T42p, T43, R52, W700ds
Without : 385XD, 600X, 770X, W701, T420, T430, T520, X230
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Re: XP games on CD/DVDs

#5 Post by Jefferson » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:49 pm

dr_st wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:39 am
For protected games, I found that Alcohol 120 is good for making images compatible with the protection (SafeDisc/SecuROM/StarForce), but it's not free. CloneCD should also be able to do it. Not sure if ImgBurn can. In any case, you sometimes need to find the specific settings in the image-ripping tools that enable circumventing a specific copy protection.
will also try alcohol120. thanks for the tip!
:banana:
With the original box and documentation : 600, 380XD, 385XD, X24, X30(10th Anniv), T42p, T43, R52, W700ds
Without : 385XD, 600X, 770X, W701, T420, T430, T520, X230
Not working & for parts : At least a dozen
Other laptops : Dell, Alienware, Lenovo
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Re: XP games on CD/DVDs

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:31 am

I still have the original versions of the games Myst and Riven, both on several CDs.
One of these days I intend to play them again, using my trusty Thinkpad T23 with Windows XP.
(FYI: the original battery on that T23 is still good for nearly 2 hours!)

Anybody know if I can copy all the CDs to the HDD and thus play without swapping CDs?
If so, how and/or what does it need?
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Re: XP games on CD/DVDs

#7 Post by dr_st » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:29 pm

You just need to create a CD image and mount it to a virtual drive. Many of the tools mentioned in this thread can do just that. Daemon Tools usually works well and unless your CDs are copy-protected, you won't need anything else.
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Re: XP games on CD/DVDs

#8 Post by skx » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:49 pm

In some countries no-cd cracks are legal if you own the original game. Less hassle honestly.
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Re: XP games on CD/DVDs

#9 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:37 am

I'm not worried about copy-protection, I have everything needed for/against that.
Just not too interested in swapping CDs all the time, since the CD drive is getting on in age.
A lot of my software is still in storage, which Daemon Tools version should I get for a laptop with XP and only 1GB RAM?
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Re: XP games on CD/DVDs

#10 Post by theterminator93 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:05 pm

I've always had good luck with DT Lite 4.41.3 for that, e.g. on my T42p.
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Re: XP games on CD/DVDs

#11 Post by skx » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:14 pm

that should indeed do the job
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Re: XP games on CD/DVDs

#12 Post by Nportman » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:45 am

Daemon Tools is a good software to create a virtual drive. There are several other virtual drive that you can use on windows system check this - https://www.winosbite.com/best-free-dae ... ternative/

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