Using iso images instead of CDs for game key disks

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RaggedRat
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Using iso images instead of CDs for game key disks

Post by RaggedRat » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:24 pm

On windows with games that want a key disc in the drive (e.g. C&C RA2 or Tiger Woods Golf) I used to use CD emulation software (e.g. Alcohol52%) to run them off iso images. Is there a way to do this via wine?

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Re: Using iso images instead of CDs for game key disks

Post by spoon0042 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:30 am

You can loop mount an .iso and wine kind of automagically assigns it a drive letter. Like (sudo) mount -o loop /path/to/iso /media/something

That should work for simple cd checks; more involved protections like safedisc may fail however.

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Re: Using iso images instead of CDs for game key disks

Post by RaggedRat » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:31 pm

I've got a utility (on Windows) to check copy protections. Need to buy a USB DVDrw drive first :-o

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