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Installing games

By bretty
Feb 23, 2003
  1. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Maniac Posts: 537   +12

    Don't worry StormBringer, the Sim City I was referring to was my own copy. I got my brother to make a .bin image of both SC4 CDs as I was going to lend the game to a friend, (if this is illegal, so be it) and surely enough, my friend scratched the darn CD1! Which made the game almost impossible to play with out skips in the music. So I figured since I had the images, I might as well use them. Take a note that CD2 had not been damaged, which is why I had asked for help with CD1. My brother could not help me in this matter as he was away camping with his Honda Hornet buddies.
     
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    If it looked like I was pointing fingers or anything, I'm sorry. I didn't mean it to be that way. I just thought as big as this discussion was becoming, it might be a good idea to point it out.

    Your situation is actually a very good example of reasons to make backups and why we need to prevent companies from making it more difficult to do so.
     
  3. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Maniac Posts: 537   +12

    No need to apologize, I could see how this discussion could get us into some unnecessary trouble.
     
  4. bulls eye

    bulls eye TS Rookie

    Help !

    I want to back up my games so that scratched CDs do not make my life miserable. I can convert the CD's to ISO images, but after that i dont know wh8 to do with them. Should i burn them directly to a cd using a CD burning software such as Roxioo or should i first extract the ISO image and then burn the files onto the CD ? CAn roxioo handle all this for me ?

    Thank you,


    :confused:
     
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Most cd-burning apps have CD copying, it's simpler than making an image manually and burning it.
     
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    You burn the image directly to CD.

    And it probably won't work properly because new games come with really sneaky CD copy protection schemes. You'd have to go and get some no-CD patches.. and I'll just shut up now :p
     
  7. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    it'll work.. What you do is once you have your ISO, open Nero and goto File, then Burn Image. Browse to the ISO and it'll burn.

    If I were you I'd do it this way, the sort-of longer way (RIP ISO>Burn ISO), because you'll probably run into less issues due to cd protection,etc.
     
  8. Shoka

    Shoka TS Rookie

    Sim City 4 requires to insert the 2nd CD when installing, is there anyway to do it without the need to burn the bin files to CDs?
     
  9. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    You can insert your original SimCity CD, not the "backup" you made in .cue/.bin form..
     
  10. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    when using deamon tools, when it askes for the second cd, mount the second cds image in the place of the first image.
     
  11. Shoka

    Shoka TS Rookie

    do i have to use daemon tools? cause i was using ISObuster, I extracted CD 1 to c:\SIMCITY. After it asked me to insert disk 2, I extracted CD 2 (.bin w/ .cue) on top of c:\SIMCITY(notice that I cant delete that directory beforehand because the installation was running). However when I press "ok" in the dialog box it just kept popping up to ask me insert disc 2
     
     
  12. Shoka

    Shoka TS Rookie

    oops thanks for the info, I installed daemon tools and now I know what you mean by mounting image. It worked!
     
  13. MaskedBurrito

    MaskedBurrito TS Rookie Posts: 42

    Well, you can just use a cd fix if you want to avoid having to insert the proper disk.
     
  14. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    Glad we could help :D
     
  15. Shaine

    Shaine TS Rookie

    SimCity 4 Install Help

    Hey i have to winzip files that have no ISO or CUE or anything of that sort its just setupfile. after cd one finished installing it says insert cd 2 when i press ok nothing happens. How can i get it to read cd2? i tried daemon tools and virtual cd but theres no file in cd2 folder that are read by either programs. Help Please!!!
     
  16. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    How about actually going and buying the game? Or did you make a zipped backup of your original game CDs that the dog ate?
     
  17. Shaine

    Shaine TS Rookie

    i even tried to make a copy of the cd and insert it into drive when asked for cd 2 but didnt work.
     
  18. Shaine

    Shaine TS Rookie

    I have been trying everything i can think of for hrs and im still getting the freaking insert cd number 2 and it tells me what file it looking for whihc is a file that indeed is in cd2 folder but i have no idea how to make the setup read it. I have a headache and im going insane hopefully when i come back on later someone will have a solution for me. thanks in advnaced. CD2 has an autorun.exe which when i click nothing happens. also has a file that i can open up with notepad called autorun and tell me that the autotrun is pointed to open autorun.exe. i tried clicking autorun.exe in cd2 folder several times but nothing seems to happen
     
  19. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    Does that really need to be brought up? He needs help so lets give it to him, not address reasons why he does have copies of whatever.....

    Shaine, When it asks for cd, does it give u a path you can tell it to look in? If so direct it to the folder where the second cd is. Other wise, try moving the contents of cd2 into the cd1 folder, that might do the trick :)
     
  20. Ryan51

    Ryan51 TS Rookie

    Help With Iso

    Please who can help me with this GAME - Warcraft 3 - The Frozen Throne Expansion.ISO that i can't install.

    The file is 790mb long , :haha: please if you know a way to install this i will tankyou very much. :slurp:
     
  21. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    We do not discuss warez software here. It's clearly not a backup that you've done since you would know what to do with that file if it were.
     
  22. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    haha warez... Tip: dont say the "w" word here".
     
  23. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,356   +283

    I'm locking this thread since all that can/will/should be said about this topic has been.
     
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