Is it possible to run PC DVD games without a DVD drive?

By Howard the Duck ยท 5 replies
Apr 3, 2007
  1. I have several CD images I downloaded, and some are PC DVD versions. Is there anyway to get them to run without an actual DVD drive?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    You are skating on thin ice with that type of question. Piracy and other illegal activities aren't discussed here.

    But yes, it is possible. Software like daemon tools can mount images as a virtual drive.

    Don't be suprised if someone edits or deletes this thread in the future (including me).
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You silly person! You could have just made the images from your existing original game DVDs instead of downloading them :p
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,486   +45

    I concur, although piracy is a crime. finding the originating point is the issue, yes you can do what you seek, that is all, be well...
  5. Howard the Duck

    Howard the Duck TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    I live in Canada, where P2P is currently legal, so technically I'm not talking about illegal activities.

    I've tried running the PC images in Daemon Tools and it still has an error - I can only concur it must be the absence of a DVD drive. Any ideas?
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You are obviously confusing things and since not knowing the law is not an excuse, technically you are a criminal. Thread closed. Read up on copyright law.

    Copying software is not legal (unless allowed by the copyright holder). And P2P is legal everywhere.
    In some places, making private copies of works of art (music, video, books) is indeed legal, but this does not include software.
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