Is there any way to copy the CD to the hard drive so I don't have to load the CD in the drive to use a program?

Is there any way to copy the CD to the hard drive so I don't have to load the CD in the drive to use a program?

This trick used to work every time, but now it works most, but not all, of the time.

 

With the disc in the optical drive, open /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.

 

Click New Image, and in the resulting dialog, give your disk the exact same name as the physical disc, and select Read Only from the first pull-down menu and None from the other.

 

To go discless, double-click the DMG file that you just created, and once the image is mounted, launch the game from your hard drive (not from the disc image).

 

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Anonymous

greetings,

if we have Age of Empires 3 instead, which is on a dvd, is there a way to save the original from scratches there, too?

bengt

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Bernardo

If I got this right, the procedure suggested by the folks at maclife creates a pseudo image (which should be much smaller in size than the 600+ Mb) of the CD that you are trying to play. This technique is specially usefull if you have a laptop or little space available for storage but.. actually, If you have enough HD space, and software such as Roxio's TOAST you can create a Full Image of your CD/DVD and then mount it every time you want to play the game. Probably you will need to lock the image to get it to work, but it does. Additionally, If you happen to actually Scratch the physical copy of your game, you can just burn it again into some blank DVD.

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Anonymous

I just tried it and it worked fine.

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Anonymous

This procedure hasn't worked for many years now. It may still work with old games, but with any recent games this advice is useless. Way to go guys and give mis-information.

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