No CD required

  fitshase 12:45 20 Feb 2003

I know this sounds dodgy but it's definitely NOT.

I have a few games on CD (FIFA 2002, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Champ Manager, Command & Conquer, etc.) and they are all genuine orignal licensed CD's. I do a lot of travelling through work and spend some nights away from home. I have a slimline laptop with an external CD-drive running Win 98.

I want to take the games with me but I also have to lug the CD-drive with me. The games all install on the hard-drive but need the CD to run. Is there anyway to fool the computer into thinking that the CD is present (e.g., run the game from the hard-drive) so I don't have to carry the external CD-drive with me everywhere. I have seen a few "No-CD" patches for the games but these seem very dodgy as they are normally on sites with porn pop-up ads.

I know that you can't copy the CD to the hard-drive because I have tried that and it still looks for the CD.

I must re-emphasise, the games I have are not pirate copies and are genuine. I just want to be able to play them without the external CD-drive.

Any advice is welcome.



  Cordy13 12:53 20 Feb 2003

You might get away with installing a Virtual drive. These are on Cover Disks and a Google search will give on line ones.

  Blix 13:07 20 Feb 2003

I presume what you need is a "No cd crack file" ? There is nothing illegal about this. As long as you have the original. (Atleast on this side of the Atlantic. US.) If so try this. click here You should find what you need here.

  Bailey08787 13:12 20 Feb 2003

i use virtual drive (free on a cover disc)

and i happily run champ mananager, red faction, spiderman, virtual tennis, unreal 2003 etc from it.

however it doesn't work for some - like fifa - but maybe thats because i only have the cover disc version

  fitshase 13:17 20 Feb 2003

Thanks for the replys, I am going to have to speak to our I.T department before I install any software. I'll let you know the results (will be next week.)

Thanks again,


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