[ale] Faking out Windows CD checks?

James P. Kinney III jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Fri May 2 22:18:01 EDT 2003

I make dd copies of my kids game CD's. It avoids the pain later. They
get the copy to use, not the original.

On Fri, 2003-05-02 at 16:47, Robert L. Harris wrote:
>   I have about 10-15 games for my kids for Windows.  There's a problem
> in that they still don't have a respect for the fragility of CD's
> (they're 3 and 5) and have ruined many CD's already.
>   On some of their games I can copy the CD's to /mnt/logan/Goofy and
> share it out with samba.  Works great as far as the game is concerned.
> Some games though still get ticked off when they can't find the original
> CD's in the local CDRom drive.
>   Has anyone found a good work around for a scenario like this where the
> physical CD's are required?  Yeah, this could possibly provide a pain
> as this is what the copy protection is supposed to prevent but I'm tired
> of paying $20/$30 to replace CD's because they're so easy to scratch and
> thus ruin.
> Robert
>   P.S. Don't bother with the "play linux games only" as there's not a
> Goofy Skating, Hotwheels crash, Dr Sues, etc  yet.  Yes, I've got them
> playing frozen bubble but they like the Disney games, etc still.
> :wq!
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