Ok, I tried searching for an answer to this, but could only find some of the solution. Also, I'm not into the warez scene (and don't want to be), so I'm totally out of all the software to use and forums to search, so bear with me...
I need a way to make a SMALL iso image out of my BF1942 original CD, so that I don't have to play with the original disc in the cd-rom drive.
I don't want to make full 650 MB image either. I read in another forum that it is possible to make the ISO image much smaller, but I can't seem to be able to find that message anymore.
I don't want to use no-cd cracks either.
I want a small ISO file that mounts quickly as a virtual drive, all done using freeware software (i.e. no cracks/illegal software, thanks).
My questions are:
what software do I have to use to make a working copy (iso image?) of either plain BF1942 (non-deluxe), "Road to Rome" or "Secret Weapons" Original discs (yes, I have originals to all three)? What settings do I need to use?
what files can I leave out to make the iso image as small as possible?
what freeware software can I use to mount the iso image as a virtual drive (that emulates the copy protection mechanism and allows the BF1942 see the virtual drive as an actual original cd disc)?
I know there must be many of you out there who know an answer to this. Help an old man out, will you. I'm so behind the times that I can't even find the answer to this using Google
The drives I have for copying:
I'm sure one of those is up to the task, right?
PS If this is a wrong forum, please give me a pointer as where to ask for more info.