Consolidate and backup multi disc games

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#1

Hey everyone, I’m a newbie.

I was wondering if anyone knows if it’s possible and how to back up multi-disc games onto a single dvd (or two if it’s really big).

I have discs laying all over the place and it’s driving me nuts. I have a bunch of great games that I don’t want to throw away, but I also don’t want to keep 5 discs around for, say, Baldur’s Gate. Or Phantasmagoria. Also, it would be nice to be able to have Half-life and all its expansions on one disc. And say, squeeze Max Payne and Wolfenstein onto one disc.

Ideally I wouldn’t have to keep swapping out discs to play these games.

I have Nero 7 Ultra for burning software.

Thanks in advance for anyone who can help me.

PS. Since we are talking about old games, does anyone know if it’s possible to still get Heretic and Hexen anyway other than paying $20 each on id’s website?


#2

You are still talking about copyrighted software…
Hexen: http://www.ravensoft.com/hexen.html
Heretic: http://www.ravensoft.com/heretic.html
http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/download/game/8

If it is allowed and the game has no copy protection on it, I would make ISOs of them and burn onto DVD. It’s easy to mount them, install them then and play them from hdd.


#3

Hi there, this topic has been up countless times already. Do some searching on the forum.


#4

Yes you can do it with some games and put all your CD’s on one DVD so when you play it, you don’t have to keep changing the disc but for it to work it can only be all the CD’s from 1 game and if you try and put 2 different games on 1 DVD it’s not going to work. There is Menu of DVD been worked on so you can have different games on 1 DVD and select which one to play, but as far as I know it’s not ready yet and still needs some work on it to work correctly. :slight_smile: