Originally posted by portmac
And what happens when an Update is released for your game that you have got a nocd crack on??
Does it even install the game patch or are you forced to reinstall the game then the game update?
If I find any need for updating the games the updates overwrite the patch. I very rarely find any need for the updates as I normally dont see any errors. Now you may think that it overwriting the crack is a problem, its not. Most major crack providers make new patches within a week of the update release. This is to keep their wonderful users coming back. And I have never had to reinstall a game due to an update, And I can always find a “fixed .exe” to give me the option of No-CD.
I recommend the patch method:
1.) Disk Space. I have 80gigs but I hate keeping images on my drive why waste the space on Images when I could have more games installed. 700megs VS file replacement???
2.) Load time. I never have load time issues like I do when the game scans the CD for info, even when the game is on my HD.
3.) Ease of switching. I like to keep my virtual drive program closed, it uses system resources and I love to hog my own resources, so switching images means pulling it up mounting a new image and then closing it and leaving the emulation enabled.
4.) The only way I could see using an image would be to run it off a data cd, but if you have the original what is the point.