I’ve been searching throughout the cdfreaks.com forums trying to find step-by-step instructions on mounting CD images, so that I don’t have to keep swapping CD’s when the kids want to play various games on their PC.
It’s running XP Pro. It’s an AMD Athlon box and has a 30G drive that’s nearly completely full. I’ve got a new 160G drive sitting right here in front of me, waiting to be put in as the second hard drive.
I’ve read what I’ve found on cdfreaks.com and have figured out that I need either MagicDisc or Daemon Tools, so I downloaded both of those. However, it seems to me that none of the posts I’ve found on the forums have complete information (or perhaps I’m just slow).
Oh, I’ve also got Nero, which will create my disc images for me.
So, what I’m not clear on is:
When I format the new disc drive, do I have to partition it into two dozen 700MB drives, each one which will later have an ISO image of one of the games installed?
Do I uninstall all the games I want to do this for and then reinstall them from the new drives once I have the images mounted?
Where does the “virtual drive” come into play? Does Daemon Tools make it look as though you have 24 CD-ROM drives each with a CD for a different game in it?
I hope that I don’t still have to mount and unmount each game, every time the kids want to play something… I hope that I can either mount a dozen or two games and just let the kids play without bugging me or my wife every five minutes when they want to switch from playing Dora to playing Blue’s Clues. If I can only mount one at a time, then I’ll also need instructions on how to put together a series of batch files that will allow the kids to simply click an icon which will mount the game’s image and start the game.
What I need is for someone to reply to this post and give, simple, step-by-step instructions on how to do this, including the most simple of tasks.
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