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Subject:Im a Artist not a computer nerd D:
Time:04:46 am
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Well technically Im a Poser...

Armiiiie; I require your awesome assistance with Bloodlines! (still stuck and want to know how to make a virtual disk...)

I promise I wont later deny ever getting help and wont disband your coven...and will bake you Internet muffins :3

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hisensei808
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Time:2008-12-08 02:35 pm (UTC)
Liar!! You computer nerd you!! =p

No, you're right, you are an artist. I am the nerd...well, more like infatuated, not nerd-ish. Well, more like junkie...ok....internet junkie? I just do a lot with computers (not repair, just working on). Tee hee...
Yeah, I know, I'm babbling. Just like Ten. He babbles... a large amount, I might add.
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lady_noremon
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Time:2008-12-08 11:39 pm (UTC)
:O

I used that as a kinda play on Star Trek :C [you may not know it but I really like "The Next Generation" & "Deep Space Nine" XP]...

Yes he does babble :P And use funny words. And eat bananas XD Do you eat bananas? :O [Oh my Doctor!]
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hisensei808
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Time:2008-12-09 07:26 am (UTC)
Well, never go to a party without a banana, right? I swear, I am soooooo going to do that when I go the next party. Just bring a banana and go "nuts" with it! =o


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lady_noremon
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Time:2008-12-09 07:41 am (UTC)
Just don't go too 'nuts' with the poor thing baby >;P
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alchemy_hisoka
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Time:2008-12-09 04:33 am (UTC)
Am still playing catch-up, but will be happy to help; where are you stuck?

As for a virtual disk, I assume you're talking about the kind that lets you play games without having them in your CD drive à la Virtual DAEMON? First, you have to rip the CD to create a disc image; I use Roxio and save it as an *.iso or *.cue/*.bin. Older CDs without copyright protection (including the Thief CDs) shouldn't give you any trouble, but you might need a special ripper for newer game discs. I'm sure there are free ones available, but I've never looked. (Try here to get started.)

Once you've ripped your CD, install your virtual mounter program. With Virtual DAEMON, the most important setting is how many virtual drives you want to create (between one and four). Virtual DAEMON saves this number and automatically creates these virtual drives upon startup. Once you've got your virtual drives set up, simply mount the disc image of the game you want to play and voilà!

The most common difficulty I've found is trying to play games off of virtual drives that were installed through the computer's CD drive. Most games write commands during install that tell the program to always look at the same drive for the CD information. When you switch drives, you have to re-write those commands to match the new drive. For example, I installed Bloodlines through my CD/DVD drive, which on my computer is D:. I mount my Bloodlines virtual CD on my third virtual drive, which is G:. Thus, before I could play Bloodlines, I had to go into the setup logs (I can't remember the exact file name right now, but I'm sure I can find it) and switch the drive name. I can tell you exactly what files you need to alter for virtual drives with Bloodlines, Thief, and Deus Ex, but I'd be guessing beyond that.

Hopefully that's not too confusing. I can give more detailed instructions if you want.

There are some people who question the use of virtual drives for game playing since it's possible to just download a disc image online and play the game for free, but since I bought all of the games I use it with and it does improve game performance, I don't have any qualms.

Edited at 2008-12-09 04:36 am (UTC)
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lady_noremon
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Time:2008-12-09 05:47 am (UTC)
I am at The Museum. The part where there is a door after the beams. I can't find a key for it and it won't open -____-; [and why they hell do they shoot at me when I am just simply trying to enjoy l'art?]

I have DAEMON tools, it is really just the ripping part I'm having problems with. I want to virtulize Redemption & Bloodlines [and possibly other games]. My CD drive has almost had it, and my DVD/CD drive plays Bloodlines so slow (and I have a fear of scratching the disk because I fail). I'll try looking for a program, but most of what I find is for audio or dvds. I'll get back to you when I need help with the setup logs :P
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alchemy_hisoka
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Time:2008-12-12 01:50 am (UTC)
Both Redemption and Bloodlines are copyright protected and my own ripper won't rip either of them; Bloodlines ripped on one of my dad's laptops with an older ripping program. Bloodlines is encrypted with SafeDisc version 3.20.022; I'm not sure about Redemption. (You can look up the security on different games here.)

As for ripping programs, Daemon tools' recommendations are here; none of the programs are free, but some have trial versions. For free software, MagicDisc sounds like it might work.

Your best bet is probably to look at Daemon tools own support forums for copying questions here. From what I've skimmed over, Alcohol (one of the rippers recced by Daemon as linked to above) seems to be the most used.

Do you have any CD/DVD copying/burning programs installed? You could also check those to see if they have a ripping option; it probably won't matter for Bloodlines and other copy-protected games, but might work for older ones.
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lady_noremon
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Time:2008-12-12 01:59 am (UTC)
I got Redemption ripped (had no problem with it really o_o), but haven't found anything for Bloodlines ;_;

I'll look into those someday, thanks!

I have Nero6, and it can copy disks, so I'll have to look into getting a blank CD-R and trying it.

Thanks again for the help babes (and the research :P)!
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alchemy_hisoka
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Time:2008-12-24 02:36 am (UTC)
Huh. Maybe I should try ripping Redemption again . . .

Any time. ^^

Edit: To clarify, you don't need a blank CD since you're ripping from a CD and saving it to your hard drive. With Roxio, you can right-click on a CD in your disc drive and click 'copy CD'. There is an option to copy it to another CD, but there should also be an option to save it as an *.iso/*.bin/*.cue. I'd recommend *.iso; it tends to mount with the least hassle.

Edited at 2008-12-24 03:17 am (UTC)
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