|Dec 30, 2012, 03:08 PM||#1|
X-Plane on 2012 iMac 27" - No ODD DVD Drive
Since the new 2012 iMac's no longer come with a disc drive, is it still possible to use X-Plane?
I do not currently own it, but would like to purchase a copy. Unfortunately, it requires that you keep the DVD in the ODD slot.
Is it possible to install and RUN the program without having the CD/DVD mounted?
I realize I could buy an Apple SuperDrive, but have heard bad things about it and it makes no sense to have as I do not use DVDs at all. I have no problems that the new iMac's ship w/o the drive.
Just looking for a solution to operate X-Plane without a disk drive.
Will a USB3 or SD card work?
Is it possible to burn the X-Plane for Mac CD/DVD onto a USB3 and run the program off it?
Any solutions besides investing in an external drive?
|Dec 31, 2012, 12:18 AM||#4|
I think a decent quality, 3rd party external DVD writer runs about $30-$40. I have one that I use across a few different systems on the rare times that I need one.
Family Macs: late 2012 iMac 27, MBP 13 and 15 Unibody, MB Air, Mac Pro 4,1, and a couple of Mac minis.
|Dec 31, 2012, 12:47 AM||#5|
I don't have my iMac yet but I do have x-plane 10 and I can tell you that if you have another computer just write the dvd images to an external hard drive and install the software by mounting the images, If im not mistaken the demo version of x-plane 10 just needs the disc to be in the drive to be a full version so you can download and install from the internet, what I do is I mount disk #1 image to a virtual dvd drive and run x-plane and it works fine
|Dec 31, 2012, 12:57 AM||#6|
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