Daemon Tools for MAC?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cowman007, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. cowman007 macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2007
    Hi all

    Im new to mac environment and was just wondering what the alternative was for Daemon tools and Alcohol 120% on the Mac. Im looking to mount some of my .iso's can anyone point me in the right direction
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Disk Utility (in /Applications/Utilities/) should be able to.

  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Yeah, ISO support is built into the OS. Unless ... you also need some copy protection emulation or the like. Then, Daemon Tools/Alcohol are superior.

  4. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2003
    toast works for mounting i know lots of games with out a nocd that wouldnt recognize as a legit disk with disk utility's mounter
    worked through mounting in toast
  5. cowman007 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2007
    I need the program for mounting my .iso's. Daemon tools AND Alcohol 120% aren't available for the mac platform. Can i assume that Toast is the alternative for mounting my .iso's. Im looking for the cd/dvd emulation thing in Daemon tools which allows you to uses your cds without putting them into the disk drive.
  6. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Yes, when Toast mounts disc images they appear as CDs or DVDs to the system, not just mounted disc images a la Disk Utility.
  7. cowman007 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2007
    Img Burn

    Okay now im also looking for the "IMG Burn" alternative. SOmething which can create images


    Can toast do this????
  8. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Yes. Once you have a CD set up in Toast, just hit Command+D to make a disk image. The .toast format can be renamed .iso and will work fine. :cool:
  9. SympliG0th macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2011
    I'm still hunting for an alternative to Daemon tools. If you have a dvd iso it will mount it but can't play it. Any other options?
  10. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Burn maybe able to do this, and Toast Titanium.
  11. johto macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2008
    Huh? Whats keeping you from just mounting it normally without any third party software, and then just open "DVD Player" program. It should auto start playing the mounted "DVD" image just fine?

    At least mine does ...
  12. brains1960 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2012
  13. dyn, Oct 22, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2012

    dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    Any piece of software that is looking for a cd/dvd player on say an MBA or MBP Retina. Those machines do not have a cd/dvd player and without any 3rd party software the iso images are mounted as a bog standard disk image making them look more like folders than actual discs. As far as I know Toast is the only piece of software that gives you a virtual cd/dvd player like Daemon Tools does.

    This is what's keeping me from running C&C Generals Zero Hour on my MBA: I need to have the dvd inserted when starting the app for licensing. It's a bit annoying to carry my external dvd drive for just that.

    I might give Daemon Tools Lite for Mac a try but I must say that my alarm bells are going off. Daemon Tools has been linked to spyware. It was the Windows version a while back, I'm not sure what the status of that is right now and if it also goes for the OS X version.

    Edit: Daemon Tools is still spyware so no option at all. Roxio Toast seems to be the only solution if you want a virtual cd/dvd drive.

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