disk image emulator/ downloaded mac game help

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by macr92, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. macr92 macrumors newbie

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    If I have a downloaded mac game but my computer gives me a notice saying that i need the original disc to play it, what do i do? a disk image emulator should do the trick, right? if so, can toast titanium be used for anything like that?
     
  2. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    Well the quick and easy answer is to actually buy the game, so you have a legal working copy of the game.

    But Toast can be used to mount some CD's if that is what youre asking
     
  3. Brad Oliver macrumors regular

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    You buy it for real.
     
  4. JWFerne macrumors regular

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    Yeah i'd be interested in know if there were something like Alcohol 120 on PC for the Mac. I have a few legitimate games mainly from Macsoft that have a hard time with Toast / Disc image. I just hate having to bring my CD's when traveling with my Macbook.
     
  5. ravenousllama macrumors member

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    My first point of advice would be to actually buy the game in question. Whether its giving the starving video game artists a break or depositing money straight in Steve Ballmer's pocket, however you look at it this is the easiest and most legal solution.

    If that fails due to an empty wallet or not listening to your conscience, I would start by trying a Google search for what's called a no-cd patch. They're nifty little gadgets that trick an application into thinking the CD is already in the drive. You won't even need to mount the virtual disc you illegally downloaded. These also work for games you've actually bought, if you ever venture into your local Apple Store or Best Buy instead of browsing the Pirate Bay.

    As no-cd patches are in a legal grey area I'm pretty sure I would be reprimanded for advising any specific sites, but a Google search should turn up tons of seedy destinations that will provide you with the fix you need. However, many of the sites I've come across are malware-plagued, and the patches themselves are rather unreliable. How to install the said patch really varies by program and I can't give any more specific advice on that.

    As far as mounting the CD via Toast/Alcohol, it likely wouldn't make a difference. Besides, your Mac already mounted the disk image. That's how you installed it. A third-party program that would do the same thing Leopard does is unlikely to make any difference. I mean, you could try it, and if it works, more power to you, but to me it seems more likely that one of the above methods would work better, mainly the first.

    Really the overarching theme here is to just buy the game. It'll solve all of your disc-related problems instantly, not to mention potentially saving you millions of dollars in legal fees later on.
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Buy the original game. We don't condone piracy here. Or pirate tea, either.
     

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