How to play mac game without CD???

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  1. backinblack875 macrumors 6502a

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    i have Rome Total War for mac on a disc, but would like to use it without the disc so i don't need to have it with me whenever i want to play it, I've heard this can be done through disk utility, but i was unable to figure it out.

    If anyone could give a me some instructions on how to do this that would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    With the disc inserted, go to Disk Utility > File > New > Disk Image From Device..., then select the disc. The default setting should work ok (compressed, read-only, iirc).

    Before launching the game, mount the DMG (double-click on the file).

    This won't work with some applications, but it's worth a try.
     
  3. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    disk image from device is greyed out

    EDIT: oh, i just had to select disc from sidebar and it showed up
     

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  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Is the disc inserted? Does it mount on the Desktop?

    Edit: I was a bit too fast on the draw before seeing your edit. Disregard.
     
  5. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ya i just had to select it in disk utility.... creating image now, hopefully it'll work, thanks

    EDIT: lol ditto
     
  6. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    didn't work, oh well, thanks
     
  7. edddeduck macrumors 68020

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    Rome uses the DVD as piracy protection just like a console so making a fake copy will not work as the game cannot tell if you own a real disk. The game now has a digital no DVD version just contact the Feral support team and you can trade in your DVD version for a digital version that works using a serial code and does not need a DVD in the drive.

    Cheers,

    Edwin
     

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