.iso file problem

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DLPerl14, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. DLPerl14 macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2004
    I'd like to start off by making it clear that I don't know anything about macs. I've always used PCs, and i'm just baffled right now. Additionally, i'm not too sure if i'm posting in the right place, so please bare with me.

    I'm a pretty big gamer, and I don't have any games to play. I was looking online at whast games were Mac compatable. One game I found was fallout 2. My brother has the game, so I had him transfer it to me over AIM. I have it now. It's a .iso folder. If I double click on the file to open it, it says, "the following disk images failed to mount." and for reason it says, "no mountable file systems." My brother told me to try Daemon tools, or ISO blaster. I couldn't get either to work.

    I honestly have like, no idea what i'm doing. I just want to play the game. All I know for sure, is that I have like a 700mb .iso file on my desktop. I just want to open it and install it and play it or whatever. If anyone knows how I can do this, that would be amazing. Really, I would appreciate it.

    Thanks a bunch
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    you ftp'd a game over aim??!! you're more patient than i. it took me 23 hours to transfer about a cd worth of files a few weeks ago and the zip file was corrupted when i got it...anyway, im not sure what to do, but isn't fallout 2 a commercial game?
  3. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    Here on MacRumors we really don't like the stealing of software. Which is what you seem to be doing...

    And if you are not: Press Command+I and see what it says under the "Opens With..." arrow tab shmangy.
  4. DLPerl14 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2004

    It took about 4 hours.

    Yeah, I'm also not a big fan of stealing software. But it doesn't really bother me in this case, because I already bought the game. I bought it when if first came out, and it wasn't mac compatable. So I was hoping the version my bro had was mac compatable. I figure this way, I already contributed to their funds. The same thing happened with Diablo 2 as well. I have an old version, pc only. I want to play it, so now I have to buy it again. Sucks.


    When I do the open with command like you suggested it says to open it with Diskimagemounter. But opening it with that program is the same as if I just double clicked on the file. It does the whole "The following disk image failed to mount."

    So, i'm stumped.
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    If you double-click on the .iso, it should mount automatically. That's what DiskImageMounter does. If it does not mount automatically, you may also try to open the .iso in Disk Utilities. You can mount the .iso from within Disk Utilities. However, I am not at all convinced that your brother sent you a Mac-compatible copy of your game. So, your whole exercise may have been for naught.
  6. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    If it won't mount, then it's most likely that the file is corrupted. Mac OS can read all the same filesystems that Windows can, so even if he's sent you a Windows-only version, you should still be able to see the files.
  7. Fukui macrumors 68000


    Jul 19, 2002
    Yea, you should ba able to get the .iso to automatically mount and open.
    Its most likely corrupted. Couldn't you get him to burn it for you?

    Anyways, you might try, as a last resort, open Disk Utlity in the Applications/Utilities folder and try to convert the image to a different format.. but its all likely to fail... if its corrupted.
  8. MacBandit macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)

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