No CD code for Tiger Woods

othersongs

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Oct 26, 2007
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I just bought the new Tiger Woods 08 for mac from EA.

Great game. However, I have a mac book pro and I travel a lot. I hate to have to have the dvd with me at all times if I ever want to play the game.

I am wondering if there is a way to alter the game so I don't always have to pop the dvd in to play.

I know this is for security reasons, but for me its not a pirating issue, its an issue of inconvenience.

Any tips?

Thanks
 

xUKHCx

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Jan 15, 2006
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For the old Football Manager I just created a disk image of the disk and mounted that each time I wanted to play.
 

kaltsasa

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The new EA games wrapped in Cider are tricky, usually I just make a toast image of all my game disks but this doesn't work with C&C (and the other cider games I hear). Apparently they use some sort of direct access to the disk drive to validate the game, thus you need the original disk in to play them. Even a toast image doesn't work because as I understand it the games use some odd direct access to the disk. Apparently certain external DVD drives don't work with the EA games because of this.
 

xUKHCx

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how do i make an image of the disc? Does toast titanium do this?
Perhaps but i don't know, you can do it in Disk Utility. Pop the disk in open disk utility. Select the dsik and the New Image. However as discussed above it'll probably not work.
 
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jasdelta

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Perhaps but i don't know, you can do it in Disk Utility. Pop the disk in open disk utility. Select the dsik and the New Image. However as discussed above it'll probably not work.
A .dmg file will not work, I have tried it. Notice that when the game is started the original disc image on your desktop will disappear from view, so the game accesses the disc in some manner, then it reappears when the game is shut down.

Not sure what the solution might be.

Jim
 

kaltsasa

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The new EA games (Cider wrapped) access the drives through some sort of direct method that unmounts the disk from the OS. Images won't work, the only current solution is keeping the disk in.
 
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