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Windows 7: ISO files of games not working

30 Jun 2014   #21
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
For Windows 7 forget daemon tools --use alcohol 52% for mounting Virtual CD's and DVD's.

Note most commercial movie and probably gaming DVD ISO's are usually encrypted to some extent and movie DVD's usually have regional encoding in them too -- to make an encryption free plus region free .ISO copy use something like slysoft's AnyDVD -- and THEN mount your ISO. So create the decrypted de regionalized DVD copy with AnyDVD and THEN mount the ISO. It should work properly at this stage.

(Note Windows 8 has native ISO mounting so you don't need a 3rd party solution for mounting Virtual .ISO's. A Virtual machine can also handle a Virtual ISO too).

AnyDVD is a perfectly legitimate commercial product so AFAIK it's not against the Forum rules to mention it here. It certainly isn't illegal to purchase and use this software in Iceland, Belgium, France, Germany, UK and Holland as far as I know so it's probably OK everywhere else too.


http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvd.html

Cheers
jimbo


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30 Jun 2014   #22
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
For Windows 7 forget daemon tools --use alcohol 52% for mounting Virtual CD's and DVD's.
Alcohol causes as many BSODs as DaemonTools.
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30 Jun 2014   #23
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

@jimbo45:
AnyDVD is for movie discs it seems. The OP is dealing with game discs.

Here is a free virtual drive (as PowerISO is trialware):
http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/mi...c-overview.htm

I have personally used MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM successfully for mounting disc images.
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01 Jul 2014   #24
oxidious

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

1. I use Daemon Tools Pro and PowerISO. Neither of which have affected my computer in a negative way, nor have I ever heard of them doing so, so that's weird of some of you to say. At least to myself.

2. If mounting doesn't seem to work for you. Use a program like PowerISO to access the image. If you extract the files to a folder and run the setup it should read the data.cab(s), at which point the games should work (in theory).
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01 Jul 2014   #25
quadrplax

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Of course running it from a folder doesn't work, it checks to see if the disk drive is there, and has the game in it, and then pulls the files from there. The problem is that the games require the disc for both installation and playing
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