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Running games from Hard Drive


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Jo Franklin

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Having a laptop powerful enough to play all my favourite games anywhere, anytime is fantastic. It's certainly an upgrade from the Game Boy in terms of portable gaming!

One thing which annoys me about this, however, is having to carry all the game discs around with me. Is there a way I can transfer data from the CDs to the Hard Drive to avoid this problem? There ae only 2 games in particular which I want to do this with.

1) Icewind Dale (Unexpanded with all "recent" patches)

The IWD installation directory is 1.5gb in size, meaning that all data from the installation CDs must be there somewhere, but when I run it it demands CD2 (despite the fact the "CD2" directory contains files and folders identical to those found on CD2). Is there a workaround for this?

2) Baldurs Gate 2 (With SoA expansion)

Same thing here, asks for expansion CD (Even though during installation I requested that it run completely from hard drive)

I would maybe like to do the same for B&W 1+2, but that may be too much for my relatively small HDD (60GB)

Thanks.

Edited by Jo Franklin, 01 January 2006 - 06:53 AM.

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not legeally. at somepoint they will patch the game and remove the cd check, but they do that to prevent illegeal game distribution and piracy.
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