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    .iso games not working

    A friend of mine gave me a few .iso games that will work just from the computer...not using a cd drive. I figured out how to do it in windows, it was pretty easy, but in ubuntu its not as easy. I got some tips on how to mount...and after some experimenting i got it to work. So i installed Morrowind thru Wine. And it starts the opening screen just fine (where you can pick "Play" "Options" etc.) But when i click play it gives me an error that it cant find a cd drive on my computer...because i use a netbook. And im really confused why this is happening since i have it mounted. Any help would be appreciated. Also i am trying to use PlayOnLinux, since ive heard it is good at auto fixing problems that youd have to manually fix thru Wine, and id like to be able to run Morrowind thru that if possible.

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    Re: .iso games not working

    You may have to get an no-cd patch. Note: it legal only if you have(when i mean have; brought it from a vendor; got it cheap on ebay; "borrow" from a friend indefinably, not pirated and your game is a legal copy) the game

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    Re: .iso games not working

    Yes, the problem is the software that checks if you have a legitimate copy of the game. Legally you have to purchase the game (I am not sure if "borrow" counts here). Then it should be legal to install the no-cd crack, but it is not always legal ... big difference when you come from the FOSS world.

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    Re: .iso games not working

    Quote Originally Posted by cblnchat View Post
    A friend of mine gave me a few .iso games that will work just from the computer...not using a cd drive. I figured out how to do it in windows, it was pretty easy, but in ubuntu its not as easy.
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    Re: .iso games not working

    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis3 View Post
    Thanks i like that. Its like power iso. But the games still wont work. I got FFVII installed along with Morrowind...but it wont work. It tells me again that i need to insert the game discs.
    Do i need to get a "no-cd crack" like the other ppl that posted on here said?

    Thanks for your guys' help
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    Re: .iso games not working

    yep, you need the no-cd patch
    http://www.gameburnworld.com/gp/game...fantasy7.shtml

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZS2WeQS5sk

    this is a generic guide to basically all no-cd patch. I recommend rename the original exe rather than overidding it

    Edit: you have the game right?

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    Re: .iso games not working

    Quote Originally Posted by idoitprone View Post
    yep, you need the no-cd patch
    http://www.gameburnworld.com/gp/game...fantasy7.shtml

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZS2WeQS5sk

    this is a generic guide to basically all no-cd patch. I recommend rename the original exe rather than overidding it

    Edit: you have the game right?
    Thanks

    and i have the .iso version of the game. An old friend of mine gave me them. They worked just fine on windows. Is the .iso version a bad version?
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    Re: .iso games not working

    iso image is just a format for an cd image. People tend to copy cd into iso to keep the orginal intergrety. I had to copy iso all the time to install games on my netbook. If you do have a problem with the iso image then the person copy it from a bad-cd, problem with the copying process, or the person messed with it on purpose.

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    Re: .iso games not working

    Quote Originally Posted by idoitprone View Post
    iso image is just a format for an cd image. People tend to copy cd into iso to keep the orginal intergrety. I had to copy iso all the time to install games on my netbook. If you do have a problem with the iso image then the person copy it from a bad-cd, problem with the copying process, or the person messed with it on purpose.
    how do you make a cd into a .iso image?
    And the iso seems fine since i could play it on XP, but i just cant seem to get it to work on ubuntu.
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    Re: .iso games not working

    when burning a CD instead of burn to drive select burn to image.

    and it creates the image. sorry i can't tell more as i dont' know which burning software you are using.

    anyway here is some useful links (again i wish i coudl get more accurate ones but plenty sites have access blocked here at work):
    www.uesp.net/wiki/Morrowind:Linux
    http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...ation&iId=1015

    if you have it with bloodmoon extension: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...rsion&iId=3383


    @Miro - borrowing is legal. what is not legal is making a copy of it. so when we talk about isos we are pass legality anyway (at least in some countries as some allow to make copy for personall use i.e. fair use).
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