Installing Games Without CD

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by TwinBlades, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. TwinBlades
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    TwinBlades GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hey guys, we just upgraded one of our very ancient computers back from the 90's (We owned one since then) to a top notch gaming computer (not like $5000 but average). However the problem atm is that we don't have those disk drive things so we can't install any games
     
  2. DarkCrudus

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    you could get the iso files for them using clone cd, or something like that, or you could find the iso in the net. then use programs like daemon tools or poweriso to mount the iso n run it that way
     
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    set up a battle.net account and register the SC1/BW to it and you can download the installer.
     
  4. Elritha

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    You can setup file sharing across a LAN and then share the CD/DVD drive the same way you would share a folder.
     
  5. TwinBlades
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    O.O thx for the quick responses guys. I got one problem though, I baught a used starcraft 1 long time ago and that CD Key never worked online which meant that I couldn't go online with both brood war and original.

    My broodwar however is non-used game so I don't know if the installer thing will work if I register battlenet and such?

    And for the network connection where you can transfer files and such, I can only see like the main drive D or G in my situation. No C drive, or the disk drive folder shows up.

    This is off topic but if anyone here does play the broodwar starcraft, do you guys play on private dedicated servers? If so how? I've searched everywhere but all it gives me is gateway editor which I used for Diablo but forgot how it worked.

    Thanks a bunch yall [​IMG]
     
  6. mrSmiles

    mrSmiles Dundunduuuun

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    problem number 1> you bought a used pc game, expecting it to work online.

    there's that hamachi program (i think this is the one)
     
  7. MarioBrotha

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    Yeah, most if not all of the old starcraft keys have been used. You need the original Starcraft to be able to play on B.net, it doesn't matter wether you have a clean copy of Brood War or not.

    I suggest Garena, though I keep getting pwned, maybe we could play sometime [​IMG]
     
  8. luckwii

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    They have external DVD/CD drives pretty cheap. You said it is a gaming computer. Why not get an external? Or, take a drive oout of one of your other computers and temp it in the gaming computer. Then install everything from CD that you need to.