Can you make a dmg image from a CD and automatically mount it?

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by noweev, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. noweev

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    My 2-year old son has games that requires the CD to be inserted everytime he wants to play that game. Since he has several games (more than 20 I think), I wanted to make the most frequently played games into DMG images using Disk Utility, and just mount it so he does not need to insert/remove the CD everytime.

    Now my first question is, is this possible? Does OS X know if it's the real CD mounted or just an image?

    Second question, can the images mount automatically everytime he boots up the computer?

    TIA :)
     
  2. Briggy

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    i think so. i think i did that to my diablo cd. hth.
     
  3. Kenneth

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    yes, it certainly can be done. Just make a .dmg image from the CDs, then go to preferences > accounts > startup items and add it to the start up list.

    However, from experience, this may or may not work depending on the game. dmg's mount on the desktop as white hd icons which the copyright protection of the game might not allow. If the the game refuses to run using the .dmg image, you can resort to using Roxio Toast to make the image (not .dmg, .cda I think is the extension) and mount it using toast. Note again that this may or may not work.

    Also this solution would throw the "auto mount on start up" idea out the window as you need to startup toast first and manually mount the disc image.
     
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    mounting using toast would certainly work. :)
     
  5. noweev

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    Thanks guys! :)
     
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    It depends on the copy protection of the game. I hope something like gamejackal comes to OS X since it addresses this specific problem without violating the publisher's copyrights. :D
     

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