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Alright, so I have been playing Battlefield 2 recently since I got it for Christmas and have been having a blast. Well, now I'm scared for the safety of my disk and I decided to make an image of it. Well I got the image working all fine and dandy, but now when I uninstalled the game and reinstalled from the image files, it's still looking for a CD in the Drive. Now, my guess is it's a registry entry that stayed even after the uninstall, but I have no idea where to try and find it or what it would be uner. Any help in the right direction would be appreciated!

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Sorry, maybe I'm getting misinterpreted. Is there anything wrong with making image files of a disk I have? All I'm saying is I want the game to look at the image file and not the disk. I've created the image and have successfully gotten it to work on another computer but because I installed with the disk first it keeps looking for the disk even when installed from the virtual drive. I hope I'm not gonna get banned or anything for this, but I just need to know!

 

Oh, and if you dont' believe me I can take pictures of me with the disk and a reciept if ou want. :rolleyes::lol:

Edited by CmpFreak88

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Erm...if you want to play from the image you have to make a .mds/.mdf file with the correct datatype selected through Alcohol 120%. Iso, .cue/.bin, etc. will only work for installing and you'll get a disc error when trying to play.

Edited by Cookieman123

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Okay, to restate my problem again, lol. I know the .mds file I made works because I installed it on another computer and it works perfectly. The problem is, when I first got the game I used the CD to install the game on my computer, but don't want to use the CD anymore so I don't ruin it. I tried uninstalling the game and installing back on my computer using the disk image but it still looks for the CD rom, which I assume, is because of a registry key from the original install. Any idea how to find this registry key?

Edited by CmpFreak88

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  • 2 weeks later...

I've never heard of any of this...but could someone link me to this "imaging" software? I have the same basic problem...NO, I DIDN'T BUY AN ILLEGAL COPY OF UG2 ;) but I'm pretty sure that I'll break the disks eventually(dropping it, and scratching it) and I want these to last a while. I can get a picture of the disks, receipt, and SN if needed...OH and I have a few old games with REALLY scratched disks...

 

EDIT: wait...is a virtual drive hardware???

 

EDIT: I figured it out. I can't get past the copyright. I won't go into detail, at risk of being banned.

Edited by Dtaylor

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