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Do I really need the LoD CD?

Discussion in 'Diablo 1 & 2' started by dmc, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    I've looked at my LOD CD and it's looking a bit scratched and whatnot. I have installed the game on my laptop for the time being and would love for it to not need to CD. Is there a way to make an image of the CD so that I can retire the actual CD and the game will just look to the image when it does its initial check at the beginning of the game?

    I am a hopeless noob on tech things and now that I have Win 7, I'm even more in the dark (my old machine was XP, which I was comfortable with).
     
  2. 8people

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    [​IMG] You can make an image which would mean installing iso mounting software on your machine which some anti-piracy software construes as harmful and will block applications (Hey, better safe than sorry, right? :rolleyes: Securom was a mean sod for this, which I understand LOD uses?)

    I also believe the 1.12 patch removes the CD check and securom checks from the main application - the current patch is at 1.13c, so should take care of it.

    An alternative is to make a backup of the exe and then use a no-CD patch. I could not find the particular file on the site I usually use (Handy when someone KEEPS TIDYING THE FLAT) as it lists the game as having no-cd with the official patch.
     
  3. Aldeth the Foppish Idiot

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    I never use my CD anymore - one of the recent patches (I think it was 1.12 as 8 says) removed the need for the CD anymore. Instructions on the how-to can be found over at Amazon Basin, or incgamers site (which I cannot access from work, or else I'd just post the link).
     
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    you can also download copies of any old/new blizzard game on their webpage, providing you have the cd-key.
     
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    Balle beat me to it.

    If you put your CD Key in on the Blizzard site, they'll give you a direct download version that doesn't need a CD or anything.
     
  6. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    I actually took care of it, thanks. I just needed to copy a couple of .mpq files from the CD to the hard drive and presto, no more need for a CD.

    Thanks, all.
     
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