Can I run newer games without CD-rom support?

Posted By : Michael of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 10, 2001

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dear sir,

I have sotware on cds like games which are full version and original. I have 3 to 4 pcs and only 1 pc have cdrom drive installed. i have installed games on all 4 machines . if i want to play games on computer other than cdrom drive and when i click on that game it shows a command "please insert cd into drive" and i cant play because they need cdrom is there any solutions for it so that i can play without cdrom drive. please suggest something otherwise i have to purchase 3 cdrom drive.

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This question was answered on April 10, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Most of the newer computer games require a cd-rom drive to supply graphics information and other data for more sophisticated game displays and effects in a fast and consistent manner They really won't run without them For these, the cd-rom is not just for installation but also part of the regular function of the game You didn't mention what games you were having this problem with

There are some older classic computer games with smaller file sizes which you can purchase all on one CD that do install from the CD-rom only, and then function without CD-rom support For these you may be able to install on the computer with CD-rom support and transfer the individual files to the others by floppy Some of these oldies are, Moon Lander, Solitaire, Jeezball, etc

The prices for standrd CD-rom hardware has fallen considerably with the advent of the read-write technologies If you do decide to install CD-rom on your other systems, be careful that you get hardware that is compatible with your system unit Some of the new higher speed devices may not function well or at all with old system buses.

At any rate, thank you for your question

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Posted by Michael of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 10, 2001

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