[bf1942] Getting a little antsy, new release?

Travis Adams travis_adams at hotmail.com
Fri May 16 08:27:14 EDT 2003

he could look into legal way to do this through a program called Alcohol 
120% or Daemen Tools both of these are virtual CD rom emulators. I've run my 
battlefield from that program ever since i found out it existed.

>From: Reinder Gerritsen <reinder at strikerz.net>
>Reply-To: bf1942 at icculus.org
>To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
>Subject: Re: Re: [bf1942] Getting a little antsy, new release?
>Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 14:23:40 +0200 (CEST)
>Nah, think for him it works different:
>See it as this: He has some kinda Internet Cafe alike thingy running
>overthere with several PC's all containing several games he offers in his
>shop. All these PC's are secured from installing of non authorised
>software by removing Floppy and CD Drives.
>e.g. HalfLife, you can run an unpatched licenced internet game without
>having a CDRom in your PC.
>For battlefield, you require a CD mounted to get the client running so jou
>can logon to an internet server, unless you use a no-CD patch also used
>for copied CD's. Aparently the latest no-CD fix, allthough it does not
>any longer require a valid CD in the system DOES require a physical drive
>in the system to work.
>Now to the question at hand: I don't think Andreas would be happy to
>assyst in a illegal patch to his game. since this "bug" actually is 3rd
>party code. However, since this situation is a legal - though somewhat
>unusual - situation, might I suggest another solution for your problem?
>DaemonTools emulates CD-drives by mounting ISO files to a virtual drive.
>Simply putting an ISO9660 image copy of the original CD on your network
>server and then mounting this CD on the different PC's would solve your
>problem of not having a physical drive in your system. (can be mounted
>over the network, so 1 iso.image would be sufficient to serve for all
>your client PC's.)
>(though URL is currently not working with me this is where it used to be.)
>On Fri, 16 May 2003 rookiewan at cistron.nl wrote:
> >
> > > backup... ver 1.2 with a NoCD patch by iMSDOX worked perfectly, but 
>ver. 1.3
> > > and 1.31 NoCD patch by FDX don't if the PC doesn't phisically contain 
> > > CDROM. The bf1942.exe just doesn't start anything - no Alert, no 
>error, no
> > > Game, nothing... If I built in the CD-unit BF started just fine.
> > >
> > > Any bright ideas?
> >
> > Basically, from what I read, you're running the server from a client 
>install. Get the dedicated server for windows, it doesnt need the CD.
> >
> >

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