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LBA2 (Twinsen's Oddeysey)

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I need to play this without the CD - can anyone tell me how?
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by:davison
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I don't think you would be able to do this as the program it self would be to big for the computer to open and run!!!!
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O.K. let me rephrase what I am after.  I have a copy of the CD, It installs O.K. but then when I go to play it, It asks me for the CD - I am assuming it does some form of check (spaces in front of the data track - etc the usual)  I need to be able to get around this - ie a crack
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There is a program out there called FakeCD.
It will let your PC run CDROM games without requiring the CDROM!

Get it at this URL-- http://home.kamp.net/home/stefan.kirschdorf/cd_emul_fakecd.htm

Want to know more about it?  Read on...

FakeCD is a program that simulates a CD-ROM drive with a directory of a hard drive. It's intended purpose is to allow running of CD-based
 software entirely from a hard drive. This gives you the following advantages:

 Speed:
 Hard drives are much faster than CD-ROMs. If you need much data from your mass storage device in a short time your CD-ROM may be a
 bottleneck. This can result in "slide shows" in certain games. However, your CPU horsepower or your video interface may be the problem if a
 CD-based program is slow. With fakecd you can eliminate one potential bottleneck and watch how the program runs with a very fast
 "CD-ROM drive".

 Memory:
 You don't need to load a CD-ROM driver or MSCDEX for fakecd to work (although they can coexist). If your program needs much
 conventional memory this may allow you to run the program at all.

 CD-Audio:
 Some games use audio tracks for music. This music is not in a computer readable form. It was not copied to the hard disk with the other files
 and it can not be done (at least not in a form useful for fakecd). So you will not hear that music. fakecd will however make the program believe
 that everything is fine.

There you go....the complete answer!

steve


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Nup does not work from the CD copy let alone fakeCDing it.  There is nothing wrong with the copy but I believe it has something to do with a licence check.  I have tried it with VirtualCD (a far better version of CD emulation than fakeCD) and it does not wirk.
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by:stevemiller
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Okay, so if I find you a crack for it-- is that what you want?
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Yes please.
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I found one and put it here:

http://www.geocities.com/~stevemiller/pc_lba2d.zip

The .nfo file says it works on the CD Check.  Let me know what happens--

steve
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Err..... It is reporting that it doesn't seem to be a valid archive?

Could you mail it to apawelski@hotmail.com

thanks

BTW if this DOES work, I will up the points some more before marking it as EXCELLENT.....
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Nup, this file didn't work.  The .NFO file says it has fixed the LBA2.DOS file but same prob as before applying hack.  
The comment on the hack says:
"hopefully this will work"
maybe there is a newer version?
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