• Old PC game installation issue?

    Best answer: Getting a working virtual version can be a bit tricky nowadays since the games of old typically utilized CD residency. Since the virtual CD software you're using isn't properly working... there might be some anti-piracy stuff on the disc itself that your ISO creation tool failed to properly... show more
    Best answer: Getting a working virtual version can be a bit tricky nowadays since the games of old typically utilized CD residency. Since the virtual CD software you're using isn't properly working... there might be some anti-piracy stuff on the disc itself that your ISO creation tool failed to properly capture.

    HOWEVER, there are a few tools that can be a bit more useful in this regard.

    Originally, I would had recommend Game Jackal since it typically reviewed the game's call to the disc drive so it only has to grab the necessary stuff to properly run. This had the advantage of seriously decreasing the game's disc image size considerably. HOWEVER, the software has been discontinued due to some legal issues with the software & the publisher of the software (Slysoft) has shut down. The developers of the software (RedFox) has elected NOT to revive the software due to the abundance of digital distribution platforms (like Steam, Origin & uPlay).

    Alcohol 120% is dual-component program that allows you to burn CD's (known as Alcohol 68%) & virtual disc drive (Alcohol 52%). Alcohol "plays nice" with anti-piracy stuff, but there's 3rd party stuff to bypass it. The Free version allows you to have 6 virtual drives at a time while the paid version allows up to 31 virtual drives.


    The alternatives would be to look for a No-CD option or patch, preferably by the developers of the game (For example, Blizzard provided No-CD options for Diablo II & Diablo II: LoD for those who originally purchased the physical copy some time ago). HOWEVER, you may have to resort to more "questionable" patches. Such patches are generally considered illegal as they're released by 3rd party developers (known for cracking DRM) & may include some unwanted "extras" (like viruses or other malware that your anti-virus / anti-malware programs will likely flag).


    You can also check GoG.com (previously known as "Good Old Games", but many still unofficially utilize the old name... despite the site offering more modern titles) to see if the game you're trying to play is in their game catalog. You may not like repurchasing the game, but their prices are reasonable ($6 - $12 for classics, excluding any sales), they've already done the legwork to make the game work with modern systems (with emulators like DOSBox or their own modifications) & are DRM-Free (so you don't have to deal with install limits or online activation or verification stuff, with the only exception being with games with online multiplayer services). It might be worth spending the money to eliminate headaches trying to get your original copy working.


    Hope this helps!
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can my PC work without a RAM?

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  • How can i play pc version of minecraft on my phone?

    Best answer: You can't. You have to buy it for Android/iOS if you wanted a mobile version.
    Best answer: You can't. You have to buy it for Android/iOS if you wanted a mobile version.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can i run pubg on my p.c?

    corei5 2300 10gb ddr3 ram nivida gt530 1gb gpu 500gb hdd
    corei5 2300 10gb ddr3 ram nivida gt530 1gb gpu 500gb hdd
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  • Is my pc running good?

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  • How to buy a gaming PC without my parents knowing?

    Okay, so let me begin by saying that I ve always used laptops. Right now I have a laptop with a Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU. Obviously that isn t built for triple A titles. I ve asked my parents for a gaming PC, but their answer was no, that gaming is waste of time, and games are for losers with no lives (I know,... show more
    Okay, so let me begin by saying that I ve always used laptops. Right now I have a laptop with a Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU. Obviously that isn t built for triple A titles. I ve asked my parents for a gaming PC, but their answer was no, that gaming is waste of time, and games are for losers with no lives (I know, right? BS!). So, I have no other choice but to buy one without them knowing. I m getting the money for it by helping my dad sell stuff, and then transferring the money to my PayPal account. From there, I ll wait until I save up enough money and then I ll finally buy it. It s summer now for me, and my parents aren t home from 7AM-4PM. So I ll just wait a couple of days for the UPS/USPS to deliver the PC and then I ll set it up in my room and then hide it in a cabinet located on my desk. That s my whole plan. I know it seems very far fetched, but I need some advice/tips on how to make this possible. I really want this PC, and gaming is my hobby, my passion! Can somebody please help me? Thank you!
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I just build a gaming pc and i am lagging when i am playing Fornite and it isn't my internet?

    My specs are graphics card: GEFORCE GTX 1050Ti processor: AMD Athlon x4 950 quad core processor 3.50GHz ram installed: 4GB 1tb i have windows 10 enterprise not to sure if that makes a Difference! it's my first time building a pc i hope someone can help me out thank you!
    My specs are graphics card: GEFORCE GTX 1050Ti processor: AMD Athlon x4 950 quad core processor 3.50GHz ram installed: 4GB 1tb i have windows 10 enterprise not to sure if that makes a Difference! it's my first time building a pc i hope someone can help me out thank you!
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What do you think about the upcoming game 'Active Shooter' which let's players take control of an Elite S.W.A.T member or the actual shooter?

    Best answer: Although I have no interest in it and I'm sure the interest will be very limited. I don't see anything wrong with this. There's extreme levels of violence in a lot of media. I doubt a game like this will make anything 'worse'. How about a game where you have a severe form of depression or... show more
    Best answer: Although I have no interest in it and I'm sure the interest will be very limited. I don't see anything wrong with this. There's extreme levels of violence in a lot of media. I doubt a game like this will make anything 'worse'. How about a game where you have a severe form of depression or anxiety, are given loads and loads of medications that clearly aren't working and you spiral into some form of psychosis, whilst everyone around you is ignoring the warning signs.
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  • I can not install sea of Thieves on my pc.?

    I have a ironside computer. I bought see of thieves on my xbox but I also want to install it on my PC. The install button is shaded and it wont let me click it. When I go down to the bottom of the screen it shows the minimum that you need to install the game. I meet everyone of these requirements but it still has a... show more
    I have a ironside computer. I bought see of thieves on my xbox but I also want to install it on my PC. The install button is shaded and it wont let me click it. When I go down to the bottom of the screen it shows the minimum that you need to install the game. I meet everyone of these requirements but it still has a X next to it as if I do not meet it. Whats wrong?
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Cleaning pc?

    Best answer: Some fabrics of a "dry cloth" might hold high voltage static electricity. If you use it inside the box, some discharge might damage sensitive electronics.
    Best answer: Some fabrics of a "dry cloth" might hold high voltage static electricity. If you use it inside the box, some discharge might damage sensitive electronics.
    4 answers · 1 month ago