Hello, thanks for reading this. I want to know if there is any way I could run a game (Call of Duty- World at War) from the hard drive instead of the CD. I lost the CD but I do have it installed on my computer. All the files for the game are on the hard drive. Thanks!
Answer by EnvoyOfTheEnd · Sep 03, 2011 at 01:57 PM
Instead of cracking, I would advise looking at virtual optical drives.
Those operate by through a software driver creating what the system recognises as a dvd drive, but will read an ISO or other drive image from your harddrive or other location.
If you then install the game from that virtual drive then it will look for that instead of the physical media.
You may be able to find the original ISO or other image format on one of the file sharing services, though I would be careful to ensure that there are no malicious extras included as is often the case with those.
Answer by sillymansam · Sep 03, 2011 at 01:22 PM
Until DRM is a thing of the past and you buy physical media there is not really anything you can do about it. CD projek is awesome because they keep the DRM long enough so the game doesn't leak but once released their first patch is always the DRM crack.