August 11th, 2004, 12:09 AM #1
Would anyone reccomend Gamedrive?
I was just wondering if making a copy of a game would mess it up. My brother and I just got new lappys and want to do LAN gaming with our friends and each other. The problem is it seems stupid to me for us to have to buy 2 copies of a game in order to play at the same time. I've heard programs like gamedrive let you run games directly off your harddrive but ive also heard it doesnt work with all games (i.e. farcry). Is this true and if it is are there other options; would there be a performance difference. Gamedrive claims to run games faster. If not would burning a copy of the game (DVD games arent a prob) harm the game at all.
Thanks in advance!!!!!
August 11th, 2004, 12:10 AM #2
no it will not mess up anything on you original disc, but some game will not do multi player if has the same serial key.
August 11th, 2004, 12:14 AM #3
well some games won't let you play online - like where you are against other people online not lan if your friend is running the game online too and has the same serial. I have never had a problem with lanning with the same serials...Dr. Cox -Newbie, Stay. Oohhh what a good boy you are, Newbie..... DEAR GOD JUDY HOW MUCH PRODUCT DO YOU USE?
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August 11th, 2004, 12:14 AM #4
Burning a copy of the game will mess it up or gamedrive will?
August 11th, 2004, 12:14 AM #5
Well, copying games for anything but personal backup is illegal... (unless the game specifically allows "spawn" copies).
If you want to play the game you're giong to have to shell out the cash.
August 11th, 2004, 12:27 AM #6
Whoops forget my last post. Misread filipinos reply . I know copying a game is illegal but im not trying to sell it to someone else. I just wanna be able to play with my bro without having to spend another 30-40 bucks. Thanks for all the help! Happy Gaming
August 12th, 2004, 03:47 AM #7
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August 12th, 2004, 02:47 PM #8
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Duck I still believe that is illegal because you are useing one liscene on two machines.
However, I've never heard of the same serial not working on LAN games, its just the internet.
August 12th, 2004, 05:17 PM #9
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here's the deal. Yep, its generally illegal to copy games but who the f*** cares? you're just making basically a backup for LAN play. do it! there's several ways. 1 try copying the game folder directly from one comp to the other. 2 Install the game on both comps using the same CD set, and use the same CD key. If thats a problem, get a keygen! And IMO, dont get gamedrive, get Alcohol 120%.
August 12th, 2004, 06:24 PM #10
Do not forget, also, that some games will not run if GameDrive or Alcohol is even installed on the PC......even if you are not using it to run the game. Retarded, but true. So, you may not want to think of it as a permanent solution.
August 12th, 2004, 06:31 PM #11
Don't think that is true. UT2K4 is one of these games. It will not run properly off an emulatted drive (witout modifications of course), but I do beleive it disables these drives until the computer is rebooted if it detects any.
August 13th, 2004, 02:08 AM #12
well, i guess im just gonna burn a copy for my bro. i kno its illegal but it seems dumb for me to pay more money so i can play with my brother. and like i said before, its not like im trying to sell burned copies, or even make 10 copies for friends. i just want 1 so i can play games with my bro. maybe im just spoiled by console games lol. anyways thanks for all the advice!!
August 13th, 2004, 02:36 AM #13
Don't forget about the no-cd option (save you burning a cd)..
Install the game on each PC,, may need different serial (keygen).
Find the no-cd patch for the game and there you are. Two perfectly running games and the orig cd it put away in storage, heck the UT series even have original patches that have the no-cd..
August 13th, 2004, 12:39 PM #14
Before you burn it, you just might want to give GD a try. I tested it out with Homeworld and it was indeed faster, and it will let you play without the CD. Might as well get it, if you have the HD space, put your CD's in jewel cases after you've ripped all of them to your drive.
If my freind did that, he might have saved some bucks because his LiteOn broke his original LoD disc.....he bought a replacement......and it snapped that CD in half also.
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