virtual cd

x2040's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2004
Newbie Member
hello
i want to make a program that make a "Virtual CD" using VC++
does any one have an idea how can i implemented or have any usefull ideas or links

thank you all
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
First of all welcome to the go4expert forums and next thing is you putted the thread in the wrong area. You submited in the articles section and I moved it to the correct place i.e. queries and expert comments on MFC/Win32

Also regarding your virtual CD in VC++ what you want to do I could not get.

Did you want to create an application that will take the necessary file and create a ready to burn folder, or you mean an application of yours which is ready to run whenever CD is inserted in the drive. or you mean something like http://www.virtualcd-online.com/vcd/.../demo.cfm?lg=0

Thanks
Shabbir Bhimani
Amit Ray's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Contributor
or probably you desire to develop something like a virtual cd drive, whcih can be used to save a copy of a cd on you hard drive and then when you run the application it will behave as if a cd is there in the cd drive. This sort of utility is usually used when you want to play a game ( or any other application for that matter ) which requires the original cd to be in your drive to be able to run it ... and obviously you don't have one ...

Cheers,
Amit Ray.
coderzone's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Team Leader
I guess he meant something like what Amit is describing.
go4expert's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2004
Team Leader
I am also eager to know if this can be done and how.
Amit Ray's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Contributor
This can be done for sure, I have seen a couple of utilities like this ... though I am not very sure about the details of implementation.

Well, there are cracks of S/Ws which remove the CD check too, in that case S/Ws which generally require a CD to be run can be copied on to HD and run. This effectively achieves the same goal as the Virtual CD Softwares.

Amit Ray.
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Ambitious contributor
hian good utitlity,i am too looking forward to it
x2040's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2004
Newbie Member
yes this what i meant
thank you amit
but no one tell me till now if he have got any idea how can i implement something like this?


Does i need to Implement a windows driver which will read from the hard Disk instead of the CD or there is an easier trick that makes the windows see a virtual CD-Rom Drive ?

Last edited by x2040; 16Oct2004 at 01:04..
x2040's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2004
Newbie Member
Thank you for caring

if you have got any idea ,trick or links about how to implement a Virtual CD Drive using VC++ please send me


what i mean is a program like this one


http://www.download.com/Alcohol-120-...ml?tag=lst-0-1