How To: Make Disk Images
Why would you want to make a mini-image?
The benefits of not using the disk, far outweigh spending 5 minutes of your time to make them. Using a mini-image will:
-Speed up how fast the game will load. Putting in the CD means that the computer must read the CD in your CD drive which can be a slow process for both people with fast and slow drives. Your hard drive which is where the mini-image you will be creating lies, can be accessed much faster therefore speeding up load time.
-If you lose, damage, scratch, or anything else that can happen to a disk you don't have to worry about it. You computer will no longer need disk one so you can safely store it where it will not get damaged.
There are a few applications you will need to make your mini-image. The following are the needed items:
-Any version of Alcohol:This will be the product that makes the images. Alcohol is not a freeware application. If I was you just get the Alcohol 120% trial. More features and options that you might want to check out buy they will both get the job done.
-DAEMON Tools: This is a freeware program that allows you to run the mini-image. You can run the images off of Alcohol but if you have the trial you can only run it for 30 days, and Alcohol uses more system recourses. So the smarter way to go is download this freeware and run it from DAEMON.
Producing the images
This is a moderately tough part.
Running the images
With DAEMON Tools installed on your machine Running or ‘Mounting’ the image take a matter of seconds.
This is a little topic that is very important. Using this tutorial, you can take your friends disk and make a copy of it. That is illegal. This tutorial is only for people who have purchased their copy of whatever game they want to make a mini-image of. So, do not use this tutorial if you do not own a copy of whatever game your making a mini-image of.