Netwroking CD drives together

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I am manager of a small chain of gaming centers in NC. The store I run is having issues with installing some of the games on our PC's. I am looking to network the cd drives together so that if someone is on station 6 and the game is on station 1 then they can still play the game on station 6. Any help would be appreciated.

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There is some software like virtual cd drives FANTOM CD, ALCAHOLE CD etc..
Install it on all workstations. And make a image of CD and share it on network.
Mount the image on virtual CD software and run setup of games where you want to install the game..

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  • Stoker53
    I don't see that the purchase of a third party software is necessary. Of course, you have provided limited information about your network. If you are running Windows XP utilizing Microsoft Windows Network, you can just share the CD drive on each PC. Then go back through them creating a network place shortcut for each machine/CD drive on each PC. If the CD for the particular game is loaded into the CD of the sharing PC, the game will be accessible.
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  • FlyNavy
    Just remember to thoroughly test the solution. I know many of my favorite FPS games will not run if virtual drive software is on the system. They check for the software on game load every time. And none of them will run from a networked CDROM drive that I have played in the last few years. They have put these protections in place to try and limit bootlegging.
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  • TIMWATSON
    THIS IS AN UNTESTED SUGGESTION..., YOU MAY TRY XENSOURCE DOT ORG, IT IS AN OPEN SOURCE VIRTUAL MACHINE, AND THEN ENGINEER YOUR HARDWARE/SOFTWARE TO FIT. TIM.
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  • Jai2003
    this is possiable if one server is having all games and server should be 2 gb ram and all games should be on hard disk (atleat sata ) . if u share the cd rom then cd rom on network will run very slow.
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  • TIMWATSON
    THIS MAY HELP, SPEEDGUIDE DOT NET/READ_ARTICLES.PHP?ID=177, ALSO A POST TITLED 'HOSTING GAME SERVERS BEHIND ROUTER' (AT SPEEDGUIDE DOT NET). TIM.
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  • Darkstryder
    it works
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  • Darkstryder
    Network with ip
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  • Darkstryder
    bump
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  • Darkstryder
    i answered over 40 questions and they deleted my account
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  • Darkstryder
    afd
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