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QFG Coll/Anth Install w/o Disc

Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 5:32 pm
by Niedir
I know this is probably something you hear all the time, but I have been beating my head against a wall trying to solve this problem.
I love the old Sierra games and have the QFG Anth and Coll, QFG 5 the KQ Coll and MOE. I am trying to get them to install on my windows computer, but the computer I own doesn't have a DVD Drive and I don't have an external. I used my Mac to create .ISO files of the discs so I could port them to the Windows Machine via DropBox, but all the installers are outdated and the patches/updated installers require discs (the automatically unmount my virtual drives). Any suggestions?

Re: QFG Coll/Anth Install w/o Disc

Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 6:22 pm
by Collector
Install a CD virtual drive like Daemon Tools to mount the images. You will need this for some games like GK3, even if they are set to run completely from the hard drive.

Re: QFG Coll/Anth Install w/o Disc

Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 11:14 pm
by Niedir
I used a daemon virtual drive but the updated tool unmounted the drive and continually asks for the disc drive. Dame result each time. I found the updated install patch on sierrahelp.com

Re: QFG Coll/Anth Install w/o Disc

Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 1:23 am
by Collector
It sounds like the installer is not recognizing the discs. Are these localized discs?

Re: QFG Coll/Anth Install w/o Disc

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 12:06 am
by Niedir
The discs themselves are purchased, but the virtual drive is just the generic letter assigned by Daemon. The ISO files work well when booted from Daemon, but the installer unmounts the drive from Daemon.

Re: QFG Coll/Anth Install w/o Disc

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 3:24 am
by Collector
The installers are not recognizing the discs. By localized I mean not North American discs. Are they non English?

Re: QFG Coll/Anth Install w/o Disc

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 1:43 am
by Niedir
Once more: the computer I am using has no CDRom/DVDRom and therefore I have to use an .ISO file. I created the file using a Mac and it loads in Daemon Tools wonderfully, but when I try to use the updated installers from the Sierrahelp website the drive is unmounted. Therefore my virtual Rom is useless as the installer refuses to recognize it.

Re: QFG Coll/Anth Install w/o Disc

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 3:08 am
by Collector
I understand what you are doing. I know that you are using ISOs. If the image has not been altered in anyway and it was properly mounted the installer should not see any difference between it and the physical disc. Like I said, it is not recognizing the image as the right disc. I am trying to figure out what is different. The installer was designed from the NA release. Other versions may be different enough for the installer to not recognize it. If it is, say, from a European release that would explain it. If it is a Slash re-release, it may be different enough for the installer does not recognize it.