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Offline Protools5LEGuy

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Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility
« on: December 15, 2014, 12:47:32 PM »

http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/virtual-dvd-romcd-utility

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This little application can mount and create Toast images from disks. Runs in OS 7.5.3 -> 9 at least. No need to rename filenames from '.toast' to '.ati'.

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Re: Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2014, 02:00:58 PM »
Cool... I'll check it out

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The upshot is, the Virtual CD/DVD-ROM Utility can make quite a nice rip of DVD movies (under Mac OS 9.x). Then by using the included "Virtual CD AutoTyper" to make the resulting image auto-mount by double-clicking, the Virtual CD/DVD utility mounts the image then exits & Apple DVD Player detects a mounted movie DVD, launches and begins to auto-play the movie. Nice.

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Discovery of the day: This thing will mount Disk Copy 6.x, 1.4 MB & 800k images if they've been saved as floppy disk image files. - Disk Copy gives a choice when saving a floppy disk to image file, as floppy disk image or a given file size e.g. 1440KB as opposed to 1.4MB floppy disk image. The floppy disk image option is "disk compatible" and will mount using this utility.
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Re: Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 03:18:57 PM »
cool... I'll check it out
There is software that needs a fucking CD and Toast do not fool them.
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Re: Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2015, 07:38:07 PM »
DieHard, how were your test on it?

MacTron, would you be so nice to test if this work in parallel with Toast? I mean, if you can choose to mount Images with Toast and Virtual in the same system or if they conflict?

We should make a list on what software need a physic CD to be installed. I tried with some that needed to be burned to install, as DP or Cubase .

MacTron, is there out more "virtual" CD utils aside Toast and Virtual?
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Re: Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2015, 08:18:50 PM »
Looking for MacOS 9.2.4

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Re: Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2016, 08:45:37 AM »
When I try to use this application I very briefly see the application window flicker on the screen, but then  I get a gray screen and the system seems to be locked up, or at least I can't do anything with the mouse or keyboard to get out of it.  At that point I have to power down and reboot.  It's a 1 GHz TiBook running OS 9.2.2 and ROM 10.2.1, if that matters.

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Re: Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2016, 09:49:06 AM »
I use Toast 4 and 5 with no trouble mounting almost everything.
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Re: Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2016, 09:01:45 PM »
Unfortunately, I never tested the app from the garden. i have other priorities for our site right now, maybe I can get it on the back burner someday :)

Making "autoMount Images with Shrinkwrap and using the Toast CD mounter have always worked well

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Re: Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 02:17:59 AM »
Worked like a charm. Wonderful. Now i can ply all the old games without that irritating CD-Spinning sound.

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Re: Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 12:54:34 PM »
I assign the images with that AutoTyper then make an apple script app, that first tells finder to open the image, then open the application, then unmount the image. The result?
Double click on the compiled Application made in apple script, the CD image mounts, the game opens fine, then the CD image unmount, leaving everything on the desktop clean for when you quit the game.
The game was Virtual Pool (https://www.macintoshrepository.org/3137-virtual-pool), which needs a CD in the drive to run, and these utilities helps get round that.
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Re: Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2018, 05:04:18 PM »
I assign the images with that AutoTyper then make an apple script app, that first tells finder to open the image, then open the application, then unmount the image. The result?
Double click on the compiled Application made in apple script, the CD image mounts, the game opens fine, then the CD image unmount, leaving everything on the desktop clean for when you quit the game.
The game was Virtual Pool (https://www.macintoshrepository.org/3137-virtual-pool), which needs a CD in the drive to run, and these utilities helps get round that.

some applications will not like you to unmount the image again.
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Re: Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2018, 11:29:01 PM »
Haven't come across one yet but I'm not sure how in AppleScript to check if an application is open.
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Re: Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 03:47:14 PM »
well i guess implementing a delay of 150 seconds will cover all cases?
"It is true that the "pre-emptive multitasking" advantage present in OS X can be illustrated by downloading CD-ROM ISOs and rendering chaos theory formulas while simultaneously instant messaging and posting on FaceBook what you ate... but in reality, what did you create?"
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