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Is there any way to combine two CDs? I have two game discs that I would like to put on one CD for easier distribution. These games are very very old and are only about 250 megs for their entire contents.

Since they depend on their paths to run correctly, is there a way to write them to a disc in a certain way that makes windows think they're two separate discs?

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do any of the paths overlap? – quack quixote Jan 12 '10 at 4:37
Yes they do. Thus the reason for my concern. :) – bobber205 Jan 12 '10 at 17:24
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If the games have copy protection, you may be out of luck (unless you also have a No-CD or similar... but thats up to you, and I wouldn't recommend it).

If the games just come on cd, simply create a new folder somewhere and then two sub folders, Disk 1 and Disk 2, copy everything from the cd to the relevant folder and use your favourite burning tool such as CDBurnerXP or ImgBurn (Both available on Ninite).

Now, when you put the disk in, simply go to the relevant folder and install. If the game does have copy protection, you may have luck with Jared's answer (I would use Clone Drive over Daemon Tools), simply because that trys to emulate the copy protection - obviously though you have to install that on each machine you want to use, but you can always keep the setup file on the root of the disk.

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I'm not aware of any way to burn a CD so that Windows thinks it's more than one disc.

It's possible to use a program like ImgBurn to create .iso files of the discs and then burn them onto a single CD/DVD.

Then, you can mount the .iso file with a CD/DVD emulator like SlySoft's Virtual CloneDrive or DaemonTools. You could even mount the iso files right off your burned disc.

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