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Re: The new mini's don't have optical drives [Re: NucleusG4] #561741 07/23/11 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Pffft. Make an image of the cd and mount to play. No cd ever needed.
You need an optical drive to make the disc image to begin with, goofball!!! ;p


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Re: The new mini's don't have optical drives [Re: MacGizmo] #561753 07/23/11 11:05 AM
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LOL.. no duh. You can transfer the image from elsewhere, doofus! :p

Re: The new mini's don't have optical drives [Re: NucleusG4] #561835 07/25/11 04:18 AM
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If you only have the Mini, where would you transfer the image from? Oh I know, you COULD drive a car through the storefront window at your local Apple store and steal an external optical drive. Nothing like an Apple smash-and-grab job, eh?!


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Re: The new mini's don't have optical drives [Re: MacGizmo] #561841 07/25/11 11:05 AM
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W/e Giz....


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Oh I know, you COULD drive a car through the storefront window at your local Apple store and steal an external optical drive. Nothing like an Apple smash-and-grab job, eh?!


That was the best scenario you could come up with??
/insert rollseyes gif here


You could make an image at work.. or any other computer. My point was that you don't NEED a game cd to be physically in the drive. If that was the ONLY reason you would get an optical drive you could make an image elsewhere and save yourself the money.

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Re: The new mini's don't have optical drives [Re: MacGizmo] #561898 07/26/11 06:44 AM
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Right JD

The point is that you should be able to do anything , more so backwards with your new (single) Mac Mini computer. Without having to buy external crap

NOT
have too , go to work , go to a friends house or any other means than to have to be able to do it on your brand new Mini.

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Re: The new mini's don't have optical drives [Re: MacGizmo] #561900 07/26/11 11:31 AM
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Well JD.. that's the way Apple made it it. Live with it.
The FACTS are that there is no optical .. so you DO have to buy an external.
End story.

Re: The new mini's don't have optical drives [Re: NucleusG4] #561916 07/26/11 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Well JD.. that's the way Apple made it it. Live with it.
The FACTS are that there is no optical .. so you DO have to buy an external.
End story.
And external super drives can be had on the cheap these days.


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Re: The new mini's don't have optical drives [Re: MacBozo] #561938 07/26/11 10:31 PM
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Remember all those fancy colored external floppy drives? Welcome to 2.0

New games for the Mac won't be requiring discs, really old PPC games won't even run in Lion. The rest that you have/play now can be turned into disk images. And to answer Giz's Q …if you already have the game and are playing it, you already have another computer with an optical drive (unless it crapped out). Just gotta be smart enough to not buy an old game that requires the disc in the drive. With the Mac App Store and Steam, your bases should be covered.

Worst case scenario …gotta get that external.

Re: The new mini's don't have optical drives [Re: zwei] #561957 07/27/11 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted By: zwei
Just gotta be smart enough to not buy an old game that requires the disc in the drive.
I didn't know that games didn't need that anymore, I don't game. With huge internal HDs, and the massive amount of data the newer games probably demand on call, it makes sense that they would store the data on the HD. I used to recommend running with a disc image mounted if the game let it instead of burning up the optical drive.

Besides, who are we to try and second guess a man with a company that has 65 billion in the bank. grin

Re: The new mini's don't have optical drives [Re: Reboot] #561961 07/27/11 12:42 AM
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Yeah.. that was how I got my edge in the old days.. a disc image.. and a virtual disc holding the game....

Heck.. I've been playing Call of Duty for years and it doesn't require the disc after the first time. Their servers hold the data. They lose it every once in a while and you have to reinsert disc... or else the game on your machine stores it and feeds it to the server. Not sure which.

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