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(re: Gabriel Knight, Phantasmagoria etc. Backup on DVD? ) I backed up all my recently purchased Sierra CD’s recently and did similar stuff by putting Kings Quest V, Space Quest IV, Larry 1 onto one CD – which in total was only like 3-400 megs.
I simply created a folder KQ5, SQ4, LSL1 and copied each of the CD’s contents into the appropriate folder.
This works fine for me because when I install the games I don’t use the Sierra install programs and simply copy the contents of those folders to the harddrive.
If you want to use the install programs still you could potentially temporarily map a drive to one of the folders and run the installer from that ‘virtual’ drive. I haven’t tried this but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.
To do this, simply go to your Windows File Explorer, and select ‘Map Network Drive’ from the tools menu. Map a drive (e.g. X:) to D:\GK1 (assuming D: is your DVD drive and the Gabriel Knight 1 folder on the DVD is named GK1).
Then in the File Explorer, go down to drive X: and double click the installer program and if all goes well it should run fine. For games that still access the CD drives while you are playing them, you may also need to edit a config file that gets put on your harddrive by the installer. They usually have an entry that states the place of your CD drive or audio files etc. You might have to edit that file and change it to be X:.
Let me know if this works. For games like GK1 I copy the audio files to the hard drive when I install it so I never need to run it with a CD.