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If you want to play Phantasmagoria 1&2 off your hard drive instead of using the CD’s, you can! This way, you can back up the games onto DVD ready to copy onto your Hard Disk whenever you want to play the games (no installing necessary). First, copy all the CD contents onto your hard drive.

For Phant1 move all the CD’s Robot, VMD and patches files into the CD#1 dir’s (there are multiples of some files on every CD except for CD7, it saves over 1GB of space). Next since all the SFX files are different for each CD, copy them into their own seperate folders. Now set the paths for the folders in the resource.win file as follows, replacing the D:\TEMP\P1 path with your own dir path.

resAud=D:\TEMP\P1resSfx=D:\TEMP\P1\;D:\Temp\P1\D2;D:\Temp\P1\D3;D:\Temp\P1\D4;D:\Temp\P1\D5;D:\Temp\P1\D6;D:\Temp\P1\D7
robot=D:\TEMP\P1;D:\TEMP\P1\ROBOT
patchDir=D:\TEMP\P1;D:\TEMP\P1\PATCHES
movieDir=D:\TEMP\P1\VMD
rescdisc=D:\TEMP\P1resmap=D:\TEMP\P1
For Phant2 move all the CD contents into one dir, and all the DUK files into one DUK folder and patches into another. The P2 audio “SFX” files appear to be the same on each CD except for CD5; put it into another folder. Now just set the paths in the Resource.win file as below, replacing the P2 dir and drive with your own:

palette=D:\P2\DUK
resAud=D:\P2resSfx=D:\P2;D:\P2\SFX_DISK_5
resMap=D:\P2
rescdisc=D:\P2patchDir=D:\P2\;D:\P2\PATCHES
movieDir=D:\P2\DUK
robot=D:\P2\ROBOT
discID=RESSCI
CD:=D:\P2useDirectDraw=TRUE
useDirectSound=FALSE

It seemed to work fine for me, hopefully for others who try this as well.