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Monday, July 12, 2004

Mounting Images (Assistance Request)

I need some help from the Mac community. I bought Battlefield 1942 for the Mac (and love it) and decided to protect my original DVD. The game requires the disc to be in the computer to play so, naturally, I planned to make a mountable disk image file of it. Apple’s Disk Utility will create an image from a CD/DVD format but, when it mounts, it’s Apple’s standard white-icon volume. The game doesn’t recognize that as being the inserted DVD and won’t load.

My current solution works, and I always knew it would, but it’s not my first choice. Roxio’s Toast Titanium will create an image and allow me to mount it, and the system thinks the original disc is inserted in the drive. Works great. The only problem is, you have to launch Toast and manually click the Mount button for it to work.

What I’d really like is a way to do this where the images are Finder-mountable. I found a utility called ToastMount, but it requires version 6 and I’ve not had sufficient reason to upgrade from 5 yet. Plus, I think I’d have to drag-and-drop the image file unto the ToastMount icon. I really want to just double click the image file.

Any recommendations?

» Posted by ALBj at 11:11 PM (ET)
Category: Mac


.toast images mount with Apple’s disk copy, at least images of CDs. Not sure about DVDs. I do it all the time on machines without Toast. You would just need to set the “open with” option. Again, it works with CDs, not sure about DVDs.

» Posted by Thomas Wolf
July 12, 2004 11:59 PM


I’m the developer of ToastMount.

ToastMount 2 and later does officially not support Toast 5, but it might work.

Try ToastMount 1, it should work with Toast 5. If it does not, I’d be interested why not…

Andreas Schempp

» Posted by Andreas Schempp
September 9, 2004 08:55 AM

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