Daemon Tools is more capable than magic disk in general, but both work similarly. You should note that many (most) newer games (i.e. anything in the past 5 or so years, sometimes even older) will not work simply by mounting a disk image; the software is designed to recognize this as an attempt to pirate the game. If you wish to install and/or play the game without the original disk, you will need a 'crack' - which is fairly easy to come by if you're handy with google and know how to use a torrent. And cracks may (usually) be a violation of software agreements, but in and of themselves are not necessarily illegal - as long as you own the game you are cracking. I commonly do this to save wear and tear on my disks, as well as out of a laziness (it is much simpler to mount a few images than it is to search my collection of a thousand plus disks, and physically swap the disk)...
I meant to download *just* a crack, not a pirated version of the game - if you're downloading just a NoCD crack, and nothing more, you'll always get the crack, and in my experience, it will work 95%+ of the time... When you grab a pirated copy of a game (which you shouldn't, btw - not that I never have, mind you; I just prefer not to unless I am seeing if I am willing to invest the money in an unknown company/game/etc), even if the game itself isn't messed up, it is much less likely that it will have a working crack included... so you'd have to get one separately anyway.
I too have had a similar problems with the updater. What I would do is fine a patcher exe instead of use the updater. If worse comes to worse and the update dosnt work, try a NO-CD crack to skip CD check. Hope this helps.
hey, followed your instructions, installed just fine, but now I want to patch the game to 1.08, but when i tried to, it gave me the error:Halo is not installed on your computerThis patch requires halo to run
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