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Baldur's Gate on an Eee

LegbaLegba He did.Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Games and Technology
Okay, question. I've got a little Eee 701 laptop - my pride and joy - running Ubuntu-Eee. Due to a LP thread imbued with awesome, I've got a real hankering to go back and actually beat Baldur's Gate. I figure the Eee would be perfect for this for many reasons, among them the native resolution of 800x480, which perfectly fits Baldur's Gate (in height at least).

Anyway, does anyone know of a way for me to run Baldur's Gate off my Linux laptop without the CD in at all times? See, the Eee doesn't have a CD drive build in, and while I have an external one, it'd be a real pain to lug about with me all the time.

To make it absolutely clear, I'm not talking about pirating the game. I will go out and buy the compilation disk fair and square. I'd just like to run it on my laptop.

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  • ChalkbotChalkbot Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    From memory, I believe you can copy the contents of the disks onto your hard drive in folders named CD1, CD2, etc. Then go into the .ini file using notepad and manually change the path (in there somewhere) from looking for the cd, to the path of the folder containing the cd. It's pretty easy I think, although my instructions probably make it sound difficult. :\

    I'm 68% sure this is all you have to do.


    Sorry about that.

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  • theclamtheclam Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    You may be able to rip the CD to an iso, then mount it.

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  • FoomyFoomy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    buy a 8gb or bigger sd card for the eee (I forget how many cd's the game is, but 8gb is a good size and cheap). Than just rip your cd's into iso files (something like a demo of alchohol 120 would be able to do this). Get a cd-drive emulation program such as daemon tools. Enjoy baldur's gate?

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  • EinhanderEinhander __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2008
    You could use a virtual drive program to load disc images of your game discs when you wanted to play, but that would burn up a ton of hard disc space.

    Baldur's Gate can be played on a removable drive, but I can't really get into the specifics.

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  • theSquidtheSquid Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    If you can get it to an iso, and copy it over to the eee, make a folder somewhere and type the command

    sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop /path/to/isofile.iso /path/to/empty/folder

    Which pretty much does the job of Daemon Tools.
    Then, to install it, you need wine. I believe that's in the Ubuntu repos these days, so just type

    sudo apt-get install wine

    Then, you should be able to double click the setup file in the iso in your file manager, or just run

    wine Setup.exe

    After installing it, do what the other guy said about the ini file. (I don't have Baldur's Gate, but I think that'll cover the Linuxy details)

    EDIT: Wait, external? Just run the install off the CD through Wine, and do the mount thing that other people said afterwards. *facepalm*

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  • AnteCantelopeAnteCantelope Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Chalkbot wrote: »
    From memory, I believe you can copy the contents of the disks onto your hard drive in folders named CD1, CD2, etc. Then go into the .ini file using notepad and manually change the path (in there somewhere) from looking for the cd, to the path of the folder containing the cd. It's pretty easy I think, although my instructions probably make it sound difficult. :\

    I'm 68% sure this is all you have to do.


    Sorry about that.

    I've just installed BG and PS:T, and this is something you do for Planescape, not BG.

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  • DrakmathusDrakmathus Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    uh, just go to custom install, install everything and then do an ISO of cd1 on a hard drive?

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  • LegbaLegba He did. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Thanks guys. Especially theSquid; detailed instructions like that were exactly what I needed.

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