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swordster75
Skirmisher
posted 01-24-07 03:20 PM EDT (US)         
What are the 2nd and 3rd discs used for? I ,so far, have only had to use the first one. Except for installing it. Thanks-Swordster
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Dregon
Skirmisher
posted 01-24-07 03:30 PM EDT (US)     1 / 17       
i think that they're only used for installing, which is kinda weird considering the first disk is labeled "install disc" and the 2nd and 3rd disc's are labeled "game disc"
exc4libulz1022
Skirmisher
posted 01-24-07 04:14 PM EDT (US)     2 / 17       

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i think that they're only used for installing, which is kinda weird considering the first disk is labeled "install disc" and the 2nd and 3rd disc's are labeled "game disc"

lol. ive always thought the same thing, can anyone clarify?


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swordster75
Skirmisher
posted 01-24-07 04:18 PM EDT (US)     3 / 17       
yea...it is kinda funky
hoosier122
Skirmisher
posted 01-26-07 04:58 AM EDT (US)     4 / 17       
Disc 1 is labeled install disc so you know which one to put into the computer first...duh!
Dregon
Skirmisher
posted 01-26-07 05:04 AM EDT (US)     5 / 17       
yes but you only use the "game discs" for installing and the "install discs" for gaming.


weird

swordster75
Skirmisher
posted 01-26-07 06:01 AM EDT (US)     6 / 17       
I still haven't found a true answer to the question lol
resignexpert
Skirmisher
posted 01-26-07 06:23 AM EDT (US)     7 / 17       
They're all 'game' discs, in that they all contain game data. The first one is labeled an install disc, because it's the game disc that will autoboot the installer app. Once the game is installed, all the game files are on your harddrive, and you only need the install disc to get past the game executable's cd-check (ie. checks if you have an original disc and not a burned copy). You can remove the disc from the drive once the game is loaded and it will run just fine.
Brtnboarder495
Skirmisher
posted 01-26-07 07:32 AM EDT (US)     8 / 17       
It might also be because the game is so large and that AFAIK the average CD can only hold about 700-1000Mb. Since the game is at least 3Gb+, they needed to split the data, since they decided that not enough people have DVD drives to make it worth putting the game on a DVD.

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swordster75
Skirmisher
posted 01-26-07 08:08 PM EDT (US)     9 / 17       
that makes it a little clearer
Garlock13
Skirmisher
posted 01-26-07 08:11 PM EDT (US)     10 / 17       

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checks if you have an original disc and not a burned copy


s friend of mine plays with burnt copies and he hasnt complained so thats not it

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hellofromireland
Skirmisher
posted 01-27-07 05:45 AM EDT (US)     11 / 17       
I find that DVD games have better graphics but they just arent as fun.

Apart from Sims petz but even it gets repetitive. I would be disappointed if AoE went on DVD


I'm actually from N.Ireland
Medio
Skirmisher
(id: Mediolanus)
posted 01-27-07 05:53 AM EDT (US)     12 / 17       
What does the medium the game is on have to do with the amount of fun you get from playing?
hellofromireland
Skirmisher
posted 01-27-07 06:04 AM EDT (US)     13 / 17       
It might be that the DVD games focus on powerful graphics while ordinary CDs cant, so they work more on AI or gameplay

I'm actually from N.Ireland
George_uk
Skirmisher
posted 01-27-07 08:11 AM EDT (US)     14 / 17       
Thats completely wrong. DVD and CDs are merely a method of storage. They have nothing to do with the game files themselves. A company which uses a DVD for their game can quite easily use 4 CDs for the very same game. CDs hold 700mb, and DVDs hold 4.5gb unless they're dual layer (such as San Andreas).

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hellofromireland
Skirmisher
posted 01-27-07 09:47 AM EDT (US)     15 / 17       
No, but you don't have to save the files to the computer if you can save it all to the disk.

It might just be I have had bad experiences with those games..


I'm actually from N.Ireland
swordster75
Skirmisher
posted 01-30-07 03:05 PM EDT (US)     16 / 17       
was just checking in to see if some1 had the answer
Medio
Skirmisher
(id: Mediolanus)
posted 01-30-07 03:30 PM EDT (US)     17 / 17       

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No, but you don't have to save the files to the computer if you can save it all to the disk.

DVD games don't read from the DVD while playing the game. They just check the DVD is in upon starting the game (so that you actually have the game) and you can remove it from your drive while playing.

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