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Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility
This little application can mount and create Toast images from disks. Runs in OS 7.5.3 -> 9 at least. No need to rename filenames from '.toast' to '.ati'.
The 2nd DL above (53.49 KB) is for an updated version of the utility, now named "Virtual CD/DVD-ROM Utility" (version 1.0d1). This DL is a Disk Copy 6.3, 1.4MB floppy disk image file & compressed with Aladdin DropStuff 5.5, before uploading.
MD5 checksum & filename: b4967c78c44e6e4ca9836ceafa0433f2 *virtualcd-imager-mod-img.sit
Notable changes to this updated version are:
The User Interface:
The wording at the top of the UI and on the topmost button have been changed to give a clearer more meaningful indication of this Utilities potential (2nd screenshot above).
Changes have been made to various resources. Mainly to update the icons, and version data and to add basic Balloon Help.
Added is a new Finder icon, for Virtual CD/DVD images that can now be auto-loaded by (or dropped onto) the Virtual CD/DVD-ROM Utility. Also included is "Virtual CD AutoTyper", a dropper program to assist in the process of making image files "Virtual CD/DVD-ROM Utility native".
See screenshots 2 to 5 above, for some of the new features.
68k code only, runs flawlessly on PPC Macs.
- Any Macintosh physically or theoretically capable of mounting and reading CD-ROM media etc. This includes Macintosh clones and emulators, 68k and PPC.
- Macintosh OS from System Software 7.1 to Mac OS 9.2.2
- Macintosh CD/DVD Drivers (these are usually installed as Extensions by the System), if running Mac OS's prior to 7.5 you may need to locate these drivers and install them yourself:
- Apple CD Driver (or Apple CD/DVD Driver as installed by later OS's)
- Audio CD Access
- Foreign File Access
- ISO 9660 File Access
What may not work:
- Some image files are not CD/DVD .ISO compatible and will not mount onto a desktop using the Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility.
Such as, compressed image files, for example: Disk Copy 6.x compressed images, or Mac OS X .dmg files, etc.
An error message you might get if the Utility fails to mount an image file, is commonly:
"There are insufficient system resources to mount this image".
See the included SimpleText "ReadMe-1st" doc for more information and tips for some workarounds of this issue.
- The included "Virtual CD AutoTyper" may not recognize files dropped onto its icon initially and doesn't appear to work. If so, then you need to Rebuild the Mac's Desktop Database to fix this issue.
For those unfamiliar with doing this housekeeping task for a classic Mac OS, instructions are here.