Running a PC game from an external DVD drive?

I recently found my disk for Lord of the Rings: the Battle for Middle Earth for PC. My laptop doesn t have a DVD drive so I bought an external DVD drive so play the game. I managed to install it, but when I try to play it the application doesn t recognise that the disk is in the external drive. Therefore, it can t locate the disk so I can t play the game. Does anyone have a solution to this? Thanks.

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  • arther
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    copy the disk to hard drive and play from there

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It doesn't matter if it's an external drive. It's still a valid disk drive. Try running the game in Compatibility Mode.

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  • 2 months ago

    You don't mention which Operating System you're using, sir, but the following webpage MAY be able to help you sort this out.

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  • 2 months ago

    It's too old.

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  • 2 months ago

    Contact the publishers of that game or go to a forum of those game players and ask, or search with Google.

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