Game Jackal

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What is Game Jackal?

SlySoft’s Game Jackal is a unique utility that allows PC gamers to play games requiring CDs to be played without inserting the discs. What makes it unique is that it achieves this without making images of the CD, i.e. without copying the actual game data stored on the disc for virtual emulation. Instead, it prompts users to create game profiles for the games they own, first by inserting the original game CD for a one-time scan, then saving each profile for later access. The profiles are actually emulations of computer activity at the moment the game is run: the application essentially monitors the PC during the first CD insertion to see what goes on in the device when the game is started, what sectors are accessed, and so on. Then, it basically makes a record of those activities to replicate later on as responses to the computer’s demand for the CD when the game is started up once more.

Since CDs eventually break down, especially with hard use or rough treatment, the program makes life simpler for gamers by bypassing the need for that specific piece of gaming hardware. It works with most games as well, although about 10% will have issues.

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File types supported by Game Jackal

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Last updated: : July 11, 2014