I too am having this issue. I have a laptop with no cd drive. I have made an iso copy of my diablo disk and have installed daemon tools lie on my laptop. I have run the iso using daemon tools and managed to install diablo, and have applied the patch so I am using version 1.09b (downloaded from Blizzard's official site). Running the game off the virtual drive however still yeilds the promt "Please insert diablo cd in the disk drive" though taht should read the non-existant disk drive. The iso is still loaded and running in daemon tools lite as if there was an actual disc there, so why am I still getting the instert disk prompt? Clearly I can't insert a disc into a drive that doesn't exist but I would really like to play the original diablo on my laptop.
I do not know where in the registry I would have to change keys to get it to allow the game to run without a cd, but would appreciate any info on that.
I have also tried various "no cd patches" but none of them work and most are just a different loader, but they still all yeild the prompt for a cd. The loader ones has confusing interfaces as well with different options to select, for private and multiplayer servers, some asked foor ip's etc. but I don't need a server, I don't intend to play online, just solo. The fscs (I think that was the first optin, if not exact, similar name) option was the one I selected and that yeilded the insert disk prompt again. The other options didn't make sense asking for ip's and servers and what not. So I am at loss for patches or loaders.
Any help that can be offered for getting this to work right and without a disk on my laptop would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by Chronia, 21 May 2012 - 04:59 AM.