Did you ever wonder how you install a game and play it without have a physical CD? Perhaps you have lost the DVD/CD or it has become damaged over the years. The answer is Fantom CD. This program can create a virtual CD-ROM drive and mount a CD image on it. The operating system and all its programs think the image is a real CD and that the virtual drive is a real CD drive.
The utility can work with most types of disk images, including ISO, MDS, CDI, BIN, CUE and CCD. It can also create up to 30 different virtual drives on the same machine, if you need to mount several different images.
The program can create virtual images from your own physical disks. It also lets you easily handle all the drives from its Device Manager – you can easily eject or load drives as you wish. The Finder Wizard enables you to find images painlessly and the Copy CD feature allows you to copy the contents of any CD on your hard drive. If you need to erase disks, the CD/DVD Erase Wizard makes it easy for you to do that.
Fantom CD is simple to install and has a small size of around 10 MB. Although the interface is not very interesting, everything is organized and the set of features really stands out.
It is part from virtual cd/dvd-rom category and is licensed as shareware for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit platform and can be used as a free trial until the trial period will end. The Fantom CD demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions compared with the full version.