No-CD modification for the game 'Realms of the Haunting'

This technique allows the user to modify a standard ROTH installation such that there is no need to swap CDs during game-play - which is one of the most common complaints regarding playing the original game.

The beauty of this method is that it does not require any hacking of the software; it merely involves editing configuration files which come with the original distribution.

The original version of these instructions are available here , at the bottom of the page, though I will repeat the instructions at the end of this page as well.

So, follow the instructions to copy all the files to a common directory. My recommendation is to install the game to a directory called c:\games\ROTH, and copy the files to c:\games\rothhd If you use these filenames, my configuration files will work without modifications.  After this, download my CONFIG.INI and copy it to c:\games\roth, then download my FILELIST.TXT and copy it to c:\games\rothhd,

and Play The Game (with no CDs required)!!

Note: you can install in other paths if you wish, that will just require editing CONFIG.INI to specify the appropriate paths. Of course, the c:\games path is completely arbitrary, since that base path will only be visible to DosBox.

I have played ROTH with no problems on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, using DosBox 0.74.
//  Original instructions from 

ROTH support website

Full install on HD - no more CD swapping

The following guide has been compiled by Tom Spencer (Spee2k8) and updated by
us to apply to the Virtual PC version.

   1. Make a folder called "hd" in the same emulated hard disk that Virtual PC
is using for ROTH.... e.g if "C:\INTRPLAY\ROTH" so put hd in as

   2. Copy the entire contents of CD1 to the "hd" folder

   3. Then move onto CD2, 3 and 4 (CD's 2, 3 and 4 have the same folders and
some of the same files as CD1) ignore everything on these disks apart from the
GDV folder (this contains all the movie files) copy the contents of each GDV
folder from 2, 3 and 4 into the hd folder's GDV folder, you will be asked if
you want to replace "TUNNWARP.GDV" for each disk just say no as its already in
GDV from CD1.

   4. Go to the hd folder you have made and open up the DATA folder, then open
"FILELIST.TXT" in notepad, skip past DISK1's list and goto "DISK2". Remove the
lines in DISK2's list that say "dbase300.dat" , "dbase500.dat" and
"tunnwarp.gdv". Do the same for DISK's 3 and 4 list's. Please be sure you do
not have any repeating file names throughout the entire file! (I used notepad's
find and replace function and just replaced with a space then just took out the
blank lines afterwards). Do make sure you have ONE and only one of each of the
following in the file "dbase300.dat" , "dbase500.dat" and "tunnwarp.gdv". Then
remove the words, "DISK2={", "DISK3={" and "DISK4={", also make sure you remove
the closing "}" for each disk apart from the very last one at the end of the
list. You should now have a long continuous list of files starting with
"DISK1={" and ending in "}" (i.e there should only be one "{" at the beginning
next to "DISK1=" and one "}" at the end of the list, in the entire file). Make
sure you save this file using notepad (File -> Save).

   5. Almost done.... Now go into the ROTH folder that was installed while
setting up the game (that might be "C:\INTRPLAY\ROTH"). Open up "CONFIG.INI" in
notepad and change "SourcePath" from "D:\" to "C:\INTRPLAY\hd". Click file and
save in notepad and close the file.

   6. That should be it you should now be able to play ROTH and not have a CD
swap in sight Very Happy.