First post, by collector
You could automate all of this and rip/compress the audio tracks from NSIS. That also solves the problem of the game's 16-bit installer. My NSIS script for Outlaws already does most of this. I could also patch the game with _inmm and edit the EXE to remove the CD check for CD-less play from the same installer script, all using the data from the user's CDs.
Not to pour gasoline on the recent Outlaws "patch" posts or to denigrate the work that swede1872 did, but I updated my replacement installer for the game. My first version provided a 32-bit replacement for the 16-bit installer that shipped with the game. It addressed the corrupted colors and included the official patches. It did not support CD-less play.
The new version now allows for full hard drive install for CD-less play. While the original media are required to install the game, they are not required game play. It is patched to remove the CD check and to uses _inmm for the CD music. It will rip the CDA tracks and compress them for ingame music without the discs.
It does not include the extra customizations that swede1872 did.