So, I have a number of old CD-ROM games that I would like to play on my Linux PC (I’m running Linux Mint 21.2 64bit).
I’ve been told that the best way to run these old games on Linux would be to ignore the physical CDs and just download ripped .ISO files of these games. However, a number of my games don’t have a .ISO file that’s available on the internet.
I’ve looked around on lutris.net for “install scripts”, but I’m not finding much there either.
This leaves me with just the Lutris program and the physical CDs. (I do have an optical disc drive to read these disks.)
(FYI, I have Lutris and most of my other programs installed as Flatpaks because “reasons”)
In old Lutris install tutorials, there used to be an “install from CD option”, but it looks like that’s gone now, or it goes by a different name.
The “add games to Lutris” options are now:
Search the Lutris website for installers
Scan a folder for games
Install a Windows game from an executable
install from a local install script
Import a ROM
Add a locally installed game
If the only copy of my game I have is the physical disk, what would be the best way to install it on Linux?