Game Jackal ver. 188.8.131.521
Game Jackal, the ultimate "must have" killer app for the PC gamer!
If you, like most gamers, find it annoying looking for and inserting the CD-ROM for your favorite game each time you play it, then Game Jackal is for you.
Keeping your gaming investment safe
One major concern gamers have is the CD's life span. The CD-ROM for a popular game may be inserted and removed many hundreds of times, this of course leads to the inevitable "Unable to read" error and ultimately a trip to the trash.
Version 2 supports over 90% of games on the market*
Using Game Jackal eliminates the need to insert the CD-ROM before playing your favorite title, therefore allowing you to fire up your favorite game in seconds.
Unleash your games and go gaming "cd free" in seconds
Game Jackal provides the user with a powerful and easy to use interface to go gaming "cd free". It does this without modifying any of your game's files or installing any virtual drives on your system. Simply select the game you want to play from the Game Jackal interface, or create a desktop shortcut for even faster access.
Keep young eyes from playing games that may not right for them
Game Jackal comes complete with a feature called Guardian Control, this feature allows restrictions to be placed on game profiles.
Young gamers can make short work of a game CD
Being able to pack away the game CD has proven to be extremely popular with parents of young gamers, where a game can be destroyed in weeks!
There's no other product like it
The simple fact is that Game Jackal stands alone. There's no other product on the market that delivers the flexibility and functionality that Game Jackal provides.
New features in version 2.7
Create profiles right from the desktop with the new "One-click" profile creation option. Simply right-click any game icon on you desktop (or anywhere else for that matter) and select "Convert to Game Jackal profile", a much simplified creation wizard guides you through a 2 step process. Click here to see this in action.
Unused profiles can now be moved to an archive section allowing you to keep only your current favorites in the "My Game Profile" section.
A new "plug-in" interface is now available, this allows third-party developers to create plug-ins for Game Jackal.
Right-click popup menu for profiles, this provides a faster and easier way to manage profiles. Click here to see this in action.
Improved reliability, support and performance for many games and hardware configurations.
Support for multi processor hardware, including the ability to specific processor(s) on for each profile.
How does it work?
Game Jackal works by making profiles of your favorite games. A profile is not an image of the game's cd, but a small collection of files (on average a game's profile is only 9MB in size**). The profile creation process is straightforward and is performed while you're playing your favorite games. Using the profile wizard you simply:-
1. Enter a name for the new profile
2. Select the game executable (optional)
3. Insert the game CD-ROM
4. Play your game!
That's it... your game profile is now created and "cd free" gaming is now a reality. Next time you want to play that game simply select it from the profiles list within the Game Jackal interface.
Click here or here to see a screen shot of the Game Jackal interface.
An easy to use interface, providing the user with a single tool for "cd free" gaming.
The creation of a Game Jackal profile is performed while you are playing your favorite game!
Using the auto update feature, your version of Game Jackal will always be the latest version available.
Guardian Control, this feature allows for the password protection of game profiles in addition to specifying when and how long a game can be played.
No longer do you need to find and insert the game's CD-ROM.
Preserve the original game's CD-ROM: one of the problems with having a favorite game is that the CD-ROM gets damaged over time.
Game load times are dramatically shortened***.
Ok... so Game Jackal provides you with a way to protect game CD's from the little hands of a young gamer, but how do we then stop these same young gamers from playing games that may not be appropriate?
Game Jackal contains a very unique and powerful feature called Guardian Control, this allows a game profile to be password protected thereby ensuring that only specific users (i.e. those knowing the password) can play the game. And because your CD-ROM's are now put away for safe keeping, there's no fear of accidentally leaving a disc in the drive for a young gamer to find.
So now that we have limited what a young gamer can play, wouldn't it be great if we could limit when games could be played? Well once again Game Jackal provides a way... Guardian Control also allows rules to be created that detail when and how long games can be played. These rules can be as simple as defining a time (i.e. between 6:30PM and 8:30PM) during the week days in which games can be played to complex rules that involve many periods in which a young person can go gaming.