Land Rover RAVE CD Manual: download and use for dummies.
I've sent out Rave CDs and linked people to the downloads many times over the years, so I thought it was time to write a simple guide on where to get it online and how to easily use it. This could be a forum sticky somewhere since it comes up often enough.
RAVE CD VEHICLE-SPECIFIC: Download the full .iso/.nrg (image files of the CDs): http://green-oval.com/joomla/index.p...d=13&Itemid=29
RAVE CD Multi-CD: contains all vehicles, may be missing some information as it’s only slightly larger than one of the individual images: http://personalgeeks.com/lrdisco/ , thanks to adriatic04 at Dweb for hosting. This is the RAVE image that I use, it’s worked great for years…haven’t found anything missing.
RAVE CD Multi-CD MIRROR: This is one .iso split into 6 .rar files which will need to be combined (extracted) using WinRAR or a similar program before mounting the image. You also will have to wait between downloads without an account. (PITA, avoid if possible, but they’re here if needed):
[These steps below are for a Windows based OS. If you’re running OS X, you’ll have to find a disk emulation program, or just burn the image to a disk using Disk Utility.]
WITH CD: To use the CD images, you can simply burn them to a disk with any disk burning program. I like to use...
-InfraRecorder - http://infrarecorder.sourceforge.net/?page_id=5
-ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
WITH CD EMULATION (w/o CD): To use the CD images without burning them to CDs, we must mount the images on virtual drives. I personally like
-Daemon Tools - http://www.disc-tools.com/download/daemon
Install Daemon Tools Lite and run it. It will show up as a small running icon on the right side of your taskbar.
Right click-->Virtual CD/DVD-ROM-->Device: 0-->Mount Image (find where you’ve stored your image file and open it)
The program should autorun the image, but if it doesn’t, you can find it under “My Computer” as if you’ve got a disk in your CD-ROM drive. The RAVE program runs through Adobe Acrobat 4.0 on the disk, you won’t need Acrobat installed to use RAVE.
If you’re unable to get this to work or want to try an easier option, you may be able to simply extract the image file and run Rave.exe, but there is no guarantee that this will work as I haven’t tried it.
I really hope this helps everyone, if you have any questions feel free to send me a PM.
-Josh, aka. Kep