My goal is to create a physical game library where I can showcase my favorite games but I also want it to be functional. I want to be able to pop a disk in and play a game without worrying about hard drive space or download speeds or plugging in external drives. I realize this may not be possible with larger games but that's not a huge issue for me as most of the games I like are indie games that are only a couple of gigs at most.
I've been able to get this to work reasonably well for a few games so far by simply copying the game directory onto a disk and creating an autorun.inf for the exe. The load times are a little slow but i'm fine with that.
Some games however wont play and will instead open the steam install game prompt.
Is there a reasonably simple way to play any steam game straight from a dvd? I'm open to using something like a game crack because i'm not planing on doing this for games I didn't pay for.