.bin to .img converter for PSX games???

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  1. Metoroid0
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    Im surprised that there is not any (or im blind).

    How can i convert PSX .bin files to .img ones, because i need them for android emulator that detects only .img ones.
    But regardless, i want to convert it but cant find any converter to do so.
     
  2. FAST6191

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    The PS1 era coincided with a whole bunch of competing formats for disc images, especially when coupled with anti piracy, and the scene had not quite got it together when it came to standards.

    To that end most people get themselves a nice multi iso conversion/fiddling program like poweriso, ultraiso, magic iso. I do not know of any free options here that I can point to that can compete with those.
     
  3. migles

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    i recently come across with this and i did the hard way.. i used a drive emulator (like daemon tools) to open the image, and then used another tool (poweriso IIRC) to convert the disc to image..
    i was just not on the mood to google a iso converter.. but it worked wonderfully and fast xD

    anyway, i recall trying to use alchohol 120% and power iso, because power iso didnt support one type, and alchool didnt support the other.. it was an hassle... so i just emulated the cd and ripped it..
     
  4. blindseer

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    PSX .bin images and .img images are exactly the same data wise, byte for byte crc and all, just a different extension name and the img format also includes extra sub-channel sub files. The only exception I can think of is images that have cd audio, the image program will make them different.
     
  5. Metoroid0
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    Oh m god..guys im sorry i bothered you and made the whole thread. i figured it out...

    I just renamed .bin to .img ant it worked normally! :D
     
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    yeah and you could use imgburn to burn the bin to (if it had audio you needed the cue file to)
     
  7. Metoroid0
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    what is .cue file, i was always wondering?
     
  8. MasterLaser

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    The cue file states the track layout in the disc image. The bin files are usually useless without them but most emulators just guess what the tracks are if its missing.

    And careful not all CD tools handle PlayStation games well as they are not true CD ROMS.
     
  9. TecXero

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    The BIN is just a raw dump of the disc. The CUE file contains information like what tracks are where. It's kind of like the metadata for the BIN file. Generally CUE/BIN combos are better for games that stream audio tracks from the "disc", but it has become less of a concern as more advanced emulators have popped up and games moved away from using tracks like that.