Burning/Playing Dreamcast Backups

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May 30, 2011
  1. Rock Raiyu
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    I'm having difficulty burning and playing Dreamcast backups. I'm using Disc Juggler and I'm burning games with CD-R discs. My console has a manufacturing date of March 2000, which means I should be able to play them just fine. But when I burn a game it doesn't boot up like it's suppose to.

    I changed the Mode to Mode2, the TOC -> CD-DA/CD-XA, enabled the RAW write and Overburn options. I'm also burning at about 2-8x, which was recommended. But I can't get the game to boot up even though it is a self-boot game. I can't even get the Utopia disc to run. Can I get some help here?
     
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    whatever instructions you found must be ancient, just burn the file with imgburn.
    and with instructions that old are you sure the game you downloaded is autoboot?
     
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    When discjuggler offers to fix the filesystem, do NOT let it.
     
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    I don't, but it either doesn't burn or the game doesn't boot up at all.
     
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    my recent dreamcast burns (which were last year) were made by mounting the discjuggler image with deamontools and then using imgburn - copy disc
     
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    ImgBurn can burn .cdi files by having the pfctoc.dll file in the same directory as Imgburn.exe

    eg. C:\Program Files\ImgBurn\pfctoc.dll
     
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    Use Mode 1, CD-ROM/DVD, RAW write, and Overburn CD. Works for me nearly every time.
    EDIT: I just burned a game with those settings and it works fine.
     
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    I don't know what's going on, this doesn't work for me either.
     
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    What format is the game? (cdi, mdf/mds) Have you tried using Alcohol 120%? If all else fails, try using this method: http://dreamlover.tecbox.com/#6.1. That method is used for post-late 2000 DCs, but it might be worth a shot.
     
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    I found out for some reason that my images were not burning onto the CD-R at all. I put them into my PC and they come up as blank discs, a majority of them came up that way, with only 2-3 of them having something on them but they are read as Audio CDs.

    I then went to use Alcohol 120% like suggested. I burned Sonic Adventure onto the CD-R and it works fine now. So I guess that DiscJuggler doesn't work with my drive.
     

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