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jacob763

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Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2008, 04:48:49 AM »
Okay, so after downloading a dreamcast game from this website(well from rapidshare or something)I need to follow this guide to extract the file using winRAR and then I can take what was extracted and burn it to a disc using Alcohol 120%? Afterwards I can just put the game into a dreamcast and it should play if the file I downloaded was a selfboot file?

Also what specific type of CD should I buy to burn dreamcast games onto? I've read that I need one that is 80 minutes (or 700mb, something like that) but what format should I look buy?

Sorry if these questions seem like stupid ones but I'm going to buy a dreamcast this Saturday and want to make sure I have a good idea of what I'm doing as far as burning games before hand. I read somewhere that I should defiantly look for a dreamcast that was manufactured before October of 2000, but where on the Dreamcast can I find this date?

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Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2008, 06:12:23 AM »
Memorex Cd's are fine. Make sure you buy CD-R's not CD-RW's as the DC can't read them. 80min cd's will be fine, just follow the burning tutorial here and you should have no problems

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Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2008, 03:20:52 PM »
Thank-you for your help giggity, I have this and the Alcohol 120% Burning guide favorited for later use. That clears up everything except for where I can find the date it was manufactured on.

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Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2008, 07:10:08 PM »
on the bottom of the console on a shiny chrome sticker if i'm not mistaken.

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Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2008, 05:07:26 AM »
Okay, then it will be rather obvious and easy to spot, thank-you Komfort.

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Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2008, 08:27:26 AM »
Not a problem, glad to help

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Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
« Reply #46 on: December 29, 2008, 09:18:50 PM »
help
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Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
« Reply #47 on: December 30, 2008, 06:34:54 PM »
Now extract the second item in the second row and a CDI should pop out :).

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Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
« Reply #48 on: January 02, 2009, 04:19:10 PM »
burn it in any speed ?

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Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
« Reply #49 on: January 02, 2009, 09:30:29 PM »
As low as possible just to be safe.

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Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
« Reply #50 on: June 22, 2009, 01:51:41 AM »
What do I do if the combined files are over 700mb?

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Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
« Reply #51 on: June 22, 2009, 01:59:04 AM »
An image file of 800mb often burns 700mb of data to a disc. If the image really does need a 90 or 99 min disk (which is very rare and explicitly mentioned in the download thread) then you will need a bigger disc.
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Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
« Reply #52 on: June 22, 2009, 05:34:51 PM »
As low as possible just to be safe.
x8 speed should be minimum burning speed, but i have less c1 errors on x12.
Anyway if lens of your dc is in good shape, burn always with maximum speed(x48-x52) :o!!
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Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
« Reply #53 on: October 25, 2009, 06:48:08 PM »
x8 speed should be minimum burning speed, but i have less c1 errors on x12.
Anyway if lens of your dc is in good shape, burn always with maximum speed(x48-x52) :o!!
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