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DoctorN

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Help on burning half life
« on: November 14, 2010, 04:16:01 AM »
I was sent a supposedly working half life and blue shift (.nrg and .cdi perspectively) file to burn since I requested the game(s). But my problem is, those are the only games that dont seem to work on my dreamcast. I have no idea what my dreamcast is except (looks on the back):
HKT-3020
Manufactured September 1999
NTSC-U

and apparently, thats a "good" dreamcast to use when playing backups. So If anyone can help me with those two things, that would be great. I have burnt games before and they all work spot on. So im guessings its something with half life :S? thanks

p.s: if this isnt the right place to post, im sorry

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Re: Help on burning half life
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 04:52:57 AM »
You have to burn the game at the slowest setting you burner will go for best results.

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Re: Help on burning half life
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 04:54:56 AM »
nrg. = nero burning cdi. = Disc juggler make sure to use like nero 6 or 7 and dj version 4 or so the newer versions dont work so well with the older images

DoctorN

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Re: Help on burning half life
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 04:59:16 AM »
well 4 never worked for me really

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Re: Help on burning half life
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010, 01:09:18 AM »
You have to burn the game at the slowest setting you burner will go for best results.

Fail. Not necessarily true. On modern drives with modern discs probably not true.
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Re: Help on burning half life
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010, 07:26:54 AM »
That's funny I have 5 different drives 2 are brand spanking new and the other 3 various ages. I have burned games at super fast speed and slow speed my results are the slower the better, every time I burn them faster I get coasters like maybe 1 working game to every ten burns. So yea if fast works for you then that is way cool. I just know that my pent 4 alien ware 4gb of ram with internal and external burners I get the best results at slow speed. I have all 3 burning programs and end some, Nero plus 120 and DJ and a few others maybe there is a secret to fast burning? If so please let me know thanks.

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Re: Help on burning half life
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010, 10:12:29 PM »
You can check the discs you burn with a program called nero cd-dvd speed. :)

Although that just checks how the drive can read the disc it is a good indicator and you can try the disc in different drives. Try writing at 8,16, 24, 40 and read the discs with CD-DVD speed. You might be surprised with the results.
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Re: Help on burning half life
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2010, 07:57:02 AM »
Ok I'll give it a try soon and see what happens thanks.........