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General => Tutorials => Topic started by: mr.giggity on February 26, 2008, 05:35:00 PM

Title: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: mr.giggity on February 26, 2008, 05:35:00 PM
I thought I would make a standard alcohol burning guide for those who are new to the dreamcast scene and don't know exactly what to do. Hey, we were all new at one point :D

Although the native format for alcohol is mds/mdf, it also has full support for the following files:
.cdi (Discjuggler)
.nrg (Nero)
.ccd (clone cd)
bin/cue (cdrwin)
.iso  


The majority of the games you will download on this site are .cdi files (selfbooting)

1. Open alcohol and select image burning wizard

(http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/3575/alc1oi8.jpg)

2. After selecting your image file, you will have a screen much like the following:

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/144/alc2ke9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/alc2ke9.jpg/1/w592.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img444/alc2ke9.jpg/1/)

I have used Cool Cool Toon as an example, as a lot of new dreamcasters are worried about the image size being over 700meg. As you can plainly see the actual burn size is considerably smaller than the physical size. This will be the case in 99% of the images you burn.  

3. You can tick the "delete image file after recording" box if you like. I personally prefer to delete manually as I back up all my games to DVD. I suggest you do the same. Click next. This is the final step before burning.  

(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/9501/alc3ru0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/alc3ru0.jpg/1/w592.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img361/alc3ru0.jpg/1/)

This is your final step, but the most important.
1. Do NOT touch this setting
2. Do NOT touch these settings
3. Do NOT touch these settings
4. Set the write speed to a low setting. Usually after the first burn alcohol will remember this for you


Click start

 :D HAPPY DREAMCASTING!!! :D
Title: Re: Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: humphmaster on February 26, 2008, 06:29:34 PM
That's fantastic mate it should help a lot of people old Dreamcasters and new alike well done.


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Title: Re: Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: Maximus on February 27, 2008, 01:27:07 AM
Yes, thank you! I finally got it on my cd and hopefully, i will try it when I get my dreamcast repaired.

Thanks Gig.

Maximus.
Title: Re: Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: darkNiGHTS on March 01, 2008, 03:31:46 AM
Thanks giggity, great work as always!
Title: Re: Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: GeezuzKhrist119 on March 01, 2008, 06:41:36 AM
thank god
i thought i fucked up all my games lol
but i was right
Title: Re: Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: Mesh on March 01, 2008, 04:50:15 PM
Nice work :D
Title: Re: Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: Donkeyboy on March 02, 2008, 09:03:03 AM
Alright, folks.  Now hear this - there's a tutorial for this here on the site, so no more questions need be asked about how to burn DC jams.  There's your sign.
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: bernie on March 03, 2008, 11:30:59 AM
this sort of shit is impossible to find on the internet.  i don't remember how i figured out how to burn dc games, but it wasn't that easy. 

gj.
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: miketrix042 on March 21, 2008, 02:23:08 AM
thanks, i will try using alcohol 120% again, someday

i like burning game at 4x(burn speed)
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: Hivmunky on August 28, 2008, 06:59:22 AM
I only use alcohol to burn so this guide is great for those who need it.
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: nunex_16 on September 04, 2008, 09:20:38 PM
but i downloaded a game from segahub and came  27 files

i dont now what to do :-\ :'(
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: darkNiGHTS on September 04, 2008, 10:11:01 PM
http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=2018.0 (http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=2018.0)
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: jacob763 on December 14, 2008, 07:06:05 PM
The lowest speed that it's giving me the option to burn at is 16X(2400 KB/sec), does anyone know why or how to fix it? Will it work if i's at 16X?

Edit: I'm using the trial version, could this be part of the problem?

Edit2: It appears that it works on my dreamcast anyway, dos anyone think this will be a problem later on?
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: Elite Evil on December 14, 2008, 07:45:30 PM
Nah modern burners should have no problem with writing at 16X.
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: jacob763 on December 15, 2008, 01:21:12 AM
Okay, thanks for the help.
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: mr.giggity on December 15, 2008, 03:37:23 AM
You should have no problem. I'm just a real stickler for those sort of things.
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: fox on December 31, 2008, 09:33:45 PM
I just tried burning a DC game for the first time in a few years and had no sucess.

It was sega marine fishing, that I got from here... and I burned it using alcohol 120% with the setting told here, the only difference being that alcohol only lets me pick maximum burn speed and 40x, and nothing else is displayed, but all other settings are the same.   DAO/SAO and what not.  However when I remember a while ago, I used to use RAW format or something of the sort?


When I go to put the disk in the DC, it spins it like its hitting a rev limiter.... just crazy fast, and nothing happens.   Goes to the system menu.    I also tried using the utopia boot disk first, but that doesnt work either.   Im about to use disc juggler, see what happens with that.
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: darkNiGHTS on January 02, 2009, 12:38:54 AM
What brand of CD are you using?  You might need to use a burner, the one you're using sounds like it's pretty crappy.
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: fox on January 02, 2009, 03:28:19 AM
I was using some memorex cd-r's.    For some reason it wouldnt let me change the speed, and I kept fooling around, not realy sure what did it but i was able to get the write speed down to 8x.    It did the same thing when I played the game.   Spun up to max RPMs and didnt read anything really.


Damn.
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: freshchurros on February 23, 2009, 01:16:27 AM
The software won't let me burn at less than 48x, otherwise all the settings are right.

I'm gonna try anyways and see if it works.

EDIT: Yeah, it worked. Woot.
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: 1111222334 on July 15, 2009, 12:10:51 AM
it seems that older versions of Alcohol 120% are not able to burn slower than 16X. it works for me every time, but i'm a little worried about wearing out the laser on my prized black dreamcast. has anyone ever ruined their laser this way?
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: Elite Evil on July 15, 2009, 01:18:41 AM
Modern burners and discs are designed to be burned at 16X+ so burning it slower won't give a better disc. :)
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: rofl copter on August 22, 2009, 01:17:03 PM
That didn't work with house of the dead 2, avaible on this forum :/
Title: Re: [DC] Alcohol 120% Burning guide
Post by: Adam Bomb 669 on March 30, 2011, 04:43:12 PM
Lol, I R TAR TAR!
I was trying to use IMGburn and I got three straight coasters. Time to download the alcohol.