YADSTER’S GUIDE TO BURNING CD32 GAMES v1.0a

This guide is not pretending to be the ultimate guide to burning CD32 games; it is however a simple guide made from my own attempts at burning CD32 games and demo’s and what was easiest and worked for me. All software as far as I am aware freeware and freely distributable.

WHAT DO I NEED?

  • A PC, a copy of Ahead Nero burning software (I use version 5.5.9.0 which came bundled with my PC) and some blank CDs
  • Segacuemaker
  • Bin to Iso V2

HOW TO BURN AN ISO

Open Nero. Close any windows that may pop open. On the top menu click on File then on Burn Image. Find the folder where the iso is located. If there is a cue file there is no need to click on that (sometimes I have found cue files to be wrongly set up). Double click the iso file. A Write CD box now opens. Make sure the Write and Finalize CD boxes are ticked. I never bother clicking on the simulation box. Set the write speed as low as possible. Choose Disk-At-Once as the write method. Make sure you have a blank CD inside your burner and proceed to click the write button. Your CD should now be created.

HOW TO BURN AN ISO AND MP3s

For this I use a nifty utility called Segacuemaker which although is designed for Sega Saturn games works perfectly for CD32 games as well. Open Segacuemaker and find where the iso and MP3s are located. Click on generate cue. Then save the cue (doesn’t matter what name you give it) but make sure that you save the cue in the same folder as the iso and MP3s. Now follow the instructions in the How To Burn An Iso chapter but this time click and open the cue file that you have created.

HOW TO BURN A BIN FILE

I had a few problems with bin files so instead decided to convert them to isos. The easiest utility I found is Bin to Iso Converter V2. Click on the “Open In” button and find the bin file and click on it. The save directory should automatically be set to the folder you opened the bin file. Click the “Process” button and that’s it. All you need to do now is follow the previous chapters depending if there are MP3 files as well.

HOW TO BURN RAW FILES

Not too sure really as I only have managed to successfully burn one of these. Any help gratefully received.

WHAT CDRs WORK BEST?

So far I have used Maxell 650MB, Imation 700MB CDRs and some real cheap and nasty CDs bought from PC World with no problems. I doubt very much any CDs will not work though I am happy to be proved wrong. CDRWs however do not work.

THE LAST BIT

Nearly all of my games are original copies and for me anyway you can't beat owning the original game with it's manual and all the packaging. Most CD32 games can now be bought very cheaply from Ebay, car boot sales and second hand shops, but hopefully this guide will prove handy for anyone wishing to burn those hard to find games or the new wave of CD32 games that have been converted from old Amiga games - including the awesome 100 games which includes the best arcade game ever - Ghosts 'N' Goblins. Keep up the good work guys.

YADSTER - 17th June 2003

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