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HELP! Unable to burn ANY Dreamcast .cdi files

Postby FireFire273 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:35 pm

Hi i'm trying to burn a DC game and for some reason it won't even attempt to burn, tried ImgBurn, Alcohol 120%, and DiscJuggler, none worked, My disc spins fast for a second then it fails, I'm trying to burn at the slowest speed possible.
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Re: HELP! Unable to burn ANY Dreamcast .cdi files

Postby itsonlyleggy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:24 pm

You need to check your burner first. Can it perform basic functions, like reading discs? Play an audio file from a disc?

Second check, can you burn other types of files? Try burning a data disc, or a bin/cue game, and see if it plays properly.

My 2 guesses would be a: It has some kind of driver issue or b: its on it's way out and needs replacing. Have you had it long?
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Re: HELP! Unable to burn ANY Dreamcast .cdi files

Postby FireFire273 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:25 pm

Yes it burns other files just fine, had this drive for a year(came with my computer)
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Re: HELP! Unable to burn ANY Dreamcast .cdi files

Postby itsonlyleggy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:30 pm

Sweet. At least we know she's still kickin :D

I suggest you install this version of Imgburn, and see if it helps cure the issue. Personally I burn Saturn/DC games at 16x, so maybe increase the speed a little if it's still complaining?

http://www.theisozone.com/downloads/pc/other/update-v13-imgburn-2570-w-dreamcast-drivers/
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Re: HELP! Unable to burn ANY Dreamcast .cdi files

Postby FireFire273 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:31 pm

That ImgBurn version you suggested didn't work, same error happens
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Re: HELP! Unable to burn ANY Dreamcast .cdi files

Postby itsonlyleggy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:50 pm

I'm not sure about the other programs, but whenever Imgburn can't burn a disk it brings up an error log saying what went wrong. Could you screenshot that and post it up here so we can have a look and see what's up? It might yield some clues.

Otherwise, I'm pretty much out of ideas, but others might be able to chime in.

You could also google some of the terms on the error log, maybe others are in the same boat as you?

If there's no other way round it you might have to invest in an external drive, or borrow someone else's laptop for a while. I used the wife's laptop drive for a good few months at one point!
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Re: HELP! Unable to burn ANY Dreamcast .cdi files

Postby Jodo901 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:50 pm

That's an odd situation. Normally my next "go to" would be to say use different discs. It seems like your PC is not caching the data properly from the .cdi. Are the files on an external device or sd card? Perhaps copy the cdi to your System HDD can correct the issue.
Scratching my head on this one.
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Re: HELP! Unable to burn ANY Dreamcast .cdi files

Postby NerdyBreeze » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:30 pm

you have to put the 3 files in the imgburn file you will find that in your programs on your c: drive just copy and past them into there . not sure if you read it our not but it still works fine for me .
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