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Old 08-25-2007, 09:32 PM   #3
Sliver X
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Default Re: sega cd .iso isues

If you're running ISO/MP3 dumps via an emulator, you have to make sure the MP3 tracks follow a certain naming convention. For example:

Dark Wizard.iso
Dark Wizard 02.mp3
Dark Wizard 03.mp3
Et cetera...

Burning is slightly more complicated, but easily done (And will even play in a real Sega CD with no need for mod chips and such). If it came with a CUE sheet, you'll first have to convert the MP3s to WAV format using something like Winamp's Disk Writer plugin or a standalone utility such as WinLAME, then load/burn the CUE with something like Nero.

If it *didn't* come with a CUE sheet, things aren't hopeless. The Sega CD simply uses track numbers to seek data, unlike the Turbo CD that uses sector addressing.

I'll use Dark Wizard as an example again:

After converting the MP3 files to WAV, you would open Notepad and enter the following:

FILE Dark Wizard.iso BINARY
TRACK 01 MODE1/2048
PREGAP 00:00:00
INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE Dark Wizard 02.wav WAVE
PREGAP 00:00:00
INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE Dark Wizard 03.wav WAVE
PREGAP 00:00:00
INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE Dark Wizard 04.wav WAVE
PREGAP 00:00:00
INDEX 01 00:00:00

And so on, until all the tracks are set up. Save this as Dark Wizard.cue (The name doesn't really matter) in the same directory as all the tracks. Be sure to save it as *ALL FILES*, otherwise it'll append a .txt to the end. If it has a text file icon but is called Dark Wizard.cue, you probably have file extensions hidden in Explorer, and you need to disable this incredibly stupid "feature" to see the extension and remove the .txt (Or you can do this via CMD, but I think that may be a little more complicated to explain to you).

Then simply open the CUE sheet in a burning program and off you go.
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