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March 10th, 2006, 01:06
Im pretty new to this kind of stuff (dreamcast homebrew alltogether) and am having trouble burning disc images. i download the image (.NRG) and burn it in nero, but my dreamcast thinks its an audio cd. can anyone help me with this?

btw the cd-rw im using has been burnt and erased a couple times prior to this use.

Dull Blade
March 10th, 2006, 03:07
btw the cd-rw im using has been burnt and erased a couple times prior to this use.

now thats where your going worng. the Dreamcast doesn't read CD-RW, it only read CD-r. There is a way to get it to read CD-RW, but it's rather complicating.

March 11th, 2006, 00:03
Thanks, ill have to go to walmart soon...

btw is getting the dreamcast to read cd r-ws a hardware mod or is it just a trick with burning the image

March 19th, 2006, 06:22
I believe it involves cranking up the laser.It probably reduces the life of your DC so its really not worth it.

March 27th, 2006, 10:24
Forget the CDRW thing. Stick with CDRs. Also CDI is the standard with DC software. Use BootDreams or Alcohol120% for burning them.

Alcohol120% (burns DiscJuggler .CDI files & Nero .NRG files, try TAO mode) or BootDreams, which is a great freeware proggy that creates -AND- burns CDI files:


If BootDreams doesn't recognize your CD drive, download WNASPI32.ZIP and unzip it into your C:/BootDreams/Tools/ folder:

In general, forget Nero for burning DC apps. Since 5.5 (which worked perfectly) all newer Nero releases had other problems with DC images. I use Alcohol and BootDreams for DC software, Nero for everything else.

For your first steps into the scene, start with downloading an burning some CDIs from http://dcevolution.net/ - We feature emulators, homebrew, remakes and multimedia.

A good start would be the DEP: NES Edition:
Download: http://dcevolution.net/cgi-bin/download.pl?file=DEPNES.rar
Info: http://dcevolution.net/emulation_depnes.php

...or the Beats of Rage Collection Vol. 2:
Download: http://dcevolution.net/cgi-bin/download.pl?file=BOR%20Collection%202.rar
Info: http://dcevolution.net/collection_borvol2.php

March 31st, 2006, 12:44
Tip : If you want, you can burn your disc to a CDRW and try it with Chankast (Dreamcast emulator for PC). If the bootlogo is shown, your copy has successed, then just make a CDI (or other) image from your CDRW and burn it to a CDR.