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King of Terrors
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Ok, I've got a couple Saturn games I'd like to play on the PC. Which emulator should I use? Will I have to burn a CD-R using certain software? Please help, thanks.
 

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I'm on a P4 using the new version of SSF. The BIOS says "Checking format... Disc unsuitable for this system."
 

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You need to set the region to the region of the disc, so if it's american set region to USA, if it's Europe set it to Europe.. if it Jap.. you get the idea.
 

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fenrizstorm said:
...Will I have to burn a CD-R using certain software? Please help, thanks.
Now I understand the second half of your question :p SSF does not directly play ISOs if that's what you are asking.
 

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King of Terrors
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Hmmm, I tried using every region but it still said the disc was unsuitable. Should I extract the ISO files onto a disc?
 

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No, you need to burn iso onto CDR by NERO or any burner program.
 

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Make sure you use the same region BIOS as the region you have it configured for.;)
 

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No, you need to burn iso onto CDR by NERO or any burner program.
II, he already has a disc right??? I should certainly hope so.

It's always better to make a ISO to run from though, just mount it with Daemon or any other such a nice tool, and set that as your Cd-device in SSF
 

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I tried that. It didnt worked so I use that game on CDR and it is working better
 

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When making backups of CDs (PSX or Saturn) I usually use CDRWIN because it generates an image which is reconizable by the emulator, The backups I made with ISOBuster generate a differently formated image which has problems working with emulators.
 

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Alchool all the way :), that's what I say
 

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When doing Saturn backups, bin/cue is the format you should use.

And definetaly DO NOT use Alcohol to make bin/cue files as it has a bug in generating the cuesheet. Use Blindread/blindwrite 4 (the 5 version cannot do bin/cue) or CDRWin.

For playing the bin/cues in an emu, just mount the cue in DAEmon, set the virtual drive in SSF and play.
Or copy it to your girigiri-gav folder, use gentoc -b cuename.cue, set the region from the base.ini file and play.
 

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I'm talking about SSF ( GiriGiri is illegal, don't use it )

It works perfectly fine with ISO or MDF format and mounting with Daemon, it's also much easier, that gentoc tool sucks anyhow.
 

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As long as the game was ripped properly, any kind of mounted cd image should work. CDI, Alcohol, Bin/cue, ISO, NRG, everything.

And girigiri very much does have pros compared to SSF, so I'll keep using it for game that don't run on SSF. Which at the moment consists of everything as my CPU does not have SSE2 =(.

Setting up a bin/cue with gentoc is about as complicated as setting up a virtual drive, anyway...
 

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Borisz said:
When doing Saturn backups, bin/cue is the format you should use.

And definetaly DO NOT use Alcohol to make bin/cue files as it has a bug in generating the cuesheet. Use Blindread/blindwrite 4 (the 5 version cannot do bin/cue) or CDRWin.

For playing the bin/cues in an emu, just mount the cue in DAEmon, set the virtual drive in SSF and play.
I don't agree with you because .iso can be done too as much as bin/cue :)
 

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no one said it can't be done, heck, even CDI works. But raw bin/cue is the best choice. ISO is not raw and will only store the data part of the disc.
 

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In search of resolution to conflicting information

P4 - Windows XP Pro

I have SSF - I have US Bios - I recently acquired Alcohol 120% - I have saturn bin/cue files

I need to write these bin/cue files so that they will play in SSF. At this point any of the discs I have made do not work. Some simply play in SSF as audio discs. Another game played the opening visual sequence and then the video cut out, while sound and controller input seemed to continue working. There are several options for burning formats in Alcohol, e.g. DAO/SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO+SUB, TAO. I have researched the difference in these recording formats, but there is no information as to which is the appropriate selection for this particular application. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what method I should use? Perhaps there is another aspect of my problem that I am overlooking. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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mount the image files on a virtual drive (Alcohol can do that for you) and point SSF to the virtual drive. It'll boot off from that fine.
 

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Well, is it just me or is it a little strange to want to burn something on a CD if he already have the original..... it's warez again :O
 
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