DC-BOR burning (I need help please I am a newbie.)

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DC-BOR burning (I need help please I am a newbie.)

Post by Dream Project » Sun May 06, 2007 9:17 pm

I'm a dude who still loves my dreamcast but this is my first time burning a BOR game a here's what I got.........

Dreamcast Double Dragon Extreme (NTSC).cdi (It came that way when I download it I perfer to download cdi files instead figuring out how to turn pak.file to cdi.files.)

DC-OpenBOR-V0.2 (with a 1ST_READ.bin file, I'm not sure if I still need it if I already have the cdi.file.)

BootDreams 0.61 version

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Q: I just burned BoR for my game console and it doesn't work! What's wrong?
The most common reasons would be (1) a poor quality CD-R, or (2) you burned the image as a file, instead of opening it with the appropriate CD burning software.

To avoid the first problem, we recommend that you use Philips discs. Sony and Fuji are not recommended, and neither are nameless brands.

A Dreamcast-specific problem might be that your DC doesn't play games from a CD-R. On the bottom of your DC, there is a silver sticker which should provide information about serial number, type, version, etc. You will see a number next to the "PAL" or "NTSC" indication. If that number is 0 or 1, you're good. If it is 2, you may have a problem.

There are different theories about which Dreamcast versions can play homebrew games, and which ones cannot. If you have a type 2 DC which does play them, please let us know.

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Post by Dream Project » Sun May 06, 2007 9:18 pm

P.S.

Anywhere know where I can download Dragons of Rage-DC.cdi file?
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Re: DC-BOR burning (I need help please I am a newbie.)

Post by Christuserloeser » Mon May 07, 2007 11:21 am

Dream Project wrote:Dreamcast Double Dragon Extreme (NTSC).cdi (It came that way when I download it I perfer to download cdi files instead figuring out how to turn pak.file to cdi.files.)
Okay, install BootDreams, start it, select 'CDI Burner', load "Dreamcast Double Dragon Extreme (NTSC).cdi" and burn :)


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Info: http://www.dcevolution.net/collection_borvol2.php
Download: http://www.dcevolution.net/cgi-bin/down ... on%202.rar
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Re: DC-BOR burning (I need help please I am a newbie.)

Post by Dream Project » Mon May 07, 2007 1:19 pm

Christuserloeser wrote:
Dream Project wrote:Dreamcast Double Dragon Extreme (NTSC).cdi (It came that way when I download it I perfer to download cdi files instead figuring out how to turn pak.file to cdi.files.)
Okay, install BootDreams, start it, select 'CDI Burner', load "Dreamcast Double Dragon Extreme (NTSC).cdi" and burn :)


Regarding Dragons of Rage:

Info: http://www.dcevolution.net/collection_borvol2.php
Download: http://www.dcevolution.net/cgi-bin/down ... on%202.rar
Ya forgot about what speed I burn the CD image.
I says Burn Cd at 4x

Do I leave it at 4 or is there a number better than 4?
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Post by Christuserloeser » Mon May 07, 2007 2:03 pm

The lower the better.
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Post by Dream Project » Mon May 07, 2007 4:50 pm

so 1x would be the best huh?
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Post by mankrip » Mon May 07, 2007 5:00 pm

Dream Project wrote:so 1x would be the best huh?
No. You can burn at the lowest speed your burner supports, but don't try to force it to burn slower than that. If the lowest speed your burner supports is, for example, 8x, burn at that.
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Post by Dream Project » Tue May 08, 2007 4:05 pm

Thanks for all the info, I need to ask one more question. Sorry if I'm annoying ya I just got to be sure so I don't waste my discs.

As long I have a cdi.file I don't have to worry about the 1ST_READ.bin, right?
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Post by Christuserloeser » Tue May 08, 2007 7:27 pm

Yes, no need to worry. A CDI is an image containing the 1ST_READ.BIN (the executable) and the BOR.PAK (the graphics/sounds/configuration data).


I mentioned BootDreams because it allows you to burn a CDI, next to its capabilities of creating your own images.
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Post by Dream Project » Tue May 08, 2007 8:59 pm

Does that include 4 players?

(almost forgot to say thanks)
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Post by tekkaman1 » Mon May 14, 2007 9:23 pm

Alcohol 120% is great for DC. But not free hehe .
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Re: DC-BOR burning (I need help please I am a newbie.)

Post by Dream Project » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:34 pm

Just downloaded Dragons of Rage at http://www.lavalit.com/downloads/
It comes in a pak.file, so how do I make a cdi.file with the 1ST_READ.bin with bootdreams (just update it to 1.0.3)?
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Post by Christuserloeser » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:46 pm

Dream Project wrote:Just downloaded Dragons of Rage at http://www.lavalit.com/downloads/
It comes in a pak.file, so how do I make a cdi.file with the 1ST_READ.bin with bootdreams (just update it to 1.0.3)?
Wait a few hours until a new Dreamcast version is online. (It's being tested as we speak).
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Re: DC-BOR burning (I need help please I am a newbie.)

Post by Dream Project » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:01 am

Christuserloeser wrote:
Dream Project wrote:Just downloaded Dragons of Rage at http://www.lavalit.com/downloads/
It comes in a pak.file, so how do I make a cdi.file with the 1ST_READ.bin with bootdreams (just update it to 1.0.3)?
Wait a few hours until a new Dreamcast version is online. (It's being tested as we speak).

Cool please update me when it's done!

P.S.

Will this new version have 4 players?
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Post by Christuserloeser » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:16 am

Dream Project wrote:Cool please update me when it's done
Will do. ;)
Dream Project wrote:Will this new version have 4 players?
Yes.



- Also I just noticed that you got DC-OpenBoR-v0.2:
Dream Project wrote:DC-OpenBOR-V0.2 (with a 1ST_READ.bin file, I'm not sure if I still need it if I already have the cdi.file.)
That's a good start. All you need to do is to extract it and grab either the PAL version (EU, AU) or the NTSC version (US, JP) and put it into C:\BootDreams\OpenBoR\, then put the bor.pak into the same folder and burn with BootDreams. That's it. :)

bor.pak can be any .pak file, just rename it to bor.pak.


Btw, did you notice this link & download ?
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