How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Anything DreamSNES-related can be asked in this forum, such as general questions about the emulator, how to burn it, etc.
Post Reply
User avatar
Christuserloeser
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5918
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:16 am
Location: DCEvolution.net
Contact:

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by Christuserloeser » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:14 am

Why don't you use the CDRecord method in BootDreams ? ;)
Insane homebrew collector.
User avatar
DreaModder
DCEmu Cool Newbie
DCEmu Cool Newbie
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:01 pm
Contact:

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by DreaModder » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:24 pm

Wellldo you know it WILL work? Because only have two CD-Rs left.
I have a life........I bought it on eBay.
User avatar
Christuserloeser
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5918
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:16 am
Location: DCEvolution.net
Contact:

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by Christuserloeser » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:30 pm

It should work, yes. Either way, I would suggest to get another bunch of CDRs. You can never have enough of those =P
Insane homebrew collector.
User avatar
DreaModder
DCEmu Cool Newbie
DCEmu Cool Newbie
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:01 pm
Contact:

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by DreaModder » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:37 pm

True, but does anyone have a method that they know will work 100%?
I have a life........I bought it on eBay.
User avatar
Christuserloeser
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5918
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:16 am
Location: DCEvolution.net
Contact:

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by Christuserloeser » Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:31 pm

I know this method works 100%. I added a "should" to my previous statement because people tend to do something wrong the first time they try to burn a CDR for Dreamcast.
Insane homebrew collector.
User avatar
DreaModder
DCEmu Cool Newbie
DCEmu Cool Newbie
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:01 pm
Contact:

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by DreaModder » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:10 pm

Well I burned it and it still didn't self boot.
I have a life........I bought it on eBay.
User avatar
Juan
DCEmu Commie
DCEmu Commie
Posts: 3313
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2003 11:47 pm
Location: Montevideo

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by Juan » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:43 pm

In my experience cdrecord doesn't work for all drives. Try bin2boot.
User avatar
Christuserloeser
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5918
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:16 am
Location: DCEvolution.net
Contact:

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by Christuserloeser » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:58 pm

DreaModder wrote:Well I burned it and it still didn't self boot.
Well, some more information on what you did exactly would be helpful... ;)
Insane homebrew collector.
User avatar
DreaModder
DCEmu Cool Newbie
DCEmu Cool Newbie
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:01 pm
Contact:

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by DreaModder » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:18 pm

NM, I got it to work. What I did was put all my unzipped roms in the roms folder along with the ROMS.LST file that I created using provlist, then i copied the IP.BIN file to the cd directory in the DreamSNES098 folder. I then directed bootdreams to the cd folder and it asked which file was the main Binary library, I told it was the 1DSNES.SH4 file. It then said IP.BIN has an invalid (missing) binary set. and asked me if I wanted to fix it, and I chose to fix the error. I then burned the disc using DiscJuggler with these settings.
Mode: Mode 1/DVD Offset: 0 Bytes
Block 2352 TOC: CD-ROM/DVD
All misc options off at 4x, and it worked great.

Thanks for your guys' help.
I have a life........I bought it on eBay.
User avatar
Christuserloeser
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5918
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:16 am
Location: DCEvolution.net
Contact:

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by Christuserloeser » Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:03 pm

LyingWake wrote:What you'll need:

Latest version of BootDreams
That link doesn't work anymore...
Insane homebrew collector.
hivmunky
DCEmu Newbie
DCEmu Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:46 pm

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by hivmunky » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:48 pm

I am a total noob to this whole thing and I've read through this whole forum front and back and I am still confused. I need a retards guide to all of this. Is there anybody who can help please?
User avatar
Christuserloeser
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5918
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:16 am
Location: DCEvolution.net
Contact:

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:51 pm

hivmunky wrote:I am a total noob to this whole thing and I've read through this whole forum front and back and I am still confused. I need a retards guide to all of this. Is there anybody who can help please?
just go with the initial post in this thread - follow it by the letter and it should work perfectly :wink:
Insane homebrew collector.
FormlessWater
DCEmu Newbie
DCEmu Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:30 pm

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by FormlessWater » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:34 pm

Hi, I have a question about burning the ISO I created. The ISO I created boots on Chankast like all the other ISO's I use Chankast to test Iso's before I burn them. Anyway I have created about 10 coasters and am down to my last 4 CD-R's. I'm just wondering how to burn the ISO using Alcohol 120%.
Parrish
DCEmu Newbie
DCEmu Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:35 am

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by Parrish » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:53 am

Hi, I know very very very little about this stuff. This is my first try at this.

I put the IP BIN in the cd folder. the next step is to put all unzipped roms in the roms directory. What does that mean? what are the unzipped roms?
Parrish
DCEmu Newbie
DCEmu Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:35 am

Re: CD Works, no games

Post by Parrish » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:21 am

Chickysod wrote:So I'm hoping my problem is not that hard to fix. I have followed your tutorial and was able to burn the disc (using Nero) and it plays just fine in my DC. I get to the screen with the "Help" "about DreamSNES" "Select Game" "Configure" and "Quite DreamSNES". with the pumkins falling and the music playing
My problem is in the "select game" category. I put the unzipped ROMS in the ROMS directory like you said in the walkthrough and still when I go to the Select Game option, no Games.
I got the ROMS off the internet at a site called http://www.coolrom.com.
Is there something I am missing? Is there a better place to get ROMS?

Ok, i finally got the disc burned and going. I am now having the same problem this guy had. What am I doing wrong?
User avatar
Christuserloeser
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5918
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:16 am
Location: DCEvolution.net
Contact:

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by Christuserloeser » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:39 pm

You'll need to create a ROMS.LST with kRyPt's ROMList Creator. Check the link in the very first post in this topic.
Insane homebrew collector.
Parrish
DCEmu Newbie
DCEmu Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:35 am

Re: CD Works, no games

Post by Parrish » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:37 pm

Parrish wrote:
Chickysod wrote:So I'm hoping my problem is not that hard to fix. I have followed your tutorial and was able to burn the disc (using Nero) and it plays just fine in my DC. I get to the screen with the "Help" "about DreamSNES" "Select Game" "Configure" and "Quite DreamSNES". with the pumkins falling and the music playing
My problem is in the "select game" category. I put the unzipped ROMS in the ROMS directory like you said in the walkthrough and still when I go to the Select Game option, no Games.
I got the ROMS off the internet at a site called http://www.coolrom.com.
Is there something I am missing? Is there a better place to get ROMS?

Ok, i finally got the disc burned and going. I am now having the same problem this guy had. What am I doing wrong?

I did so. I downloaded that playlist thing.
User avatar
Christuserloeser
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5918
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:16 am
Location: DCEvolution.net
Contact:

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:45 am

...maybe you've added "no_roms_here" to the ROMS folder by mistake ?
Insane homebrew collector.
Parrish
DCEmu Newbie
DCEmu Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:35 am

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by Parrish » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:37 am

Christuserloeser wrote:...maybe you've added "no_roms_here" to the ROMS folder by mistake ?

How do I create a roms list? I dowloaded kRyPt's ROMList, I thought that created my list for me auot style. thankyou Christuserloeser for responding and trying to help me. There isnt a ton of people left lol.

Dremcast live on !!!!!
User avatar
Christuserloeser
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5918
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:16 am
Location: DCEvolution.net
Contact:

Re: How to create a selfbooting DreamSNES disc with games

Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:45 pm

Oh, there are some people left; so I think we're not alone ^ ^

Anyway; to answer your question: Start romlst12.exe and choose your /DSNES/ROMS/ folder, then click "Make ROMS.LST".

If you open ROMS.LST in Wordpad it will look like this:
ARKANOID.FIG:Arkanoid
Insane homebrew collector.
Post Reply