Help with genesis plus [SOLVED]

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Help with genesis plus [SOLVED]

Post by xxxStanxxx » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:39 pm

Hello guys, I want a little help here with the Genesis Plus emulator for Dreamcast, I couldn't make it work on my DC.

First, I downloaded from here a .cdi and burned into a CD, the same way I always did with other DC games that I have. But it didn't work (my console simply doesn't recognize the CD as a game media). To burn the images, I used the program ImgBurn with a plugin to burn .cdi images (it always worked for me).

So I tried to do myself. I downloaded the emulator from here (BlackAura version) and followed all the steps from the "Using BootDreams" part, but it didn't work again (and this time I burned the disc using the BootDreams, 16x, using Audio\Data disc format).

I tried again this time following the "Using Selfboot Inducer" part. But the problem is that I can't find any SBI file on internet, so I downloaded the SBI Builder from here and tried to create a SBI file, selecting the folder with my emulator files (I really don't know if this is the correct way to do). After that I used the Selfboot Inducer, created a .cdi image and burned using again the ImgBurn but again, no success.

So, can anyone really teach me how to do it the right way? I really couldn't find any better tutorial, about creating SBI files for example, or explaining some details.

Thanks guys.
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Re: Help with genesis plus

Post by I.M. Weasel » Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:18 pm

SBI's are kind of outmodded, and youre better off sticking to CDI for most things.

ImgBurn wont work for everything, you need alcohol one twenty or Toast [on a mac] to burn cdis correctly.

Not a lot, but all I can think of right now.
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Re: Help with genesis plus

Post by xxxStanxxx » Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:48 pm

I.M. Weasel wrote:SBI's are kind of outmodded, and youre better off sticking to CDI for most things.

ImgBurn wont work for everything, you need alcohol one twenty or Toast [on a mac] to burn cdis correctly.

Not a lot, but all I can think of right now.
What do you think about DiscJuggler? I know it's very used to burn DC games too. And what are the best configs to burn on Alcohol 120%? Never burned a DC game on it.
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Post by |darc| » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:04 pm

DiscJuggler is the best way to go as long as you're using an OS that supports it.
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Re: Help with genesis plus

Post by xxxStanxxx » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:03 pm

I did it!

So, in the end DiscJuggler was my savior. Thank you guys, you helped a lot guiding me into the correct way.

First, I used BootDreams to create a Data/Data disc format.

After that I used DiscJuggler to burn the .cdi using the following configs in the "Advanced" tab:
Mode: Mode 2
Block: 2336
Offset: 0
TOC: CD-XA

It worked like a charm.

I think from now on I will only use DiscJuggler to burn DC discs.
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