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Using BIN/CUE Files

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How to use bin/cue files:

What are they
Bin files are image files of the CDs you are trying to get. They are created from various programs. Cue files are basically something that tells burning software like Nero where and how to burn these files. They aren't always needed but they do make things easier.

Note: You do not need to burn bin files to use them. READ ON for more information

How to burn them
The following steps are written by dead frog
Here's what you do (using Nero, using "Frogland" as example).

-DownloadCDmage http://cdmage.orcon.net.nz/frames.html
and check the bin for errors first. If it finds some it will attempt to correct, but the chance of burning a copy with errors is now higher.
-Open the .cue with notepad and make sure the filename on line 1 matches the filename you're trying to burn. If you want to reduce the chance of 'line 1' errors, change the filename (and the one in the cue) to something like frogland.bin, instead of one with redundant info like frogland.ripped.by.frogga.sharereactor.(FTC).share_or_be_disconnected.bin
  • - Do the filenames match now?
    - Are you sure?
    - Put cue and bin in the same directory
    - Start Nero, select "Burn Image" from the 'file' menu (or Recorder, Burn Image in newer versions of Nero)
    - Find the directory with the cue (and bin) in it.
    - Click on da cue
    - Change your burning options (simulation, etc) and click write
    - It burns. You're done!
A quick way to do bin/cue files is to skip to step 5. If it doesn't work then it means that the cue file is incorrect or you don't have the bin file in the same folder as the cue file.

From this point you can just fix the cue file by opening it notepad(read furthur down) or you can try burning the bin file in Nero with the same "burn image" command. Select the bin file and burn it as "data mode 2". I like using the cue file so I don't use the second option all too much.

If you only have the .bin and are missing the .cue
Try MakeCue http://members.lycos.co.uk/eclipsegsx/files/MakeCue.zip
it'll allow you to create a .cue for the type of .bin file you're dealing with.

Another tutorial:
Rymke found this other helpful http://www.afterdawn.com/articles/archi ... h_nero.cfm

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Post by NiKEUS »

No CD burner? Lack of disks? Want to test before burning? Too lazy to burn that disk? Daemon tools may have the answer.

Mounting an image:

Right-click on the Daemon-Tools trayicon
Select Virtual CD/DVD-ROM
Select Device [?:]
Click Mount
Browse and select the image you wish to mount
Click OK or double-click on the file to mount

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Unmounting an image:

Right-click on the Daemon-Tools trayicon
Select Virtual CD/DVD-ROM
Select Device [?:]
Click Unmount

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Enabling Protection Emulations:

Right-click on the Daemon-Tools trayicon
Select Emulation
Click on the desired emulation to enable
Note: You can find more information about CD Protections by clicking here


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Fast Dump:

Daemon-Tools' "fastdump" feature is used to speed up the image creation of Safedisc 1 & 2 protected CDs and is also the first step to create a backup of a Safedisc 2 protected CD.

Enable safedisc emulation
Install the game you want to backup
Start the game, and wait until the safedisc check is over (you usually see a splash screen while it is safedisc checking)
Exit the program and do NOT remove the CD
Run your burning program (a list of suitable burning programs can be found here)
Start image creation or copying
You might see a list of errors for up to 20 seconds, which is normal

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Command Line Switces

-lock
used to lock the DLL operation to be sure no unauthorized program can load daemon.dll and use its functions. Used mainly in autostart (if 'Autolock' option is enabled), but can be used in command line too. Unlocking can be done from Virtual DAEMON manager or other GUI that is currently running. Note that locking has no effect on DAEMON Manager itself or other programs which have been 'authorized' by us to use the DLL.

-noicon
this option is used to prevent Daemon-Tools from creating a taskbar icon. It has no effect if DAEMON manager is already running or you specified another command (except 'lock') in the command line! DAEMON manager automatically exits after command is executed and does not create taskbar icon.

-mount
allows mounting images from command line (or shortcut).
Syntax is: -mount <n>,<path>
where 'n' means DVD-ROM device number ('0' - '3' allowed) and 'path' is the full path to the image file.
Example: daemon.exe -mount 0,"c:\My Images\nameofimage.cue".
Do not forget to set the path in quotes if it contains spaces!

-unmount
allows unmounting images from command line.
Syntax is: -unmount <n>
where 'n' means DVD-ROM device number ('0' - '3' allowed)

-safedisc ?
allows turning Safedisc emulation on/off from command line.
'-safedisc on' enables emulation, '-safedisc off' disables it

-securom ?
allows turning Securom emulation on/off from command line.
'-securom on' enables emulation, '-securom off' disables it

-laserlok ?
allows turning Laserlock emulation on/off from command line.
'-laserlok on' enables emulation, '-laserlok off' disables it.

-rmps ?
allows turning RMPS emulation on/off from command line.
'-rmps on' enables emulation, '-rmps off' disables it.

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Post by Wassup »

If you are looking for a media player that will play .bin files try vlc

VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

A very useful program to have.

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Post by ZiN »

You can also extract the contents of bin files using WinISO.

WinISO.v5.3 LasH.exe  [1.32 Mb]

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checked and updated :thumbs

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