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).
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!
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.
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