I’m kinda stuck here... I have a BIN/CUE set I downloaded (pls. don’t yell at me for that) and I can’t seem to burn them. I re-made my CUE file from the BIN because Nero was having some serious problems with it, and things started going uphill from there. I started using Alcohol 120% which seems to be a lot easier then Nero, but I think I’m still getting blank disks (Written on, yet empty, so essentially destroyed.) I have to go play some poker, but I’ll be back to add to this... Promise!
Alcohol 120% is telling me my .cue file is and “Unrecognized file format for recording!"
and is telling me to “insert a recognized image file for recording!"
So far, all I’ve learned is never to download a .bin/.cue set, and rather go for the .zip and burn it to a CD myself. Unless the .bin/.cue set is an exact copy and incorporates security measures, I don’t see the benefeit to using it.
I know nobody cares, but I’m getting IsoBuster and I’m gonna try to get the files outta the .bin thinger, then burn them with Nero. FEEL MY WRATH EVIL Alcohol 120%!!!
What kind of a name is that anyway? Like, I know it’s a cool name and all, but Alcohol 120%? Who thought that one up?
The .bin/.cue does indeed incorporate everything on the disc - yes, everything ;)
May I suggest that you try reinstalling Daemon Tools now that you have a functional .cue file? It’s very powerful software, which is extremely useful for the, herm herm, shadier area of gaming.
Once installed, look on the Daemon Tools site (www.daemon-tools.cc), then under “game database”, and find your game. It should tell you what kind of copy protection it uses. If you then go to the Daemon Tools taskbar icon, and select that/those kind/kinds, and then mount the image, you should be able to play from the image on your computer, no questions asked. Furthermore, if you want to burn the image, then use Nero to “copy a CD”, select your Daemon-mounted drive, and you will take copy protection information with you onto the new disc.
May I also suggest that you try burning something completely different to a CDRW, without finalizing the disc. That way, you’ll know whether your problems are hardware-related, without losing yet another disc.
All the best,
The only way to have that disappear (although its not necessary) is I believe to disable all virtual drives before exiting Daemon (as in Daemon Tools - Virtual CD/DVD-ROM - Set number of devices - Disable).
As for the second problem, the first thing to do is to re-copy the original game .exe files from the CD image, if you tried to install a no-CD crack or anything like that. This will ensure that you aren’t deliberately ignoring the CD drive.
After that, you should be able to go to My Computer, double click the virtual drive, and select “Play” from the autorun, assuming it has that option.
If not, you should equally be able to unmount the image, select the game shortcut, and insert a disc when it asks - although, again it depends on the game...
Otherwise, you might well have to reinstall, as far as I know. Sorry - I know that’s not what you wanted to hear!
All the best,
Ooh that’s nice of it... Still, progress of sorts, no? Hmm... This intrigues me, so I’ll do some research, and let you know what I come up with. If it tells you about a log file or anything, is there any chance you could post the contents of that here? It might be called something like “runtime.log” or something like that, and is generally in the game’s main folder. Also, if RCT3 offers a Safe Mode startup, you could try that in the mean time...
Optimism not yet expended, and I’m working on the helpfulness.
All the best,
The log file might be called Debug.log, too.
Quick research says that you might need to install the latest version of DirectX (current 9.0c), and that might solve the problem. Also, you should check the compatability of your graphics card (which needs to support a 3D game engine). There should be a list in the readme that came with the game. What graphics card is it? I might be able to find something else out. Also download the latest drivers for your video card and your chipset.
To check your DirectX version, go Start - Run - “dxdiag”. (the DirectX diagnostic application). This should tell you; also, look at your video driver in the dxdiag window, under the “display” tab.
Finally, double check that none of your hardware remains uninstalled - Rt click My Computer, go “Manage”, then “Device Manager” (alternatively Start - Run - “devmgmt.msc”). Look for anything with a small exclamation mark in the icon, particularly under “Other devices”. If you find any, try installing drivers for those, either off the install disc or the manufacturer’s site.
Screen-shots of things like Device Manager, dxdiag etc. would be useful.
Hmm... We’ll see. All the best,
By the way, I’ve just remembered. Daemon Tools has an “automount” option. I’m not sure whether this will mean that the image is unloaded on exiting or log-off, but it should ensure that the drive comes up empty when you reboot, if that helps. Anyway.
All the best,