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    Ok, I "found" a disk image of Toy Commander, an old dreamcast game. But its in cdi format, so I mounted it to a drive with deamon tools and tryed to open it, only to find out windows cant read it. (duh...oops) So im guessing i should use somthing to convert the dreamcast image thats really a cdi image into an iso image. Im downloading achohol 120% right now but I just want to make sure that what im doing or trying to do is right.

    Anyway,
    thanx,
    smartkid

    Ok some edits here. Im kinda confused, what format does the emulator run? im using achohol 120 to make the disk to .mds then what am i suppostoo do? mount it or what?
    Last edited by smartkid; April 20th, 2006 at 21:54.

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    Default Re: some help...

    I think DT can use .cdi images. What happens if you mount it? Just try to run from CD from Chankast.

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    You can check this thread for more info:

    http://forums.emulator-zone.com/showthread.php?t=4082
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    Quote Originally Posted by smartkid
    Ok, I "found" a disk image of Toy Commander, an old dreamcast game. But its in cdi format, so I mounted it to a drive with deamon tools and tryed to open it, only to find out windows cant read it. (duh...oops) So im guessing i should use somthing to convert the dreamcast image thats really a cdi image into an iso image. Im downloading achohol 120% right now but I just want to make sure that what im doing or trying to do is right.

    Anyway,
    thanx,
    smartkid

    Ok some edits here. Im kinda confused, what format does the emulator run? im using achohol 120 to make the disk to .mds then what am i suppostoo do? mount it or what?

    the best software for creating dreamcast iso's is diskjugler
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    disk jugler ... I just deleted that I dident really under stand how to use it. I have so menny CD tools its not funny. Right now I have 12 cd drives, 11 of them are vertuial. Anyway I will try it, thanx guys ill post back soon

    EDIT #1:Ok the image is mounted to my drive h:\ so i went into Chankast set the drive to h:\ and then hit File > Start and I got a popup saying this:can't read dc_bios.bin I remimber seeing something about bois when getting this.... so whats that mean?

    EDIT #2: Ok found it, downloading it now....

    EDIT #3: ok, looking at the bios instructions it would just be easyer to make the CD
    Last edited by smartkid; April 21st, 2006 at 12:31.

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    ok heres my situation, basicly I cant update my BIOS becuse I have the latest version and toshiba bios and it wouldent let me reinstall it.

    So I cant run the stupid DC thing. And the emulator wont work. I burned the CD but it wont boot... my thought is that there has got to be an easier way!

    someone please help me, im tring to recreate one of the levels in this game for anuther game.

    thanx,
    smartkid

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    I don't see why you can't "update" the bios, it's just a file, and no instalation it's needed. Are you talking about Chankast, or the real DC hardware?

    As for Chankast, you can mount the ISOs with Daemon Tools, no need to burn anything, just make sure you're using this virtual drive on the emulator. If the game it's not self bootable it won't work unless you first mount/insert the Utopia Boot Disc 1.1. Check the thread I've previously post or make a forum search for more info.
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    ok lets get this strait, i downloaded Chankast from here. When i mount the damn image and run Chankast and set it to the correct drive. I hit start nd get this:can't read dc_bios.bin so I lookedup the recquirements for it.

    # Pentium 4 with at least 1.6 Ghz
    # 256 MB Ram
    # Windows XP or 2003 (It won't work under any other Windows)
    # Latest DirectX
    # Powerful Graphic Card such as Nvidia or Ati
    # DC Bios (use search engines to find it)

    so i googled DC BIOS and found it. I download the stupid thing and found the installation instructions:

    Step 1. Please visit the board maker¡¦s website, download latest BIOS file and
    AMI flash utility ¡§AMIFLASH.EXE¡¨. The BIOS file format will be *.ROM, of which
    "*" stands for the specific BIOS file name.
    Step 2. Create a bootable diskette. Then copy the BIOS file and AMI flash utility
    ¡§AMIFLASH.EXE¡¨ into the diskette.
    Step 3. Insert the diskette into drive A, reboot you system and boot form the diskette.
    Step 4. Type AMIFLASH *.ROM and then press <Enter> to run BIOS upgrade program. (*.ROM
    depends on your motherboard model and version code. Instead of typing "*" you should
    type specific file name for your specific mainboard).
    Step 5. When the message "Flash ROM Update Completed-Pass." appears, please restart your
    system.
    Step 6. You will see a message ¡§CMOS Memory Size Wrong ¡¨ during booting the system. Please
    <Del> or <F1> to run CMOS setup utility, then reload ¡§Load Optimal Defaults¡¨ and
    save this change.

    So I call toshiba to fin d to site with the Fn driver and finially find it. Then it doesent let me upgrade it becuse its the same version. So I call the guy backl and he tells me i cant do it.

    SO NOW WHAT?!?!? again there HAS GOT to be an easyer way...

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    As I suspected before, this is NOT a DreamCast BIOS dump, but some PC BIOS, so it's useless for Chankast, and of course Toshiba has nothing to do with it. And the most important, don't follow that instructions as you might have to trash your PC motherboard.

    Search again, the file names are:

    dc_bios.bin
    dc_flash.bin -> There're 3 version of this one, oneper region (US, Europe, Japan)
    Last edited by hagbard; April 23rd, 2006 at 22:17.
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    hehe, warez arnt new to me, how do you think i got the rom to start with. anyway DC_Bios.bin and DC_flash.bin are basicially non existant exept for the people that have it. Im guessing someone has majorly sewed some one that hosted it. Anyway I know if I ask anyone for it this topic will get locked (from other locked topics). Anyway i guess all i can do is beg someone that has this damn thing for it . . . This is kinda stupid if you ask me, I have downloaded major 1000+$ software and found plenty of sources for it, and heres some tiny free 2MB thing that every server it ""was"" on is down or has a broken link. I mean everything, BitTorrent, FileTopia, LimeWire, cant find it on google at all (at least not on the first 6 pages!) . . . . . . .
    Last edited by smartkid; April 24th, 2006 at 23:25.

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