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Sega Dreamcast : Burning & Backup

Burn Dreamcast games perfectly on DiscJuggler every time!
Get it right with DiscJuggler!
Posted by robbiemarin 7 years ago
This is how I burned the DC Backups using Padus DiscJuggler. You can download this program via torrent files. The torrent sire btjunkie.org is

1) Open up DiscJuggler v3.5

2) In the options menu and in the "Defaults" tab, DISABLE "TAO Write" (DC Backups copy in Disc-At-Once), on "RAW/Read Write", on "Overburn CD" and if you have an old burner like me disable "Burnproof". Keep the CHECK on "Add-Post Gap 3rd Party...".

3) Go to New and select "CD Player to Image".

4) Depending if you CD-ROM is on the list of supported drives (It's in the Help file somewhere...the List of supported CD-ROM drives) then you can use your CD-ROM as the source drive. But, I presume most of you guys here have fast CD-R drives that read CD's at high speed, so use your CD-R drive as the source to make a image file.

5) Put the DC Backup in your CD-R Drive or in your CD-ROM drive....Read step 4

6) Don't change ANYTHING in the "Advance" tab. NO need for "Raw" read!

7) Make sure you have enough hard drive space and then make the image.

8) Once the image is complete, close this task and go to "File", "New" and select "CD Image to CD Recorder".

9) Open the image file wherever you saved it and put a blank CD in your CD-R drive. By the way, I using Kodak Ultima 80 min Gold + Silver Disc (High Quality)....I suggest using Kodak's or Verbatims, don't use sh!tty Generic CD-R brands.

10) In the "Advanced" tab.....
Boot games (Games that have 1 track and 1 session on the disc). Use these settings:

Mode 1
Offset 0
Block...2048
TOC....CD-ROM

For games that are self-boot (Games that have 2 or 3 sessions on a disc), use these settings:

Mode 2
Offset 0
Block....2336
TOC......CD-XA


11) In the "Advanced" tab, there is NO NEED to enable "Raw Writes" or "Overburn CD". But DO enable "Add-post 3rd..."

12) Start burning. Once it is done you should have a working backup copy.

I've been using these settings for all the backups that I have made and everything works! But most of these images have been in .cdi format.

Here's some others tips...
Boot games can be copied in Easy CD Creator CD-Copier program. And if you have CD-R copy of the Utopia Boot Disc, you can copy that in Easy CD Creator CD-Copier too. I tried it and works perfectly!
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(5 Comments) Latest comment was 1 year ago
kulgor View Profile
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2 years ago
I've just bought my dreamcast and this tutorial is quite helpful. Thank you!
By the way, every cdi I've downloaded sizes more than 700mb. How do you burn them on cd-r discs?
atreyu187 View Profile
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2 years ago
Much easier and all you have to do is double click the CDI and set the speed to your desired speed. No need to fuss with settings you may or may not have right.
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1 year ago
I had been using the imgburn with dreamcast drivers for ALL my disks, it was working GREAT. I've burned countless like that. However, with "Tennis 2k2" it wouldn't work. I have used this guide and did Mode 2, Offset 0, Block 2336, and TOC CD-XA and it WORKED. I also used a different computer and a slower cd burner. It still seemed to burn at about 12x (but still slower than the 16x I was doing). I couldn't set either of them any lower than that. My recent burn for Tennis 2k2 worked on a Windows XP computer. In case anyone else has these issues-I hope this helps :)
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1 year ago
I just tried the same procedure with "Trizeal (Japan)" and it also burned. I'm using memorex CD-R 52x 700MB 80 Min.
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