[PATCH] CD-ROM improvements

Discussion of development and patch submission.
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FredPJ
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Re: [PATCH] CD-ROM improvements

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Ah, this is great news! Excellent work, thanks!
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Re: [PATCH] CD-ROM improvements

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There should be a command to open/close the emulated CD drive tray on PCem, but changing discs will be impossible if it's closed.
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Re: [PATCH] CD-ROM improvements

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I don't see the point, it's implied that the tray opens and closes when the disc is changed.
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Re: [PATCH] CD-ROM improvements

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Can we expect some more file formats like *.bin *.cue or others for loading images?
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Re: [PATCH] CD-ROM improvements

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ENM23 wrote:Can we expect some more file formats like *.bin *.cue or others for loading images?
Altough it would be great to have more common file formats, like CUE/BIN, CCD, MDS, CDI, NRG, etc, remember you can mount your files in the host OS with like, Demon tools, Alcohol and then select the virtual drive in PCem as the CD drive, or you can install a virtual CD program (daemons tools, alcohol) in the guest OS as well!
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Re: [PATCH] CD-ROM improvements

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omarsis81 wrote: Altough it would be great to have more common file formats, like CUE/BIN, CCD, MDS, CDI, NRG, etc, remember you can mount your files in the host OS with like, Demon tools, Alcohol and then select the virtual drive in PCem as the CD drive, or you can install a virtual CD program (daemons tools, alcohol) in the guest OS as well!
I use ImDisk and WinCDEmu or deamon tools too, but don't like to have those seperate tools on my system.
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Re: [PATCH] CD-ROM improvements

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As a matter of fact, ISO files are the worst extension IMHO since they can only contain one track and many games of the late 90's have more than one track (data+audio tracks), so ISO files can't handle those games.
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Re: [PATCH] CD-ROM improvements

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Battler wrote:I don't see the point, it's implied that the tray opens and closes when the disc is changed.
Sorry about that, but when I try to eject the CD-ROM drive on PCem with Windows 2000 installed (by right clicking the drive and choosing "Eject"), nothing happens (unlike a real PC).
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Re: [PATCH] CD-ROM improvements

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omarsis81 wrote:
ENM23 wrote:Can we expect some more file formats like *.bin *.cue or others for loading images?
Altough it would be great to have more common file formats, like CUE/BIN, CCD, MDS, CDI, NRG, etc, remember you can mount your files in the host OS with like, Demon tools, Alcohol and then select the virtual drive in PCem as the CD drive, or you can install a virtual CD program (daemons tools, alcohol) in the guest OS as well!
So it looks like if we want to play games such as Quake 2 or Turok, that use CD audio tracks as background music, we are encouraged to use Alcohol 120% or Daemon Tools, right?

That's too bad, because Wine cannot run these programs without problems, and it looks like these won't run at all in future versions of Wine.
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