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nutter
18.09.2004, 08:28
Hi, I'm just wondering if there are any significant differences between the emulation and virtual drive capabilities of Daemon Tools and Alcohol. If I already have Alcohol is there really any need for DT?

Additionally, I'm not exactly sure how I should use the emulation in either program.

For both programs: Does leaving the emulation on for all protections at the same time cause any conflicts or performance problems?

For Alcohol specifically: Does Alcohol need to be open in order for the emulation to work? Or will it still be in effect after I close it?

I tried running a non 1:1 burn of Grand Theft Auto 3 on CD-RW with Safedisc emulation activated, first in Daemon Tools, then in Alcohol; however, both times it told me to insert the correct CD. Is there something I'm doing wrong?

And just so you know:
Operating system: Windows XP Pro Sp2
Burning software: Alcohol 120% 1.9.2.1795
Antivirus: NOD32 2.12.2
Daemon Tools Version: 3.47

Thanks in advance.

Copytrooper
18.09.2004, 08:55
Hi, I'm just wondering if there are any significant differences between the emulation and virtual drive capabilities of Daemon Tools and Alcohol. If I already have Alcohol is there really any need for DT?
No.


Additionally, I'm not exactly sure how I should use the emulation in either program.
For both programs: Does leaving the emulation on for all protections at the same time cause any conflicts or performance problems?
Performance: No
Conflicts: If emulation is blacklisted, games probably won't run


For Alcohol specifically: Does Alcohol need to be open in order for the emulation to work? Or will it still be in effect after I close it?
You can enable emulation, then exit Alcohol - emulation will be working.


I tried running a non 1:1 burn of Grand Theft Auto 3 on CD-RW with Safedisc emulation activated, first in Daemon Tools, then in Alcohol; however, both times it told me to insert the correct CD. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
Yes, you're using non 1:1 burn - it's clearly mentioned in readme/manual:
DAEMON Tools needs a 1:1 Copy to run!!