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First post, by Arkdoodle

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Hi all. Like a lot of us, I would rather store and play as many of my games as possible on my retro pc's hard drive (it's actually just an sd card) to preserve discs and cd drives. So I began backing up my physical discs and, following this video from philscomputerlab: https://youtu.be/gvJuPWutxhc tried to make a Shadow Warrior installation CD.

Well, I succeeded. I used the GAME.GOG and GAME.DAT as he said to create a working CD, complete with CD audio (I had to make it a mixed mode CD with Infrarecorder. Tested it in my machine and it was great.

Trying to make a proper disc image of this game has proven difficult. I can make a bin and cue out of the disc, but when loaded into Daemon tools in the Windows 98 machine, only the game loads, and not that awesome Shadow Warrior soundtrack. I have tried reinstalling from the new image, checking to make sure the virtual CD volume was on, making sure the audio tracks were proper wav files, and so many other things that I really can't remember it all.

Does anyone have a clue what is going on here? I'm feel sure it has something to do with getting Daemon tools to load the audio, because I popped in my CD-RW of the game with Windows 98 defaulting to the virtual D: drive, but when it didn't detect the music, it swapped to the physical disc in E:!

Is it even possible to get a disc image to act as a mixed mode cd?

Machine specs:
Pentium MMX @ 200Mhz
S3 Virge GX
128Mb RAM
MS5156 MOBO
Creative AudioPCI 64v

Reply 1 of 2, by kolderman

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Did you connect the cd audio cable from daemontools to your soundcard? Just kidding.

It won't work with vxd drivers. And wdm drivers suck. In fact, even cd spdif requires wdm drivers. I just suck it up and burn physical cds and use the analogue cd connector to the sound card.

Reply 2 of 2, by BenWit

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Disregard the above post, you don't need WDM drivers for Daemon Tools (I never got the WDM drivers to work with the "digital audio" solution in DT under Win9x anyway). There's an "analog audio" mode in Daemon Tools that can be enabled by right clicking the tray icon > settings > analog audio.

If that doesn't do the trick, I am curious about the format and files of the CD image you are using with DT? I almost always use a .cue file that's linked to a single .bin image for these types of mixed mode CDs. Are there separate .bin files for each track, or are the audio tracks represented as individual audio files?