GD Writer question

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  1. sioivo

    sioivo Member

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    Hi! I did search and I kind of get the answer. But just want to make sure. I got a GD Writer from ebay long time ago. I also got some blank GD-Rs. But I heard that I can not burn any GD-Rs without HKT-01 Dev box. Is that true? Is there any other ways will let me burn GD-Rs without Dev box? Thanks for help.
     
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  2. LeGIt

    LeGIt I'm a cunt or so I'm told :P

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    Well you can burn GD-R without it being directly connected to the HKT-0120, but a HKT-0120 would still need to be connected to the PC for GD Workshop to do anything of use.
     
  3. Burning a Disk with a GD-Writer Connected to a P.C

    When you want to burn GD-ROMs for in-house use by members of a
    development team, you can connect one or more GD-writers to a PC and
    then follow these steps:

    1) Create an emulation project and test it using GDWorkshop (see "A
    Final Check")

    2) In GDWorkshop, choose "Save CRI Script?" from the File menu.

    Note: If you aren't certain at this point that you have everything set
    up correctly, you can test your setup by executing the crfdc.exe
    command with the options "wenv=test lang=e -wm=imagefile -bld-scrfile"
    (where scrfile is the CRI script) before you perform Step 3.

    3) Open the "\Utl\Dev\CDCraft" directory and execute the crfdc.exe
    command with the options "lang=e -bld-scrfile" (where scrfile is
    the CRI script). This operation will generate a disk image
    file.Transfer the disk image file to any number of PCs connected to
    GD-Writers. (When making this connection, make sure that the SCSI
    ID is not 0.

    4) To burn a disk, execute the crfdc.exe command with the options
    "lang=e -wm=imagefile -bld-scrfile." (These options are the same as
    those used in Step 3, with the -wm=imagefile option added.)

    Note: If you wish, you can use the -num=n option to repeat the burn
    process. Currently, however, you can use only one GD-Writer per PC.

    Generating an Uncompressed File

    The procedure described above generates a compressed image
    file. CDCraft creates a compact image file because it knows the disk
    is to be padded, but it doesn't put the actual filler data in the
    file.

    To generate an uncompressed image file that is suitable for submission
    to Sega for pressing, you must create a full 1GB image file. To do
    this, add the "-benv-imf1" option to the "-bld=scrfile" command
    mentioned in Step 3 of "Burning a Disk with GD-Writers Connected to
    PCs" in this document.

    In addition to creating a full image, you will also need to generate a
    text-format TOC file that Sega can use to verify the contents of your
    GD-ROM. To create a TOC file, run CDCraft with the option
    "-tck=myimagefile."

    Hope this helps.

    ...In other words you don't have to connect it to a Dev Kit if you don't want to!
     
  4. haliway

    haliway Guest

    Ah Oldengineer is a good guy. A good answer :D

    I have another question. If i'll finish a project with Katana Kit, is possible to use the project on a CDR to put in a retail dreamcast?
     
  5. LeGIt

    LeGIt I'm a cunt or so I'm told :P

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    You should read the SDK :p

    Yes, GD Workshop can burn to CD-R using a specific CD Writer.
     
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  6. haliway

    haliway Guest

    Ya but is it possible to burn from the PC with a normal cdr writer?
     
  7. LeGIt

    LeGIt I'm a cunt or so I'm told :P

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    Well technically the CD Writer GD Workshop demands is normal, it just only supports an ancient slow as ass model, but modern standard CD Writer, no.
     
  8. sioivo

    sioivo Member

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    Thanks for help.;)
     
  9. wombat

    wombat SEGA!

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    interesting, maybe I need to pick up an gdr burner soon :D
     

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