View Full Version : Which Virtual CD program is better for Chankast?

June 5th, 2004, 00:45
Alcohol 120% latest version? Or Daemon tools latest version? I am trying to speed up the games a bit....

June 5th, 2004, 05:37
Alcohol 120% latest version? Or Daemon tools latest version? I am trying to speed up the games a bit....

It likely won't make any difference in speed at all. I use daemon tools and I notice games run with less speed drops than running off of a real cd but in general the speed is mostly even. Using Alcohol 100% shouldn't give you any speed over Daemon Tools, the emulator is getting the information off the CD fast enough but likely your processor can't keep up. Newer versions of Chanka will probably run faster but it likely won't ever run full speed on say a 1ghz processor.

June 5th, 2004, 09:28
I prefer to Daemon Tools

June 5th, 2004, 17:35
I still preferred to use my own cds...
Didn't want to bumb up my HDD with over 60 DC game and mount them all...

June 5th, 2004, 18:24
i use alcohol 120%, i find it slightly more faster than daemon, but there shouldn't be that much difference

June 5th, 2004, 20:33
i prefer alcohol 120%
daemon tools f*ck*d my XP installation in 3.4idontremember....... i restored my xp after 4 hours of manually deleting files & entries in safe mode + 4 hours trying to get support in DT forums without success...

June 5th, 2004, 20:50
I prefer Alcohol. First off, all i do is keep it in my task bar and double click the iso from the list and it mounts :P Second off, Daemon f*cks with my XP. Third off, Daemon causes more slowdowns than Alcohol over here.

June 5th, 2004, 21:19
i also vote for alcohol, it just works better for me

June 5th, 2004, 22:34
Alcohol 120 works good with Chanka :bouncy:

June 6th, 2004, 06:04
Daemon Tools works well for me in Windows Server 2003!

Hey, that rhymed!

June 6th, 2004, 16:38
Thanks for everyone's contribution. I am currently using Alcohol 52% to try out the virtual CD function. There is no speed increase in comparison with CDs, however it is more stable in game play.

June 8th, 2004, 17:04
I have tried my .cdi image with Daemon Tools and it didn't work (the game was nothing but a music CD for Chankast :whistling ). When I mounted it with Alcohol 120% it worked.

June 8th, 2004, 20:45
Well...there shouldn't be any difference at all...if you would compare A real CD drive with a Fast Hdd and deamon tools, deamon tools would be faster...but never slower dudes

June 9th, 2004, 05:16
.cdi images and all other images i have work with my daemon-tools. and it never screwes up, unless im trying to mount an image from sum1 elses computer over the network, then i get a nasty bluescreen on xp.. never tried alcohol 120%, i heard it isnt free?

June 9th, 2004, 05:33
i ve proved that daemon tools 3.29 is the best to chanka.the latest ver may appears "iocontrol error".

June 9th, 2004, 05:50
im using 3.46 and i didnt get such error in MvC2, maby im lucky or the wrong game?

June 9th, 2004, 06:11
i am surprised to Robpol86's memory quantity……2TB,my god, how can you get so large memory unit of Kingston PC3200?

June 9th, 2004, 06:29
yeah ... MvsC 2 work on 3.46
but SoulCalibur won`t ...
i use d-tools 3.44 and it works just fine.

June 9th, 2004, 19:43
i am surprised to Robpol86's memory quantity……2TB,my god, how can you get so large memory unit of Kingston PC3200?

i invented it
lol thnx 4 pointing that out

June 9th, 2004, 20:55
Alright I've got some good news and some bad news.

The good news is, I uninstalled Daemon 3.46 and installed 3.29 instead, and now I don't get an ioControl error any more. The bad news is, Chankast just closes after that DC spiral is drawn on the screen! I also tried mounting the image after the bios have loaded, but I still got the same results. I'm sooooo close to playing MVC2, but I keep bumping into one problem after another. Any other suggestions?

June 9th, 2004, 21:03
u tried enabling all protection emulation on dtools?

June 9th, 2004, 21:33
Yes, I did. I'm afraid it didn't help.

June 10th, 2004, 00:57

June 10th, 2004, 01:00
Have you tried alcohol 120%? Maybe that would work better. Not to be rude but give us a little more info about what version of chanka your using (ex. New GFX Capcom hack etc.) and maybe your systems specs before you post your problem.

June 10th, 2004, 01:50
From extensive use of Alcohol 120%, I would definately go with it instead. I still have yet to really use Daemon Tools even though I have heard it's a very good program.

June 10th, 2004, 09:11
I've already tried using Alcohol, but that gives me an ioControl error. As for system specs, I'm playing the Capcom hack on a 2.5Ghz laptop with 256MB of RAM running on Windows XP. My graphics card is a pitiful built-in SiS, but I can still get the emu to start if I use 3D Analyze.