What burn speed is best for games?

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fleemj

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I'm wondering if there is an optimal burn speed for burning games? I heard that some systems won't read a CD that is burned above 4x. I'm only interested in which speed is least error-prone, because I just burned a copy of Dracula X: Rondo of Blood, and Magic Engine reports a Disk Error. Should I use a burning program other than FireBurner?

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Random Hajile

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I have never used Fireburner so I can't tell you if it's a good program to use or not.

I use Easy CD Pro 95 for my burning, and I haven't had any problems.

I usually burn my discs at 2x speed to be safe, but on my Mega CD I have used 4x sucessfully.

If you are having problems burning I would check the files to make sure they are in good shape.

If everything checks out, try burning at a slower speed than you used before.

Another thing that I should mention is that some systems don't like certain brands of CDR's, so you may want to try a different brand if the above doesn't help.

Hope this helps
 

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usually the slower the better. the faster you burn, the less accurate and more "blurry" the pits will be. just try out what works for you.
 

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Overall burn quality depends on several factors, each equally important:

- The quality/condition of the media (and probably dye type for really old burners)

- The quality/condition of the burner

- The burn speed

If at least two of these factors is favorable, you'll probably end up with a good burn.

The final word with burning: experiment. Figure out what works well with your equipment and stick with it. As Arakon said, slower burn speeds are usually better (there are exceptions, but the only well-known instance I've heard of is in a rather old burner, and only at a specific speed), and you should really ask yourself if you really have to have that disc done in 5 minutes instead of 20. If you're feeling impatient, you could always fire up a game.
 
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