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Alcohol52Percent

Alcohol 52% - 6 virtual CDs on your PC

review from ClifNotes, Aug 2007, permalink CD Ripping Tools

 

When it comes to making copies of copy protected CDs, many people first think of the famous Alcohol 120%. It costs about $30 or so. They do have a free version that allows you to create up to 6 virtual CDs on your computer.

 

What does that mean? If I have a game I want to play and it requires the game CD to be in the computer's CD slot, I can get around that now. I will simply use Alcohol 52% to create a virtual copy of the CD on my hard drive and it will also "mount" the copy so that it looks like it's a real CD on the system. My game will now run without a real CD in the CD slot.

 

Here's a tip. Alcohol 52% wants to load a couple of auto-run programs, one of which is the service that allows it to mount the virtual CD. I didn't allow those to run because I already had a very nice virtual CD program called VirtualCloneDrive. Once I pointed the Virtual Clone Drive to the copies of CDs I made with Alcohol, it easily recognized them and mounted them as virtual CDs that I could play.

 

Quote from the website

There are no limitations on this version, other than the ability to create only 6 virtual drives. Our retail version still supports 31 virtual drives.

 

Remember you can not run Alcohol 52% if you have Alcohol 120% installed on the same drive.

 

This version of Alcohol 52% is for private, non-commercial, single home computer use only.The license is provided personally to you and for that reason it does not allow you to make any duplicate (copy) to be sold, borrowed, assigned, leased or transferred.

 

Emulation software allowing users to play CDs DVDs without the need for the physical disc. Notebook users and PC Game players would benifit the most from Alcohol 52% Supports 25 plus languages Can handle up to 6 virtual CD DVD-ROM drives, all at once. The reading speed of a virtual CD-ROM is 200X.

 

This means you can play a CD from the virtual CD-ROM with 200X reading speed. Supports normal CD DVD and CD RAW sub-channel reading methods: RAW reading method enables to emulate all CDs.


 

Download it here:

http://www.free-downloads.net/programs/Alcohol_52__Free_Edition