Guide: How To Install .bin Files

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  1. usapatriot

    usapatriot Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    This guide has been made to show how to install freeware programs and games that are downloaded via bittorent.

    1. Download fully using your favorite bittorrent client.

    2. Once done, extract contents using "ExtractNow" (Free) to a seperate folder.

    3. Once done, use nero to burn and "image from disk" and go to the folder with the extracted files and pic the ".cue" file. If it does not have it I will further edit later on, on how to get it.

    4. Will burn, finish, eject, reinsert disk, setup should run.

    Cheers! :)
     
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    Good basic guide, but here's one that's much better and easier.

    Usually when you get a bin file, it will come with a cue file.

    Download Daemon tools. This is a virtual DVD drive program. Your bin files are virtual CDs. Your cue files tell Daemon Tools where your bin files are.

    Load up Daemon tools, mount the cue file of choice, and you're done!

    No CDs, no burning, no mess!
     
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    usapatriot Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    True, but if you wanna make a disk for back purposes or to have a hard copy it is good. :)
     
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    Good point, but remember images (bin files) can't get scratched ;)
     
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    good point kdub, You can also virtually mount the disc:

    Step 1: Get a program called Daemon tools

    http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/download.php

    And of course, install and reboot.

    Step 2:

    Select Virtual CD/DVD-ROM, select Set number of devices... Click on 1.
    (This is To Specify the number of virtual drives to your computer.)

    Step 3:

    insert CD/DVD (recordable one)

    Right-click on the DAEMON Tools icon in the task bar and then click Virtual CD/DVD-ROM from the menu and Select the Device. Click Mount, Browse and open the image you want to mount.

    Step 4: The disc image might run automatically, or double click the drive from My Computer. If the program asks for a second disc, Just repeat the process above, except instead of seeing the Device, you will see a long filename of random letters and numbers. Don't panic: it's the CD1 image you have mounted. Just click it to open the next CD.
     
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    Is Daemon tools any good, I use Alchohol 120% and its simple and very effective.
     
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