[Rpcemu] See a CD in RPCEmu

Tony Moore old_coaster at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Mar 11 15:31:25 PDT 2013


On 11 Mar 2013, Dave Symes <dave at triffid.co.uk> wrote:
> In article <e1a3e82a53.old_coaster at old_coaster.yahoo.co.uk>,
>    Tony Moore <old_coaster at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > On 11 Mar 2013, Dave Symes <dave at triffid.co.uk> wrote:
> > > In article <dd1bb52a53.old_coaster at old_coaster.yahoo.co.uk>,
> > >    Tony Moore <old_coaster at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > > > On 11 Mar 2013, "Timmermans, Andre" <andre.timmermans at atos.net>
> > > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > [snip]
> > >
> > > > > 1) The drive is not listed by RPCEmu in the menu
> > > > >
> > > > > I got around this by modifying rpc.cfg manually by setting
> > > > > cdrom_type to 72. It would be nice to document somewhere that
> > > > > it correspond to the code ascii of the drive letter + 3, so
> > > > > that others users with the same problem can work around it.
> > > > >
> > > > > Using this configuration my CD drive E: becomes accessible
> > > > > from RPCEmu and works fine with data CDs.
> > >
> > > > Brilliant! Here, it works for RO4.39 and 6.20, which I use
> > > > frequently.
> > >
> > > > However, 5.19 (29-Oct-12) reports 'CD-ROM drive not found', when
> > > > the iconbar icon is clicked. Do others see this?.
> > >
> > > Unfortunately that doesn't work here, it just asks me to put a
> > > disk in drive E and the tray ejects. (There's already a disc in
> > > the tray.)
>
> > I spoke too soon! RO4.39 and 6.20 are able to access data CDs (eg
> > RO6 installation CD) but I've just discovered that attemting to read
> > a music CD, causes RPCEmu to vanish abruptly, without any error
> > message.
>
> > However, Andre does say that the fix works with data CDs. Perhaps we
> > need to add 'only'.
>
> That's interesting Tony, the CD I was using (and failing) was a RO
> 6.20 install CD.
>
> Out of interest... were you attempting this through the RPCEmu
> Menubar Disc

'Load disc:0' (which I had not tried before) opens a Windows Explorer
window and, in this, clicking on DVD RW Drive (E:) leads to the Windows
error 'Insert a disc', as you said. The data, or music CD, is ejected,
and the DVD RW Drive (E:) entry disappears from the Explorer window.

> or from the Icon bar CD drive icon?

Having set RPCEmu Config > Discs > CD-ROMs > CD Drives > 1, a CD drive
icon appears on the iconbar. Clicking on that icon opens the root
directory, etc, of a data CD, as I said - it still does - and files can
be read, as normal. However, a music CD causes RPCEmu to vanish.

Tony






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