hello there! the track 1 contains data that is an old 1999 japanese pc game that were sold exclusively in japan only of which i was given an Iso image of, so track 1 consists on only the setup files and auto-run of the game, and during gameplay the game exe plays many redbook audio tracks from track 2 directly as ingame background music. i've tried mounting an MP3/wav disc image on a virtual drive and sure enough the 1999 game exe cannot read it at all.
as my curiosity implored me i decided that i want the game exe to read my terrible music and play them as background music instead, and knowing that the game exe can only read redbook i did exactly the following in an attempt to fool the game exe to play my songs instead:
i began by copying the game setup and autorun files directly to ultraiso and made a basic data disc image out of these files directly. i left track 2 alone since i don't need it.
i opened img burn and immediately selected the cue sheet option. a small window opened up with the track 1 column and other buttons.
i dragged the basic data disc image i made earlier of the game's setup/auto run files to the track 1 column
then i dragged my 13 mp3s to the track 1 column, which then produces a second column called track 2.
then i click ok and imgburn created the cue sheet, when i clicked on the cue sheet nero7 opens up and takes me directly to the burn option window.
i click ok and nero shows me a list of my installed cd burner, however as i don't have any nero instead shows me a "disk image recorder" instead.
so i clicked on it and nero creates a nero image that ends with .NRG
after mounting the .NRG to a virtual cd drive, windows media player pops up and started to play the music. however i don't know how to check if they've been converted to redbook or if they are still mp3s.
so then i opened the game exe, which is not capable to playing mp3 cds or wav cds
but then when the game starts i could hear all my terrible music playing in the game menu and in-game. so i'm assuming that during the image making process my mp3s must have been changed to redbook or else the game exe woudn't have been able to play them as they would've still been the same old mp3s.
initially i was to burnt the disc image directly to see if it'll play on my HI-FI audio player, but i broke my desktop only a few weeks back. the MOBO and burner and everything just fried up, the whole thing's gone and so i had to resort to trying painstakingly to make a mixed-mode cd image.
as i have no cd burner i have no way of burning the cd and test it on my HI-FI at all, i've been looking everywhere for the old trusty win98 cd audio player that can work on my currect winXP, but no luck. its too bad the latest WMP doesn't give out any information at all. i'll install winamp tomorrow and let you know if they're redbook or not.
I also have a version of Nero . Was the image file you ended up with from Nero a .nrg file ?
yes it is, its an .NRG disc image file and mountable to virtual cd rom drives/