Coding with Jesse

CloneCD For Mac OS X

November 22nd, 2005

If you find yourself with a Clone CD set of files (.CCD, .CUE, .IMG & .SUB), and you're using OSX, you'll probably realise quickly that you can't burn these files. This is because CloneCD is unfortunately only available for Windows.

Luckily, there is still a way around this. Here's the steps I had to follow:

  1. Download Firestarter FX. You can also use any program that can burn .BIN/.CUE files
  2. Install Firestarter. For me, this wasn't so straightforward. StuffIt crashed when I tried to open the ZIP file, so I had to unzip it from the command line. If the ZIP file is on the Desktop, just open Terminal and type "cd Desktop" and then "unzip FireStarter*.zip". This created a folder on the desktop containing the program.
  3. Rename your .IMG file to .BIN. This is the hack: CloneCD .IMG files are really normal .BIN files in disguise. It's just the file extension that confuses cd burning programs. By renaming, Firestarter will be able to open it.
  4. Open Firestarter, drag the .BIN and .CUE files onto the Firestarter window, and burn.

That's it! Now you should have a perfect burnt CD without having to copy the files over to a Windows computer!


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