Combining .bin and .cue to make .iso

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cutwater, May 1, 2013.

  1. Cutwater macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I am so confused on what to do...

    I've got a bunch of .bin files and a single .cue file that I'm trying to combine into one .iso file. I've been looking for answers and most folks recommend using something like Toast to do it. I was wondering if there's a free way to do this?

    I used to use daemon tools and magic iso on my windows machine, but that's no longer an option. Although, I think Disk Utility should help me mount the .iso file, the problem is getting the .iso file first.

    I did see that there's a Daemon Tools Lite for macs, but everywhere I've looked, folks are saying that Daemon Tools are malware/spyware (does that hold true for Macs, or are people complaining about the windows side of it?).

    I also tried to do something called bchunk, but that only works with a single .bin file and a single .cue file. I've got multiple .bin files.

    Any help from anyone that's been where I am?
     
  2. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    Wait... Each (bin+cue) pair is supposed to be ONE disc. I've never seen a single disc being distributed as multiple (bin+cue) pairs.

    bchunk works to do this for each pair. Not to join multiple pairs into a single ISO. I've never seen this.
     
  3. Cutwater thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Menge, I apologize if I wasn't clear earlier!

    I've got a single .cue file and multiple .bin files that are all associated with that single .cue file. So, sorta like this, (bin+bin+bin+cue).
     
  4. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    A quick search tells me the ISO format does not foresee multiple tracks (which is what you have with cue+bin+bin+(...)+bin).

    From what I read around, you're better off keeping it as separate files or just straight burning it with Toast or the (preferred by me) free alternative: Burn.

    What do you want the ISO for?
     
  5. Cutwater thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just thought having an .iso file would be the easiest to mount in disk utility. Every time I try to use the .cue file, nothing happens.

    I'm gonna try out Burn right now, thanks for the heads up!
     
  6. Cutwater thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, burn seems pretty awesome, I will admit, but it's not doing what I need it to. Is there a way to make a virtual CD? or do I have to have a physical CD?

    What I'm trying to do is combine all the .bin files so that they will create a single file which I can then use to play on an emulator. The emulator will run single .bin files perfectly, but if a game is split up between multiple .bin files I'm out of luck.
     

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