TheGameCollector, on Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:43 AM, said:
Chilly Willy, on Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:33 PM, said:
There was a similar question about games over at SEGA-16. It was resolved between several CDX owners (including myself) that all CDs work fine on the CDX. If there's a problem, it's with the specific disc (scratched, etc) or the drive is starting to go bad. Try a few different audio CDs, if you have trouble with some, it may be the drive, not the CDX.
And if that's the case, you should be able to burn yourself another copy of the game and see if that copy loads. Sega CD had no piracy protection.
That is correct. Just watch out for 1) crappy cheap media (cough - Memorex - cough), and 2) speed zones on the CD burner. Burn at the highest speed that doesn't jump in write speed as you progress in the writing. It should stay at the same speed, or GRADUALLY increase SMOOTHLY. Jumps in the write speed indicate your burner is switching speed zones for better write speed, and while (relatively) modern CDs can handle the jump when reading the CDR, old drives like in the CDX cannot. Basically, any CD that was rated for 6X or slower won't handle CDRs written with different speed zones without choking on the changeover point.