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What to with .toast?

I'm burning a three-disc set of Starship Titanic, but the files are in .toast. Should I decompress the files, then stick them all in a disc to be burned? Or should I stick the .toast in a CD-R?

EDIT: Nevermind, I decompressed the .toast and stuck the files in a CD-R. Unless there are invisible files I need to worry about...

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If you're running an emulator, just add the .toast files to the emulator's drives list like the hard disk file where you've installed the classic Mac OS to boot the emulator.

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What I do, is to change the .TOAST suffix for the .NRG (NERO)
and burn it as an Image disc using NERO and I've had no problems with that,

I think I should mention that I use Windows XP for that.

If I don't want to burn the game and run the games directly within the Mac OS 8 environment,
(so they run much faster)
such as the case of the Journeyman Project and Majesty fantasy kingdom games,
I just mount them using the TOAST Application.

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There was a problem with decompression and sticking it on a blank CD...see, what I do is copy the files from the iMac G5 (running Mac OS 10.5.7) to the iMac G3 (running Mac OS 9.2.2). Both iMacs have problems. The G5 has a graphical motherboard problem only noticed after the recall ended (causing terrible graphics distortion in anything graphic-related) and lost its Classic Environment capabilities after 10.5. The G3's speakers and monitors are dying a slow painful death (occasional flashes on the monitor, and bass is too crackly, so I use headphones). Plus, a partition in the hard drive left a little over 2GB for the Mac OS 9 while the Mac OS X side gets 40GB (14 of which is unused). I can't really store the games in the Mac OS X side (the mouse gets "jumpy" when the window is opened).

Anyway, I tried copying the RTGII disc image files to a CD-R, ran the OS 9 installer, and now the thing won't start up because it needs to see the actual disc. So now I have to reburn the CD as just a CD-R with the .toast in it.

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If you use toast to mount a disk image, it can usually fool the copy protection. Also, did you just put the image file in a CD? You have to either load the image to the "Copy" tab and burn a cd, or mount the image and drag it to the "Data" tab (names may vary, I use Toast 6).

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Toast is on both computers. I only reburned the CD last night, so I'll test it today.