Editors' reviewEven in this day of downloadable software, some programs still require a CD or DVD to stay in the disk drive whenever they're being used. Alcohol 52%, like other disc-emulation utilities, helps create or "mount" a virtual disc drive, allowing the software to be run from the hard drive instead.
This helps speed up the process of reading the data on the CD, and allows a computer user to run several--in Alcohol's case, up to 31--of this type of disc-based application at the same time. In our tests, the program loaded the CD onto the hard drive quickly, and offered important features for older discs, such as rereading and the ability to skip bad sectors. The software supports most disc-image formats, including ISO, Nero, and CloneCD.
However, it is set apart by its ability to emulate copy-protection methods such as StarForce, SecuROM, and LaserLock, saving copy settings for audio, game, data, and other types of discs. That makes it possible to create virtual versions of copy-protected discs, which can otherwise be difficult to use in this way. Powerful and straightforward, Alcohol 52% is an excellent choice for computer users seeking emulation software.
Emulation software, supports 25 plus languages. Can handle up to 31 virtual CD and DVD-ROM drives, all at once. The reading speed of a virtual CD-ROM is 200X. This means you can play a CD from the virtual CD-ROM with 200X reading speed. Supports normal CD and DVD and CD RAW sub-channel reading methods: RAW reading method enables to emulate all CDs. Version 220.127.116.1112 supports Windows 7 and updates SPTD to 1.58.
What's new in this version:
Version 18.104.22.1683 fixes Xtra Wizard Window Opening Problem and download again if you have Russian Language missing.