Alcohol 52% FE

Alcohol 52% FE

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 51 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.1.2033
  • Total Downloads:
    724,268
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 17, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $27.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    735.26KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    671
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Even 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.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Alcohol-52-FE 2013 - packed with ad-ware"

September 01, 2013  |  By alcohol-52-FE

 |  Version: Alcohol 52% FE 2.0.1.2033

Pros

good drive functions on old versions

Cons

packed with ad-ware,
windows defender / security essentials says Alcohol-52-FE September 2013 version installs bad ad-ware after declining installation offers.
windows 8, installation stops at 90%

Summary

Use magicISO or an old version of this program

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1 stars

"free is not a 15 day trial"

May 15, 2011  |  By drharris2020

 |  Version: Alcohol 52% FE 2.0.1.2033

Pros

none, wish I did not have to use it.

Cons

hard to force it to mount a proprietary .mdf

Summary

only a moron would use this to change a .iso file to a .mdf file and force us to use this to work with it. This is why we need common formats, not proprietary BS.

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5 stars

"just what I needed"

December 06, 2010  |  By jouwhoo

 |  Version: Alcohol 52% FE 2.0.1.2033

Pros

It does exactly what it's supposed to do, without any problems. I just wanted a program that I didn't have to find my disk every time I wanted to play a game. This is perfect. I also had to download YASU to cloak the virtual drive.

Cons

None that I know of.

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5 stars

"Excellent free program (not the trial version)"

November 10, 2010  |  By purplekegler

 |  Version: Alcohol 52% FE 2.0.1.2033

Pros

Excellent program for free. Works for everything I have.

Cons

Nothing except the REAL free edition is limited to 6 drives

Summary

This is the best drive emulation program available, however the version available here on Cnet IS NOT the free edition... it's a TRIAL version. For the REAL free edition, download it here: http://www.free-downloads.net/programs/Alcohol_52__Free_Edition

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1 stars

"Why are you charging now?"

October 23, 2010  |  By C-Riker

 |  Version: Alcohol 52% FE 2.0.1.2033

Pros

Previous version was free.

Cons

Previous version was completely free, this is a Trial. Just find version 1.9.x.x and it is free. I reformatted my HD and reinstalled this, and WHAM, they got me. I lost my free version. Use DAEMON tools lite edition for now.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.1.2033
Version 2.0.1.2033 fixes Xtra Wizard Window Opening Problem and download again if you have Russian Language missing.
General
Publisher Alcohol Soft
Publisher web site http://www.alcohol-soft.com/
Release Date September 17, 2010
Date Added September 17, 2010
Version 2.0.1.2033
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 735.26KB
File Name downloader_for_Alcohol52_FE_2.0.3.6951.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 724,268
Downloads Last Week 671
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $27

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