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Author Topic: Alcohol 52% has gone freeware  (Read 3640 times)

mwb1100

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Alcohol 52% has gone freeware
« on: September 20, 2006, 04:25:16 PM »
Alcohol 52% - Virtual CD/DVD drive emulation software with the capability to create images of discs, including copy-protected discs (ie., games).

Free for non-commercial use.

http://www.free-downloads.net/programs/Alcohol_52__Free_Edition

This version does not include capability to burn discs (that's in the Alcohol 120% program).

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Re: Alcohol 52% has gone freeware
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2006, 04:42:59 PM »
Is this a surprise being that there are many FREEWARE tools which offer more features and functionality? They couldnt have been getting many sales from this.

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Re: Alcohol 52% has gone freeware
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2006, 04:59:22 PM »
Is this a surprise being that there are many FREEWARE tools which offer more features and functionality? They couldnt have been getting many sales from this.

I'm not aware of any freeware utilities that create images of most games.  It has worked well enough for my uses that I was convinced to pay for it a while back, but then again maybe I missed something that would have cost me nothing back then - I dunno.

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Re: Alcohol 52% has gone freeware
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2006, 05:25:04 PM »
This is true, but alcohol 52% is an EMULATION program only, not a ripping utility.

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Re: Alcohol 52% has gone freeware
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2006, 05:35:10 PM »
Alcohol 52% will also create images of discs.  The only feature in 120% that's not in 52% is the ability to burn images to disc.

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Re: Alcohol 52% has gone freeware
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2006, 05:49:32 PM »
Their website still lists this as costing money, has anyone installed to confirm this?

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Re: Alcohol 52% has gone freeware
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2006, 06:42:26 PM »
http://forum.alcohol-soft.com/

Five posts down it mentions it being free...

"Our retail version still supports 31 virtual drives.

Remember you can not run Alcohol 52% if you have Alcohol 120% installed on the same drive.

This version of Alcohol 52% is for private, non-commercial, single home computer use only.The license is provided personally to you and for that reason it does not allow you to make any duplicate (copy) to be sold, borrowed, assigned, leased or transferred"