Custom Hybrid Hell

Who’d a thunk that creating a custom hybrid CD is still so difficult in this day and age? Does nobody do it anymore? We’re getting ready to do a limited release of InqScribe 1.5 on CDs and wanted to create a cross platform CD that would:

The Custom Hybrid format is the way to go: If you’re a Mac user, you see a Mac disk, if you’re a Windows user, you see a Windows disk. But apparently, this is now a relatively rare thing to do as it’s essentially hidden in Roxio Toast 7, one of the more popular CD-burning applications on the Mac. And man, was it painful!

After running into a slew of problems, a quick google search turned up a page by our very own friend/company/developer (and 9rules rising star): David Seah. He has a most excellent tutorial of how to create a Custom Hybrid CD-ROM.

Some other useful sources of tips:

The key things that I missed in my process:…

posted April 04, 2006 by ben

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