Alcohol 52%

Virtual hub that emulates and creates digital copies of your media

  • Category:

    CD & DVD

  • Version:

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    5.9 (62)

Alcohol 52 is a powerful emulation application that can play ISO and CD files without the need of a physical disk drive.

Managing applications and programs in CD format can be difficult for users wanting a more robust way of organizing. Despite the access to downloadable content, many users have several CDs to play applications and games on the computer. Older games that use 32-bit environments and applications that are hard to find may need emulation to run successfully without compromising a scratched CD. Alcohol 52 fills this missing problem by creating a disc emulation environment to mount a virtual disc for fast loading time and organization.

The most common disc formats supported by Alcohol 52 are ISO and CloneCD files. It's also capable of running extensive copyright protection to keep data files and games secure. It accomplishes this by running common copy security codecs such as LaserLock, while the files virtually mount on the hard drive. It can record and emulate each CD or DVD file simultaneously. Keeping the guesswork out of managing files can be tricky with a file emulation system. Alcohol 52 manages up to 31 virtual DVD or CD-ROM drives. This creates an environment that allows you to run multiple programs at once. It's practically like having over 30 DVD or CD-ROM drives at your disposal.

The interface is simple and straightforward. A disc is loaded, and if Alcohol 52 is running, it will automatically detect the new CD and queue available options. Those options include creating a new ISO or disc image file to mount for future reference or to copy if it's a blank CD. Emulation options allow you to manage what specific files to emulate and how data should be managed. This allows the flexibility to quickly mount or unmount a file to free up virtual drives. Mounting is practically instant and copying a DVD image usually takes less than 20 minutes.

Alcohol 52 is a unique application that creates a fast and efficient environment for organizing virtual drives.


• Over 30 virtual drive mounts for flexibility

• Emulation software is easy to learn

• Fast 200X read speed


• Updates are infrequent

• Limited playback and recording during trial period

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