i'll be the first to admit, tech stuff like that drives me nuts, gets smashed up, and relief is sure to follow.
hey, i know ny own ways to blow off steam, we all have out ways to cope and deals.
try discjuggler or poweriso.
i'm not currently pissing about with my saturn til i can get on ODE (rhea) for it, that and a 1/4m eeprom card for saves.
i can't offer any tried advice, as i haven't done it.
do feel for ya though, coz i don't see why there's competition, but rules are dictators.
can't question that, but it sure as won't stop me from pointing out it's sheer absurdity. (plus, http man, wtf?! are we welfare dependent on singular sources that are KNOWN to be bad.)
did you get the atreyu187 imgburn package from the disk zone?
one thing to try, is mount the saturn game image via virtual drive (daemontools for one) and convert it via cloneCD as a TRUE imgburn capable image.
but, try other disk writing programs before attempting image conversions.
oh, look at atreyu187's profile for his uploads, possibly a few useful related apps there.
one of a few sega buffs i trust outside clique groups.
apologies if this is no help.
regardless, all the best on a resolution.