Alcohol 120% can also mount disc images, with support for their proprietary Media Descriptor Image (.mds/.mdf) disc image format. It is capable of converting image files to the ISO format. Alcohol Soft has cited it will not be developing an image editor for Alcohol 120%.
The latest versions of Alcohol 120% contain the A.C.I.D. wizard. A.C.I.D., or "Alcohol Cloaking Initiative for DRM" (based originally on the Y.A.S.U. application), operates as an "SCSI-drive protector" which hides emulated drives from SecuROM 7 and SafeDisc 4.
Alcohol 120%'s image recording feature is capable of bypassing certain copy protection schemes, such as SafeDisc, SecuROM, and Data Position Measurement (DPM). However, certain copy protection schemes require burner hardware that is capable of reproducing the copy protection. It can also create images of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 file systems. It lacks the ability to back up DVD titles encrypted with the Content Scramble System. Due to legal restrictions, Alcohol Soft has opted not to include this feature.
Some software manufacturers employ software blacklist methods to prevent Alcohol 120% from copying the software. There are third party tools available that attempt to counteract the blacklist methods, such as Anti-blaxx and CureROM. These two programs have been replaced by A.C.I.D.
Alcohol 52% is a version of Alcohol 120% without the burning engine. It can still create image files, and mount those images on up to 31 virtual drives. There are two versions of Alcohol 52%, free and 30-day trial. The free version contains an optional adware toolbar bundled and is limited to 6 virtual drives.