Topic: Macintosh CD-ROM Disc Dumping / How to Error Check
Hi all. I picked up a few Macintosh-only CD-ROM games at a garage sale over the weekend, and am attempting to dump them properly. The Macintosh disc image format is clearly different, since my Windows 7 machine won't read the images. However, my drives seem to see the data just fine.
I attempted to dump "Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego? CD-ROM" using the latest releases of DIC (on my PX-708A) and ISOBuster 3.2 Pro (on my LG-BH16NS40). The hash values matched 1:1, so the dumps appear to be good. Here's what I wanted to ask:
When I lookup the PVD value in Sector 16 using ISOBuster, the lines are all blank (i.e. all 0s). I suspect this may just be normal, but I wasn't sure if this was different because it was a Macintosh disc, if it was just empty (I've seen a few of these before), or if it was possibly an issue with ISOBuster reading sector data from a non-PC disc.
When I attempted to open the image through CDmage, it could not recognize the CUE file generated by DIC. I also could not find the correct way to create one that would get it to open. This too might be normal, but I wanted to see if anyone out there could shed some light on this...
I don't own a Macintosh computer (obviously) and I have no way of opening the disc to look for some of the ancillary data. Does anyone know of a decent emulator or alternative method that might be useful for reviewing these discs for version numbers, etc.?
Any other tips for dumping these discs would be appreciated.