1 (edited by baronluigi 2015-12-20 02:27:18)

Topic: Support information for my non verified PS2 DVD games, using IMGBURN

The main goal of this post it may be hard to understand, so I will do my best.

5 years have passed since I started sharing dumps in this page, and there still are some of my dumps (mostly Spanish PS2 DVD games) which have not been verified yet.

In order to make those dumps more accurate, I have decided to post some snapshots taken from IMGBURN. I always found this program as usefull as Isobuster, although it lacks in not having the RAW2352 reading mode, something that Isobuster does have. However, it can be very usefull if we want to know the accurate amount of data stored in our DVD disc and if our Iso image is exactly copied (this can be checked thanks to it Verify disc option, which allows us to verify a disc against an image file).

Let me explain my intentions with some pictures.

For example, one of my oldest dumps is the european version of CLOCK TOWER 3

http://redump.org/disc/17145/

In August 26, I redumped the game in order to check if the DUMP I made back in 2010 was correct (I redumped it twice back in the day), so I decided to take some snapshots of the program while it was reading the disk.

Here you have an Snapshot of the SFV I created from that dump

http://i.imgur.com/gXloHwA.png

As you can see, the CRC matches with the one I submitted back in 2010. You can also see that the file data displays when that file was created.

In other hand, I also took another shot of the program before starting the copying.

http://i.imgur.com/QTARr6F.png

As you can see, the program shows that the copy was made from an actuall DVDROM disc (and not from a burned DVDR), as it is written at the right of the picture. In case you still think that this picture could have been taken after loading an image file to a virtual DVD drive, just see the name of the DVD drive appearing there. If you search that name on the internet, you will realize that the drive is actually a Physical drive. This only  can mean that this snapshot was taken with an original PS2 disc inside a real physical DVD drive.

The picture also says that the disc has a size of  4.601.610.240 bytes , the same size I submitted 5 years ago.

I made the redump with IMGBURN this time (back in the day I made it with Isobuster, as you requested). This picture proves there were no problems in the proccess

http://i.imgur.com/oHZlMuo.png

The program also has the option to verify an original disc against an image file, to see if the copy 100% accurate compared to the original. I did not do with this dump, but if I do it in the future I will take some pictures to show them to you.

I will try doing the same with my non verified games in the following future.

Re: Support information for my non verified PS2 DVD games, using IMGBURN

Don't know what is the purpose of this post, but we're only accepting verifications that include ringcodes.

3 (edited by baronluigi 2016-01-03 19:03:32)

Re: Support information for my non verified PS2 DVD games, using IMGBURN

Jackal wrote:

Don't know what is the purpose of this post, but we're only accepting verifications that include ringcodes.

To add aditional information of non yet verified  redumps.  I mean, showing this snapshots I can proof that my dumps were correctly done.

I am reffering to these dumps

http://redump.org/discs/status/4/dumper/baronluigi/

This dumps have not been verified by anyone appart from me (although I followed all the required steps back in the day, I mean, using ISOBUSTER and dumping each game twice, using one DVD DRIVE in each). That is why I wanted to show additional information using these snapshots.

IMGBURN is very usefull to test if unprotected DVDS (like most of PS2 games) have been correctly dumped-

4 (edited by usurper 2016-01-03 19:36:59)

Re: Support information for my non verified PS2 DVD games, using IMGBURN

You do not seem to understand how verification of exiting dumps works...
To verify an existing dump (blue status) it needs to be dumped from another disc to get it into verified status (green).

And please stick with supported methods and tools otherwise we cannot accept any further submission from you... Again: IMGBURN is a not support tool, regardless what you have noticed.
Thanks.

5 (edited by baronluigi 2016-01-03 19:42:49)

Re: Support information for my non verified PS2 DVD games, using IMGBURN

usurper wrote:

You do not seem to understand how verification of exiting dumps works...
To verify an existing dump (blue status) it needs to be dumped from another disc to get it into verified status (green).

And please stick with supported methods and tools otherwise we cannot accept any further submission from you... Again: IMGBURN is a not support tool, regardless what you have noticed.
Thanks.

You don´t seem to understand that I absolutelly know how the rules work here. I know that Isobuster is the only allowed program here and that is the program I used for all my PS2 dumps. You don´t have to have to worry about that.

I also know that games have to be dumped from different discs in orther to get verified status. You have seen I have done that in the past with several games, like SCARFACE THE WORLD IS YOURS, FORBIDDEN SIREN and VAMPIRE NIGHT.

Want I meant to show you is that IMGBURN has tools that I think could be useful and should be taken into consideration. I though I could proof this redumping my games with IMGBURN this time. That´s all. Sorry for al the trouble caused.

Re: Support information for my non verified PS2 DVD games, using IMGBURN

Unless you have another disc to verify or someone else dumps it and gets the same results as you, it won't be verified.

There are tons of discs in this situation, don't worry about it.
Here's one that I'm 99% sure won't ever be verified, but I'm sure my dump is good: http://redump.org/disc/9470/

Re: Support information for my non verified PS2 DVD games, using IMGBURN

ssjkakaroto wrote:

Unless you have another disc to verify or someone else dumps it and gets the same results as you, it won't be verified.

There are tons of discs in this situation, don't worry about it.
Here's one that I'm 99% sure won't ever be verified, but I'm sure my dump is good: http://redump.org/disc/9470/

Thanks. I did not wanted my games to be posted as verifies. I know that unless I or someone else redump another disc it won´t change. However, I just wanted to show to the public that my dumps were indeed correct.