Topic: Problem with Ridge Racer (Japan) dump
Hi guys, I just got some games in a package today and one of them is the Japanese version of Ridge Racer, SLPS 00001. I've checked my total image size and CRC and they match the info in the database, but NONE of my other hashes or even file sizes match. EVERYTHING is off. I'm dumping with a PX-716A with the most updated firmware using DIC, and I've completed the dump twice. Both times the dump was successful, gave me identical CRC/filesize values, and had 1 error just like I'm seeing on the database (sector 1550 or 1558, can't remember which). The date for the EXE file on my disc also matches the database, so it's very mysterious. What is perhaps the biggest part of this mystery is that this disc is PERFECT. Like, guys, this entire game is in A+ grade condition, looks like I pulled it out of the shrink wrap myself; the case, the booklet, the obi, the disc... everything.
I'd like to get this problem solved, because I never have mismatches with this database, and apparently three different people have all come up with the same values as each other in the database. There's a whole mess of log files and stuff that DIC leaves behind when it's done, so please let me know which files I can supply here so that someone might be able to troubleshoot this for me. It's so utterly bizarre that I can't even chalk it up to a version different, although I guess it could be? It's truly just... bizarre.