Topic: DIC dumping questions
I’m new here and I’m trying to understand the dumping process. I have a collection of Sega Saturn (PAL and JP) games together with a minor collection of PS1 (PAL) games and I’d like to create backups of all my discs. I’d also like to contribute dumps/verifications to the redump database if possible, but it’s a bit of a challenge to know exactly where to start. :-)
Anyway, I’ve recently acquired three Plextor drives (PX-755A, PX-716SA and a Premium) and upgraded all of them to the latest firmware, since that seems to be the general recommendation. I think they should be supported by DiscImageCreator. Please correct me if I’m wrong here.
I’ve read the DIC thread and I have DIC, EccEdc and the necessary MS VC++ packages installed on a Win7 x64 machine. If anything else is needed, again, please tell me.
So, I started with Guardian Heroes for Sega Saturn. I ran DIC with the following command line options:
> DiscImageCreator.exe cd F: disc.bin 8 /c2
and I got a large set of files as the result. It took about 8 minutes. However, I don’t see any resulting large ”disc.bin” in the DIC directory. Did I do something wrong?
Comparing the md5/sha1 hashes of all the small .bin tracks with the values in the redump database shows no differences. Hash values are the same. I guess that’s a good thing at least. Is that enough to know that I have a good dump?
Last question - in the redump database entry for Guardian Heroes, ”Cuesheet” is marked as blue, ”Rings” is marked as yellow and ”Header” is marked as blue. With the dump I got, can I submit enough info in a verification in order to bring these into confirmed/green status?