This guy submitted hacked scene roms, we have identified on the Discord. Please turn all his dumps yellow.
Which once for example? Retail editions or cheat/kiosk discs etc. ?
If your researches are reliable I can turn all blue once to yellow
3 (edited by johnsanc 2019-02-25 03:29:54)
For now, start with making just this one yellow.
Tomb_Raider_Legend_PAL_GERMAN_NGC-SUNSHiNE = EC0A495B = Redump
Lara_Croft_Tomb_Raider_Legend_PAL_GERMAN_NGC_WORKING_iNTERNAL_For_Wii-LaKiTu = AC2DF000 = Not in Redump, but should be good
Basically one of the members on the VGPC discord has been working on tools to restore Wii and GC games from bad dumps. These tools effectively reconstruct the disc from scratch by combining the header, fst, files, and junk data together. In the process of testing, this dump was flagged as an anomaly to look into.
The redump dump has a region that is scrubbed from 0x0039a152 to 0x058c0000. The "good" dump has this area with junk data, which is expected. The bad dump also has a few extraneous bytes at 0x500. Not sure what this is but I've seen it several times among bad GC dumps.
Also see here regarding the integrity of this dumper: http://forum.redump.org/post/40431/#p40431
4 (edited by johnsanc 2019-02-25 01:41:46)
Here's one more than can be marked yellow:
This shares the same game ID (DVJP) as this http://redump.org/disc/2434/
GC games are very structured with their IDs and basically demos in different regions should not share the same ID. Comparing the two there are a few bytes different in a few places which is indicative of a bad dump. Some of these byte differences are in the junk data itself, which can be algorithmically generated.
yes its a demo, and its only english.