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Also try reading the discs in the same drive that wrote them.


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Are you trying to dump severely damaged discs or something? Get them buffed.

I always mounted the image in DT 3.47 and dumped with CCD to do this, or used CDMage to do it.


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Yeah the PIII-S is old, but that machine is IDE (my c2d machine died) and I need that as I cannot find SATA > IDE adapters that work.

I suppose I can just compile it myself in Visual Studio if the project has complete dependencies.


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Thank you for the update to the hashing, it's much faster now, especially with DVDs.

I really like how it now handles safedisc and securom.

What are your plans for DVD protections, Data Positioning and Starforce/Tages ? Has there been any discussions?


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sarami: People are using a Pentium II or AMD with 3Dnow to dump? Even I think that is silly. SSE (1) is introduced with Pentium III. Maybe a command line switch to enable it, hashing is very very slow on such an old processor and a large waste of time.

There's not really any standardized hashing app/library, it depends on what the usage is and most stuff these days is not using md5/sha1 because it's not secure, or is used for low collision hash tables.


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The printing the progress to the console, it is slow and takes up processing time. I am specifcally referring to the hash calculation.


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So it runs on XP on PIII-S (surprised VC++ 2015 works) , have you compiled with SSE (1) extensions and optimization? It should help with hashing speed for me.

Also could you detect processor features and make the UI update less frequently (maybe 100 times less) or not at all when on old systems, it really slows things down.


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Yes ltns!

Thank you, and yeah I figured out ctrl+c works.


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sarami, can you add Ctrl+C abort, also can you make it not spit out the usage when the command line is wrong.

Latest test version is working fine on my px-5224a and px-760a , also my lite-on dvd.


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mediafire no longer works for me, can you just upload the binaries to github as packages for download.

I only do PC dumps, as it's the only stuff I know enough about to add. I'm massively busy IRL right now and I just don't have the time, but I'm still checking in and will resume dumping/adding dumps when life permits.


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Does someone have this tool without all the crappy ads attached. (the one MrX posted).

Also what is wrong with CloneCD? I am NOT redumping a couple of hundred discs if the fill pattern is different than 55.

Make a video please. Also if you have some kind of idea how deep a scratch can be or not would be great.

Gaps can contain data and often do particularly on PC titles.

there is virtual cd rom software for linux, forgot the name of it...

There is a subforum already for patches.

The staff is generally very picky about some platforms, PC, PCEngine for instance because dumping the discs always requires plextor and proper methods. A lot of time much info is also left out or questionable, so the WIP just sits there forever as further inquiries by the staff gets ignored by the dumper too.

We can understand when there is a language barrier, if you do not understand a request by an administrator then please try to resolve it. If you have added something as a dumper to WIP and it sits a long time, please make a forum topic about it and asking why.

Many times things never get added because there is no follow through on dumpers part. Sometimes the staff decides to reject a dump, and maybe we should have a system to make it known and why.

I don't care because scene releases are not the disc you can buy from the store, there would be no reason to keep a database of them because likely the hashes on any further dumps for verification would not ever match.

I don't mean to come off rude either, it's just this site is intended as a database for people to dump their own discs and to verify that they have made a good dump. It is not the intention of the site to dump games and spread them to the world at large, because that's piracy and against the law in most countries.

I hope you can understand. smile

If someone cannot get hold of the real disc, then no.

No-Intro is not about preservation, they are about wares. When it comes to scene releases they mutilate them, so again no preservation there.

scene dumps > care level 0

check your pm's or email

No dump is better than bad or fake dump.

There is no reasoning of any kind for the other that makes sense for preservation.


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I may need to find a workable USB solution, most of them don't work on Windows 7 64 bit or UEFI motherboards according to reviews, or are very very slow and use crappy jmicron controllers.

It's getting more and more difficult to hook up PATA devices. I wanted a decent card so I could make use of my older PATA hard drives too.


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Yeah I need a pci-e one, my new computer doesn't have pci slots.