201

(5 replies, posted in General discussion)

MDS/MDF is really only need for securom, tages and starforce which needs DPM. Most everything else can either be in bin/cue or ccd format.

We really need an editing tool which can convert between various images and split subs etc. This way we could make sure to get a good dump of something and integrate the subs/audio into the image and still retain the DPM measurement data. But this is only needed for some cases which aren't to common.

Integrating clonecd discs out of stuff with cdextra or other special cases and would be a nice feature.

202

(5 replies, posted in General discussion)

You can't make or edit an mdf, that's the main problem, only alcohol or converter tool like ultraiso can make it.

Pakkiso also uses the cue for proper naming when compressing/decompressing.

Alcohol, Clone CD and other dumping tools cannot extract audio correctly either. Audio is saved on disc in raw sectors with no ECC checksums, so the data must be reads several times per sectors to ensure that it has been read correctly.

Also Alcohol and CloneCD will happily buzz right over errored sectors in the data track and try to fix them with error correction, so you don't know if your slightly scratched disc is read properly or not.

203

(24 replies, posted in General discussion)

Okidoki, shouldn't be a problem then.

204

(24 replies, posted in General discussion)

well it goes

DATA TRACK
AUDIO TRACK
AUDIO TRACK
DATA TRACK

bin/cue doesn't support this, just like CD Extra.

205

(24 replies, posted in General discussion)

I've been examining this disc, and here are my findings.

the TOC is perfectly valid. The ISO directory is invalid. The 2 audio tracks and the 2nd data track are there to mess up bin/cue copying and to fill the disc up to the last possible sector. The 2nd data track contains a copy of the ISO header, and some sectors later, has pointers listed for the invalid files contained in the invalid ISO directory. This 2nd data track can/would be used to check if the disc is an original or copy, as most normal copy software would fail to either copy it, or bin/cue does not support data tracks after audio tracks and therefore any check for the existence of this data will fail. It will work just fine with clonecd or alcohol image formats.

The audio tracks contain only silence (00) and as I said are just there to fill up the disc IMO.

206

(24 replies, posted in General discussion)

Yup sure, I don't use rapidshare or crap however... and it's too big to post here, so dunno how to do that.

The Audio tracks are just dummy tracks containing only silence however.

Dunno about the 2nd data track, if it has any useful data in it, or is just crap... you decide.

207

(24 replies, posted in General discussion)

Anyone have any good idea's on how to dump these CD's?

They have invalid TOC and dummy files (700+MB).

I have a couple of EIDOS games with this, Thief - The Dark Project, and some other I don't remember at the moment.

Is there some raw way to rip an image without taking my hardware apart for people to examine?

I do have a plextor CDRW if there is a tool for it which can do the job.

208

(5 replies, posted in General discussion)

Actually, they have mini games inside, trivia based. =]

I like and would love to collect nice dumps of any and all PC cover discs, I think they should be named by the issue. Contents could be listed in comments, they usually contain lots of demos, some full games, patches, trainers, etc etc.

But Max Payne is a Finnish game O_o, and F-22 is an American game...

You know, I bought these games new, and I'm in the west coast USA. How would europe releases get here. Probably they are World released.

212

(13 replies, posted in General discussion)

In an effort to get this thread stickied, I will try to organize and maintain this list of tools, utilites, and other files related to the redump project.

If you have suggestion or additional files to add to this thread, please feel free to make a reply. =]


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Disc Imaging and Dumping Software
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ISOBuster

http://www.isobuster.com/

DDump 1.10

http://www.cdmediaworld.com/cgi-bin/dl. … ump110!zip

CDTools

http://www.cdtool.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ … 1_2b21.zip

CloneCD

http://static.slysoft.com/SetupCloneCD.exe

Alcohol 52%/120%

http://www.alcohol-soft.com/

BlindWrite

http://www.vso-software.fr/products/Bli … dwrite.php

UltraISO

http://www.ezbsystems.com/ultraiso/

CDtoIMG

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?qzzwrizmnou

DVD Decrypter

http://www.dvddecrypter.org.uk/SetupDVD … .5.4.0.exe

ImgBurn

http://www.imgburn.com/

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ASPI and SPTD Layers
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Adaptec ASPI 4.60

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?znjcmjj2n2m

Adaptec ASPI 4.71.2

http://download.cnet.com/Adaptec-ASPI-D … 61912.html

SPTD 1.78 (32 bit)

http://www.duplexsecure.com/download/SP … 78-x86.exe

SPTD 1.78 (64 bit)

http://www.duplexsecure.com/download/SP … 78-x64.exe

Frogs ASPI

http://www.frogaspi.org/

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Image Editing and Manipulation Tools
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Subcode Editor

http://www.cdtool.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ … _v1_01.zip

Subcode Analyzer

http://www.cdmediaworld.com/cgi-bin/dl.cgi?f=sca073!lzh

(bug fixed version coming soon)

CDMage

http://ftp.uevora.pt/pub/Mirrors/CDmage/

Beta 6 recommended

ReMove

http://www.mediafire.com/file/1gttny4muo4/reMove.7z

Injector

http://www.mediafire.com/?bmv7lavdgee9zh8

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Audio Tools
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Perfect Rip

http://perfectrip.cdfreaks.com/

EAC

http://redump.org/download/eac-0.99pb5.exe

http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.p … /download/

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Disc Emulation Software
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Daemon Tools 3.47 (free, win98/win2k/winxp)

http://www.oldapps.com/Daemon_Tools.php … 2#Download

Daemon Tools 4.xx (payware, Vista/Windows 7)

http://www.daemon-tools.cc

Alcohol 120% also has good disc emulation software, see above in Imaging and Dumping Tools.

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Misc. Tools
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Resize (.com)

http://redump.org/download/resize.rar

FPCopy64 (resize for 64 bit)

http://www.mediafire.com/?hmyzfhbhmyj

Various tools by Truman

http://www.cdtool.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/workshop.htm

Various tools by Themabus

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=2b9b … 1c29066733

Audio Trap Disc

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?2nygv2oyzzz

px_d8

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?khnzcxdae2m

px_d8 1.01A

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?mjwmrofiqzf

Descramble CDDA

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zmgtz0yodet

ECM

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?5jn4uzinji5

ECM 1.0h (stdin version)

http://www.mediafire.com/?i12nyjjdnwa

ImageDiff

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?htmmenfnmvd

QuickPAR

http://www.quickpar.org.uk/

Clean7z (rmdtrash replacement)

http://www.mediafire.com/?yum1nhl2n52

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Hex Editors
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WinHex

http://www.x-ways.de/

Hex Workshop

http://www.hexworkshop.com/

HxD

http://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/

Hex Editor Neo (free)

http://www.hhdsoftware.com/Products/hom … -free.html

Hex Editor Neo (pay)

http://www.hhdsoftware.com/Products/hom … ditor.html

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Hash Calculation Tools
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clrmamepro

http://mamedev.emulab.it/clrmamepro/download.htm

HashCalc

http://www.slavasoft.com/hashcalc/index.htm

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PC Specific
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ProtectionID 6.4.0 (Protection Checking)

http://pid.gamecopyworld.com/ProtectionID_v6.4.0.rar

A-Ray Scanner (Protection Checking)

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ttzyzjiczzj

BurnOut 1.03 (Protection Checking)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/burnout/

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Playstation Specific
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psxt001z

http://redump.org/download/psxt001z-0.21b1.7z

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XBOX/XBOX360 Specific
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XBOX Trap Disc

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?mejkoyulxfp

XBOX Backup Creator

http://vigi.dremora.com/xbox/xbc.v2.9.0.306.rar

SS Sector Range

http://redump.org/download/ss_sector_range_1.0e.rar

Mine Sweeper

http://vigi.dremora.com/xbox/MineSweeper.zip

XBOX360 Trap Disc

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?tzznnytm3my

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Gamecube Specific
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GC Tool

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?yqogznk4tz2

DolMD5

http://www.mediafire.com/?ewxummyiomy

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Wii Specific
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Wim's Tools

http://wit.wiimm.de/

FriiDump

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?2yynz0tjyl1

RawDump

http://www.mediafire.com/?nnjwrntquib

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Dreamcast Specific
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DCTools

http://vigi.dremora.com/dctools.rar

Dreamcube Trap Disc (audio)

http://www.mediafire.com/?2nygv2oyzzz

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PSP Specific
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PSPFiler

http://www.geocities.jp/mediumgauge/

SFO Info

http://ajax16384.narod.ru/SFOInfo.rar

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Multiplatform Tools by claunia
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edccchk

https://github.com/claunia/edccchk/tree/master/bin


edccchk v1.26 (latest version, compiled)

redump.org/download/edccchk-1.26.rar


SFOParser

https://github.com/claunia/SFOParser/tree/master/bin

DVDtoIMG

https://github.com/claunia/dvdtoimg/tre … r/binaries

Changes:

08-Jun-2010: Reworked post to be more all encompassing and organized.
05-Sep-2011: Some updates.

Today I started dumping, and of course the first disc I grabbed from my stack threw me a curve ball.

Here's the story...

I have a plextor drive, so I decided to use px_d8 to detect the write offset of the disc. It gave me a rather huge offset, being +1206 for combined offset. I thought this was pretty insane, so I started to dig deeper. First I went ahead and dumped track 01 with IsoBuster, then I ripped the CDDA tracks with EAC with this offset. All seemed well, but this huge offset was bothering me somewhat, so after dumping a few other discs, I came back to it and decided to have a look.

I started at the reported raw sector of track 2, and since EAC decided the pregap was 2.00 , I went back 149 sectors. Looking at this sector, I decided something was wrong, because it appears to be a valid data sector. Ok... at this point I hadn't used resize to cut the gap out yet, so I backed up the raw track, and then dumped it again with my other drive. They were identical so something else was up. I will note now that all the other tracks have a gap of 1.74. This got me thinking a bit because of the apparently good sector, which when I cut the excess data with resize, was gone. I opened up winhex and scrolled to the offset, copied the sector, and put it back in to the cut version. I opened this up in CDMage and did an error scan, and as I thought it is a valid data sector. So... problem one is EAC did not correctly detect the gap. Allright then... I put the disc in 2 other drives on 2 different computers, and the results were the same. It detects the gap as 2.00 when it should really be 1.74 (150 vs 149 sectors). Ok... so that's one weird thing discovered and documented.

Next, I decided to figure out the write offset, put the disc back in my plextor and went to track 2, and went back 148 sectors. Hrm, this entire sector is full of random data, seems the offset is really is large... moved forward a sector... hrm, THIS sector is entirely full of garbage too... what's going on here. Ok, move forward one more sector... ah ok 120 bytes in the garbage stops and the 00's begin and continue until the start of track 2... ok this is good. Lets add that up.

2532+2532+120 = 5184
5184/4 = 1296

wait a minute... what's going on here? that's 90 samples longer than what px_d8 told me the write offset is. Uhm... now what? Is the combined offset 1206 or 1296 ??

Now I do not know what to do about this. Should I trust px_d8, or the method described in the dumping guide. Does one or the other method have a bug? Also... EAC is not detecting the track 02 pre gap correctly on 3 different drives on 2 different computers. Are these problems related, or not?

Curious as to anyone elses thoughts on this matter.

The game is Dark Reign the Future of War (C) 1997 Activision for IBM-PC if you want to compare notes.

Where do I get a non bugging version then? The one on cdfreaks is still b34. I can't post on that forum because it bugs in firefox for me, and the support email is invalid too.