(3 replies, posted in General discussion)

CD32 logo on the cover - CD32; CDTV logo on the cover - CDTV; AmigaCD title compatible with CDTV (like, Cedric) - CDTV for now (though, it should be treated as a hybrid multisystem disc), AmigaCD compatible with CD32 - CD32 for now. At least, the ones that are in the db right now follow this logic.

iR0b0t wrote:

I cannot answer these questions. But if those red dupe discs should stay longer there its fine. I was just wondering.

Change the system for http://redump.org/disc/27760/ and http://redump.org/disc/23570/ to FM-Towns, please.

sarami: it is safe to do this, I guess? These 2 are PC-98 releases, according to the barcodes, but FMT ones should be the same, with exactly the same ringcodes?

Is there a .gdi format description somewhere? What does the last digit (after the track filename) mean?

Yes, that's surely a good scan.

Well, it's up to you. For PC discs it helps to distinct dozens of releases per game, no real usage here, but won't hurt, either.

Heihachi_73 wrote:

I cannot dump it because it requires a Plextor, which is impossible to get in Australia and ridiculously expensive to import (over A$100 including shipping), even for ancient drives from the 1990s.

Technically, you either need something with the combined offset (disc+drive) positive (so, the drive's offset needs to be >+647) or something swappable, so you could swap some audio cd with the data disc and dump everything in audio mode (plextors are only preferable due to 0xd8 command, which allows not to swap with audio cds for reading data sectors as audio).

Heihachi_73 wrote:

There is only one pressing of this disc which will only ever be #314437 in the DADC part number list.

Is it a public list?


(3 replies, posted in Dumps)

Chou Jikuu Yousai Macross (JAP) -- only 1 ringcode for 2 discs? Mould IFPIs are missing.
Clockwork Knight (EUR) -- Mould IFPI is missing?
Shinobi-X (EUR) -- Mould IFPI is missing?

I mean, on your picture, the 3rd and 5th letters "P" and "L" are slightly larger than the nearby "O"s (it wasn't me who renamed it, just trying to understand the naming logic, whether to rename it back or not).


(1,162 replies, posted in General discussion)

Not many rereadings is OK, because the disc isn't heavily damaged, a few rereadings is enough. The question is why the final dump is bad.


(1,162 replies, posted in General discussion)

Any news regarding my PM about broken C2 errors rereading?

To others: if there were sector rereadings, the image is probably broken, even if DIC reports all the errors were fixed.


Also, 2nd "P" and "L" are slightly larger than "O"s, no?

Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams... -- Is there a mould IFPI? Also, are my eyes tricking me? "Christmas nights - ring.jpg" -- ends with "B", yes. "Christmas Nights into Dreams.jpg" -- ends with "A"?
"Club Saturn.jpg" -- ringcode? logs?
"CoreDemo(SaturnPower1)" -- no info, no scan?
"Croc: Legend of the Gobbos" -- box serial? barcode?
"Crypt Killer" -- do you have both GB and EUR discs?

"Bootleg Sampler (Made in EU).jpg" -- I can barely see the ring (and there's no separate .jpg with the ring scan from the back), but it seems it ends with "C", not with "I".
"Bootleg Sampler (Made in Japan).jpg" -- the ringcode is even harder to ring, but I guess thisis the one that ends with "I".

I don't remember that hmm I only remember I've wanted to see the entire sector instead of PVD (with the volume label/publisher/mastering tool name).

Maybe we were talking about FM-Towns? For FMT it's not as useful. Actually, it's not very useful for PC-98, either, since there aren't so many versions per title for these systems (usually, only 1, sometimes 2, compared to the dozens of various CD releases from different mastering companies with no ringcode similarities for certain IBM PC titles).


(6 replies, posted in Dumps)

No, from the header - http://redump.org/disc/44863/ (2nd row).


(6 replies, posted in Dumps)

Dates for Mega CD are used in YYYY-MM form, 1993.SEP for Puggsy = 1993-09. The dates from the top (14121993 for Puggsy) aren't really trustable.


(6 replies, posted in Dumps)

Earnest Evans logs are incomplete, the datfile is empty, was the dumping process finished?

What is/was the Puggsy's ringcode?

Still around? RA170[TAB]1MM1[TAB]C[TAB]46[TAB]7 or RA710[TAB]1MM1[TAB]C[TAB]46[TAB]7 ?


(3 replies, posted in General discussion)

CD32 is too weak to handle such titles.

sarami wrote:
F1ReB4LL wrote:

1) Are there only 9 of them?

There are 7 titles in "Psychic Detective Series", 2 titles in "Ms. Detective".

No, I mean, are there only 9 DAPS titles total, where 1 CD is compatible with PC-9821, DOS/V and FM-Towns?

sarami wrote:

These 5 titles exist FMT, PC9821 (not PC98), DOS/V, MAC.

Mac releases also have DWDC codes? And all 9 titles are compatible with 4 platforms, not 3? PC-9821, DOS/V, FM-Towns _AND_ Mac?


(6 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

http://forum.redump.org/post/55698/#p55698 -- offered the solution here, noone has replied, if OK or not.

Those were to sarami and others smile

Well, let's try to understand the list of releases and their order. As far as I understand, we're talking about 9 titles:

Psychic Detective Series Vol. 1: Invitation
Psychic Detective Series Vol. 2: Memories
Psychic Detective Series Vol. 3: Aya
Psychic Detective Series Vol. 4: Orgel
Psychic Detective Series Vol. 5: Nightmare
Psychic Detective Series Final: Solitude Joukan
Psychic Detective Series Final: Solitude Gekan
Ms. Detective File #1: Iwami Ginzan Satsujin Jiken (2 discs)
Ms. Detective File #2: Sugata-naki Irainin

As far, as I see, each of these was released for PC-98, FM-Towns and IBM-PC (DOS/V) under the same serial. Additionally, there was a series of remakes for FM-Towns under the different serials and 2 different series of remakes for IBM-PC (Win95) also under different serials. All 3 series of remakes seem to contain different data and out of the question here.

So, the questions are:

1) Are there only 9 of them?
2) Were all 9 titles released for FMT before PC-98 and DOS/V? Is it safe to set FMT as the "main" platform for all 9 titles?
3) Is it verified that all 9 "triples" match each other?
4) Is there a complete list of all the FMT and Win95 remakes to maintain/name the whole series properly?
5) Was it the only series of releases for PC-98? suruga-ya lists some titles separately for PC-9801 and PC-9821, example: http://www.suruga-ya.jp/kaitori_detail/145002148 vs. http://www.suruga-ya.jp/kaitori_detail/145043592
Do we really have 3 matching releases per title (FMT/DOSV/PC-98) or are we talking about 4 releases for each (FMT/DOSV/PC-9801/PC-9821)? https://pastebin.com/iHpCdmK3 -- the list of suruga ones.


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I'd like to discuss this more. https://gamefaqs.akamaized.net/box/2/7/ … _front.jpg -- isn't it it "FH (Field Hunter)" (acronym + meaning)? Or http://pcengine.co.uk/HiRes/Ghost-Sweep … -Front.jpg -- isn't it "GS (Ghost Sweeper)"? I don't think the acronym part should be simply omitted.


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"120% (Full Power)" looks fine. Also, those "〜" symbols are for the long vowels (like in Puyo Puyoon), subtitles are usually shown with "~".

And what's wrong with Ar Tonelico? Not counting it should be 'Tonelico', not 'tonelico' by No-Intro's rules.