I added some topics earlier, but some are huge or have lots of unneeded info, which doesn't make adding easy.
I saw fuzzball's dumps, but I thought only DIC dumps are accepted for verifies, right?


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So you only want the SuperLite/etc. series or also keep the ones with it on the title screen? I don't see how the game/title series is different from an author, and those aren't always on the screen either.


(17 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

Sometimes the series is included on the title screen, that's why I think keeping them would be best.
For your example, I think the most complete series title should be used.


(17 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

Adding blabla series is similar to adding the author's name, so we should probably keep those. Though there are many inconsistent author titles in the db, some have it as alternative or omit it completely.


(14 replies, posted in General discussion)

/a isn't needed for audio cds, DIC uses the driveOffset.txt to detect the offset for your drive. It's confusing the way the app describes it, but /a lets you apply a custom offset to the default one. It's only needed if the disc has data in the lead-in/out areas.


(17 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

The vol # shouldn't be omitted IMO, but adding both genre+vol looks messy. The PS1 SuperLite games also have a genre on the cover, so we could just add it as a comment.


(17 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

I don't think there are different vol series, and Table Game seems to be a genre. According to rakuten listings, Mahjong is vol.1. I can't find a spine scan to confirm this though.


(17 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

I noticed this yesterday, it's fixed now. I made SuperLite 2000 the edition for two of the dumps since the ringcode is different.

I couldn't find the vol # for this dump: http://redump.org/disc/34529/


(12 replies, posted in General discussion)

The tool is useful for identifying discs which might have protection, but due to the false positives, the discs will still need to be checked with pSX 1.13 and a USA BIOS (other regions are not suitable) or with the above no$psx method.
With pSX the game will either show the mod screen or freeze, it usually happens right away but sometimes you have to start the game.


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I found a good case to prove the false positive text issue. I checked this Japan demo and it only has the text in the file. The full game is protected (freezes).

EDIT: More examples are Alundra 2 & Ape Escape. Only the Japan versions are protected, the others just have the JP text.
Alundra 2 also gets a false positive with MODPAR & Version 1 of your tool.


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I did a test with no$psx and I noticed that Window/TTY Debug Messages logs some CD cmds. Protected games have the below log when the game does the mod check. I didn't see the cmds with MediEvil II, unless the game doesn't check until the end lol.
The old MODPAR tool does find a mod check code if you scan a save state, but I wonder if it's not active in this version.
EDIT: I tried a end game save for MediEvil II (USA) and it turns out it does have the protection after all. I think it only checks near the end of the game!

CDROM Command: 02 xx xx xx
CDROM Command: 0E 01
CDROM Command: 16
CDROM Command: 0B
CDROM Command: 03
CDROM Command: 19 04
CDROM Command: 19 05
CDROM Command: 09


(12 replies, posted in General discussion)

Thanks for the update! Version 2 works for those Japan games, but I think the text search is giving a false positive for MediEvil II (USA). I tested it for a while and I didn't get the mod screen. Seems odd that it would have the text and no protection though.


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The first one is tricky. The mod screen shows up after you start a new game and finish the beginning dialog, which takes a few minutes. Another slow one is "Disney's The Emperor's New Groove (USA)", the tool detects this one.


(12 replies, posted in General discussion)

I tested your program and it works great for the games I tested. I found some games where it couldn't detect the protection.

Here are the games:
Ore no Shikabane wo Koete Yuke (Japan)
Saru! Get You! (Japan) (v1.0), (v1.1), (Demo)

It was probably hidden by someone, I don't see it in the deleted feed. An admin can check if it was.

Btw, can you double check this write offset? http://redump.org/disc/37221/


(50 replies, posted in General discussion)

Use IsoBuster to extract "PS3_GAME/PARAM.SFO"

Then you can check the version at the bottom and see if it's different.

I vote for storing them unformatted. There are some unusual codes that would be nice to preserve.

Mastering SID: Some XBOX USA discs have IFPI130
Mould SID: Some PS2 USA discs have 72xx or IFPI 72xx

The first one is a USA region disc, I added it to the USA wiki. Homeland is dumped. The others are developer NR discs, and I'm not sure if redump wants those or not. Here's a topic about dumping NR and RVT-R discs.

Some serials are unknown and they are not very useful for the list. I might add the Japanese titles to the list sometime though.

Edit: The serials would help with adding/matching the titles to the database, so I will add the ones I can in the next update.

That Mario special disc is dumped here: http://redump.org/disc/22900/

The Wii Japan discs are already on the wiki, and the other Wii lists haven't been made yet. It would be better to keep those for now so they don't confuse anyone.


(50 replies, posted in General discussion)

The only accurate way to get them is by changing the system settings or checking for in-game language options. Even games with matching EBOOT.BINs can have different languages (see FFXIII-2).

Lite-On iHBS212 & iHBS312 both work as well. The ASUS BW-12B1LT/ST drives should work too, but these are not confirmed.

You cannot use IsoBuster with the PS3 drive. The drive has to be authenticated first, which only the 3k3y app will do.

Regarding dumps/verifications using the 3k3y method, they are good, but I don't think we could accept them since the image has to be modified.  neutral


I corrected the dump above and added the missing barcode serials. Thanks for pointing it out.

pablogm123 wrote:

Understood, iR0b0t. When Rocket submits that verification I will put both tags in the edition field, «PlayStation the Best» and «PlayStation the Best for Family».

Pablo, please only put "PlayStation the Best for Family" in the edition field. There are some dumps that are missing the "for Family" text, the dumpers probably just checked the "PlayStation the Best" checkbox and didn't mention the "for Family" text.