Jackal wrote:

IsoBuster needs to be set to 'local file stamp' (in Options > File System settings)

Using that method, all the dates match. I had the feeling that I was doing something wrong.

Speaking of doing things wrong, I have a question about the fields in the PSX database, as we don't seem to have a guide that covers them all.

For the "EDC" field, I've noticed that one of my dumps contains the line "[INFO] Number of sector(s) where while user data does match the expected ECC/EDC there is no EDC: 23456" in the "_edcecc.txt" file. Should "EDC" be "No" for such discs?

I only own four PSX discs. However, I went to the trouble of reading the ringcodes for all four of them.

However, I've noticed an odd trend.

Three of my four discs have the EXE date off by one day. All of them match the database.

Alundra (USA) (1.0)

The Database's EXE date is 1997-11-29. My copy has it as 1997-11-28

Tekken 3 (USA)

The Database's EXE date is 1998-03-31. My copy has it as 1998-03-30

Tiger Woods 99 PGA Tour Golf (1.1)

The Database's EXE date is  1998-10-29. My copy has it as 1998-10-28

My copy of Spyro 2 has a matching date.

Is this a time zone issue? I live in the Eastern Standard Time zone (UTC-5). I've heard that many early PSX dumpers were European. That might be the problem.

Okay. I'm using subdump mode 0 right now. I'll use mode 1 2 4 and 5 after that one

Does it matter if I use "subdump_fua_0x28.exe" or "subdump_fua_0xa8.exe"? I'm currently using the 0x28 version.

sarami wrote:

ctl/adr(41) is changed to 61 per 4 sectors. It's weird. Please check by subdump.

What is the proper command line to use in this situation? I've never used subdump before.

reentrant pointed out that this disc might have some problems, so I grabbed a copy I happened to have and redumped it.

Seeing as the Ring Code is the same, I'm inclined to believe that the previous dump was a bad dump.

Title: 3-D Ultra Pinball - Creep Night (USA) (Rerelease)
Languages: English
Serial: Not on Disc label
Mastering Ring Code: 24567 5 6 <8093> S5250430 CD-ROM BY SIERRA
Mastering SID Code: IFPI L487
Mould SID Code: IFPI 8153
Toolstamp: None
Additional Mould Text: AD/CA (this appears in the clear area, on the opposite side of the disc as the mould SID)
Barcode: 0 20626 70428 1
Errors Count:

[ERROR] Number of sector(s) where sync is zero: 1
    Sector: 165310, 
Total errors: 1

ISBN: 0-87177-771-1

Contains demos for: 3-D Ultra Pinball, Hunter Hunted, Cyber Gladiators, and RMAA

Editions/Releases: Rerelease

0320 : 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  20 20 20 20 20 31 39 39                199
0330 : 37 31 30 31 36 30 38 33  31 31 38 30 30 00 31 39   7101608311800.19
0340 : 39 37 31 30 31 36 30 38  33 31 31 38 30 30 00 32   97101608311800.2
0350 : 30 30 37 31 30 31 34 30  38 33 31 31 38 30 30 00   007101408311800.
0360 : 31 39 39 37 31 30 31 36  30 38 33 31 31 38 30 30   1997101608311800
0370 : 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................

Copy Protection: None

ClrMamePRo data: 
<rom name="3-D Ultra Pinball - Creep Night (USA) (Rerelease) (Track 1).bin" size="388811472" crc="93cac44b" md5="2623381c1d2291876d6fcb10a7a6fb8e" sha1="fce385a531dace7fa6279845336622bb6a7af0b6" />
    <rom name="3-D Ultra Pinball - Creep Night (USA) (Rerelease) (Track 2).bin" size="14448336" crc="9d03a113" md5="0e587334ff51ecf63c25b5f4ff69c31d" sha1="f6cc496427685113e8891745d504f168a129e1d1" />
    <rom name="3-D Ultra Pinball - Creep Night (USA) (Rerelease) (Track 3).bin" size="14269584" crc="51798c03" md5="243c15573c9c167139cc0099046bee65" sha1="9f5f9197905c5860cbc5499e2d0dc826ab751f16" />

FILE "3-D Ultra Pinball - Creep Night (USA) (Rerelease) (Track 1).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 01 MODE1/2352
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "3-D Ultra Pinball - Creep Night (USA) (Rerelease) (Track 2).bin" BINARY
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:01:74
FILE "3-D Ultra Pinball - Creep Night (USA) (Rerelease) (Track 3).bin" BINARY
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:01:74

Write Offset: 0

Link to logs: https://mega.nz/#!3tZ1HIRI!-xPWWHD6-m4_ … R9a_-AfT9A


(1,372 replies, posted in General discussion)

I have a bug to report about DIC.

I have two disc drives, a Plextor and a Blu-Ray drive.  I use the Plextor to dump CDs and the Blu-Ray drive to dump DVDs.

However, I have never had any sucess in trying to use two instances of DIC at once.

To be extra careful, I downloaded an extra copy of DIC and placed it in a different directory, and tried to run it while the original DIC was dumping a disc.

I got the error "[F:main][L:1077] GetLastError: 183, Cannot create file when that file already exists."

Do you think you could fix this?


(7 replies, posted in General discussion)

I don't live in the UK, so I can't really offer much useful advice about buying a Plextor.

However, I can offer advice about getting an IDE adapter.

First off, I've had a lot more success getting SATA to IDE adapters running than USB to IDE adapters.

I'm currently using this Syba brand SATA to IDE adatper: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002O … &psc=1

However, I can't seem to find that exact product on amazon.co.uk, but this device looks suspiciously similar: https://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-Bi-Di … de+adapter

Of course,  you'll want to make sure that your power supply has Molex/4-pin power outlets. Otherwise, you'll need to buy a SATA power to Molex adapter in order to power the drive and the adapter.

Also, I'd like to warn you and anyone else who may be reading to NEVER buy this product: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BI … &psc=1

I can't go into detail right now, but all you need to know is that it failed on me.

Also, Kludge is a UK based dumper who apparently owns multiple Plextors. You might be able to convince him to part with one of them for cheap-ish if you ask nicely.