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(10 replies, posted in General discussion)

I have some original Xbox discs. This is what appears on LBA 16 of Halo CE 1.02:

0320 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 32 30 30   .............200
0330 : 31 30 39 31 33 31 30 34  32 35 35 30 30 30 30 30   1091310425500000
0340 : 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30  30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30   0000000000000000
0350 : 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30  30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30   0000000000000000
0360 : 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30  30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30   0000000000000000
0370 : 30 01 00 53 65 63 44 75  61 6C 4C 61 79 65 72 53   0..SecDualLayerS
0380 : 74 61 72 74 3D 30 30 30  30 36 38 33 32 00 00 00   tart=00006832...

That looks like a PVD to me.

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)
http://redump.org/disc/12535/

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

Tekken 3 (USA)
http://redump.org/disc/1464/

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)
http://redump.org/disc/13988/

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.

79

(2,747 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?

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(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.