(32 replies, posted in General discussion)

limbo43 wrote:

Have you tried setting the retries to max and speed to 1x in XBC? Even this might not be enough, of course

Yeah its toast. I still get about 1000 extra bad sectors.


(32 replies, posted in General discussion)

The first copy of Official Xbox Magazine Demo Disc 02: January 2002 reads as a blank disc by windows and was in absolute pristine condition. The second copy I got had a few scratches, but not bad at all. Should have dumped ok by any means. It would error out on bad sectors about halfway through. I took it to get resurfaced today and it came out looking great. Tossed it back in to try again and now it fails even earlier. I've tried it before and after resurfacing with DIC and with XBC and my 0800 drive too and it is not reading correctly.

I have Official Xbox Magazine Demo Disc 01 as well that is in really nice condition and the drive times out trying to read it.

I think the discs are just bad? Or rotten I guess.


(3,175 replies, posted in General discussion)

sarami wrote:

and how about other PS2 DVD?

Turns out it was my Plextor drive. Its working ok for CD dumps but it wont read PS2 discs. After you added the error code output it helped find the problem. I used a different DVD drive and was able to get matching dumps on 3 different PS2 DVD games. No errors or seg faults.

Xbox is same status as before. Dumps are completing, and are the correct size but they have incorrect hashes.

Other then the problem I'm having with Xbox discs the port is starting to look pretty solid!


(3,175 replies, posted in General discussion)

sarami wrote:

How about other DVD except PS2? and how about other PS2 DVD?

I'm going to try some more PS2 games. All of a sudden my windows install is not working now so I have to reinstall to cross check the ps2 games with windows.

I tried a regular DVD Movie and that appears to work correctly. No segmentation faults and stuff. But I don't have anything to compare it against.

sarami wrote:

What do you hope about this case?

sudo ./DiscImageCreator_linux.out xbox Halo_2.iso


sudo ./DiscImageCreator_linux.out xbox /Halo_2.iso


sudo ./DiscImageCreator_linux.out xbox Halo_2/Halo_2.iso


sudo ./DiscImageCreator_linux.out xbox /Halo_2/Halo_2.iso



(3,175 replies, posted in General discussion)

Ok. I tested the version before your edit and the last one and get the same results.

  • CD dumps are looking good. I tested a few PS1 games and a Xbox CD.

  • I've tried a couple different PS2 games for DVD dumps and its not quite working. I get segmentation fault error most times trying to start it. Sometimes it will start but the dumped file is way too small, or once it gave me a 46GB file.

user@debian:~/DesertStorm$ sudo ~/DIC/DiscImageCreator_linux.out dvd /dev/sr0 DesertStorm.iso 16
    x86, AnsiBuild, 20180720 185823
     Argument: DesertStorm.iso
     FullPath: /home/user/DesertStorm/DesertStorm
    Directory: /home/user/DesertStorm/
     Filename: DesertStorm
StartTime: 2018/07/21(Sat) 14:06:05
Creating iso(LBA)        1/       1
Segmentation fault

  • For Xbox games, its the same as before. They seem to get dumped to completion without issue but the hashes don't match. Its reproducing the same incorrect file and hashes each time though.

  • Another bug when dumping Xbox games is that the SS.bin file will get dumped into the directory above where you specified. So like there in this picture, I specified that the dump should be started in the Halo_2 folder, but the bin file is residing next to it. It looks like one slash got messed up in the code.

  • Lastly a general bug I found. If you put a path in the command for the output file, it creates that full path in the current folder. It doesn't save the file in the existing system. For example if you run this:

cd ~/DIC
sudo ./DiscImageCreator_linux.out xbox /dev/sr1 /mnt/storage/dumps/Halo_2/Halo_2.iso

It doesn't save the file in


It creates


because ~/DIC was the current working directory when the command was executed.

Thanks for all the work on making a Linux version!


(3,175 replies, posted in General discussion)

Progress! The program can now initiate the dump process. However there are a few issues. When I tried to do a dvd dump of a PS2 game the dump began, but it took forever and the file was only 2KB afterwards? Then I tried doing a Xbox and Xbox 360 game, both seemed to go normally except that when the dump was finished they did not complete the hash check. After manually checking the hashes of the two Xbox games, they both did not match the redump checksums. I've included what logs I have available. This was on Debian 9.

ps2: https://transfer.sh/x0nmr/DesertStorm.tar.gz

xbox: https://transfer.sh/uCzEB/Halo_2.tar.gz

360: https://transfer.sh/bSOMf/GoW.tar.gz


(3,175 replies, posted in General discussion)

Hello again, thank you for the update. I receive the same error still. The output is unchanged from my last comment so I will not include it again.


(3,175 replies, posted in General discussion)

sarami wrote:

But, there isn't /dev/sr0 and /dev/cdrom in ubuntu of WSL, so I can't confirm it's working or not

Hi Sarami,

I gave this a go and wasn't able to get it working. I can help with testing more if that is needed. Although I'm afraid I wouldn't be of much more help than that.

h0lylag@debian:~/Desktop$ ./DiscImageCreator_linux.out xbox /dev/sr1 test.iso
    x86, AnsiBuild, 20180712 12823
     Argument: test.iso
     FullPath: /home/h0lylag/Desktop/test.iso
    Directory: /home/h0lylag/Desktop/
     Filename: test
    Extension: .iso
StartTime: 2018/07/16(Mon) 00:30:32
[F:StorageQueryProperty][L:227] GetLastError: 22, Invalid argument
EndTime: 2018/07/16(Mon) 00:30:32

Oh I guess I missed that. Its the "Official Xbox Magazine Best of Xbox Game Demos Vol. 1." Here is another photo: https://img.cat/i/cmbyfvj.jpg

Also I got a reply back from the Splinter Cell demo guy. He says hes interested in dumping and submitting it. I linked him to all the appropriate areas. He says he thinks he might still have his old 0800 drive.


(13 replies, posted in General discussion)

In regards to the region issues, I want to have my dumps be as correct as possible. Let me know what I need to do to fix them.

For the Splinter Cell demo, I messaged the OP about it on Assembler Games. We'll see if he still has the disc / is willing to help out.


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How are you deciding based on ringcodes that they are likely only USA releases. By the "-US" in the mastering code? How do you distinguish regions by barcode? Do you have a reference that can be read / used?

Here are some examples I was talking about. All of these don't have any other versions submitted, are marked as World, and are unverified. So by that logic they could not have been verified against other regional variants to conclude that they are in fact World releases.


The actual game version of Band of Brothers: Earned in Blood follows this same scheme.

So really the best / only option is to completely ignore the region lock code, and submit the games from the region they were sold in. Then wait for other people to dump from their region to confirm the dumps match, then the disc is updated to a World region? Maybe we can update the Xbox guide a little bit to reflect that.

To answer your question no I have never seen that before. I thought I was going crazy at first because the photobucket web page was cutting off the bottom half of the image obscuring the Splinter Cell sleeve. I had to right click > view image to see anything useful.

This was the only thing I could find that might be related: https://assemblergames.com/threads/orig … box.59742/


(13 replies, posted in General discussion)

Ok that is my mistake then. When I read the Xbox dumping thread the way I interpreted the region table was that you matched the letter up and that was the region the game should be submitted as.

I feel like there is a good number of Xbox submissions that are marked Region: World, only have that one version, and is unverified. So I think they would all need to be fixed?


(13 replies, posted in General discussion)

I marked them according to what was in the DMI.bin string. Otherwise no, I don't know that they saw release outside of USA.

Brothers in Arms - Earned in Blood Demo

Far Cry Instincts Demo


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Fantastic, thank you.


(2 replies, posted in Guests & account requests)

Are there extra requirements for having a wiki account? I'd like to get one if possible. Mostly for helping with the Xbox missing list.

Thank you.

I purchased a few demo discs recently. At first I thought they followed the same naming scheme, but there actually a few differences. The discs are different than the cases too. Some pictures: https://imgur.com/a/qLe6Rbc

Per the case, names are:

Exhibition Demo Disc for Xbox
Exhibition Demo Disc for Xbox Volume 02
Exhibition Demo Disc for Xbox Volume 03
Exhibition Demo Disc 4 / Exhibition Demo Disc Volume 04
Exhibition Demo Disc Volume 5
Exhibition Volume 6
Exhibition Volume 7

So with all of that said, perhaps "Exhibition: Volume X" for all of them? Or if it should be exactly as on the case or disc? I was hoping to get some insight on what to submit these as.

EDIT: Nevermind, I wasn't paying attention apparently there is already a dump for Volume 2 so I will go with that.

Wow those look great! What all did you do differently for those?

I am still pretty new to this stuff, but I could not make out anything with a black PSX disk.

That photo is of MX vs ATV Unleashed.

The phone is a 1st gen Google Pixel. They are coming out nicely. Here's a few more:
Mercenaries: https://img.cat/i/m0otzly.jpg
Conker Live and Reloaded: https://img.cat/i/p3aikfy.jpg
Black: https://img.cat/i/hsh4q6i.jpg

Ah this works great, thanks! This will be my first dump / submission and taking pics of the ring codes was pretty easy using Open Camera.


Enker wrote:

I mentioned some Kreon compatible drives in the Dreamcast thread, but I'll list all of them here for quick reference. You can search for either Samsung, Toshiba, or TSSTcorp to find these drives.

IDE drives: SD-M2012C, SH-D162C, SH-D162D, TS-H352C, TS-H352D

SATA drives: SH-D163A, SH-D163B, TS-H353A, TS-H353B

I had a bit of a hard time finding this information so I'd thought I would post it here.

I purchased a TS-H353A on eBay because that's what was readily available. Once I was trying to flash the kreon firmware I kept getting an error saying "This Firmware is not compatible with the selected drive." Eventually I found that you can start the sfdnwin.exe flash tool with "-nocheck" flag via cmd prompt and then it will flash no issue. The kreon firmware was marked "SH-D163A_SB01_KREON_V100" even though I was flashing a TS-H353A. I'm not sure if we are allowed to post attachments like that? It should be searchable on google.