What's up with all these spambots? iR0b0t can you do something?
I've tried the build with /sf flag for DVD with that CMR04 disc with RingProtecH, when it reaches the ring area, it will attempt to re-read the sector 5 times then it just fails. When I start the dump, it says that "the /sf flag is obmitted".
It needs to edit ReadErrorProtect.txt and then use /sf flag.
Still unsure how to make it work. Can you please tell me step by step? Thank you.
Trying to dump Colin McRae Rally 2.0 for PC, it has SafeDisc, but the "subintention.txt" files comes out empty.
subintention is for SecuROM or Libcrypt, not SafeDisc. If you use /ns, subintention.txt is created.
Gotcha! BTW, I've tried the build with /sf flag for DVD with that CMR04 disc with RingProtecH, when it reaches the ring area, it will attempt to re-read the sector 5 times then it just fails. When I start the dump, it says that "the /sf flag is obmitted".
since my Plextor doesn't work anymore with the adapter, I'm forced to install it on an old PC running Windows XP, hence I must use DIC in command line.
Trying to dump Colin McRae Rally 2.0 for PC, it has SafeDisc, but the "subintention.txt" files comes out empty. I have all the logs if you need them.
Topic: [IBM PC] DVD WITH “RING”, FIRST DVD DISC WITH INTENTIONAL ERRORS (1 replies, posted in General discussion)
I’ve decided it was time to tackle on this DVD PC disc. What’s so special about this DVD? Well! It has a physical anti-copy protection!!!
I’ve bought this game in a newsstand, and it’s a release by FX Interactive with a proper case, an instruction manual and even a different setup. I don’t know much about FX Interactive but I think this would be helpful.
I’ve already tried to dump this disc at the beginning of my “Redump career”, but someone told me it was just too early. Now fast-forward until today, I think I’ve collected as much information as needed to determinate how we could dat this particular disc.
-- THE RING --
This anti-copy protection is commonly called “Ring” and it has intentional errors in the sectors inside it. As you can see in the picture, it has a 1mm darker ring about 2/3 of the disc. This could certainly be the well-known “Ring PROTECH” or “ProRing”
In this ring there are a bunch of dummy files that, of course, are not readable as the driver will make skipping noise when detecting the “ringed sectors”. The list of the dummy files is the following:
This site https://www.cdmediaworld.com/hardware/c … tech.shtml says that there are checks to see the files inside the ring. This doesn’t happen with this disc/game, there are no file checking at all. The protection, in this case, it’s only physical. I’ve managed to complete a dump and install the game with the iso, and it worked without a hitch!
-- DUMPING --
The “fun” part comes by dumping this game. I’ve tried 3 softwares: IsoBuster, Alcohol 120% and CloneCD 22.214.171.124. DICUI still doesn’t support error skipping in DVD discs, so I couldn’t use it.
IsoBuster and Alcohol 120% would took so much time, but CloneCD is the one that did the job!
CloneCD was set to use the default settings: 0 reading attempts and software error corrections.
For this disc, I’ve used 3 drives: a very old TEAC DV-516D, a HL-DT-ST DVDRAM and a Pioneer BD-RW BDR-209M with 1.52 FW.
The TEAC drive took the longer: clocking about 8 hours and 15 minutes!!!!! One dump made with this one.
The HL drive would take about 2 hours. Three dumps made with this one.
The Pioneer took a bit less than the HL. One dump made with this one.
The hashes were discordant between the complete dumps with different drives. Some would detected “more errors”.
The sector range of the ring is between LBA 1271968 to LBA 1295647. This was tested by using the sector viewer in IsoBuster with the HL and the Pioneer drive.
The 3rd LG dump could be the correct one when comparing the range of errors. All bad sectors were filled with 00 patterns. The way I did to ensure it was correct was to use the “extract from-to” option in IsoBuster by starting the extraction from LBA 0 to LBA 1271967 and from LBA 1295648 to the last sector using both HL and Pioneer drives and the 3rd HL dump iso, all the hashes matched.
With all this said and documented, I really hope that all my efforts aren't wasted because I felt like having to deal with disc sooner or later. So please, if I need to do some more testing before we can greenlight this dump, just tell me. I'm more than happy to try again if something is still not clear.
https://imgur.com/a/rSDYqLi photos of the disc and the drives
There are no language selectors.
You get English text regardless of the version, but with dubbing in their respective languages.
Sorry for taking that long to reply.
It's sure taking quite a while...
You forgot to insert the languages for Merling Racing, Freefall 3050, Iron Soldier 3 and Tempest 3000 in the database (all English).
I may also suggest to add some kind of feature that allows you to see which one of your dumps from the "New form" are pending. Sometimes I may forget if I've already submitted a game during a batch of dumps and it would be cool to see a list of submitted forms without worrying too much.
Internal game version were added but it must be still fixed DB-50 to DB-25!
I don't know him...
But still give him an account!
Can we please give an account to this fellow dumper?
WTF! I shouldn't even say anything because getting involved with this matters should be out of my business.
But exactly, ir0b0t, what's wrong with you? We're probably got someone who can get us to a complete set of games (shall I remind you that PS1 is full of hard-to-find regionals?) and you are concerned about his email? Tell you what! I can't stand this kind of treatment. I want that FUCKING PAL SET TO BE FINISHED! So either change your mind or face the consequences of being known as a really grouchy admin with an absolutely bad attitude.
Not going to post anything more after I shared my thoughs. Auf Wiedersehen!
Re: [ADDED] [PS3] Verify - Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Limited Edition) (3 replies, posted in Verifications)
I've tested this game on RPCS3 and it couldn't get past the first screen about installing the game. But I could check the languages by reading this screen and changing them in the emulator. Probably only the overlay is translated but not the game. Yet the files inside the game suggest that those languages are there.
If you can recheck on a real PS3, that would be much better, thank you!
English text, French voices
English text, German voices
English text, Spanish voices
English text, Italian voices
English text, Japanese voices
Thank you shutendoji. I wrote you a private message. Please, read it.
I myself dumped a DVD Video and it's taking quite a long time to be submitted.
I fully agree with user7.
I have a problem with the correct Plextor. If i manage to resolve i'll soon post the dump, otherwise i'll dump with another drive meanwhile.
If the game is a single data track, then dumping with Isobuster is fine.
What happened to him?
Please tell me the disc title, region and barcode if possible.
Title: Colin McRae Rally 04
Region: I guess Italy but I should investigate more, it's labeled "FX Interactive"
Barcode: 8 436010 151135
https://www.webster.it/videogame-colin_ … 151135.htm Found something with the same barcode.
I have a DVD IBM PC game with what could be Ring Protech. Any advice how to dump it?
Hi, I'm doing a lot of PS3 PAL dumping, and I would love a wiki account. Thank you.
Topic: [IBM PC] New - Colin McRae Rally 2005 (Serie Maxima) (0 replies, posted in New Dumps)
Title: Colin McRae Rally 2005
Disc Number/Letter: N/A
Disc Title: N/A
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Serial: MRL5CDEU00 (Different serials are printed, one on the back case: PRL5CDIT03; and another on the back of the manual: PRL5CDIT01)
Mastering Ring: manifactured by kdg 629.369 #1
Mastering SID Code: IFPI L173
Mould Sid Code: IFPI 3085
Toolstamp or Mastering Code:
Barcode: 9 771120 506734 600001>
Errors Count: 0
Comments: Game released with an Italian newspaper called "La Gazzetta dello Sport", issue branded as "Serie Maxima"
Edition/Release: Serie Maxima
Primary Volume Descriptor:
0320 : 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 32 30 30 200
0330 : 34 30 38 32 36 32 33 30 39 30 30 30 30 04 32 30 4082623090000.20
0340 : 30 34 30 38 32 36 32 33 30 39 30 30 30 30 04 30 04082623090000.0
0350 : 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 00 000000000000000.
0360 : 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 0000000000000000
0370 : 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
Copy Protection: Starforce 3.5
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