I checked your logs. The disc itself it's really weird. Even if it's detected as a CD-ROM, it has 2 sessions and it's incomplete/not finalized. Granted, we spoke together about it. I'm not adding it at the moment until we can get more information about it.

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I've checked all your logs of the other PS3 dumps and the ringcodes are totally missing for all of them!
Also these should belong to verifications since I've checked all the md5 and they match with all the entries in the database, but since you probably don't have access to the PS3 section, I'm just moving these to the proper section.
Please provide ringcodes of all your PS3 dumps.

Ok then, thank you. Just to be sure, I want an old dumper to redump disc 1 before adding yours. I'm gonna assume they used an older version of DIC.

I'm waiting for a previous dumper to redump disc 1 with a newer version of DIC because your dump has an error count of 225. In the meantime, can you redump it as well?

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(1 replies, posted in Verifications)

Hello.
Can you please redump this disc. It has SecuROM but your logs shows an error count of 0.

I've only dealt with CodeLock once, and I can tell you it's a weird one: it's a mixture of both LaserLock (due of the rings) and SafeDisc (due of the errors being in a pattern instead of all bunched up together like your everyday ring protection).
Your best bet to dump a CodeLock protected game is to use CloneCD with a non-Plextor drive.

I think Jackal will be able to assist you even better.

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(2,679 replies, posted in General discussion)

Balthier wrote:
LoStraniero91 wrote:

Hello Sarami,
I've recently dumped a multisession disc with 2 sessions: first session has 4 audio tracks, second has data. I don't know if it's normal to hit an error when reaching the end of the session (basically the error that says the unit will retry in 10000 milliseconds). The data track alone came out with 153745 errors. I've uploaded the logs. Even if I dumped the disc twice and bin have the same hashes, I'm unsure if it was dumped correctly.

From EccEdc.txt:
[ERROR] Number of sector(s) where mode2 NoEdc subheader(0x10 - 0x17) isn't same: 153737
LBA[062809, 0x0f559], MSF[12:d9:34], mode 2 no edc, Subheader isn't same. [0x10]:0000, [0x11]:0x28, [0x12]:0x08, [0x13]:0x1e, [0x14]:0x80, [0x15]:0x08, [0x16]:0x68, [0x17]:0x06,

above equals a subheader value of "0028 081e 8008 6806" in hex which means scrambled data.
https://i.imgur.com/AgTSzBZ.png
Looks like the whole data track came out scrambled.

Scrambled image matches normal image in disc.txt as well.
<rom name="Disney Demo 2 (Italy).scm" size="482503392" crc="7c781444" md5="43fbe8f2b080eac7c1e7fb74ab68223e" sha1="75f30bdf602b2154d60203f91e549fc82ebd435f"/>
<rom name="Disney Demo 2 (Italy).img" size="482503392" crc="7c781444" md5="43fbe8f2b080eac7c1e7fb74ab68223e" sha1="75f30bdf602b2154d60203f91e549fc82ebd435f"/>

Thanks for the insight.

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(2,679 replies, posted in General discussion)

Hello Sarami,
I've recently dumped a multisession disc with 2 sessions: first session has 4 audio tracks, second has data. I don't know if it's normal to hit an error when reaching the end of the session (basically the error that says the unit will retry in 10000 milliseconds). The data track alone came out with 153745 errors. I've uploaded the logs. Even if I dumped the disc twice and bin have the same hashes, I'm unsure if it was dumped correctly.

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(2,679 replies, posted in General discussion)

Sarami, is it possible to add a function in DIC where you can just output a .cue without having to dump the whole disc? I have many ringed discs and the only way I can generate a .cue is to eject the disc and reinsert it past the ring sections so it completes the dump (without /c2). It's annoying!

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(2,679 replies, posted in General discussion)

sarami wrote:
LoStraniero91 wrote:

Xbox 360 DVD dumping is broken

Fixed http://www.mediafire.com/file/eq80y20l9 … st.7z/file

Still doesn't work, it dumps the SSv1 then I get this

Reading DirectoryRecord    4/   4
[F:ReadDVDForFileSystem][L:884] GetLastError: 87, Parametro non corretto.

Please wait for 25000 milliseconds until the device is returned
EndTime: 2019/12/21(Sat) 12:35:53

And it ends with the failing beeping sound.

Also Estonian should be added, as DeeDyne dumped some disc with that language!

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(2,679 replies, posted in General discussion)

Xbox 360 DVD dumping is broken since release 1.15-200 (using DICUI). It will dump the SSv1 (I'm using a Kreon drive), but when it's about to begin the disc dumping, it fails with:

Output SSv1 to SS.bin
Output SSv1 to SS.bin
Reading DirectoryRecord    4/   4
LBA[-196576, 0xfffd0020]: [F:ReadXBOXFileSystem][L:1014]
        Opcode: 0xa8
        ScsiStatus: 0x02 = CHECK_CONDITION
        SenseData Key-Asc-Ascq: 05-24-00 = ILLEGAL_REQUEST - INVALID FIELD IN CDB
EndTime: 2019/12/19(Thu) 14:21:19

Can you please fix this issue? It's really annoying having to use a separate previous version just to dump these discs.

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(24 replies, posted in General discussion)

Nexy wrote:

It is, the first sector usually has something other than 00 in it.

Perfect. Both Hugo: Nell'Isola Selvaggia and WarChiefs are now fixed.

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(24 replies, posted in General discussion)

Just redumped http://redump.org/disc/63746/ without /sf, 10 bad MSF errors. Those sectors are entirely filled with 0x00 but the sync. I hope this is correct for SmartE.

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(24 replies, posted in General discussion)

http://redump.org/disc/63292/

The Lite-On SOHD-167T managed to read sector 4953, bringing the total error count to 960. I think that's the max it could do. I tried re-reading the sectors "before" the good ones 50 times and it failed.

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(24 replies, posted in General discussion)

Time to get going!

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(2,679 replies, posted in General discussion)

My bad sarami.
But here's some good news.
I've tried again the game on XP SP3 and it worked. Here's how I've made this dump:
1) With DIC+Plextor without C2, when the drive reached the ring section, I've ejected the disc, waited for the drive to get near the end of the disc, then reinserted it and it made the bin/cue;
2) Using CDArchive with an OptiArc 7230 (I will buy 7280 some time later), I've tried to read as much sectors as possible (there are actually two rings, or maybe the disc is a bit scratched, I don't know, errors always occur after the ring sections);
3) The game worked with my PC with XP SP3 installed, with a VM with XP SP3 installed on my main PC with Windows 10 and natively with Windows 10 by executing the game with XP SP3 compatibility mode.

Still, I want to make some more testing before submitting it, even it the game works without asking for the original CD!

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(2,679 replies, posted in General discussion)

Nexy wrote:

BurnOut is kind of junk, did you try ProtectionID ?

Both DIC's internal protection scanner (which is taken from BurnOut AFAIK) and ProtectionID says it's protected by Sysiphus. There's a page about this game in GameCopyWorld, I'm sharing the link only if it won't cause any problem.

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(2,679 replies, posted in General discussion)

Hi sarami, what kind of protection is "Sysiphus"? I have the Italian version of Coffee Break, not only it has a ring but it also contains this particular anti-copy. Do you have any info about it?

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(8 replies, posted in General discussion)

Knowing Lizard for such a long time, I will agree with everyone that he is a welcome addition to the moderator team to speed up the work!

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(2 replies, posted in Guests & account requests)

What's up with all these spambots? iR0b0t can you do something?

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(2,679 replies, posted in General discussion)

sarami wrote:
LoStraniero91 wrote:

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.

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(2,679 replies, posted in General discussion)

sarami wrote:
LoStraniero91 wrote:

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".

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(2,679 replies, posted in General discussion)

Hello sarami,

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.

Greetings everyone.

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:

COLIN/FIRST.TTS
RALLY/ROUND.00_
ROUND/HIGHT.SII
ROUND/LOW.TX_
ROUND/ROUND.SXT
ROUND/SPEED.IXE
ROUND/WAY00.LKP
ROUND/WAYSPEED.XSE
ROUND/CAR/CAR00.LL_
ROUND/MCRAE/WHEEL.SIX
XSET/SET_UP.SID
XSET/VERNT.00_
XSET/XSETWIN.LL_
XSET/XPSETUP/VERW98.00_
XSET/XPSETUP/VERWIN00.00_
XSET/XPSETUP/VERXP00.00_

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 5.3.4.0. 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. smile

https://imgur.com/a/rSDYqLi photos of the disc and the drives