1 (edited by themabus 2007-12-11 20:13:18)

Topic: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

since some games are getting close to 20 years by now and most of what you can find on web are iso/mp3
and after all like with SEGA ther's not that many CDs

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

I have a PCE CD,  but it's totally strange.

Track 1 is audio, track 2 is data, then all audio tracks, final track is data again. And there are 3 seconds pregaps before data tracks.

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

AFAIK there is no copy protection on PC Engine CDs (correct me if I am wrong), so dumping discs for this system shouldn't be a problem. There is another issue though - multiple data tracks - but is it a problem for an experienced dumper? wink

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

Same for PC-FX and PC-FXGA CDs, btw.

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

so that would be great then  smile
i have some cds too, and i got some more for sega so i'll submit those meanwhile
and even if those odd gaps will prove to be incorrect later i think it's still ok, sector or 2 off it's not that bad

6 (edited by pepsidrinker 2007-12-12 06:33:41)

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

I think that would be great if they would, it would be nice if they could have a misc system part to hold the older games till they rise in number as I am in the process of getting the older systems 3DO, Jaquar, Phillips CD-I, Neo Geo CD and turbograph CD etc. and it would be nice to be able to post good dumps here.

Three years and still going strong.

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

themabus wrote:

and even if those odd gaps will prove to be incorrect later i think it's still ok, sector or 2 off it's not that bad

it is.. if 2 dumpers get the same wrong result thanks to EAC, there's no way to tell if the dump is incorrect later on

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

yes, i understand your concern, that issue with no gap on 2 tracks, the result would be data lost, ok. but i think it's some eac internals. on psx i would get it correct on 1 drive from 3 and it can be verified with sector viewer and also full cd size would always match so i think it's ok. but what i mean is, i think ther's those all 2sec gaps and one 1.74 and oddities like that on this system but even if it's later proven to be wrong, like all gaps should be even, data would not be lost, only shifted, would it not? so existing dumps could be easy modified should such a need arise. and like 99% info can be verified until then so it's not lost like part of tapes and floppies are now.

9 (edited by F1ReB4LL 2007-12-12 16:28:12)

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/DREAM-STARS-JA … idZ2QQtZkm - if someone is interested in buying some cheap PCE CDs smile

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

Definitely there's something fishy about those 1.74 pregaps. If you give a look to SegaCD dumps, EAC reports regular 2.00 pregaps for discs with low write offset, but when the write offset is some crazy huge number then 1.74 gaps start appearing. Maybe EAC simply doesn't go along with huge offset discs.

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

also in usa mega cd disc format specification it says pauses should be >=2sec. and somewhat strange thing is for example with 1st cd: G-6001, spliting tracks by detected gaps cuts data in half but if not detection is used pauses align nicely at the beginning and end of each track. still i think no data is lost, total size of audio tracks differ only by postgap but it's always 00, isn't it? so like if all tracks were put back togeather in img or bin no matter what gaps was full crc would be always the same. only cue differ.

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

F1ReB4LL wrote:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/DREAM-STARS-JA … idZ2QQtZkm - if someone is interested in buying some cheap PCE CDs smile

unopened cds from 20 years back tongue how can thihs be? unless they dig up time capsules

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

themabus wrote:

unopened cds from 20 years back tongue how can thihs be? unless they dig up time capsules

You can find lots of unopened retro-games in Japanese stores - just look at FDS dumping on No-Intro's forum, and most of the items in this shop are located in Japan.

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

there must be some way to dump them correctly

PSX'D OFF!!

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

So can we add a PCE-CD section? Now that I can use PerfectRip I can rip that odd CD too.

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

Somebody should try to contact with necstasy.net owner, he should know some tricks and possible issues in PCE-CD dumping.

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

I added my first PCE dump

Things to note:

1) cuesheet is manually edited based on gaps reported by EAC: since the CD layout isn't standard at all, EAC doesn't automatically list all tracks in the .cue, but only the first audio track, while PerfectRip gives an error on last data track, so it doesn't save the .cue

2) I dumped both data tracks with IsoBuster: I resized track02 by 2:00, which is track03 pregap

3) both data tracks have a 2.74 (526848 bytes) pregap I attached using psxt001z, because IsoBuster doesn't dump pregap before data tracks: this way the total sector count of the dump is right and matches the actual CD

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

ok, nex year smile

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

gigadeath, could you please give a list of games you dumped. if i have some of them we could compare again early on like with sega to avoid possible errors.

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

Only Human Sports Festival. That's the only disc I have.

http://www.rfgeneration.com/cgi-bin/get … -S-00230-A

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

aah, i ordered it at the end of the last year, but it's still not here. i hope - maybe it's because of the hiliday and it will arrive this week.

22 (edited by themabus 2008-01-06 18:38:26)

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

gigadeath wrote:

I added my first PCE dump

Things to note:

1) cuesheet is manually edited based on gaps reported by EAC: since the CD layout isn't standard at all, EAC doesn't automatically list all tracks in the .cue, but only the first audio track, while PerfectRip gives an error on last data track, so it doesn't save the .cue
2) I dumped both data tracks with IsoBuster: I resized track02 by 2:00, which is track03 pregap
3) both data tracks have a 2.74 (526848 bytes) pregap I attached using psxt001z, because IsoBuster doesn't dump pregap before data tracks: this way the total sector count of the dump is right and matches the actual CD

yeah, the same here, everything's as you said
and cdrwin fail too on full scan, but on quick gaps differ a bit sad
and cdmage won't open sad

offset: -1341
not sure where to look for date

FILE "Track 01.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 02.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 02 MODE1/2352
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:74
FILE "Track 03.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "Track 04.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 05.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 05 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 06.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 06 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 07.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 07 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 08.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 08 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 09.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 09 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 10.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 10 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 11.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 11 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 12.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 12 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 13.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 13 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 14.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 14 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 15.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 15 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 16.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 16 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 17.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 17 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 18.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 18 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 19.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 19 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 20.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 20 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 21.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 21 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 22.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 22 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "Track 23.bin" BINARY
  TRACK 23 MODE1/2352
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:74
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could you please compare these with your crcs?

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

Look here http://redump.org/disc/2030/

seems to match to me

24 (edited by themabus 2008-01-07 08:36:27)

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

umm, it does not work for me
Disc with ID "2030" doesn't exist.

also there is no PCE section on drop down, but when i go to
http://redump.org/discs/system/pce/
it says: No discs found.

Re: would you consider adding an PC Engine CD, please?

The dumps match, I hope Dremora will make the PCE section public so everybody can see it