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Specifically this translation:

Won't work on mednafen, which means it also won't work on hardware. Using the ecc tool to fix it, doesn't, because it's not on a ecc error i suspect.

Also of note, the patch is done in xdelta (not xdelta3) and does not apply to the latest redump, but to a older version.

So two things to update this patch.

Find out why it doesn't work on mednafen (tried: run it as mode1/2048 - iso), when the cue says it's mode2/2352 (cue/bin) but didn't work.

After making it work on mednafen transfer the altered files to the new redump dump, taking care to fix error correction data (simple with that tool and this i guess).

Make a new patch if everything works and upload. Any help here, especially the first part? My hypothesis when this happens begins and ends at 'ECD error or file is a iso and is lying in the cue' and both of those failed me.

July 04, 2019, 02:38:51 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Ok it turns out that all of the files that are different between the patched bin and the redump bin have the same size (it has a extra text file for 'please don't sell this translation, but i think that should be easy to import), so it should be easy to use the utility above to create a patch for redump. Cross fingers.

July 04, 2019, 03:00:59 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Turns out that that psx-mode2 tool can't add new files, so the translation info file with the credits is putting a wrench into the works. Any way to do that and not break anything?

July 04, 2019, 03:06:05 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Also can another person update the translation or do i have to do a new page? It's the same exact translation, only it works on mednafen and with the redump image, so i'm not sure.

You can verify it's the same by mounting a prepatched of the old and a patched 'new' and doing diff -r new-mount old-mount and there should be no differences (except the text if i cant add it).

ROM Hacking Discussion / Hack on the database has a too long version number
« on: December 25, 2018, 07:08:14 pm »
This one:

if you check the hack history you'll see two changes to 'fix' the version that did nothing

I'm asking if it's acceptable to remove part of the long version name?

It's supposed to be "Hack 23 (5125)" but turns into "Hack 23 (5". If we removed the 'Hack' it would fit.

Now i'm not the creator so i'm pretty much asking if this makes sense before submitting a change.

I mean it has no gameplay (being basically a collection of 'web' pages with occasional videos and multiple endings, but this anime is kind of a big deal if you care about 'intellectual' (cultish) anime and it predicted some bad internet and real life stuff that only entered mainstream cultural relevance now.

There were two projects one that goes to a dead apache page another that never started and a 'pdf' at

I think this game might never really be translated because it seems to have many audio files, which are even worse than movies to dub or replace by (good) voice acting on the ps1.

Newcomer's Board / Do these two ff3 hacks work together?
« on: August 23, 2018, 11:40:02 pm » <-most recent translation <- removes class change CP cost

ROM Hacking Discussion / Any way to move a translation to a hack entry
« on: April 23, 2018, 09:30:25 am »
I think i screwed up when i called this a 'translation' because it actually translates a hack ( Asuka 120% Limit Over ) so it should be on the hack section.

I mean, i know it's too big but that didn't stop some patches from appearing here and just linking the external page with instructions.

I'm hoping this is a easy way to figure out if a cd/dvd iso is ps1 or ps2. If it's not, drop a hint if you know ok?

January 11, 2018, 05:27:29 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Apparently yes. Or as far as i've been able to figure. Must be part of the ps2 retrocompatibility with the ps1.

ROM Hacking Discussion / CD romhacks often create corrupted cds
« on: January 05, 2018, 08:23:58 pm »
So i was doing a little tool to extract games ids from cds (i want to be able to have a way to rename Retroarch configs to any dump type and name, so i decided to extract a invariant id from the dumps) using libmirage (part of the cdemu cd emulator) and pycdlib, and when testing it on my collection, many of the hardpatched cd translations gave a parsing error in pycdlib. There is a common error on originals which is probably a library bug ('year is out of range').

I'm not sure if most of these weren't already on the originals, but for what it's worth, i only verified that the original iso is not 'corrupted' like that on the policenauts translation. They all play fine (obviously) so this is just a curiosity. The list is just checking the first cd of multicd games to not get too long: (verified original doesn't have the problem)

'pycdlib.pycdlibexception.PyCdlibInvalidISO: Invalid root directory entry identifier', relevant pycdlib is here. (translation says it inserted the modified files from the original distributed as a iso and create a ppf)

pycdlib.pycdlibexception.PyCdlibInvalidISO: data in 3rd unused field not zero

pycdlib.pycdlibexception.PyCdlibInvalidISO: File structure version expected to be 1

pycdlib.pycdlibexception.PyCdlibInvalidISO: File structure version expected to be 1

As i said, this is probably useless and the library guy will probably relax these anyway since the games obviously play, but it's interesting.

It might also be my fault by way of libmirage since it loads dumps in 'most' formats to a in-memory format and the script is just trying to plug in the first data track to the pycdlib iso parser. Maybe some information is getting lost.

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