Wow, now that's a title.
Michigan Report from Hell is a videogame by Suda 51 of Grasshopper Manufacture:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan:_Report_from_Hell
It was released in Japan and had a tiny budget release in Europe, in English. Never released in the USA. Unfortunately 505 Game Street introduced a serious menu glitch
The plot is bat**** insane, but during gameplay there are meant to be 4 videos you can find, which can then be viewed from the Theatre section in the Extras menu. Except clicking on it instead drops you into the pole-dancing extra the game features. The Theatre mode is entirely inaccessible.
It wouldn't matter, except the 4 bonus videos which explain the plot can only be accessed through the Theatre mode. I suppose a patch could be made to correct the menu bug, but I'm hoping there's an option to rip the video files from the disc
. I recently rebought the game, and it's scratched to hell, but hopefully there is a way to get into it and extract the files. Then I can put it on Youtube.
What is the recommended procedure for this? Is it even possible? Will the files be read in something like VLC player afterwards?
Popping the DVD in my PC shows a "movie" folder with 4 x 700mb BIN files.
These are the inaccessible video files according to a GameFAQs guide.
Level 12 (Club "Gotchi") Videotape: Meteor.
Level 5 (Brody Nursing Home) Videotape: Shooting.
Level 15 (24-Station) Videotape: Interrogation.
Level 10 (Von Erich Library) Videotape: Paula's rampage.
Turns out the BIN files can be read in VLC player, but they're silent. They appear to be every video from the game in one long sequence. Is this some kind of propriety format the PS2 uses? Is there a way to activate the audio
? Is the sound perhaps stored as a separate file on the disc? Looks like this might be easier than I thought!