MusyX for NGC disc legit?

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  1. pool7

    pool7 Site Supporter 2014

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    Posting on behalf of user Zen from the N64brew discord.

    He bought this MusyX SDK for Dolphin v1.5 (June 22, 2001) disc:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/MUSY-X-SOF...m43663.l10137&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true

    Attached is a pic of the disc from the eBay listing, and another pic of the actual disc he received.
    As can be seen, the disc he received has a misaligned printed label.

    I know it was not uncommon for companies to ship CD-Rs/DVD-Rs with SDKs and related tools; however I'm not familiar with Nintendo stuff.
    Was it a common practice for them?
    Does anyone here have this or similar disc to confirm if it is legit?
    Have you seen legit discs with such crappy label job?

    PS: The contents of the disc look legit; we just want to try and figure out if the disc itself is legit or not.
     

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  2. Shane Battye

    Shane Battye Spirited Member

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    I think he’s received a fake. Notice the disc he has received appears to be a white, inkjet printable surface where the listing shows a gold disk surface at the rim of the label. I would definitely open an eBay case in this instance where the received item doesn’t match the listing.
     
  3. Shane Battye

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    Having said that, it’s odd the periphery of the colourful background extends beyond the text in the received disc, like this was printed from a source image, and not a disc to disc copy.

    Unfortunately I can’t find any other reference images for this disc so this is a difficult case.
     
  4. Pinta77

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    Hmm. I have been seeing a lot of weird gamecube dev stuff on Ebay that appears to be fake. Is this supposed to be one of the discs that runs on that brown tdev unit?

    @Cat man , you know anything about this?
     
  5. Pinta77

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    Yeah also good point. Those 2 pictures are clearly 2 different discs
     
  6. pool7

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    If my eyes don't deceive me, the ebay picture is also a CD-R (look at the printed characters in the inner ring).
    I know for a fact companies sometimes went the cheap route of not pressing CDs, and instead used CD-Rs with custom printed labels, and we all know this is a manual job that may result in something like the disc received (especially if the person doing it was lazy).
    Just something to keep in mind.
     
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  7. Pinta77

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    I agree with you. Absolutely. It could be real, we just need someone with more information about this. I've never heard of this thing, and that's the problem.

    I have heard of disks with programs on them that will run on a tdev unit, basically a chocolate brown colored dev gamecube. I would like to believe this is a disk that would run on that, but I personally dont know.

    For starters, is this a regular sized CD or gamecube size? I'm having trouble with my depth perception or something o_o
     
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  8. pool7

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    The disc itself is a regular-sized CD for PC; it has a regular Windows installer.
    The files as well as the PVD have legit dates, which is a good indicator (sure, they can be faked, but most people probably don't know how to).
     
  9. TriMesh

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    It was quite common for stuff like middleware to come on CD-Rs - it's sold in quite small quantities and revised frequently, so using pressed CDs would end up wasting a lot of discs.
     
  10. Pinta77

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    That's all true.
     
  11. bowser22

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    It's legit, I have the whole dev suite and its all burned on imation cd-rs
     
  12. bowser22

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    the only pressed disc is metrowerks CW
     
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