[PS1] Some Karat Pro Action Replay Enhancement CDs

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  1. krHACKen

    krHACKen Enthusiastic Member

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    As PMed to a forum member, here are 8 PAR enhancement CDs : Karat_Discs.rar
    Codelist updates only, no ROM upgrade. For use with the Japanese Pro Action Replay 2.3/3.x.

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    Pictures on the spoilers;

    KRTCD-001_BLACK :
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    KRTCD-001_BLUE :
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    KRTCD-002_BLACK :
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    KRTCD-002_ORANGE :
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    KRTCD-003_RED :
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    KRTCD-00A_BLUE :
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    KRTCD-00B_YELLOW :
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    KRTDD-002_BLACK :
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    krHACKen Enthusiastic Member

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    Poking @pool7

    Cool. There are hidden data tracks on KRTCD-002. The TOC says there are 26 tracks. My crappy program has found 5 more tracks out of their special file system. A complete French Action Replay v2.4 ROM, hell yeah Karat :happy: .

    Here's the track ripping tool : Karat_Disc_Extractions.rar

    Drop an Enhancement CD disc image to TRAXTRACT.EXE and it'll output the ripped stuff to the same folder as your disc image. Should work with the GameShark and CCL discs too (not Xplorer, it's a whole different thing).
    You'll have to join the files to get the complete ROMs
    (ie copy /b Track_08.bin+Track_09.bin+Track_10.bin MY_ROM.ROM).
    And do not reflash your cartridge unless you can restore it, in case my tool generates bogus files.
     
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    Dude, you're awesome, thanks so much!!! :)
    I really appreciate all your research and sharing; hope I can pay you back sometime.
     
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    You're welcome.

    And here are the ROM files I've extracted from all the above Karat discs + the InterAct ones : Ripped_ROMs.rar
    All verified against my personal ROM collection and flashed to 2M/4M cartridges.
     
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    Kudos for your release krHACKen! Hopefully your isos could be included in the ps1 redump release as well.
     
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    krHACKen Enthusiastic Member

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    @darius-saturn very interesting, thanks for sharing !
    I have a different build of the PAR CDX2 demo.

    Yours :
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    Mine :
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    Will dump, scan and upload it asap...

    EDIT : @Getta Robo, well, I'm not a Redump contributor and haven't followed their guide to dump the discs. However, if someone knows how to isolate each track properly and if it doesn't violate the Redump rules, then feel free to submit the data to them. Sharing is caring.
     
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    krHACKen Enthusiastic Member

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    And here's the other CDX2 demo :
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    http://aybabtu.chez.com/kHn/PS1_UTIL_DUMPS/Pro Action Replay CDX2 Demo (Oct. 2000).rar

    Does anyone maintain a hash catalog of unlicensed disc dumps ? I'd like to check my collection for broken dumps and re-image/delete the bad stuff...
    Hmm, KRTCD-002_BLACK and KRTCD-002_ORANGE are identical... I'll check the discs asap to verify that I didn't make a mistake the other day.
    EDIT : That's correct. Same data on both discs lol.
     
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    I've been cataloguing my collection of unlicensed and non-game discs, including filelisting and checksums.
    I'll try to complete it during the week and post it here.

    QQ: What did you use to create those BIN disc images? So I make sure we're comparing the same images.
     
  12. krHACKen

    krHACKen Enthusiastic Member

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    IsoBuster for most discs. The hashes were calculated by PS3 Game Integrity :p .
    There are web downloads and images made from discs that I traded in my collection. That's why I want to know which ones are bad dumps (and eventually hunt for the discs).

    As for the PS2, I haven't yet dumped all my disc. Started making a list of the pressed discs I still own though :
    Not all my disc drives let me read the Datel discs due to the way those were mastered. Dumping all my stuff will be time consuming and boring as hell. I can't do that at the moment because of the projects I'm currently working to. However, I you want a few things I've listed above, drop me a private message and I'll try to fulfill your requests as soon as I can ;) .
     
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    cloneCD for me
     
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    @krHACKen i have gameshark 2 version 2.20 if you want the dump. its in clonecd format, i tried blindwrite, imgburn and isobuster and all failed
     
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    Oh, thanks for bumping this thread. That reminds me I've dumped some more months ago. Haven't posted them due to the AG downtime and my former account being unusable. Here's the stuff :
    Karat_Discs_2.rar
    BSDD-001 KRTCD-005 KRTCD-006 KRTCD-007 KRTCD-008 KRTCD-009 KRTCD-010

    I tried DiscImageCreator recently, with a bunch of non-Plextor drives, in order to dump some PS1 demo discs. None of them worked. My most "compatible" drive, which supports the specific commands, goes crazy at the pregap between data track 1 and audio track 2. Timeouts/retries... And in the end I had to reboot the system to make the drive working again lol. Sorry, I can't help the Redump project.
     
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    Your drive might be having trouble properly reading lead in and lead out. We have a guy that sells Plextors super cheap if you're interested in getting one. I can tell you for a fact these Karat Pro discs have problems accurately ripping with the wrong hardware / software.
     
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