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Old Jan 22, 2002, 07:15 AM
kwanbis kwanbis is offline
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Talking Bleemcast MGS: Got Mine - Want to Back Up

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Just got my copy of BleemCast for MGS. Its AMAZING! But as Bleem has closed, and it's very dificult to buy BC, how do i make a backup? Thanks,
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Old Jan 22, 2002, 07:34 AM
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[B]Just got my copy of BleemCast for MGS. Its AMAZING! But as Bleem has closed, and it's very dificult to buy BC, how do i make a backup? Thanks, [/B]
you cant, there is noone who has been able to bypass the copy protection
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Old Jan 22, 2002, 10:22 AM
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do you think that if someone could actually get around the protection, or maybe even if Bleem! made the source public, that it would be a lot of work to get other games to work? I know it's probably just dreaming, but it would be awesome to play castlevania : sotn or FF 7, 8, or 9 on my DC..
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 05:31 PM
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If someone could find a way to make the bleemcast discs recognize more psx games that would be really great, I'm just taking a wild guess here but could it be possible to "trick" the Gran Turismo/MGS/Tekken bleemcast discs to load another burned psx game, by changing/patching some files in the game itself??
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 09:54 PM
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There's a generic Bleemcast beta floating around. There are also lots of fakes, so be careful what you get. If you can't find the real one, post your email address here and I'll point you to it.

Someone also released several PS1 games with the generic Bleemcast built-in so you could have a self-booting enhanced PS1 title on dreamcast. It was all discussed about a year ago.

I think there's also a link in this thread to a really good site that lists compatibility issues with a ton of PS1 games. (if it's still there)

***********.cdrom-guide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=238761

There was never any way to backup the real Bleemcast releases, but if someone sat down and compared the generic and retail releases they could probably find a way to copy them now.
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Old Oct 17, 2004, 04:49 AM
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ok, I've got both versions, the leaked bleemcast beta (which boots up many games but is slow, buggy, and has problems with fmv) and the original Gran Turismo 2 retail Bleemcast Disc (works perfectly with Gran Turimso 2 but its the only game it will boot up). I also have the Original Metal Gear Solid retail Bleemcast Disc.

Now, I have no knowledge about programming but maybe this could help someone who has the know-how..

This is what ISO Buster reports:

Leaked Bleemcast Beta:
2 Sessions
-- 1st Session --
Track 1 LBA=0 Size=689.06KB Size=705600Bytes
-- 2nd Session --
Track 2 ISO CDROM
Name LBA Size KB Size Bytes
1BLEEM.BIN 11724 311.25 318720


Original Bleemcast Gran Turismo 2 Retail
2 Sessions
-- 1st Session --
Track 1 LBA=0 Size=693.66.06KB Size=710304Bytes
-- 2nd Session --
Track 2 ISO
Name LBA Size KB Size Bytes
(no name) 11724 88.78 90906
bleem4DC.ini 11723 0.50 512

-------------------------------------------------------------------

This what the bleem4DC.ini file has :
----------------------------------------

VERSION=DC

DEBUG=0
AUTH=1

[TITLES]
ID=SCUS94455
Title=GT2 U/C A1
Flags=84F03001H

ID=SCUS94455
Title=GT2 U/C A2
Flags=80F03001H

ID=SCUS94488
Title=GT2 U/C S1
Flags=81F03001H

ID=SCUS94488
Title=GT2 U/C S2
Flags=82F03001H

ID=SCUS94488
Title=GT2 U/C S3
Flags=80F03001H

ID=SCPS45457
Title=GT2 J A
Flags=80F03001H

ID=SCPS45458
Title=GT2 J S
Flags=80F03001H

ID=SCES02380
Title=GT2 PAL A
Flags=80E03001H

ID=SCES12380
Title=GT2 PAL S
Flags=80E03001H


--------------------------------------

I think maybe bleemcast checks your game, and see if it matches any of these ID/Title/Flags, to see if you are trying to run Gran Turismo 2, second it tries to determine which version of the game u have PAL/NTSC. (this is just speculation on my part)

Now regarding the file without a name, this is where it gets interesting, ISO Buster can "see" it, and reports a file size of 88.78 kb, however it is unable to extract this particular file, this is the first time I've encountered such situation with ISO Buster, windows explorer (win98se) can also "see" the file however the size appears as 0 bytes, the created, modified & last accessed fields appear as "unknown" in the properties tab, if u try to open the file with Hex workshop/(insert app here) u get an error saying the system cannot find the file.

There's also a folder with no name which has the same problem, you cant' open it, if you double click on it nothing happens.

Now let's take a look at the Metal Gear Solids Disc:


Original Bleemcast Metal Gear Solid
2 Sessions
-- 1st Session --
Track 1 LBA=0 Size=693.66.06KB Size=710304Bytes
-- 2nd Session --
Track 2 ISO
Name LBA Size KB Size Bytes
(no name) 11724 87.65 89754
bleem4DC.ini 11723 1.38 1413

This is what the bleem4DC.ini has:

VERSION=DC
REVISION=1.1A

DEBUG=0
VALID=3,2,-5,2,5,2
;DEBUG=7
;AUTH=1

[TITLES]
ID=SLUS00594
Title=MGS U/C A1
Flags=80F03001H

ID=SLUS00776
Title=MGS U/C A2
Flags=A0F03001H

ID=SLUS00594
Title=MGS U/C B1
Flags=80F03101H

ID=SLUS00776
Title=MGS U/C B2
Flags=A0F03101H

ID=SLUS00594
Title=MGS U/C G1
Flags=80F03101H

ID=SLUS00776
Title=MGS U/C G2
Flags=A0F03101H

ID=SLPM86111
Title=MGS J A1
Flags=80F03001H

ID=SLPM86112
Title=MGS J A2
Flags=A0F03001H

ID=SLPM86114
Title=MGS J B1
Flags=80F03101H

ID=SLPM86115
Title=MGS J B2
Flags=A0F03101H

ID=SCPS45412
Title=MGS J C1
Flags=80F03101H

ID=SCPS45413
Title=MGS J C2
Flags=A0F03101H

ID=SLPM86485
Title=MGS J I1
Flags=80F03101H

ID=SLPM86486
Title=MGS J I2
Flags=A0F03101H

ID=SLPM86470
Title=MGS J K1
Flags=80F03101H

ID=SLPM86471
Title=MGS J K2
Flags=A0F03101H

ID=SLES01370
Title=MGS PAL A1
Flags=80E03001H

ID=SLES11370
Title=MGS PAL A2
Flags=A0E03001H

ID=SLES01506
Title=MGS PAL F1
Flags=80E03101H

ID=SLES11506
Title=MGS PAL F2
Flags=A0E03101H

ID=SLES01507
Title=MGS PAL D1
Flags=80E03101H

ID=SLES11507
Title=MGS PAL D2
Flags=A0E03101H

ID=SLES01508
Title=MGS PAL I1
Flags=80E03001H

ID=SLES11508
Title=MGS PAL I2
Flags=A0E03001H

ID=SLES01734
Title=MGS PAL S1
Flags=80E03001H

ID=SLES11734
Title=MGS PAL S2
Flags=A0E03001H

-----------------------------------------

It looks pretty similar to the one from Gran Turismo, and as expected the file & folder without a name cannot be accesed or copied.

To sum this up, the retail discs have a bleem4DC.ini file which is missing in the leaked Beta, which in turn has a 311kb 1bleem.BIN file which "apparently" is not in the retail discs, however both of them (GT2 & MGS) have a file with no name with a size of approx. 90 kb, which apparently cannot be accesed by normal means on a PC, my only guess on the reduction of file sizes is that they scrapped the code for emulating the rest of the psx games, and just left what was necessary for "optimal emulation" of a specific game (Again this is just speculation)

Maybe this is part of the copy protection scheme the Retail Bleemcast Discs have, all my attempts to read/access these files with ISO Buster/Windows/Ms-Dos have failed, could there be another program able to handle them properly?? Maybe trying to read them from another OS Linux/Mac ?? Or somehow have the Dreamcast itself access them via a custom file manager/bootup disc created for this purpose & then transfer the files to a normal PC for further ****ysis..???

Any ideas??

Finally, I checked the thread you kindly brought up to my attention and the website at ********bleemcast.no-ip.com/ appears to be unreachable, and the isonewz site has been taken over by a cheap search engine.

All I can think of now.... is.......
"If it's done by men.....it can be undone by men"

Feel free to flame on...........

Last edited by yourfather; Oct 17, 2004 at 05:24 AM.
 

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