later than 4am thoughts, micro, brands, airpods meme Show more
another micro city thought that has been in my head most of the day - "oh my god, they have airpods in, they can't hear us", from a tiny city in the airpods case
ps1 copy protection/subchannel information Show more
part of me wonders why if this additional copy protection applied to the EU versions was why sony had to upload the US versions of some games (the original spyro trilogy, tomba/tombi 1+2) to the playstation store
the PAL version of these games worked just fine when putting the disc in a PS3, but that can read the subchannel info
saying that I'm pretty sure those games worked with decrypted PBPs as well, so maybe not
A sketch of a muscular female version of @Lunostophiles@twitter.com 's OC
Prototype and pre-alpha artwork for #Pokemon Gen 1 (Red & Green) has finally surfaced.
We have super old title logos, backsprites for all but three of the "Missingno" Pokemon, scrapped evolutions, prototype and temporary map layouts, and original sprites for trainers.
4am thoughts, macro / micro, 1N (subject: hi) Show more
the city is lifted from its foundations
an incomprehensibly huge eye fills the sky
and then, in a voice much louder than thunder, that makes every building in the city shake with the vibrations
“HEY, DO U RP”
3:30am thoughts, macro / micro, 2d tf Show more
brain : hey, what about shrunken cities in domes as part of dragon hoards, mixed in with all the gold and gems
brain : or friends as living 2D textures, moving around your body
me : brain, it's 3:30am, were these thoughts worth waking me up for
ok, for anyone playing along at home, here's what I eventually had to do
1. convert encrypted PBP to bin/cue using psxtract
2. convert bin/cue to decrypted PBP using psx2psp
3. put the .sbi file with the subchannel information in the same folder as the decrypted PBP
(retroarch should work with the .sbi file in the same folder as a .bin/.cue, but that wasn't working for me for some reason)
ok I've just found out the answer: it's the copy protection that was applied specifically to the PAL version of CTR
either psxtract doesn't copy the subchannel information, or the Sony developed PSP emulator has some sort of workaround for it being missing
the problem is that ctr apparently isn't the only game like this where the subchannel info was used for additional copy protection on the PAL version only
(NTSC would have got the standard CD-R protection - see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUwSOfQ1D3c )
new character adopted from @Technojara@birdsite ! their name is light house, they're a big alien bug, and I suspect probably named after the first thing they saw on coming to earth!
I believe their companion Midnight Cryptid is still available! https://twitter.com/Technojara/status/1097362871262924800
thing to try when I get home
1. swap out retroarch ps1 bios files and see if there's any changes
2. attempt to re-rip CTR disc though I'm pretty sure it's too far gone - I'm not sure but it seems like there's a bit of a weird area on the edges of the disc so I'm wondering if it's got hit by disc rot
3. subsequently, go through rest of PS1 discs and rip anything I might ever want to play again (that has not had a modern re-release, sorry FF9)
Macro, very large very round dragon Show more
So Caste went to a new sushi place, and, feeling indecisive, ordered the daily special, Kaiju Roll
...what she didn't quite realize until a little too late was that the name wasn't just something to make it sound enticing
Big hearted fluffdragon, (fictional) ex-90s platformer mascot, & #sysadmin (helpdesk).
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