later than 4am thoughts, micro, brands, airpods meme Show more

ps1 copy protection/subchannel information Show more

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i commed technojara to do an outfit design for secta and its so good im going to physically perish

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A sketch of a muscular female version of 's OC


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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

3:30am thoughts, macro / micro, 2d tf Show more

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 )

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!

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dont forget to kiss your terminal as thanks for all the commands it does for you

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A wise dragon once told me, Aim high in life, but watch out for flying boxes

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)

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Macro, very large very round dragon Show more

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I hope we get a playable yoshi in the main marios some day

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idea for new character named Myriad Judder who's the digital shadow of a dead civilization that's cooked in a dusty backup server for long enough to gain sapience and some semblance of an ego. they're a virtual shapeshifter and they LOVE learning about people

it got to about 15% and the heavy whirring stopped and it started going much faster

but at the 89% mark it's started giving a lot of errors about unreadable sectors

maybe i'll get lucky and that was just the spyro 2 demo or something

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