Quote: from lancastoor on 7:18 pm on Mar. 20, 2002
If you use the coders cable (serial ~120k) it'll take about 24 hours of solid reading to transfer a full GD-Rom (full as in 1 Gig, few are 'full'). Hence the tales of DC's melting down.. I mean, having the unit on for 24 hrs is one thing, having the drive actually spin up/spin down/seek, etc surely shortens its overall life span.
It can be done using the BBA (if you can find one), and is thus much faster.
Then, once you have the data off the GD-Rom, now its time to downsample (if needed), reindex files, rebuild the IP.BIN, circumvent any secondary copy protections there may be on the disc, playtest and make sure everything is working A-OK..
It's not at all a job for the clueless leech who just wants to copy blockbuster's games. (When DC titles are practically nothing, why bother?)
Check out the forums at gamecopyworld.com.. Lots of advice and know-how..