Problems burning Gun Frontier

I recently downloaded Gun Frontier from one of our many fine FTPs. I burned it with the default gap settings (there was no cue) and once I got it running on my Saturn, the music acted very strange, lagging behind everything by about 1-3 seconds and sometimes not playing at all.

I read an earlier message on this board somewhere that the MP3s in the currently circulating rip of the game were mis-ripped and had 2 seconds of quiet audio at the beginning that shouldn't be there. I checked the MP3 tracks I had and they didn't have that built-in pause; the music/sfx started immediately.

Puzzled, I tried burning the game again with no gaps (although the first audio track had a 2-sec pregap that the burner insisted on putting there). The improvement was negligible.

I'm on a Mac; the only two programs available to me are NeroMAX and Toast. Toast doesn't say whether it's editing the pregaps or the postgaps (it just has one "gap" option), and NeroMAX doesn't allow me to edit any of the pregaps. The CUE sheet excerpt talked about a pregap in the first audio track of about 1:20- something tells me that the original game may have had some weird gap settings that nobody really noticed due to all the bad rips. The game seems to be accessing the CD audio with no real regard to where tracks begin or end; it seems to just be jumping from location to location and playing whatever's there.

Any advice?

-duncan
 
Upon further investigation, it looks like most of the audio tracks have a 1 or 2 second bit of forced silence at the *end*. Does anyone know of a program that can take exactly 2 seconds off of an MP3? Preferably without having to decode it.

-duncan
 
Well, I looked into it further. Trimming off the ends of the tracks only makes it worse. I finally got NeroMAX to let me fool with all the gap settings and I found through trial and error that some tracks have pregaps while others do not. I've wasted many a CDR trying to figure out the gap settings and I have it correct up to track 10. I'm quickly running out of blank CDs and I can't afford to continue this process.

The FTP I got the game from is long gone and I don't think that there was a CUE file for the game in there.

Question: does anyone have a CUE file for Gun Frontier that shows the correct original gap settings? Or better yet, can anyone who has this rare import or has burned the "correct" rip successfully tell me what those settings are? I don't have much to give in return, but I would be eternally grateful- and the problem would be solved for all others who encounter it in the future.

-duncan
 
Well, I finally figured out all the gap settings. I have burned the game successfully. Here is the CUE sheet with the correct gap information as promised:

FILE "Track_01.iso" BINARY

TRACK 01 MODE1/2048

INDEX 01 00:00:00

POSTGAP 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_02.MP3" MP3

TRACK 02 AUDIO

PREGAP 00:01:20

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_03.MP3" MP3

TRACK 03 AUDIO

PREGAP 00:01:20

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_04.MP3" MP3

TRACK 04 AUDIO

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_05.MP3" MP3

TRACK 05 AUDIO

PREGAP 00:01:20

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_06.MP3" MP3

TRACK 06 AUDIO

PREGAP 00:01:20

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_07.MP3" MP3

TRACK 07 AUDIO

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_08.MP3" MP3

TRACK 08 AUDIO

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_09.MP3" MP3

TRACK 09 AUDIO

PREGAP 00:01:20

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_10.MP3" MP3

TRACK 10 AUDIO

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_11.MP3" MP3

TRACK 11 AUDIO

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_12.MP3" MP3

TRACK 12 AUDIO

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_13.MP3" MP3

TRACK 13 AUDIO

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_14.MP3" MP3

TRACK 14 AUDIO

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_15.MP3" MP3

TRACK 15 AUDIO

PREGAP 00:01:20

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_16.MP3" MP3

TRACK 16 AUDIO

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_17.MP3" MP3

TRACK 17 AUDIO

INDEX 01 00:00:00

FILE "TRACK_18.MP3" MP3

TRACK 18 AUDIO

INDEX 01 00:00:00

Well, that's that. Thanks for the help, and before I go, I'd just like everyone to know that 18 CD-Rs gave their lives for this cuesheet. Thank you.

-duncan
 
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