What is "ripping"...

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Gallstaff

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yeah you know like that song.

"it's rippin' rip rip rip rippin'!" No, you lamer ;) ripping a game is when you make an iso of a game. You rip the image ( not literally) and copy it to your computer in iso form. ... who rock around are tricken... love that song!
 

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i thought ripping a game was when you took the game cd tossed it on a turn table and started scratching it like an insane dj. Strange you learn something new each day.
 

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not to be confused with ripping farts...

it's simply packaging the cd into some sort of format so it can be traded/recreated.. (ie you 'rip' a cd into mp3 files or a game into a bin/cue)

a more precise definition would involve actually removing/repackaging to make something smaller, yet still playable/working.. ie; they take out audio tracks or downsize movies on DC/PS2 games to make 'em fit on a cd, or take just enough of the data on a game cd to play it in the pc warez scene (ie; no audio/movies - take a 650 meg cd and just extract the 40 megs that you actually need to play the game)

EG; if you take a sega cd and use cdr-win to make a bin/cue of the entire disc, you "IMAGED" the disc. if you extract the audio tracks and compress em with mp3 (or maybe even remove 'em entirely), you "RIPPED" it..
 

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Play the "ripped" CDR of sonic adventure 2 and then the original game, or hear all the VOICES in the "ripped" Shemue 2; as an example of what means this word.

(notice the load times of your DC)

Any PS2 game should be more descriptive ;)
 
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