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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => Technical Issues => Topic started by: Serosis on June 18, 2005, 02:53:37 pm



Title: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: Serosis on June 18, 2005, 02:53:37 pm
i read the instructions on how to extract the files off the .iso of SC2 but the only problem is that unCDROM doesnt work at all on my computer.
im running WIN2K and i want to know if there is an alternate to unCDROM.

thanks for further help.


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: meep-eep on June 18, 2005, 07:29:21 pm
There's another way, but it only works for Linux. Perhaps you can find someone else to do it for you.


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: Serosis on June 18, 2005, 10:03:29 pm
that is totally F***ed up...
i dont even know anybody who will do that for me, and of course nobody will help me over the internet.


you sure there is no other way to extract the files out of the iso?

alcohol 120%  ?


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: meep-eep on June 18, 2005, 10:05:58 pm
Nope. What's the exact problem with unCD-ROM?


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: GeomanNL on June 19, 2005, 06:36:47 pm
I think winrar can read contents of .iso files - that is, if you've already read the .iso file from the cd-rom.


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: meep-eep on June 19, 2005, 06:41:54 pm
.iso is just a file format for a CD image. The actual file system that's on it will differ. The most common format is ISO-9660, which is used by much modern operatings systems on PCs. It's not unlikely that winrar can read those. But the 3DO has its own file system, and I'd be really surprised if winrar can do anything with that. Un-CDROM knows the 3do filesystem and works directly on the ISO file.


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: Serosis on June 20, 2005, 12:57:06 am
is their a copy of un-cdrom that windows 200o compatible, or a way for uncdrom to work on win2k?


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: meep-eep on June 20, 2005, 01:50:42 am
Yes, theirs is a copy that is compatible with W2K. Again: what is the exact problem?


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: Serosis on June 20, 2005, 06:27:10 am
well the copy of uncdrom i have is dos base and i guess that dos based programs dont exactly work on my computer.

is there a windows version available?


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: meep-eep on June 20, 2005, 09:41:57 am
The .exe file that comes with unCD-ROM is not a DOS executable. It's a Windows program with a command line interface. What you apparently want is something with a graphical user interface. And that doesn't exist.

unCD-ROM should be perfectly usable on your system though, if you know how to work with the command shell. I suggest some research on that first. Then using the unCD-ROM program should speak for itself.
Or someone with more patience/time than me could tell you what to do step by step, but you won't learn very much from that.


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: Serosis on June 21, 2005, 08:52:16 am
ok let me try to explain my problem...

I double click on the uncdrom exe file, tthen it opens up for a milisecond and then disappears.

anything i'm doing wrong here?


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: stkaplan on June 21, 2005, 10:40:29 am
You have to run it through the command line.

Start -> Run -> cmd

Then type the full path and executable name, like "C:\Folder\run.exe"


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: Serosis on June 21, 2005, 11:12:27 pm
ok thats all you had to explain


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: Serosis on June 24, 2005, 06:00:33 am
what is the command to extract the contents to a specific folder?
after that i wont ask anymore of the extraction process


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: fossil on June 24, 2005, 08:57:25 am
No such option in unCD-ROM. It will extract everything into a dir called CDROM_<image-name sans .iso> under the current dir. You can ask someone to add an output dir option, but seeing how the uncdrom operation is usually a one-shot deal, I would not bother.


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: Serosis on June 24, 2005, 09:56:33 am
it automatically extracted all files to  "C:\Documents And Settings\Administrator" and it didnt put the files into its own directory which is what i want.

all i want is organization


oh and is there a way to play the .aiff (not .aif) files in the starcon2 directory?
i tried multiple media players but to no avail.
if theres not then i will stick to the mp3's


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: Halleck on June 24, 2005, 11:56:53 am
Quicktime should be able to open AIFF files.


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: Serosis on June 24, 2005, 12:36:58 pm
well i still have a problem with quicktime.
Here is the messege i get

Couldn't open the file "arispace.aiff" because an invalid track was found in the movie.

quicktime wont open those files


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: meep-eep on June 24, 2005, 06:27:38 pm
You can convert these files with a tool I wrote which can be found in cvs in the "tools" module.


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: Serosis on June 25, 2005, 02:28:54 am
Thank You :D

except what program do i use to compile it?


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: Halleck on June 25, 2005, 02:18:41 pm
Ehhh...if you have trouble figuring out how to run command-line programs, I think compiling binaries is a bit out of your leauge.

Edit: I've decided to be a nice guy and compile it for you. Here's the EXE:
http://eliot.bambi.net/dump/aif2raw.exe


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: Serosis on June 25, 2005, 03:34:51 pm
oh ive figurted everything out now, and i just want to know what programs they used to compile everything in windows.

thanks for compiling that for me.


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: Halleck on June 25, 2005, 03:47:05 pm
Sure thing.

I used Dev-C++ to compile this. Under windows, your other options are pretty much Microsoft Visual C++ or gcc.


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: Serosis on June 25, 2005, 04:16:35 pm
thanks again


Title: Re: SC2 .iso extraction...
Post by: meep-eep on June 25, 2005, 06:21:33 pm
It's still only raw data after this. You probably want to convert it to .wav or something else. On Linux I use sox for this. I don't know what you have on Windows that can do that.