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Japanese magazine coverdiscs

For those interested in Japanese stuff, I recently obtained a bunch of coverdiscs, the discussion thread will be here

I don't check the forums here often, but feel free to discuss here as well


Joined: 2016 Jul 15

Pretty interesting! Thx for share.

Joined: 2013 Jan 22

I hope some of you noticed that I uploaded Samurai Mech 2

This was not a cheap game to acquire -_-

I also have the first game but the floppies refuse to work, might need to find another copy

and I will continue the above thread shortly

Joined: 2013 Jan 22

Someone keeps bothering me on that forum so I suppose I'll just continue the thread here. It looks like no one there is all too interested in these discs, anyway.

MacLife 50th Issue Special (1992)!gBF3zRzR!7tkAaEh-Qv4wjP6HPZwVbsdPEvyXEN3-CxaLKeBtjU4

Because this disc has an audio track, I uploaded it as a CCD image. It's just a woman saying "this disc doesnt run on cd players" etc. Someone who knows how can convert it to an ISO or BIN/CUE...

Besides the random assortment of freeware, this has a hypercard catalog of japanese MacLife issues and their respective articles (though, these magazines are all but impossible to find nowadays.) You can see how all the covers looked like also.

Some people may also find of interest the preview version of KanjiTalk 7.

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Joined: 2010 Nov 19

I feel that anything Mac related from the days of yonder should be preserved of course.
For archiving Mac CDs, may they be plain HFS or mixed mode, IIMGBurn with Windows is among the best ways to preserve them.
If its not too much hassle for you, please try IMGBurn and upload again.

Joined: 2013 Jan 22

I did try imgburn, but it gave me an error while ripping and failed.

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Joined: 2010 Nov 19

Too bad. Did you try with slowest possible speed?

Burned to disk from the files you upped and got this:

I 10:40:02 Operation Started!
I 10:40:02 Source Device: [0:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223C SB07 (D:) (ATA)
I 10:40:02 Source Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m27s18f, Plasmon Data Systems)
I 10:40:02 Source Media Supported Read Speeds: 8x; 16x; 24x; 32x; 40x
I 10:40:02 Source Media Supported Write Speeds: 8x; 16x; 24x; 32x; 40x; 48x
I 10:40:02 Source Media Sectors: 174.750
I 10:40:02 Source Media Size: 357.888.000 bytes
I 10:40:02 Image File: G:\maclife50\maclife50.cue
I 10:40:02 Image File Sectors: 174.750 (MODE1/2352)
I 10:40:02 Image File Size: 411.012.000 bytes
I 10:40:02 Image File File System(s): None
I 10:40:02 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX
W 11:24:58 Session 1, Track 1 is smaller on the disc than it is in the image file.
W 11:24:58 Disc's Track Sectors: 170225 (TOC Sectors: 170750)
W 11:24:58 Image File's Track Sectors: 170227 (TOC Sectors: 170750)
I 11:24:59 Read Speed - Effective: 40x
I 11:24:59 Verifying Session 1 of 1... (2 Tracks, LBA: 0 - 174749)
I 11:24:59 Verifying Track 1 of 2... (MODE1/2352, LBA: 0 - 170226)
W 11:26:44 Miscompare at LBA: 170225, Offset: 2064
W 11:26:44 Device: 0x00
W 11:26:44 Image File: 0x02
W 11:26:44 Total Errors in Sector: 52
W 11:26:44 Note: The drive probably corrected the EDC Area because it's wrong in the image file.
I 11:26:44 Verifying Sectors...
W 11:26:45 Miscompare at LBA: 170226, Offset: 16
W 11:26:45 Device: 0x00
W 11:26:45 Image File: 0x55
W 11:26:45 Total Errors in Sector: 2.336
I 11:26:45 Verifying Sectors...
I 11:26:45 Verifying Track 2 of 2... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 170227 - 174749)
I 11:26:53 Exporting Graph Data...
I 11:26:53 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Opti745\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S223C_SB07_SAMSTAG-11-FEBRUAR-2017_10-34_97m27s18f_1x.ibg
I 11:26:53 Export Successfully Completed!
I 11:26:53 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:46:45
I 11:26:53 Average Verify Rate: 3.716 KiB/s (18.8x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 5.447 KiB/s (27.5x)

The resulting CD is usable without errors. I made a CDR from the HFS partition and started a page here:

Joined: 2013 Jan 22

The Tower Of Silka has finally surfaced.

Here's hoping that the disks are dumpable. I've bought a Kryoflux for just such an occasion.