General Discussion Thread (1998-2002) Scene ISO Releases

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Post by GrimReaper » 05 Mar 2019, 08:59

I need to make a conclusion if this one is lost or not:
Heretic_2-DVNiSO

kkkkk, you once told me through PM there's also some from 2018 from that 2017-03-17/18 guy. I think you also said 2018-10-23 and 24, is that true?
If that is so, I will just forget about this one.
EDIT 7th March 2019: You said 2018-10-17 and 2018-10-18. I can only find two FLT 2018-10-18.

My belief is that this guy simply faked all of this. I mean, SFVs are not lost and all the data is in the SFV and he could have just faked the bin/cue name, size and hash. I don't believe he had these releases in the first place.
If all of this is true, I'm left without rare releases to look for.

I also checked 2017-03-17 releases which are still available with original RARs, we had problems finding the first 3:

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FIFA.2000-DEViANCE
Flight_Unlimited_3-FLT
Offical_Formula_One_Racing-FLT
Planescape_Torment-FLT
Rally_Championship-FLT
Sid_Meiers_Alpha_Centauri-FLT

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General Discussion Thread (1998-2002) Scene ISO Releases

Post by GrimReaper » 07 Mar 2019, 11:54

I now checked every release of the 9 most known groups, most were posted on 2017-03-17, 50 of them. Other dates are insignificant, first numbers are lost ones, second numbers are available ones:

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2017-03-17	50	28
2017-03-18	1	26
2018-10-23	2	0
2018-10-20	2	0
2018-10-18	2	0
2018-10-12	1	0
2018-10-09	1	0
2018-01-09	1	0
2017-05-11	1	0
2017-02-15	1	6
2014-01-30	1	2
2014-01-29	1	7
Links:
DVNiSO 1
DVNiSO 2
DEViANCE 1
DEViANCE 2
FLT 1
FLT 2
FLT 3
FLT 4
CiFE 1
CiFE 2
RiSCiSO
EViLiSO
PSG

► DVNiSO
► DEViANCE
► FLT
► CiFE
► RiSCiSO
► EViLISO
► PSG

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The_Creed-PDMiSO
Starfleet.Command.Bonus.CD-ISOWorld
Note:
I didn't add GORKY.17-DVNiSO, looking at the NFO, GORKY.17-DEVIANCE should be right.
I also didn't add HOMEWORLD.REPACK-DEViANCE, it's just a repack of HOMEWORLD.REPACK-DVNiSO.


There are 64 of the above 66 which aren't on this list (only 5 are from 2000-2006, so I just wrote 1998-1999):


These 2 are already on the list:
Silkolene_Honda_Motocross_GP-FLT
Worms.Armageddon-DVNiSO

Then you need to add this one:
Resident_Evil_2-FLT

And remove:
V_Rally-FLT


I also updated my list which is more human, only 159 of the most known games:

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Post by GrimReaper » 10 Mar 2019, 18:11

4 different names for the same release, will be a hard choice to make:
AGE.OF.EMPIRES.2-DEViANCE
AGE.OF.EMPIRES.2.THE.AGE.OF.KINGS-DVNiSO
Ages.Of.Empires.2.The.Age.Of.Kings-DVNiSO
Ages.Of.Empires.2.Fully.Working-DVNiSO

This one has different RAR names, aoe2k1.rar instead of dvn-aoe2.rar, in similar fashion to AGE.OF.EMPIRES.II.THE.CONQUERORS-DEViANCE aoe2kx1.rar, so it shouldn't be correct:
AGE.OF.EMPIRES.II.AGE.OF.KINGS-DEViANCE

NFO name is dvniso.nfo, so first one is certainly not correct.

For other 3, if I look in the NFO, it says this:
It seems that FAiRLiGHT, managed to fuck up this release up. If you take a loot at the info in regards to their release and our release, you will notice that our audio trak size is appox. 25 minutes longer than theirs. Why you ask? There is a slight pause in the audio track that contains the background music for the game for different scenes. Their audio track dies out durning one of these such pauses.
So I will have to go with:
Ages.Of.Empires.2.Fully.Working-DVNiSO
Although I don't like that Ages.

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Post by kkkkk » 10 Mar 2019, 20:51

GrimReaper wrote:
10 Mar 2019, 18:11
4 different names for the same release, will be a hard choice to make:
AGE.OF.EMPIRES.2-DEViANCE
AGE.OF.EMPIRES.2.THE.AGE.OF.KINGS-DVNiSO
Ages.Of.Empires.2.The.Age.Of.Kings-DVNiSO
Ages.Of.Empires.2.Fully.Working-DVNiSO

But if I look in the NFO, it says this:
It seems that FAiRLiGHT, managed to fuck up this release up. If you take a loot at the info in regards to their release and our release, you will notice that our audio trak size is appox. 25 minutes longer than theirs. Why you ask? There is a slight pause in the audio track that contains the background music for the game for different scenes. Their audio track dies out durning one of these such pauses.
So I will have to go with:
Ages.Of.Empires.2.Fully.Working-DVNiSO
Although I don't like that Ages.
One thing that always bothered me in this case is date. NFO and bin/cue says 1999-09-27. But in sfv, the first line is:
; Generated by WIN-SFV32 v1.0a on 1999-08-05 at 19:40.52

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Post by GrimReaper » 10 Mar 2019, 21:14

It's the same with Quake 3, I checked every 1998-1999 release on srrDB today:
https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/Quake_3_Arena-FLT
I wanted to replace SFVs with complete ones, but for this reason of wrong date, I left this one out.

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Post by GrimReaper » 14 Mar 2019, 16:51

Another newly found repacks with date modifying, proofs are on srrDB:
GRIM.FANDANGO-DVNiSO
GRIM.FANDANGO-DVNiSO
-bin/cue date 1998-10-29, same as in the NFO
-look at the JPG for proof

Panzer_General_3D-CiFE
Panzer_General_3D-CiFE
-bin/cue date 1999-09-23, same as in the NFO
-look at the original SFV for proof


Other repacks with bin/cue date same as in the NFO:
Fallout.2-EViLISO - 1998-10-29, srrDB link, for proof you can see the SFV for Need.For.Speed.High.Stakes-EViLISO - RAR names should be .r01 instead of .001, found by kkkkk on 3rd March
Need.For.Speed.High.Stakes-EViLISO - 1999-05-27, original SFV for proof is in red, found by kkkkk on 3rd March
Championship_Manager_3-FLT - 1999-03-25, original SFV for proof, found by me on 10th March as I tried to SFV my RARs with srrDB's SFV


And all the previous ones I already found in February:
Populous.The.Beginning-PDMiSO
POPULOUS.3.THE.BEGINNING-PARADiGM
Populous_3_The_Beginning-PDMiSO_REPACK
-bin/cue date 1998-11-04, same as in the NFO
Here is the original SFV for proof:
https://www.srrdb.com/release/details/P ... ing-PDMiSO

Need_for_Speed_III_Hot_Pursuit-PDMiSO
Need.For.Speed.Hot.Pursuit-PARADiGM
-bin/cue date 1998-09-10, same as in the NFO
original SFV for proof

Heretic_2-DVNiSO
Heretic.2-DVNiSO
-bin/cue date 1998-11-23, date in the NFO is 1998-11-24
original SFV for proof

Starcraft_Brood_War-CiFE - ORIGINAL STILL EXISTS
Starcraft_Brood_War-CiFE___repacked
-bin/cue date 1998-12-13, date in the NFO is 1998-12-18
original release

DRIVER-DVNiSO - ORIGINAL STILL EXISTS
DRIVER-DVNiSO
-bin/cue date 1999-09-27 15:16, original one has 1999-09-27 04:21, date in the NFO is 1999-09-27
-orange SFVs are for the original release

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Post by GrimReaper » 16 Mar 2019, 08:03

For these there are 2 folder names on srrDB.

Blood_II_The_Chosen-FLT - PreDB.me, Pre Corrupt-net, PreDB.org and xREL have this name
Blood2_Final-FLT - not on PreDB.me, Pre Corrupt-net, PreDB.org and xREL; there is no mention of Final in the NFO
my choice:
Blood_II_The_Chosen-FLT


THIEF.THE.DARK.PROJECT-DVNiSO - PreDB.me, Pre Corrupt-net, PreDB.org and xREL have the name Thief.the.dark.project-dvniso
Thief-The_Dark_Project-DVNiSO - xREL has this name
3 sites, PreDB.me, Pre Corrupt-net and PreDB.org have the name Thief.The.Dark.Project-DEViANCE. The NFO name is dvniso.nfo and there is also a DVNiSO logo in the NFO, so I don't like it.
And DVNiSO usually uses all caps and dots instead of underscores. Although it has to be said that they didn't yet set the uppercase/lowercase standard in 1999, so it's all just a guess.
my choice:
THIEF.THE.DARK.PROJECT-DVNiSO


GORKY.17-DVNiSO - not on PreDB.me, Pre Corrupt-net, PreDB.org and xREL
GORKY.17-DEVIANCE (with an uppercase I) - PreDB.me, Pre Corrupt-net and PreDB.org have the name GORKY.17-DEViANCE (with a lowercase i), it's not on xREL, NFO name is deviance.nfo
my choice:
GORKY.17-DEViANCE


Gunman_Chronicles_REPACK-Razor1911 - date on PreDB.me is 2000-Nov-20, date on xREL is 20. Nov 2000, date in the NFO is 21 November 2000
Gunman_Chronicles_GOOD_BIN_REPACK-Razor1911 - date on PreDB.me is 2000-Oct-31, date on xREL is 1. Nov 2000, date in the NFO is 21 November 2000
my choice:
Gunman_Chronicles_REPACK-Razor1911


The_War_Engine-Razor1911 - PreDB.me and PreDB.org have this name
The.War.Engine-Razor1911 - not on PreDB.me, Pre Corrupt-net, PreDB.org and xREL
my choice:
The_War_Engine-Razor1911


SETTLERS.IV.MISSION.PACK-DEViANCE - date on PreDB.me is 2001-Nov-21, date on xREL is 22. Nov 2001, the date in the NFO is 11/2001
THE.SETTLERS.4.MISSION.PACK-DEViANCE - date on PreDB.me is 2001-Mar-30, date in the NFO is 11/2001
my choice:
SETTLERS.IV.MISSION.PACK-DEViANCE



I'm still not happy with Ages.Of.Empires.2.Fully.Working-DVNiSO. I like the Fully working because it tells you it's a proper of FLT.
Most sites, Pre Corrupt-net, PreDB.org and xREL have the name AGES.OF.EMPIRES.2.FULLY.WORKING-DVNiSO.
my choice:
AGES.OF.EMPIRES.2.FULLY.WORKING-DVNiSO


And I see Conquerors also has 2 names:
AGE.OF.EMPIRES.2.THE.CONQUERORS-DEViANCE
AGE.OF.EMPIRES.II.THE.CONQUERORS-DEViANCE
xREL only has the first name and on Pre Corrupt-net the second name has a date 2006-07-05, so I will just leave it like it is:
AGE.OF.EMPIRES.2.THE.CONQUERORS-DEViANCE



These 2 have improper names so everyone must decide for himself if he wants to keep the original ones or the proper ones:
Collin_McRae_Rally-CiFE -> Colin_McRae_Rally-CiFE
AGES.OF.EMPIRES.2.FULLY.WORKING-DVNiSO -> AGE.OF.EMPIRES.2.FULLY.WORKING-DVNiSO

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Post by GrimReaper » 18 Mar 2019, 18:30

kkkkk found another repack with the same bin/cue date as in the NFO - 1999-05-18, original SFV was posted today:
Star_Wars_The_Phantom_Menace-FLT
Star_Wars_The_Phantom_Menace-FLT
Repack has the same BIN hash. Only thing strange is the CUE size, it should be 72 bytes, repack also has 72 bytes, but the one on srrDB has 88 bytes. It's 73 bytes if the BIN file has standard 7 letters, but this one has 6 - flt-pm.bin.

Another one:
Fifa_99_ISO-PARADiGM
Fifa_99_ISO-PARADiGM
-bin/cue date 1998-11-08, same as in the NFO
-RAR names pdm-fifa99.r00, groups first started using group tag in filenames in 1999

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Post by GrimReaper » Yesterday, 13:40

Some interesting NFOs when ViTALiTY was on the scene from 2007 to 2010, they really stirred the pot:
Armed.Assault.REAL.PROPER-ViTALiTY
Pirates_Of_The_Caribbean_At_Worlds_End_PROPER-HATRED
Notes.for.Pirates.of.the.Caribbean.At.Worlds.End.READNFO-ViTALiTY
S.T.A.L.K.E.R_Shadow_of_Chernobyl_PROPER-HATRED
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.Shadow.of.Chernobyl.NOTE.FOR.RETARDS.READ.NFO-ViTALiTY
A.Vampyre.Story.READNFO-RELOADED
A.Vampyre.Story.PROPER.READNFO-ViTALiTY
Perry_Rhodan_Real_Proper-Razor1911


I wanted to put the record straight which release is the best, from ViTALiTY or from a rival group, a few months ago and today I finally took the time to look at all the NFOs and make my own conclusions.
Armed_Assault_PROPER_DVD-FLT - Armed.Assault.REAL.PROPER-ViTALiTY (FLT nuke on NFOHump: bad.crack_still.morph.to.bird_get.ViTALiTY.real_proper, nuke on PreDB: wtf.PROCYON.folder.inside)
BioShock-FLT - BioShock-ViTALiTY (FLT is not nuked, what's up with that?)
Pirates.of.the.Caribbean.At.Worlds.End-ViTALiTY - Pirates_Of_The_Caribbean_At_Worlds_End_PROPER-HATRED (HATRED nuke on PreDB: invalid.proper_no.issue.with.vitality)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.Shadow.of.Chernobyl-ViTALiTY - S.T.A.L.K.E.R_Shadow_of_Chernobyl_PROPER-HATRED (HATRED nuke on NFOHump: invalid.proper_ViTALiTY.crack.works.as.required, nuke on PreDB: invalid.proper_ViTALiTY.crack.works.fine)
A.Vampyre.Story-RELOADED - A.Vampyre.Story.PROPER-ViTALiTY (ViTALiTY nuke on NFOHump: invalid.proper_crash.is.a.gamebug.and.not.related.to.crack, on PreDB both are unnuked)
Perry.Rhodan.PROPER-ViTALiTY - Perry_Rhodan_Real_Proper-Razor1911 (none is nuked on NFOHump)


But they also made some genuine propers:
Arca.Sim.Racing.2008.REPACK-RELOADED - Arca.Sim.Racing.08.PROPER-ViTALiTY (RELOADED nuke: bad.pack)
City.Life.World.Edition-RELOADED - City.Life.Deluxe.PROPER.READNFO-ViTALiTY (RELOADED nuke: bad.crack_get.ViTALiTY.proper)
Combat.Mission.Shock.Force-RiSiNG - Combat.Mission.Shock.Force.PROPER-ViTALiTY (from NFO: RiSiNG stole our crack)
Frontlines_Fuel_Of_War-Razor1911 - Frontlines.Fuel.of.War.PROPER-ViTALiTY (Razor1911 nuke: bad.crack_get.ViTALiTY.proper)
Ghostbusters.The.Video.Game-RELOADED - Ghostbusters.The.Video.Game.PROPER-ViTALiTY (RELOADED nuke on PreDB: not.final.retail.build_get.ViTALiTY.proper) (although on NFOHump it says nuke for ViTALiTY: bad crack, not removed triggers make game very hard to solve)
Hour.Of.Victory-RELOADED - Hour.of.Victory.PROPER-ViTALiTY (from NFO: The RLD crack still uses the SecuROM protection)
Runaway.2.The.Dream.Of.The.Turtle-RELOADED - Runaway.2.The.Deam.Of.The.Turtle.PROPER-ViTALiTY (RELOADED nuke: bad.crack_get.ViTALiTY.proper)
Silent.Hunter.5.Battle.of.the.Atlantic-SKIDROW - Silent.Hunter.5.Battle.of.the.Atlantic.PROPER.READNFO-ViTALiTY (SKIDROW nuke: bad.crack_not.completely.working_crashes.at.various.points.throughout_get.vitality.proper)
Switchfire-RELOADED - Switchfire.PROPER-ViTALiTY (RELOADED nuke: doesnt.work.on.win2k_get.ViTALiTY.proper)
Test_Drive_Unlimited-HATRED - Test.Drive.Unlimited.PROPER-ViTALiTY (HATRED nuke: bad.crack_cars.10x.more.expensive.profile.and.connection.errors_get.ViTALiTY.proper)
The.Chosen.Well.Of.Souls-iTWINS - The.Chosen.Well.of.Souls.PROPER-ViTALiTY (iTWINS nuke: get.proper.ViTALiTY)
The_Club-Razor1911 (+ The_Club_Crackfix-Razor1911) - The.Club.PROPER-ViTALiTY (Razor1911 + Crackfix is also an option)
The.Sims.Carnival.SnapCity-RELOADED - The.Sims.Carnival.SnapCity.PROPER-ViTALiTY (RELOADED nuke: get.ViTALiTY.proper)
The.Sims.Castaway.Stories-RELOADED - The.Sims.Castaway.Stories.PROPER.READNFO-ViTALiTY (from NFO: The RLD crack still uses the SecuROM protection)
Turok-Razor1911 - Turok.PROPER-ViTALiTY (Razor1911 nuke: get.ViTALiTY.proper)
X-BLADES-POSTMORTEM - X-Blades.PROPER-ViTALiTY (POSTMORTEM nuke: launcher.exe.uncracked_get.ViTALiTY.proper)

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