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Old 02-09-2015, 12:59 AM   #1
Animedude5555
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Default Need some help ripping STR file from PSX game

Ok first let me tell you my setup. I'm using Alcohol 52% freeware version, and have loaded a PSX BIN/CUE into it. Now it should be as easy as copying files off of any real CD-ROM disk. But it's not. I can't even copy the STR file from the disk image. When I try to copy it to my harddrive in Windows Explorer, Windows gives me this error "Invalid MS DOS Instruction". It would seem that some files are stored in the disk-image in a way that is not accessible by normal file copy commands in Windows, but not all files have this problem. For example, I can copy any file in the disk-image's root directory, any file in the DAT1 folder, and any file in the DAT2 folder. However, all the files in the DAT3 folder (XAS files) and all the files in the DAT4 folder (STR files) are not able to be copied, and I get the above mentioned error from Windows. The game in question is "Shiritsu Justice Gakuen - Legion of Heroes". Is this something fundamental to STR and XAS files in all PSX games? Or is this a particular copyprotection method used in this particular game?

PSX-MC also is not working, even though it is software designed by video game hackers, for the sole purpose of ripping STR video files off of PSX game disks. No error messages. It just simply doesn't list any discovered STR files on the disk, indicating it is unable to discover any STR files on it, using whatever mechanism it uses to find said files.

Note that I'm using Windows7 x64 as my OS. Not sure if that will be a problem, but just thought I should mention it in case.
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