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Old 02-14-2018, 09:48 AM   #1
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Yes hello.
Why is the Sonic Chaos rip nothing but m3u playlist files and not vgm files.
[url]https://www.zophar.net/music/sega-game-gear-sgc/sonic-chaos[/url]
[url]http://66.90.93.122/soundfiles/sega-game-gear-sgc/sonic-chaos/Sonic%20Chaos%20%28EMU%29.zophar.zip[/url]
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Old 02-17-2018, 03:31 PM   #2
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The m3u are the music files. If you download winamp and chipamp you will be able to play them. The .sgc is all the songs combined.
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:54 AM   #3
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That's bizarre. I use XMPlay with in_vgm which plays vgm/vgz and kss files, and of all the Genesis/Game Gear/Master System rips I've seen, I've never seen this format. XMPlay does not seem to support it. Even closely related rips here like Sonic Triple Trouble (the sequel to Sonic Chaos) are straight vgm.
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:23 AM   #4
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All the songs here are contained in an .sgc file, the M3U files are just playlist info files that point to the location of each song within an .sgc file.

.sgc is the regular format for Sega Game Gear music. On the site, there are 173 Sega Game Gear games using this format.

You can play this and convert it using foobar2000.
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Old 02-18-2018, 04:15 PM   #5
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All the songs here are contained in an .sgc file, the M3U files are just playlist info files that point to the location of each song within an .sgc file.
Really? I was able to play songs just by opening the m3u files. The winamp plugin must check the directory for the sgc file.
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Old 02-18-2018, 04:27 PM   #6
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You can open an M3U file in any text editor, such as Notepad, and you'll find it contains only the pointer info.

The .sgc file would play just fine without any of the M3U files, but you wouldn't be able to open a specific song.
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:06 PM   #7
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You can open an M3U file in any text editor, such as Notepad, and you'll find it contains only the pointer info.

The .sgc file would play just fine without any of the M3U files, but you wouldn't be able to open a specific song.
Right. Hence the Winamp or the plugin must search for an .sgc file. :P
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