Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by doc eggfan, Feb 3, 2014.
It's right on the front page of the forums what you have to do:
Best way to get in touch with me is on the SpritesMind forums. While I haven't been active anywhere online with any degree of frequency over the last few years, I tended to check in with those forums at least once every few months. I'm going to be more active going forward though, so it should be easier to get in touch with me.
I'm glad you'll be more active for the time being since I'm really interested in this project.
It's really hard to give an estimate when this'll finally be done. I totally underestimated the challenges in the analog video capture space here, which is why it's 2018 and still not done, when I could get full rips of the digital content 4+ years ago now I think it was. I can put any MegaLD disk in right now and rip the full digital content, but it's not much use without the video, and getting the video has proven a real pain. I'm leaving happycube to run with the video decoding for awhile, and putting my own decoding effort on ice, as he's on a bit of a roll and I hit a brick wall. As soon as someone can properly crack NTSC decoding in software, we'll be ready to go. Honestly, it's the kind of thing you'd think someone had done a long time ago, but nope, it really hasn't been. There's a chance I'll bite off the digital decoding from the raw EFM in the next few months while he's working on video, but my incentive is lower, as I can already rip that content via software through the LaserActive hardware.
It's been a while and I thought this deserved a bump. Here is a sample of the RF decoding from the shiny laserdisc RF device:
"The Extremely Expensive Retro Console That Still Can't Be Emulated" via Kotaku
I won't assume they know about this project, but I honestly thought this would be an interview with whatever group Nemesis is in.
Is that Ghost Rush game secured already? There's a cheap copy of it right now on a Yahoo auction which ends tomorrow.
Yep, I sent Nemesis a version of every 'proper' game except for 3D Virtual Australia, of which I could never find a copy.
I pretty much covered the entire Sega Mega LD library and also the unique games in the NEC LD-ROM[sup]2[/sup] library. I might have missed a few regional variants (US vs Jap) and some NEC versions of games I already had on Mega LD.
He even has two prototype copies of the Laserdisc version of Myst, which was never released and is rumoured to have only 11 copies in existence.
If it has a 600 dpi scan on Sega Retro or NEC Retro, than Nem has a copy of it.
(Proper games don't include the handful of pornographic/voyeur style games, which Nemesis has no interest in dealing with, and so I didn't go out of my way to secure).
EDIT: I just checked NEC Retro, and it seems I haven't uploaded 600 dpi scans there yet. I'm pretty sure I sent more than just Vajra Ni)
I know Nemesis wants to do it his own way, but should we crowdfund a working Doomsday ripper so Retro has one?
It's always nice to have backup plans.
How do I fight "blue contamination" in general purpose deinterlacing? I encounter it with Sonic X and Transformers G1 DVDs. Thanks.
Please do not reply to a 5-year-old post expecting an answer while contributing nothing of value to the topic.
Since this has been bumped... Doc Eggfan, have you considered uploading your scans to archive.org? That would ensure that a backup of them will exist for even the non SEGA-related ones.
There's a very active group of people over Discord uploading high-res video game scans to the archive, and they even have a guide of current standards for the new scans: https://www.preservegames.org/2018/07/the-ultimate-scanning-guide-for-video.html
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