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Sonic Gems Collection PS2 hex editing

Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by Eviltaco64, Aug 23, 2009.

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  1. Eviltaco64


    Hopelessly Lost in Aisle 5 Member
    It's a very simple hex edit, really.

    Just open your copy of Sonic Gems Collection with a hex editor and search for BGM_US (I believe you search twice) or just scroll down to line 1353439A. Replace "US" with "JP" so it plays the Japanese music:


    I tested it in PCSX2 after the hex edit and it played the Japanese soundtrack! :)

    Do note that it takes a while to save as the .iso is roughly 1.8 GB. ;)

    Thanks for reading,
  2. Shoemanbundy


    Chicago, Illinois
    selling shoes
    So the US Gems collection had the JP soundtrack left in it? Weird.
  3. Eviltaco64


    Hopelessly Lost in Aisle 5 Member
    Well, for PS2 at least (the Gamecube version is region-specific). Sega had to include both the English and Japanese region data on one DVD so that if you were to score a Japanese copy, you'd still be stuck with the American soundtrack (unless, of course, you have a Japanese PS2). :/
  4. MathUser


    3rd top wiki contributor Researcher
    I think this FAQ must be for the EU version of Sonic Gems Collection. So it having US in the ISO is a bit odd when the game was never released in the US for the PS2.
  5. Overlord


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    It's referring to the Sonic CD soundtrack division. Nothing more.
  6. Eviltaco64


    Hopelessly Lost in Aisle 5 Member
    Even the PAL Gamecube version which is region-specific has the American Sonic CD soundtrack. :/

    I once heard that Sega didn't have the rights to use the Japanese soundtrack outside of Japan.

    Anyway, looking into this .iso a little more, it only seems to have a specific region's movies (opening, good and bad ending).

    If you're really a big fan of the entire EU/JP Sonic CD soundtrack (including Toot Toot Sonic Warrior and all that), then find and hex edit the Japanese version. With that one, you even get the Bare Knuckle Trilogy. :)
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