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###                   http://www.retrocast.ch.vu                   ###
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###       Hydro Thunder (PAL) Complete Edition by Xiaopang         ###
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###   ...because the best rip has never been as good as this...    ###
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### Image Format: selfbooting CDI                                  ###
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### Image Size: 99:56:xx min                                       ###
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### Download Size: 181MB                                           ###
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After extracting the HT(P)CEbX.7z you get several files:

HYDRO_THUNDER_(PAL)_COMPLETE_EDITION_BY_XIAOPANG.TXT
HYDRO_THUNDER_(PAL)_COMPLETE_EDITION_BY_XIAOPANG.CDI.ECM
UNECM.EXE


If one of the above files is missing, you're dealing with an
incomplete and altered archive of this game. There's only one source
of where to get these rips and that's retroCast. All other torrent
sites, forums and DDL-sites are no reliable ressources and are not
supported by me. In fact, they only profit from other people's work
without any effort by themselves, so get the stuff from the one
source that also releases these rips.



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Drag and drop the ECM-file on unecm.exe to get the CDI-image and burn
it with your favourite app. If you're using a mac, then get the
mac-version of unecm. Why I don't deliver the CDI directly I
hear you ask. CDI-images for DC-games come with tons of useless
correction data, which is uncompressible. In case of an 80min image,
this data sums up to 95MB of additional uncompressible garbage. In
case of full 99min images it's even higher. So this adds a ton of
weight to the archive and to your download time. Do this a few
hundred times for all DC-games and you're up for a collection, which
is a real space waster, let alone the additional time it takes to
upload and download the rips.



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### Ripping notes                                                  ###
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Two seconds of the end of a repetetive rarely played ambience audio
track and four seconds of another track had to be cut in in order
to bring this release below 100min. This doesn't have a real impact
on the game. I doubt you'd even recognize it if I hadn't described it
here, so that's why I still call this release a complete edition.



20.04.2008



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(3 Comments) Latest comment was 4 months ago
Spec View Profile
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3 years ago
Tried this out with the Banana Disc I bought 2 years ago so I'd say they are the good batch ones as I have already burned a bunch other 99 mins CD game version and this one just doesn't boot well. It boots the SEGA logo and then you can hear the laser struggling to read something and then it just ends up back on the dreamcast play game menu. I dunno maybe it could be that the game is 99:56 compared to other 99 mins CD releases which are under this time. I think his maybe the only issue why it ain't working as it doesn't burn properly even when over burning.
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3 years ago
This works for me as I am the original uploader curb just put his name on all Xiaoping's work I posted as he was being a douche at the time. Now that being said it will only burn on one of my 99min capable burners and will only work in one of my three DC so it is a picky release but works great if you can fine tune your laser. Only my drive capable of burning 122min on a 900mb disc will write this disc properly. The realist while comete only leave a ticking noise.
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4 months ago
Works great. Thanks Curb!
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