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DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« on: July 26, 2010, 06:14:22 AM »
DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)

About DCHQ:

It is a project maintained by lucasmilu, the objective is to make rips with maximum quality,
using technical professionals to ensure the smaller loss of quality as possible, In some cases being better than the GD.

Features of my releases:
-Dummy file added and the files were optimized the best possible, It means faster loadings and less Dreamcast reader
noise.
-Selfboot.
-New custom Selfboot method by DCHQ, improve quick boot and preserve the files like original(no hack).
-VGA Box support.
-Comes with covers, manual and extras.
-Translating japanese games.

Releases:
Alien Front Online [NTSC-U] 
Link: http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5432.0

D2 [NTSC-U] [7 CDS] [SPLIT VERSION] [REPACKED (FIXED SLOW LOADING)]
http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=6064.0

Frame Gride Final Version [NTSC-J] [Translated 100%]
http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=6045.0

Hundred Swords [NTSC-J]
http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5462.0

Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 [PAL-M3]
http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=6157.0

Langrisser Millennium [NTSC-J]
http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5497.msg47395#msg47395

Macross M3 [NTSC-J]
http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5549.msg47623#msg47623

Maken X [NTSC-U] Split [2 discs]
Paused....

Mobile Suit Gundam - Gihren's Greed - Blood of Zeon [NTSC-J] [2 discs]
http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5594.0

Moho [PAL-M3]
http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=6156.0

Phantasy Star Online Version 2 [PAL-M]
http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=6094.msg49444#msg49444

Railroad Tycoon II Gold Edition Repacked version [NTSC-U]
Link: http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5442.0

Red Dog - Superior FirePower [PAL]
Link: http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5434.0

Rune Jade [NTSC-J]
Link: http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5593.msg47926#msg47926

Vermilion Desert [NTSC-J]
Link: http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=6351.0

Virtua Striker 2 v.2000.1 [NTSC-U]
Link: http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5485.0

-Under construction

Tutorials:
-How To Insert A Custom Logo In IP.bin   
Link: http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5443.0

-How optimize a game
Under construction

-Under construction



« Last Edit: January 28, 2014, 12:09:04 PM by lucasmilu »

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 03:03:25 PM »
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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 07:53:04 AM »
What is this ... a lil more detail if u will

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 08:16:22 AM »
I'm assuming he's going to start releasing his own stuff under that name.

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 12:46:00 AM »
lucasmilu , what `s your plan about your project ? What games will be next ?

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 11:19:29 AM »
lucasmilu , what `s your plan about your project ? What games will be next ?
My next release is Maken X [NTSC-U] split [2 discs],  I'm still testing.

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2010, 04:32:53 PM »
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D2*Special release*
Testing....
Give us more info . :) very interesting .

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2010, 01:56:43 AM »
Give us more info . :) very interesting .
Disc 1A and 1B done, uploading...

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 06:05:03 PM »
It will 8 disks release ?

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2010, 07:02:50 AM »
It will 8 disks release ?
I am taking a problem in time to exchange the disc 1 to 2, the game freeze, It will take a little to remain ready,  I believe that will be 7 discs.

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2010, 11:07:31 AM »
It's a great idea but I think using that many discs per hand is too much.



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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2010, 11:23:15 PM »
It's a great idea but I think using that many discs per hand is too much.
I tried many times, but some files are need in track 01(data track), with this I don't get good results, I lose many cds.........the files were optimized better than GD, this game is in under construction...

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2010, 09:26:56 PM »
What is this all about? I do not understand what you are doing with this project. Can you break it down to me/us please :) Are you ripping games in HQ meanign they look like xbox games when played not xbox360?

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2010, 09:48:46 PM »
What is this all about? I do not understand what you are doing with this project. Can you break it down to me/us please :) Are you ripping games in HQ meanign they look like xbox games when played not xbox360?
Xbox? Xbox360? High-quality Dreamcast releases try to be playable on real Dreamcasts like the real games they were really ripped from :P
As you must know, SEGA's GD-ROM could hold more data ~1GB (in session 2, which equals the game data) than CD-Rs (700MB -_-) most games have to have their audio/video downsampled or dummy files added to improve their performance, a special file order and other shenanigans are a must as well.
Thus, when saying high-quality, release groups such as DCHQ, VDC, DCRES, DCLEGENDS and my (nameless) release group usually mean their works come as close to the original game as possible, or even surpasses them, but that's pretty rare.

Well, you have some interesting projects going on there lucasmilu. But weren't you working on a PSO release with the original Phantasy star series' music? As a big fan of the original Phantasy Star trilogy (1,2 and 4. 3 doesn't count :-X) I'd love to see it happen.

Keep making great releases. Believe me, I know how hard it can be  :D
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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2010, 03:53:02 PM »
Xbox? Xbox360? High-quality Dreamcast releases try to be playable on real Dreamcasts like the real games they were really ripped from :P
As you must know, SEGA's GD-ROM could hold more data ~1GB (in session 2, which equals the game data) than CD-Rs (700MB -_-) most games have to have their audio/video downsampled or dummy files added to improve their performance, a special file order and other shenanigans are a must as well.
Thus, when saying high-quality, release groups such as DCHQ, VDC, DCRES, DCLEGENDS and my (nameless) release group usually mean their works come as close to the original game as possible, or even surpasses them, but that's pretty rare.

Well, you have some interesting projects going on there lucasmilu. But weren't you working on a PSO release with the original Phantasy star series' music? As a big fan of the original Phantasy Star trilogy (1,2 and 4. 3 doesn't count :-X) I'd love to see it happen.

Keep making great releases. Believe me, I know how hard it can be  :D

You said everything.I am with little time to make releases, but soon I will return with everything.

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2010, 02:34:23 AM »
This stuff is great, thanks for all the uploads!

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2011, 12:21:15 AM »
Any progress with D2 ?

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2011, 03:27:52 AM »
Any progress with D2 ?
It has a LBA protection, I don't get remove it, Swap disk don't work.
Im translating frame gride in this moment.

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2011, 07:30:13 PM »
Great ! Can you give us any screenshots ?

p.s. i sticked the topic .

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Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2011, 02:15:18 AM »
It has a LBA protection, I don't get remove it, Swap disk don't work.
Have you already tried the LBA 45000 trick? Maybe if you were to put some of the files which don't get streamed in session 1, you could easily bypass the protection with a minimum of quality loss. El Bucanero's rip database doesn't mention any special protections, but then again, the database isn't very reliable IMO.

Whatever you do, good luck with your release.  :P
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