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General => Tutorials => Topic started by: mr.giggity on March 03, 2008, 02:24:09 PM

Title: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: mr.giggity on March 03, 2008, 02:24:09 PM
Just a very quick tutorial as some new people get confused when they extract the downloaded rar file and then don't know what to do with the oRARS. Most of the games on this site have oRARS

Step 1
Extract downloaded rar file with Winrar by double clicking on it
Select "extract to"

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/1001/orar1da8.jpg)

You will then see a window like this:
Leave these settings as is. Click OK

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7414/orar2ej1.jpg)


Step 2
You should then have a folder similar to this:
(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/1505/orar3gk5.jpg)

The .sfv file will check the integrity of the oRARS. (If you have RapidCRC (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/rapidcrc/RapidCRC_0.6.1_setup_NT.exe?download) installed)
The 001,002 files are the game rars containing the image file.
The MSInfo doc (.nfo) is the release info. This gives you such information as who ripped the game, file format etc. If you wish to view this information, just right click the .nfo file and open with notepad:
(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/6607/orar4ky0.jpg)

Extracting the Image file
Double click the 001 file and you should see a window like this:
(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/2020/orar5cw5.jpg)

Simply select "extract to" again and OK in the window that pops up, and in a couple of minutes you will have your game image!!

Happy Burning!


Title: Re: [PC] Extracting Original Rars
Post by: darkNiGHTS on March 03, 2008, 11:11:28 PM
Good work!  I would add something about the file extension in the title, because people who don't know how to extract original RARs don't know what they are :P.

edit: And this tutorial would be under the DC category, because the only original RARs that people will have on this site will be Dreamcast related.  P2M tutorials would be put under PC because you can upload anything using P2M.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: Skeetz on March 22, 2008, 11:50:28 PM
So you don't extract anything other than 001?
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on March 23, 2008, 04:44:33 AM
Nope, it automatically joins all of the parts.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: BigJuiceUC on April 08, 2008, 07:12:54 AM
everytime I do this with FF:MotW I get a file just called FUCKDC...

however when I open up winrar it is showing that the file should be named FUCKDC.cdi...

am I doing something wrong?
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on April 08, 2008, 08:03:08 AM
Your windows probably isn't configured to show file extensions, you're doing it fine.  You can't really mess up extracting a game :P.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: BigJuiceUC on April 08, 2008, 08:24:05 AM
but that doesnt explain why the cdi image isnt working though...

does MotW need a Utopia Disc?

Honestly I just can't get the damned thing to work.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on April 08, 2008, 08:35:04 AM
No, it doesn't need a boot disk.  Try burning the game on a different CD burner, maybe your Dreamcast doesn't like CDs burned with your burner.  Sorry if you've said this before, but you're using Alcohol 120% and burning at a slow speed, right?
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: BigJuiceUC on April 08, 2008, 09:38:43 AM
yes, that is the only way I can even burn it though, and even then it doesnt work.

discjuggler wont even recognize the file.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: mr.giggity on April 08, 2008, 10:01:57 AM
i think that the extraction is causing all your grief. I'm almost positive. Update your winrar and make sure that all the files you're extracting are rar files and not 7zip.  :D
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on April 08, 2008, 04:16:31 PM
i think that the extraction is causing all your grief. I'm almost positive. Update your winrar and make sure that all the files you're extracting are rar files and not 7zip.  :D
Wouldn't it give an error if something happened during the extraction?
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: BigJuiceUC on April 08, 2008, 04:34:08 PM
the errors I am getting are within Discjuggler, whenever I try to doubleclick on the file it wont even open, and when i try and open it with discjuggler it tells me it needs to be a cdj file. I try to select it after choosing All Files, but then it still wont load.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on April 08, 2008, 05:15:24 PM
Go to an explorer window and click "Tools" and go to "Folder Options".  Then click the "View" tab and uncheck the hide extensions check box if it already isn't unchecked.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: BigJuiceUC on April 08, 2008, 07:04:20 PM
alright i did that... now it is showing as FUCKDC.CDI

 Discjuggler loads up and then quits immediately... this is the error I keep getting...

Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: woodieq on April 15, 2008, 12:58:57 AM
THANK YOU!!!


i could never figure out how to burn the damn images!

i wasted like 25 cd-rs and was about to shoot myself!
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: dookieface on May 14, 2008, 01:08:26 PM
Ok...I checked the .sfv files on Last Hope, Cannon Spike, and Bangai O and it said the files were missing on all of them.  So I downloaded them again and they were still missing.  I got all the files I downloaded for these goes from this site so I'm not quite sure what I'm doing wrong.  I'm sorry for being such an annoying noob, but I really want these games so any help is greatly appreciated.  Woodieq...is that your DC modded in your avvy?  If so where did you get that done?

EDIT: I got it to work.  For some reason it wouldn't allow me to do it in WinRAR, but when I extracted the files straight from the folder I downloaded them to it worked just like you guys said it would...thanks!
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on May 15, 2008, 12:36:47 AM
That's just a Dreamcast he found on the internet and thought was cool so he put it as his avatar.  Glad you figured out the problem!
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: dookieface on May 15, 2008, 12:56:02 PM
Yeah thanks darkNiGHTS!  I have almost all of the DC games I want now.  I tried checking out Underground Gamer for the others I'm missing, but I'm having no luck there.  I'm very happy as of now though.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: nunex_16 on September 04, 2008, 11:08:06 PM
can someone tell me how to do with confidencial mission

1.doesn´t have info file
2.i extract evriting with winrar
3.only appear files 001,002,003...etc
 :'( ::) >:(
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: Elite Evil on September 04, 2008, 11:28:11 PM
If it is x.7zip.001 you will need to extract it with 7zip, not winrar?
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on September 04, 2008, 11:32:52 PM
can someone tell me how to do with confidencial mission

1.doesn´t have info file
2.i extract evriting with winrar
3.only appear files 001,002,003...etc
 :'( ::) >:(
At least try a little bit, it tells you EXACTLY what to do in the first post of this thread.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: nunex_16 on September 05, 2008, 12:52:14 AM
tank you !!! :D
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: nunex_16 on September 05, 2008, 12:55:48 AM
tanks :D
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: nunex_16 on September 05, 2008, 01:04:05 AM
If it is x.7zip.001 you will need to extract it with 7zip, not winrar?
i did that but then i have to extract with winrar and i cant
 :-\
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: Elite Evil on September 05, 2008, 01:35:19 AM
Well this thread should tell you exactly how to do it then... unless the files have been corrupted somehow?
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: nunex_16 on September 05, 2008, 01:51:11 AM
Well this thread should tell you exactly how to do it then... unless the files have been corrupted somehow?
the file is 7z , i cant change and i cant extract with 7zip
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: Elite Evil on September 05, 2008, 02:28:42 AM
Do you need a password?

Is there a .sfv .par2 or .md5 file in the download?
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on September 05, 2008, 03:38:25 AM
the file is 7z , i cant change and i cant extract with 7zip
Right click on the .001 file and say "open with..." and choose WinRAR.  Press extract.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: Generalidea on September 05, 2008, 04:43:04 AM
the file is 7z , i cant change and i cant extract with 7zip

you may need to download the latest 7zip build if you've not already.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: Elite Evil on September 05, 2008, 05:44:10 PM
Right click on the .001 file and say "open with..." and choose WinRAR.  Press extract.

I don't think winrar supports spanned 7zip files very well, so do this but just 7zip not winrar. :)
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on September 05, 2008, 05:55:34 PM
I don't think winrar supports spanned 7zip files very well, so do this but just 7zip not winrar. :)
I don't know if he's even talking about 7zip files though, I don't think we have a game that's .7z.001, .7z.002, .7z.003 etc.  Nunex, can you please take a screenshot of the folder to show us your situation?
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: nunex_16 on September 05, 2008, 05:57:29 PM
I don't think winrar supports spanned 7zip files very well, so do this but just 7zip not winrar. :)
it says that cant open the file
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: nunex_16 on September 05, 2008, 07:53:34 PM
i cant put imgs from my documents
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on September 06, 2008, 06:02:36 AM
Press PrtScr button in the top row of your keyboard on the right and paste it into Photoshop or paint.  Save the image and upload it to http://www.imageshack.us.  Give us the link that it gives you.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: nunex_16 on September 06, 2008, 05:10:02 PM
i cant print screen i push the buton but noting appear
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on September 06, 2008, 06:51:48 PM
You need to read what I said again.  Press PrtScr and then press paste in Paint or Photoshop.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: nunex_16 on September 07, 2008, 01:01:10 AM
i cant upload the img
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on September 07, 2008, 06:02:09 AM
And why is that?
Title: Re: [PC] Extracting Original Rars
Post by: ferrowdc on October 08, 2008, 08:26:26 AM
Good work!  I would add something about the file extension in the title, because people who don't know how to extract original RARs don't know what they are :P.

edit: And this tutorial would be under the DC category, because the only original RARs that people will have on this site will be Dreamcast related.  P2M tutorials would be put under PC because you can upload anything using P2M.

     hey im new to this and all i do is download games for my dreamcast but some of these great games i dont know they just dont work i want to know which games are for dreamcast i need cdi like crazy taxi and i want to know which ones are for pc plzzz help me i love the dreamcast if u could help send me a email at elchulo_tu_yo@hotmail.com im begging anyone to plzzzzzz help me :'(
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on October 08, 2008, 05:44:26 PM
Emailed.  Please don't spam a bunch of threads, one thread is good enough.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: jacob763 on December 11, 2008, 04:48:49 AM
Okay, so after downloading a dreamcast game from this website(well from rapidshare or something)I need to follow this guide to extract the file using winRAR and then I can take what was extracted and burn it to a disc using Alcohol 120%? Afterwards I can just put the game into a dreamcast and it should play if the file I downloaded was a selfboot file?

Also what specific type of CD should I buy to burn dreamcast games onto? I've read that I need one that is 80 minutes (or 700mb, something like that) but what format should I look buy?

Sorry if these questions seem like stupid ones but I'm going to buy a dreamcast this Saturday and want to make sure I have a good idea of what I'm doing as far as burning games before hand. I read somewhere that I should defiantly look for a dreamcast that was manufactured before October of 2000, but where on the Dreamcast can I find this date?
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: mr.giggity on December 11, 2008, 06:12:23 AM
Memorex Cd's are fine. Make sure you buy CD-R's not CD-RW's as the DC can't read them. 80min cd's will be fine, just follow the burning tutorial here and you should have no problems
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: jacob763 on December 11, 2008, 03:20:52 PM
Thank-you for your help giggity, I have this and the Alcohol 120% Burning guide favorited for later use. That clears up everything except for where I can find the date it was manufactured on.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: SouthernKomfort on December 11, 2008, 07:10:08 PM
on the bottom of the console on a shiny chrome sticker if i'm not mistaken.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: jacob763 on December 12, 2008, 05:07:26 AM
Okay, then it will be rather obvious and easy to spot, thank-you Komfort.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: SouthernKomfort on December 12, 2008, 08:27:26 AM
Not a problem, glad to help
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: nunex_16 on December 29, 2008, 09:18:50 PM
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5015/semttuloci2.th.png) (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=semttuloci2.png)help
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on December 30, 2008, 06:34:54 PM
Now extract the second item in the second row and a CDI should pop out :).
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: nunex_16 on January 02, 2009, 04:19:10 PM
burn it in any speed ?
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on January 02, 2009, 09:30:29 PM
As low as possible just to be safe.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: Seganewb on June 22, 2009, 01:51:41 AM
What do I do if the combined files are over 700mb?
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: Elite Evil on June 22, 2009, 01:59:04 AM
An image file of 800mb often burns 700mb of data to a disc. If the image really does need a 90 or 99 min disk (which is very rare and explicitly mentioned in the download thread) then you will need a bigger disc.
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: Rep_Plus_^-^ on June 22, 2009, 05:34:51 PM
As low as possible just to be safe.
x8 speed should be minimum burning speed, but i have less c1 errors on x12.
Anyway if lens of your dc is in good shape, burn always with maximum speed(x48-x52) :o!!
Title: Re: [DC] Extracting Original Rars [001,002 files etc]
Post by: darkNiGHTS on October 25, 2009, 06:48:08 PM
x8 speed should be minimum burning speed, but i have less c1 errors on x12.
Anyway if lens of your dc is in good shape, burn always with maximum speed(x48-x52) :o!!
That was back when I was young and foolish.  LOL.