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Title: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: lucasmilu 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 (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 (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 (http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5497.msg47395#msg47395)

Macross M3 [NTSC-J]
http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5549.msg47623#msg47623 (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 (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 (http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5442.0)

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

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

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

Vermilion Desert [NTSC-J] [Translated 5%] [Working...]
Link: http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=6693.0 (http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=6693.0)

Virtua Striker 2 v.2000.1 [NTSC-U]
Link: http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5485.0 (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 (http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5443.0)

-How optimize a game
Under construction

-Under construction



Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: Elite Evil on July 26, 2010, 03:03:25 PM
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Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: itsdavebaby on July 27, 2010, 07:53:04 AM
What is this ... a lil more detail if u will
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: Call_me_sir on July 27, 2010, 08:16:22 AM
I'm assuming he's going to start releasing his own stuff under that name.
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: VasiliyRS on August 01, 2010, 12:46:00 AM
lucasmilu , what `s your plan about your project ? What games will be next ?
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: lucasmilu 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.
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: VasiliyRS on August 21, 2010, 04:32:53 PM
Quote
D2*Special release*
Testing....
Give us more info . :) very interesting .
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: lucasmilu on September 01, 2010, 01:56:43 AM
Give us more info . :) very interesting .
Disc 1A and 1B done, uploading...
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: VasiliyRS on September 01, 2010, 06:05:03 PM
It will 8 disks release ?
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: lucasmilu 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.
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: xXSTR8FSXx 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.
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: lucasmilu 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...
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: retro_killa 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?
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: Captain Dreamcast 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
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: lucasmilu 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.
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: darkNiGHTS on December 26, 2010, 02:34:23 AM
This stuff is great, thanks for all the uploads!
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: VasiliyRS on January 01, 2011, 12:21:15 AM
Any progress with D2 ?
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: lucasmilu 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.
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: VasiliyRS on January 05, 2011, 07:30:13 PM
Great ! Can you give us any screenshots ?

p.s. i sticked the topic .
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: Captain Dreamcast 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 (http://bucanero.com.ar/dreamcast/ripdb/)'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
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: lucasmilu on January 10, 2011, 07:43:17 AM
Great ! Can you give us any screenshots ?

p.s. i sticked the topic .
not yet included in the game any text, I'm translating the screens first, like options, battle menu....
After I put the screenshots.
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: lucasmilu on January 10, 2011, 07:52:59 AM
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 (http://bucanero.com.ar/dreamcast/ripdb/)'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
Thank you for your help, If I put the files in the first session I am without space in the disc, I'm not downsampled nothing, I riped perfectly all audio file, in the disc 1A I removed all audio files not used.
At the moment I am very busy translating frame gride, soon I will work it again.
Thank you.
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: atreyu187 on June 17, 2011, 06:04:34 AM
Any chance on re-post of


Macross M3 (zshare offline)
Virtua Striker 2 v.2000.1 (megaupload offline)
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: lucasmilu on June 20, 2011, 07:40:10 PM
Any chance on re-post of


Macross M3 (zshare offline)
Virtua Striker 2 v.2000.1 (megaupload offline)

Yes, I will re-post.
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: atreyu187 on June 22, 2011, 04:30:44 AM
Thanks so much your rips are great!!!
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: VasiliyRS on August 06, 2011, 11:43:26 PM
Sorry for asking again but any updates ?
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: Anthony817 on August 16, 2011, 02:59:08 AM
I would also like to ask about the D2 project you are working on. Any updates?
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: lucasmilu on September 29, 2011, 09:37:14 AM
I would also like to ask about the D2 project you are working on. Any updates?
I'm working on frame grid, after I fineshed it, I will to continue D2 again.
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: lucasmilu on February 20, 2013, 08:35:03 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 (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 Beta Final [NTSC-J] [Translated 100%]
http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=6045.0

Hundred Swords [NTSC-J]
http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5462.0 (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 (http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5497.msg47395#msg47395)

Macross M3 [NTSC-J]
http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5549.msg47623#msg47623 (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 (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 (http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5442.0)

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

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

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

Walt Disney World Quest - Magical Racing Tour [PAL]
Link: http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5457.msg47120#msg47120 (http://segahub.org/index.php?topic=5457.msg47120#msg47120)

-Under construction

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

-How optimize a game
Under construction

-Under construction
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: VasiliyRS on September 24, 2013, 07:26:12 PM
Hi lucasmilu, how are your projects doing?
Title: Re: DCHQ(Dreamcast High Quality)
Post by: lucasmilu on November 19, 2013, 04:33:41 AM
Hi lucasmilu, how are your projects doing?

Hi, I would like continue to translate dreamcast games, but alone is hard and consume very time.
If you want, add me in skype, maybe together, we can make new releases.