Having trouble playing any IMG files. I currently have FFTactics and the files I have in the cdimages directory are: FF Tactics.img, FF Tactics.sub, and FF Tactics. ccd. When I try to open any, the psxfin window says an error:
cuebin: No .cue file found! Will attempt to guess format assuming single track. cuebin: Seems to be MODE2/2352
Any help on how to load and play the game would be great. I downloaded the .rar file of Tactics from Torrent, if that helps at all.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, build 2600) Processor: AMD Sempron Processor 2800+, MMX, 3DNow, 1.6 GHz Memory: 1024 MB RAM DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
Card: VisionTek RADEON 7000 Series ATI Technologies Inc. RADEON 7000 Series AGP Internal DAC 350MHz Memory: 64.0 MB Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Drivers: Main Driver: ati2dvag.dll Version: 6.14.0010.6599 Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys DDI Version: 9(or higher)
Sound Device: SoundMAX Digital Audio Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106DEV_3059SUBSYS_810D1043REV_6 Type: WDM
Game Controller: Was working fine with the game: GGE908 PC Recoil Pad
Post by Gamesoul Master on Aug 21, 2006 4:28:46 GMT -5
That is a good point. Another thing I wonder is if the image itself is corrupt (having nothing to do with the format), because I have FFT, and have played it every way possible (from CD, from mounted image, and from loaded image, using both bin/cue and ccd/img/sub). I second the advice of mounting the image, because if that doesn't work then you know you have a bad image. If it *does* work and you still wanna be able to directly load the image, just rip it from the mounted image to a bin/cue image (as I know there is no need for the subchannel data in FFT).
Thanks for that, Sune - I'm always telling people to RTFM and guess what? Must check it out...
i5spiders: try selecting the .ccd file to play the game rather than the .img and see if you still get the error. And, since you don't actually say, I presume the game actually stops when you get this error? What actually happens?
As Gamesoul Master suggests, it's possible you have a bad image. This is one of the perils of finding games online: all sorts of stuff gets put up there...
TBH, the only way to ensure you get a good image (and I certainly think playing from an image, directly or mounted, is the best way to play a game) is to get an original game disk in decent nick and rip it yourself. It's also a good idea to to use something like CloneCD (the originators of the .img/.ccd/.sub format) or CDRWin to rip games, as they have better abilities for defeating copy protection - you can also find additional ripping profiles for CloneCD which are specifically aimed at ripping copy protected Playstation games.
Post by Gamesoul Master on Aug 21, 2006 7:28:20 GMT -5
FF Tactics.img, FF Tactics.sub, and FF Tactics. ccd.
Is there really a space before "ccd" in that file's name (doubtful, unless you copy/pasted the names)? If so, you should probably get rid of it. If you really want, you could post your .ccd file contents here, and I can compare it to my .ccd image contents. Also, which version of the game are you using (or you could just tell us the Game ID, listed in the root directory)?
patrickp: Yeah, but isn't CloneCD shareware? I know I installed it and then uninstalled it for some reason, deciding instead to use Alcohol 120% for ccd/img/sub image extraction. The only reason I usually opt for using a program other than the original for using a certain format is when the original program is shareware or commercial. Besides, Alcohol 120% is good too, as it also has profiles designed to deal specifically with game discs and their various copy protections (Playstation, Playstation 2, etc.). Meh... either way, I haven't found any positive use for ccd/img/sub, even with subcode reading implemented for pSX (as so far, I don't have any games that require it in any way), so I guess it doesn't matter much to me. Makes more since for people who have games that require it.
Which reminds me to ask... have there been any games found yet that work better with ccd/img/sub images as opposed to bin/cue images?
Yes, but isn't Alcohol shareware as well, GM? Seems to me that, while there are a few good image rippers around that are free, there aren't any free ones that will deal adequately with copy protection etc.