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VGPC Holiday Fundraiser

Posted by Jackal at December 6 2018, 18:29:17

The Video Game Preservation Collective (VGPC) is holding a fundraiser to help preserve more games. More info here.

50.000 discs

Posted by Jackal at April 27 2018, 11:20:58

Today our project reached a major milestone: There are now 50.000 discs in the database.
Since our last news post around 12 months ago, close to 10.000 new discs have been added to the database:

- Around 900 PSX and 950 PS2 discs, including many Japanese, PAL regional variants and Demo's.
- Close to 800 Sega (DC, MCD, SS) discs.
- Over 400 XBOX discs, bringing the USA set much closer to completion.
- Close to 4.000 IBM PC discs (!).
- Over 3.000 discs for other systems (including modern, as of yet undisclosed ones).

A huge thanks goes out to our contributors and also the Video Game Preservation Collective (VGPC) for all their efforts.

A note to prospective dumpers

Posted by Jackal at March 26 2017, 14:57:08

Just to clear up some confusion, Redump.org is and always will be a public preservation project that is open to new contributors.

New accounts can be requested here: http://forum.redump.org/forum/13/guests … -requests/

For dumping CD's (with DiscImageCreator), the main hurdle is the need for a genuine Plextor drive. Over the years, we have been able to accomodate new dumpers by offering them locally bought Plextor/Plexwriter drives at affordable prices (around 20-30 EUR including shipping). We are still offering these services, so if you are a prospective dumper aiming to make a lot of contributions, but in need of an affordable Plextor drive, feel free to contact us.

Other media types and systems such as XBOX (360), GC/Wii, DC, PS3 each have their own set of tools and equipment that are needed for dumping.

Dumping instructions for every system, as well as undumped lists (not always complete or up-to-date) can be found in the Wiki.

Back from the dead

Posted by Jackal at February 12 2017, 16:36:32

Last November 17, the server HDD failed and our hoster apparently provided zero effort in recovering any data. Daily backups were still on the same HDD, so the last backup that was in possession of the admins was from November 3.
After some weeks of radio silence, our admin iR0b0t finally informed us of the situation. It then took him another 2 months to finally bring back the site again on February 5. It still remains unclear why it took him so long to bring back the site, but what matters now is that the site is back up and that steps have been taken to prevent this from happening again: We are on a better server now with RAID1 and daily backups. On behalf of iR0b0t, Jesus, God, Satan, the Deutsche Post and everybody else involved in this calamity, we wish to apologize for the sudden downtime and thank you for your patience.

We want to ensure you guys that redump.org is here to stay. It's now been 10 years since we started our journey (nostalgia trip) and a lot has happened in those 10 years: Many people have come and gone and a lot of new systems and information have been added over the years. Many thousands of hours have been put into creating a database with information on many thousands of video game-related optical discs. Cataloging and preserving this history seemed like an impossible task when whe initially started out, and even though the project always remained somewhat small and obscure, we can still conclude that a lot of things have been accomplished in those 10 years and that many of the games that we love and cherish are now preserved in our database. Many systems can now be considered "reference sets" and have regions now that are probably over 95% complete, including PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Gamecube (Europe and USA) and Xbox (Europe). The (Japan) region continues to catch up, thanks to a small group of dedicated dumpers who continue to add new dumps each week. Then there's also IBM PC, our largest and most convoluted system, which also continues to have a steady stream of rare and not-so-rare discs added to the db each week.

A huge thanks goes out to all the people who contributed to our database over the past 10 years, and we look forward all the new contributions from new and existing members in the years to come.

New version of ss_sector_range released

Posted by iR0b0t at July 17 2015, 22:14:49

Guys, please use the newest version of ss_sector_range: 1.0e.
It will release a second security sector ranges on xbox360 ss.bin, which we would like to preserve as well.
Download link is available in the guide.

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