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Evil Twin - Cyprien's Chronicle.nfo 7.6KB

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  20. Dreamcast Resurrection - 2010 (since 2008)
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  22. Check for more releases at these forums (search for user "TuxTheWise"):
  23. snesorama.us (all releases, see my signature)
  24. segahub.org (recent releases)
  25. dreamcast-talk.com (recent releases)
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  27. NOTE: I've seen some people uploading my releases in other servers. I recommend you always getting
  28. my releases of my uploads in the forums above, because sometimes I release fixes or re-launch some
  29. games that have problems. If you get my uploads you'll be sure of having the latest releases.
  30. Additionally, you'll get the original package, not images made from discs, so you'll be sure that
  31. nothing is corrupted.
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  34. Evil Twin: Cyprien's Chronicle (PAL)
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  36. Ripped: Nothing.
  37. Downsampled: Audio (~44khz -> ~27khz), U** **FT logo video.
  38. Source: GD dump.
  39. === ATTENTION: ===
  40. You need to execute the "unpack.bat" before burning, it will unpack the .ecm file and create your
  41. .cdi images.
  42. If you need to apply any patch, do it in the unpacked .cdi file, not in the .ecm file.
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  44. === ATTENTION: ===
  45. This is a single disc game, but the "unpack.bat" will create two images: one with the English
  46. speech and other with the French speech. Burn only the one you're interested in.
  47. Texts in all languages are avaliable in both discs.
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  49. After some time away, here I am again bringing another great release. This one was really hard to
  50. finish, but it totally worth it.
  51. Audio in this game was in a not standard format. I had a hard time figuring out how to decode,
  52. encode it back and make it play right. It took me several hours and I had to write my own tools to
  53. automatize the process. Believe me, it was not fun. The good part is that it worked perfectly.
  54. I'll make the information and tools avaliable in my snesorama blog, so take a look later if you're
  55. interested.
  56. I've downsampled the audio to the maximum frequency possible that still made the game fit on a
  57. CD-R. Since original audio (~44khz) had not an excellent quality (it's a pity since the soundtrack
  58. is awesome), and I've preserved stereo, the quality of the downsampled audio is very close the
  59. original. If you don't have a high quality sound system or you're not comparing the sound with the
  60. original GD, you won't notice any difference.
  61. This game has a few audio glitches. For instance, after you talk to the first character, the music
  62. won't play unless you pause and un-pause or an information window pops up. If you pause and
  63. un-pause the game, the music will restart (not continue from where it stopped). Additionally, when
  64. characters speak in the movies, the music simply stops, the game won't play music and voices at
  65. the same time. This is a behaviour of the game, meaning that it also happens in the original GD
  66. and these glitches have nothing to do with my downsampling. It's known that the developers rushed
  67. the game to the stores because of the "death" of Dreamcast, so you should expect more glitches
  68. along your gameplay.
  69. The first opening video was originally encoded in a extremelly high bitrate, impossible to be read
  70. on time even on the "fastest" area of CD. It's been downsampled (still with a very high bitrate)
  71. to be played right, and you won't notice any difference. This is the first time that a 4XM movie
  72. don't give me too much work.
  73. File order and disc format has been adjusted to maximize reading performance. If you have ever
  74. played Echelon's release, you should grab this one ASAP to see the differences in both noise and
  75. loading times.
  76. I decided to release the two discs (French and English speech) because 1) I don't like ripping
  77. stuff out; 2) French speech is apparently the original one (Cyprien is actually dubbed by a
  78. child); 3) English speech sucks (do you recognize the voice of the little flying thing of Sword of
  79. Berserk?). Except for the language there are no significant differences between these two discs.
  80. Note that the texts of all languages are avaliable in both discs.
  81. There is an option to choose the voice language. English and French files are linked in a way that
  82. it doesn't matter what option you select, the game will always play the voices of the correct
  83. language of your disc. As far as I tested, no problems came from this, and I'm 95% sure that none
  84. will happen in any situation. If you want to avoid the 5% of doubt, just select the correct
  85. language in the Options menu.
  86. This game has no protection scheme, what is very strange for a 2002 release. It indicates that the
  87. developers really had to hurry to launch it.
  88. PAL users, this game will work in 50hz on your consoles. Apply the included patches (there is a
  89. patch for each image) to make it work in 60hz. Yeah, you read correctly, this 2002 game had no
  90. 50/60hz selector for PAL users. I read on internet that there were instructions about the 50/60hz
  91. selector screen in the manual, but apparently they forgot or didn't have enough time to implement
  92. it. Well, another glitch for the list...
  93. This rip was a monster, but it's really nice to see it ready now. Enjoy another present from your
  94. DCRES friend.
  95. Features of my release:
  96. - Stereo sound with great quality.
  97. - Not corrupted files at all, it was made with GD dump files.
  98. - Used custom DCRES optimization techniques. It means faster loadings and less Dreamcast reader
  99. noise.
  100. - Selfboot.
  101. About the game:
  102. - It has VGA Box support.
  103. Other comments:
  104. - "Extras" folder in the pack contains some useless stuff.
  105. - Release comes with covers.