ripping demos

category: general [glöplog]

i am trying to apply ye old tppatch.exe to some of my older productions, but they are packed with xlink and i have no clue on how to unpack that anymore. however, i do remeber that some demo/mod-ripper was able to identify xlink packs and do the unpacking for me.

Now, anyone have any hints on what the program could be named? (ms dos)
umm. no clue at all but i remember that multiripper ruled. ftp://ftp.externet.hu/pub/mirror/sac/sound/mrip280.zip seems good.
added on the 2005-01-19 14:07:22 by skrebbel skrebbel
And never forget: ripping demos suck!
Ripping your own demos suck even more. It seemed that the file wasn't packed with xlink, so now I'm back to square one.

Is there any way of patching using a TSR rather than patching the actual file?

just send me the demo and i'll see what i can *khm* do :D
added on the 2005-01-19 15:23:10 by Gargaj Gargaj
The EXE file seems unpacked to me and all my packers say that too... Oh and TPPatch applies without a problem... :/
added on the 2005-01-19 19:56:02 by Gargaj Gargaj
also there's a TSR called Tp7p5fix.com, use that if you want
added on the 2005-01-19 19:56:33 by Gargaj Gargaj
hehe, it seems that the runtime error i got was 002 and not 200 :)

so now i don't know what file is missing (and im too lazy to debug).
ripping rules bigtimes! god, i can hear cool music and watch amazing graphics in their native formats!!! ; )

i use mrip and other utilities..
added on the 2005-01-19 22:47:51 by nula nula
Hah, don't be so sure about ripping ruling -- for example, rip the music from Crystal Dream (original, not II) and notice how crappy it sounds because it was composed in a broken tracker!
added on the 2005-01-19 23:01:14 by trixter trixter
That's not a ripping issue, that's a replayer issue, and yes, we know that there are a TON of pc mod replayer programs do not play back modules properly. We don't understand WHY people have put up with mikmod. Or modplay. Or other things that completely RAPE the composition.

thank god for uade and opencubicplayer and other replayers where the authors CARE what the fuck it sounds like and work to get it RIGHT.
most formats where so bad documented (esp. the effects) that it was almost impossible to reproduce the original tracker-output as 3rdparty.
added on the 2005-01-20 00:47:03 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
truck, did you just say that opencp did like, ehh, anything at all, ehh, right?
added on the 2005-01-20 07:26:29 by skrebbel skrebbel
sir_garbagetruck: exactly. on the contrary majority of TPOLM intros (which i ripped btw, hehe) had fucked up module player (especially in GUS mode) but their modules were optimized for "normal" playback thru players, in the intro it sounded like shit.. : /
added on the 2005-01-20 11:14:07 by nula nula
macaw sucks at ripping his own code ?
who hacked his acc. ?!
added on the 2005-01-20 11:40:45 by Igoronimo Igoronimo
U might want to check out -

There's a version 3 beta of Multi-Ripper there.
added on the 2005-01-20 19:28:59 by Axxy Axxy
J0nas' ripper 5.0 could extract xlink stuff. Then you run unp to unpack it (assuming it was easy to unpack), then run tppatch, then hopefully you're all set.

If the demo checks to make sure it is still xlink'd, well... time to bring out your favorite debugger :)
added on the 2005-01-21 09:52:59 by trixter trixter
Go there :


tons of tools to help get you're code uncrunched, cracked, ...
added on the 2005-01-23 00:20:56 by ep ep