SPC2 Format
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Author:  blitzlunar [ Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: SPC2 Format

Also think about it this way. RSNs need to be played via emulated players and an RAR plugin is needed. This could be played on your favorite flash cart and no additional plugins or compression would be necessary.

Yes, but who really cares about that, like 1% of people listening to these sets? They wouldn't be possible to use with SPC Tool/OpenSPC/possibly other software (foobar2000 and Winamp in the short term.) Also, what happens if you need to dump more tracks for a set, or need to remove some? Presumably you can't change an SPC2 set, and would have to add the tracks to an uncompressed SPC set and then rebuild an SPC2 anyway. So as far as I am concerned, it is a step backwards until all that stuff is remedied. It should completely supplant all the uses SPC has, otherwise it shouldn't be adopted.

Maybe put the SPC to SPC2 converting tool up on the main page.

So really this claim is woolly:

Overall it's a shit-ton better than SPC and RSN.

For who? For what purpose? A very small number of people who are interested in replaying them on hardware? That's fine with me, but not if it comes at the expense of the other practical uses I've outlined.

Author:  B00daW [ Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: SPC2 Format

You answer your own questions and damn the format for currently obvious reasons. It's not supported by players yet so obviously you can't use it at the moment. It's like if I handed you a DVD and said how nice it was going to be if you had a VCD player. I understand. But let's not speak so harshly about the potential of a format before it's fully capable of representing itself.

Ripping SPCs is relatively easy nowadays. With the current tools, yes, you would have to remake an SPC2 (SP2) from SPCs. It would also be best to re-rip that way as well. Sometimes NSFs or GBSs need to be reripped from scratch -- and I know they are not necessarily apples to apples. The reason is that during the conversion process to SPC2 you would not want the reconversion to SPC to be lossy or imperfect due to a possible misredistribution of data chunks.

I believe I've linked the necessary files. Whoever is responsible for providing additional hosting for them may do so.

Author:  Doommaster1994 [ Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: SPC2 Format

I'd only support SPC2 if you can log those currently undumpable games such as Wolfenstein 3D or James Bond Jr.

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