- May 31, 2019
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- March 3, 2007
I did the original GF selfboot.@Sifting all this time I have been keeping an eye on this conversation, being completely in awe about what you are accomplishing and discovering. Just leaving this here to say thank you for these awesome reports for both Agharta and Castlevania. Keep up the good work, very excited in what else you will discover.
Also +1 for Darks suggestion, Geist Force for sure is a game which holds many secrets. For one indeed there are multiple playable maps on the disc which by default are not being played. Seeing you really go deep, I think having the source materials untouched is probably best course of action for you. Geist Force unfortunately never got shared untouched, BUT..... luckily I kept the files around from when a select few were trying to figure out how to get the game running on a stock Dreamcast.
Basically this is the whole build with dummied data, but the most important ip.bin and 1ST_READ.BIN can be found in these files fully in-tact. So with these + the build that is floating around you can create an "untouched" image: https://we.tl/t-FR8Z3R2rXh (download valid for 7-days)
IIRC, but it's been a while so I might misremember, we tried to keep everything as untouched as possible, but had to do some modifications so that it'd boot. So the original AG release + Wombats files should get you pretty much the completely untouched original files.
And before people complain about the file order, I used the one from the GDR. I did everything over VNC with a shitty connection so I couldn't test anything other than "it boots on nullDC because I can see parts of a few frames once in a while". I was just as surprised as everyone when we realized it was seeking like hell.