japanese_cake (japanese_cake) wrote,

Legacy of Kain - Soul Reaver: Debug patch

Hi there,

Here is just one of the many small things I want to share. I have many 90% done projects and it has become quite difficult to find time to finish them. So here is my first attempt since a long time to release something new!

Some months ago I was digging in that game binary, almost out of curiosity. I remember reading somewhere online that the PSX and PC versions had debug menus. With no surprises, I found out that the debug strings where also present in the Dreamcast retail version, meaning there is a change to re-activate the debug features. I think the debug menu is interesting on this game. Many features are like cheats but some others make the game funny to play with: you can start a new game and right away equip Raziel with the Soul Reaver sword or enable Raziel capabilities like passing through barriers, etc. :-)

Note that this patch is for the PAL-UK version of Soul Reaver on Dreamcast. If you want a patch for the other versions (like PAL-FR, PAL-ES, or even NTSC), send me a link to a gdi dump.

Download link: jc-sreaver-debug.zip


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April 7 2018, 21:12:39 UTC 11 months ago

Thanks a lot for your answer on previous blog post !!
I hope i can play it online with my CRT TV with RGB Scart.
For the moment the game force NTSC 50Hz only =/

Here is the TOSEC Release :

Racing Simulation 2 - Monaco Grand Prix On-Line v1.002 (2001)(Swing! - Ubi Soft)(PAL)[!].7z
(h t t p s)drive.google.(nospace)com/file/d/1u8fSGME9SeluOkQu_-qX8xFT_3e6SRso/view

Here is the TRURIP Release :

Racing Simulation 2 - Monaco Grand Prix On-Line (EU).zip
(h t t p s)drive.google.(nospace)com/file/d/1lHuKcOXTceEXujWDAE0c9oN7jnpdoVYg/view

Best Regards !
Thanks for reporting another naughty game ;-)

I will download the archive and check that soon.



April 16 2018, 14:06:43 UTC 11 months ago

Thanks for your answer.

This version is pretty rare and only released in Europe (in 2001).
It's the only version of the game who had online functions.

All others versions of the game are offline only.

I'm hope you can patch it to NTSC 60hz for play in my Dreamcast with DreamPi :D !

My CRT TV can't handle NTSC 50hz (picture flickering).
thanks for this amazing patch !!

You still here, I am very happy of that :-D Still wait for your next precious release ^^

Don't hesite to ask us if you need some help, for some minor things we could do for you.

For the patch we have to rename the first file in 1st_read.bin and replace the 1st_read.bin in the game data ?
After we will be able to build a .gdi without binhack anything ? Only using the classic gdi maker ?
Thank you fafadou!

As for patching the game, the binary provided in the archive must replace the one in the track05.bin. You yave two patches, one for the 1st_read.bin, to use if you are rebuilding the game (cdi or gdi) and one for the gdi track05.bin. Might be easier for you to simply patch the track file then extract its content and build a cdi file ;-) I hope it is clear enough.

Yeah it's good.
I'll try it.
Thanks :-)


May 10 2018, 02:12:36 UTC 10 months ago

Hi any news about Racing Simulation 2 for making a patch for 60hz ? :)
I know it's not the right topic but I have just seen a project from ash evans from facebook and his had found a bios with more memory for his new amazing dc+naomi board.
May you have to contact it for you project ?

Is it true your next bios will be able to remove the bleem! protection in order to play bleem! whit gdemu, usbgdrom or even dreamshell ?
Because with a mil cd bleem! run and not with alternative boards...

Many thanks
sorry for the off again a talk about chip bios with more memory in assembler games assemblergames forum topic dual bios page 3.


August 2 2018, 09:11:32 UTC 7 months ago

japanese-cake truemaster1 here any news on your new bios.
Hello, I have an important question.
How to rip the whole patch?
I'm completely green in these blocks, someone would explain how to do it?
Would you throw a link from "gdi/cdi"; where the patch is already on it?
Thanks in advance and incredible work! :D
A release has be done on the isozone but the website is now down...
You have to find a gdi release extract all datas and replace the 1ST_READ.BIN and finally repack.

I'll try to do it later.

For racing simulation 2, you can ask on assembler games forum in order to request a 60Hz patch.

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