Re: News: July 5, 2021
Posted by EmptyEnvelope2
Read this: https://vimm.net/bbs/index.php?p=viewPost&Post=23668
What makes Vimm's Lair so great is that all dumps are verified using Redump, so you are guaranteed to get an unmodified dump. The problem with XBOX games is that Redump calculates the hashes (what it uses to verify the integrity of a dump) from "dual layer ISO rips" (see here: http://wiki.redump.org/index.php?title=Microsoft_Xbox_and_Xbox_360_Dumping_Guide). These ISOs can't be played on an emulator, so they are often converted to another format (like .xiso), which is smaller and easier to read. However, there is not way to convert an .xiso game into a .iso game (as far as I know). So Vimm needs a dual-layer ISO dump to able to verify it and redistribute it here.
This sounds great how it's croed sourced but it actually sucks trying to upload games. I got various Xbox games and I tried uploading Aliens vs Predator Extinction here but it refused because of some identification number but so what it's the game shouldn't that be all that counts? Screw this I'm using internet archive to get Xbox games until the Xbox game uploading here isn't so strict.