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- by Mouser X at 7:03 PM EST on January 9, 2008
- The Megaman X8 music is available on this site already, and can be played using in_cube (it's a Winamp plugin). You can find the ADXs here. However, if you already have the game, then it'd be nice if you got them off your own copy to help alleviate HCS's bandwidth. If you're wondering why it's in two files, (someone asked, I don't remember who, or what thread), it's because that's how Sir-Sabin uploaded them. He put them on Rapidshare, or something, and I didn't bother re-archving them when I uploaded the set to HCS's site.
Marioman is right. If the files you're looking for aren't in the ADX set, then I doubt they're (easily) obtainable. On the other hand, they might be in some movie file (I forget the ADX extension for movies). There's a tool that can extract ADXs from the movies, but all I know is that adXtract (available on the in_cube page. It can extract ADX files from essentially anything that might contain ADXs, so long as the program can understand the ADX header.) can't do it.
In_cube has a plethora of other uses as well, since it can play oodles of formats (there's a newer version that can play about twice as many formats as the current version can, but it's not here...). Hopefully you'll find this useful. Mouser X over and out.
edited 7:12 PM EST January 9, 2008
- by Rew at 9:11 PM EST on January 9, 2008
- Now onto my next question: How do I open .bin files? From what I read elsewhere online, it looks like a complicated procedure. Does anyone know if MagicISO is any good? Or does anyone have a better recommendation?
Oh, and thanks Mouser for your help too!
- by Mouser X at 9:45 PM EST on January 9, 2008
- There's ISObuster, it's pretty good. However, it might only work on ISO files (though, BIN files are often ISO. Or, at least, I've often been able to read them as ISOs). There's also Daemon or Alcohol 120%. CD Mage might work as well, I can't remember. Nero (the CD burning software) can often work. Disk(Disc?)Juggler might work, but it's been a long time since I used that.
Really, I think Daemon is probably your best bet. Using that software will mount the image (if its a CD/DVD ISO, of course) as though it's an actual CD/DVD. In other words, using that software, the BIN file will appear as a new drive on your computer.
Hopefully, this is what you were asking. Of course, many games use BIN files for their data, so you might have been asking for that instead. If that's what you were asking, the only help I can offer is to look at the in_cube page, and see if any of the tools there will work for you. Or, if that's still not enough, you can always join the IRC channel (#usf on irc.freenode.net) and ask for some assitance there. Be patient though, as it often takes time for someone to answer.
Of course, that's not to say you can't ask on the forums. I'm just trying to provide you with other avenues of persuit for your answers, if they're needed. Mouser X over and out.
edited 9:49 PM EST January 9, 2008
- by Rew at 10:20 PM EST on January 9, 2008
- Aaaaaaack, so frustrating!!
I downloaded Daemon, and it didn't work. Apparently, it's suppose to "trick" my computer into thinking the .bin file is an extra drive. Well, a new drive came up when I followed the instructions, except my computer caught on to the trick (stupid Vista)--saying "Windows cannot access this drive." Every other attempt to use Daemon to open up the .bin file met with failure.
The particular .bin file I'm trying to open is COM_BGM.BIN on the Mega Man X Collection for PS2. So I went to the in_cube page, and it appeared that I was in luck! There was something precisely for the X Collection there, PAKthis 0.0, which specifically extract bin files on the X Collection. Lo and behold, I downloaded it, and when I went to install it, it did literally nothing.
Finally, to cap off the night, I tried to type in irc.freenode.net into my web browser, but apparently that site is down. =(
So, um, any further help? LoL
(I'm going to try the other suggestions, like ISObuster, but maybe you can give me more specific help in the meantime.)
- by unknownfile at 10:40 PM EST on January 9, 2008
- Because stereo OPLL sound wasn't enough, I'm adding stereo support for all the other sound chips that MSXplug emulates. This comes at the cost of homework time but hey, who the hell cares about poetry besides homos?
- by Rew at 10:52 PM EST on January 9, 2008
- Wait a minute, was hcs referring to the GameCube version of X Collection or PS2 version--or either/or?
Oh, and add MagicISO to the long list of programs that won't open the .bin file. It tells me: "Can't find the file or file isn't CD image file!"
edited 10:53 PM EST January 9, 2008
- by hcs at 3:41 AM EST on January 10, 2008
- I really don't remember what version that was intended for, but probably GC as that's what interested me at the time. Might still work on the other, it expects little-endian integers.
pakthis is a command line program, you don't install it besides extracting it somewhere. You might be able to get away with dragging the .bin file onto the .exe, but I don't know where the files would wind up, and you'll miss the diagnostic output.
- by marioman at 6:26 AM EST on January 10, 2008
- I don't know much about CD image stuff, but I thought that .bin files always came with a .cue file. Daemon should be able to open .cue files.
- by F3582 at 10:14 AM EST on January 10, 2008
- You could basically write your own cue sheet, if you know which byte format the .bin file is (there are only two). Just copy and paste the contents of a random cue sheet of your choice and see if it works.
- by snakemeat at 10:54 AM EST on January 10, 2008
- The particular .bin file I'm trying to open is COM_BGM.BIN on the Mega Man X Collection for PS2
You cannot mount any file with a BIN extension. It sounds like you already obtained access to the ISO image or used the actual disc. That is what these programs you are using are for, disc images, not any old file with the BIN extension. BIN is such an overused extension, it may be in your interest to look for a file header to determine the actual type.
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