How to convert Gamecube music files in ".pac" format??? by knighTeen87 at 3:11 PM EDT on March 25, 2018
I extracted the music files of Captain Tsubasa (Gamecube) game in .pac format, with using Dolphin.

But no matter how hard I try, I couldn't convert them into standart sound formats like mp3, wave, etc.

Do you know a way to do that?

Or can someone convert them for me please?

Please help me out in this, musics of the game are really good. I don't want to listen youtube rips in poor quality.

You can find the files here:!2U5QVKqa!aDG0XPp5bcMiAP6wYKpEQr09eyj3IJoj0Foavfe BhOI


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by simonmkwii at 8:16 PM EDT on March 25, 2018
I'll take a look at it.
by simonmkwii at 9:00 PM EDT on March 25, 2018
It appears to be Gamecube DSP ADPCM.
Here are the pairs of coefficients:
FD D5 02 74 08 94 FB BC
05 E1 FF D7 0D D4 F9 93
02 7C 02 85 0B B9 FA E4
07 28 00 6A 0E 6F F9 73
I'm not sure how to play it with that information, but I'm sure someone with more knowledge can help you out.
by simonmkwii at 9:30 PM EDT on March 25, 2018
There's some raw PCM data at the end of qstr.pac

It's INSANELY high quality!

I didn't even know the GameCube's DSP was capable of playing audio this high-quality!

48 KHz / 24-bit Stereo PCM audio!

How the hell did they achieve this? Was this used in-game?

I mean the DSP in Gamecube is only capable of 16-bit ADPCM at its maximum, I can't even think how they could have played it.

Could they maybe have downsampled it in real-time? I really don't know.

But anyway:

Download from MEGA

It's (of course) the theme/opening from the original anime TV show, and it's absolutely brilliant.

This must have been directly from the master audio tapes or something, even the DVD remasters of the show sound like shit compared to the Gamecube audio.

Even music from games released today don't come close to the sound quality the music from this game has.

The fact that the norm these days is compressed ogg, ADPCM or CRI ADX, while nearly 16 years ago they were putting master-quality audio in games just shows how the standards have dropped.

The rest of the files are standard 44.1KHz 4-bit ADPCM, but the 24-bit audiophile-grade track at the end of the pac file blew me away, and I needed to share it!
by knighTeen87 at 2:17 PM EDT on March 26, 2018

Could you rip the musics man? I'm trying at least for one month to rip it and could not do it. You'll do a great favor for me if you can rip the music from those .pac files.

And yes, they are used in the games. I can only open them in Awave Studio but they sound terribly in that program.

I'm waiting for the good news. Really excited!!! :D
by Metaphantom at 3:44 PM EST on March 7, 2023
Hey dude @knighTeen87. I managed to extract all the music files for the game and uploading the whole soundtrack on Youtube in high quality.

You can listen to it here:
Link to the Captain Tsubasa Ougon Sedai no Chousen Soundtrack

edited 3:49 PM EST March 7, 2023

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