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by Ultrafighter at 3:17 AM EST on November 12, 2018
@Bnnm - Thanks for fixing Bureau WEMs man, much appreciated!

"Play as stereo MP3 Surround .xvag [Twisted Metal (PS3)]"
I'm wondering if it means that you disabled some channel(s) which prevented the files from playing properly (IIRC you did something like that to GH2 PS2 VGS streams - a few of them played with static and you got rid of it "nullifying" 1 faulty channel, the 5th one to be exact) or those fake 6ch XVAGs (that's how I called them) were actually 2ch MP3s (despite those "quad" suffixes they had) inside XVAG containers?
Just curious because the latter theory makes some sense too: whenever real 4ch tracks are needed by the game its audio system automatically mixes 2 stereo files on fly (for example amb_theater_quad_01.xvag + amb_theater_01_st.xvag), puts result in RAM and voila! Am I making sense or wild guesses once again?
Anyway even if playback of such *.xvag tracks is going to be improved/tweaked in the future I'll have untouched streams in my set ready to be fiddled with at any moment. I mean I'm ready to upload my complete rip to JoshW to back it up.

Later!

Edit: I've just realized something I didn't get many days ago - those unplayable files from XCOM Declassified are indeed optional preloading versions of some complete streams because they have the same names (the same can be said about those modern WWE VGs).
I also grasped why I didn't find it out much earlier - there're 2 PCKs and lots of BNKs within both PCKs, I put WEMs found in the 1st PCK in the 1st folder, all the *.wem tracks from the 2nd PCK in the 2nd directory and everything found in BNKs in the 3rd folder. Those prefetch streams I'm talking about were obviously contained in *.bnk bigfiles.
I believe this concludes it and proves that my rerip is a proper one and it's pretty safe to replace older Timo's ver. with mine I guess.
Cheers!

edited 4:45 AM EST November 12, 2018
by marcusss at 10:21 AM EST on November 13, 2018
Whoever uploaded Wipeout, there is some junk at the beginning of Cairodrome.raw resulting in a click before the song starts.. Just a heads up.not that it really matters

edited 10:26 AM EST November 13, 2018
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by bnnm at 3:34 PM EST on November 13, 2018
@marcusss - other .XPCM tracks are much harder to add (zip compression + complex algorithm), dunno when/if

@Ultrafighter - *_st.xvag are simply 2ch, probably would play if your audio setup selects stereo

Other .xvag used "MP3 Surround". It's a 2ch MP3 that sounds perfectly as stereo, but can be re-routed to 6ch somehow (notice it sounds a bit 'wider'). No public decoders know how "MP3 Surround" does 2ch > 6ch, so stereo it is for now, not too important.

None were 4ch/quad though, no idea why they were named as such.
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