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HOWTO-LoomTG16HOWTO-LoomTG16

Introduction

This is a description of how to rip the code track from the PC-Engine/TurboGrafx 16 version of Loom, and also what to you need to do to extract the *.LFL files from this code track. It currently describes how to do this for Win32 and Linux users.

Tools

Win32

If you are using Win32 there are two methods which may work for you.

Tool option 1 - dumpcd

The first method will require you to obtain the dumpcd utility from [here]/[Alternative Link]

There is also a version with a GUI available [here.]

Tool option 2 - TurboRip

If this first method does not work for you then you will need to attempt another method.

This method involves the use of TurboRip. TurboRip can be found here.

Tool option 3 - Ootake

Ootake is a PC Engine/Turbografx emulator, it includes support for dumping the code tracks from the disc. Ootake requires the user to dump the system card bios from a real Turbografx before it will allow you to dump the tracks.

Ootake can be found here.

Linux

Under Linux you are required to use dumpcd when extracting your code track. Provided below are the dumpcd sources.

Tool option 1 - dumpcd

If you need to compile the dumpcd code yourself. This can be found here.

Extracting the code track from CD

Using dumpcd

If you are using dumpcd on Win32 you will need to:

Extract dumpcd.exe into a suitable folder on your computer and start a command prompt, navigate the command prompt to the directory containing dumpcd.exe.

Ensure the Loom CD is in your CD-Rom drive and run dumpcd.exe with the following command line:

   'dumpcd.exe ‘drive’ c' - Where ‘drive’ is the letter of your CD-Rom drive.

If you are using Linux then you can either compile the dumpcd source code or use the precompiled binary. Once you have dumpcd working then navigate to the folder containing dumpcd with the terminal and use the command:

   'dumpcd -d /dev/cdrom' - Where /dev/cdrom relates to your individual CD-Rom drive


If everything goes well then you should have a file called ‘CODE_02.ISO’ in your dumpcd directory. If you are extracting the English version, the md5 should be: 40015B9D4B6A88C623BBC8AB2693A152. The Japanese version's md5 is A2281C014DFED8C4FF7B2C098EB79500.

If this is the case you can now skip to the section entitled ‘How to extract the SCUMM resource files'.

Using TurboRip

Run a command prompt and navigate it to the directory containing TurboRip.exe. Run TurboRip.exe and it will prompt you to enter the CD-ROM device you want to use. Choose your device using the correct parameter. The disc TOC should be recognised as Loom(U) or Loom(J) and extraction will begin.

If this has been successful there should be a number of files in your TurboRip directory. You will need the iso file for track 2.

Check its md5 against 10432E01B7F133F24AB7550614943FB3 for the English version and BBF72CAEB6659F56C20FFF53B55DD8C0 for the Japanese version.

If this is the case you can now move on to the section entitled 'How to extract the SCUMM resource files'.

How to extract the SCUMM resource files

Download the latest version of extract_loom_tg16 from the tools package on the downloads page. Include this file in the same directory as your dumped code track.

Open the command prompt and navigate to the directory containing both your dumped code track and extract_loom_tg16.exe. Run extract_loom_tg16 from the command prompt with the following command:

   extract_loom_tg16 ‘CODE_02.ISO’

Where CODE_02.ISO is the name of the ISO file you extracted.

If everything has gone correctly you should now have a pile of *.LFL files in the directory containing your ISO file.

You should then navigate ScummVM to this directory to enable you to play the game.

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