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NEW BREAKTHROUGH! lost HTML Files, images and wav files Found Deep in Propeller Arena/Propeller Heads using iso buster!

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:14 pm
by baliebox4916
last night i decided to experiment with iso buster and my propeller arena iso (to be a little adventurous) and found some files deep within propeller arenas sectors

these files were a mix of jpegs, wav, gif files and html files

these files might be the key to getting propeller arena online for the first time since it was cancelled after 9/11
the only problem is the version of isobuster i had was cracked to its limits but yet i still couldn't extract the files from the iso due to requiring a licence

for those wondering this is what the files looked like after scanning the sectors
HTML Files, images and wav files Found Deep in Propeller Arena iso.png


someones gotta have a paid version of isobuster to get this historical piece of art of a bygone alternate timeline back online

will someone get propeller arena/propeller heads online online after its 19 year slumber after its cancelation and bring this game to life for the first time in its existence

Re: NEW BREAKTHROUGH! lost HTML Files, images and wav files Found Deep in Propeller Arena/Propeller Heads using iso bust

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:11 pm
by deluxux
"will someone get propeller arena/propeller heads online online after its 19 year slumber after its cancelation and bring this game to life for the first time in its existence"

very cool thank you! I will keep an eye on this thread!

Re: NEW BREAKTHROUGH! lost HTML Files, images and wav files Found Deep in Propeller Arena/Propeller Heads using iso bust

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:54 pm
by SMiTH
if this game was ever brought online, i think it would be the most popular game people would play.

Re: NEW BREAKTHROUGH! lost HTML Files, images and wav files Found Deep in Propeller Arena/Propeller Heads using iso bust

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:16 pm
by baliebox4916
deluxux wrote:"will someone get propeller arena/propeller heads online online after its 19 year slumber after its cancelation and bring this game to life for the first time in its existence"

very cool thank you! I will keep an eye on this thread!


yeah but i cant do this alone though i dont even know how to code a server at all, im just learning the basics of how to make a game in rpgmaker, however i did make a quake 3 and shogo mad server once back in 2015 but that was through a ui, like i said we cant do this with me alone as im a rookie when it comes to coding
what we need help from someone with a legit isobuster copy or a similar disc recovery/ai software to extract the hidden files from the iso and the dreampipe team and community to see if there the original server files then we will see if we can get the game back online with the webpage im just the equivalent of a producer who found these files and looking for a team to restore it

Re: NEW BREAKTHROUGH! lost HTML Files, images and wav files Found Deep in Propeller Arena/Propeller Heads using iso bust

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:27 pm
by baliebox4916
for those wondering how i did this i downloaded the game from here https://hiddenpalace.org/Propeller_Aren ... _prototype) as emuparadise and isozone shut down a year ago then using a torrent site to download a cracked version of isobuster (you can buy it if you want too) i scanned the lost files and found the html files inside, the only problem was my version of isobuster is broken saying its registered but whenever i try to extract deep files like this it says that i have to have a licence even though its licenced through a crack and keygen so thats where it ends right now

if you want to try for yourself just download the propeller arena iso from the link i showed you and then go to a torrent site like tpb and download isobuster if you havent already, and see if you can scan and extract the files for your self

Re: NEW BREAKTHROUGH! lost HTML Files, images and wav files Found Deep in Propeller Arena/Propeller Heads using iso bust

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:41 pm
by mrneo240
hey umm.

so just so everyne realizes... this is a cdi made with the files extracted from the original gd-r dump.

which means, this isnt using the original data as is from the gd-r. everything that is in the image was extracted and present afterwards.

Re: NEW BREAKTHROUGH! lost HTML Files, images and wav files Found Deep in Propeller Arena/Propeller Heads using iso bust

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:50 pm
by baliebox4916
good news everyone

i fixed the copy of isobuster and got the files extracted

heres a link to the files it seems i was right its the files of what the website could have been as well as the server software :D heres a link to the files on my dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/s/3a5ftk20fa2cw ... 9.zip?dl=0 good luck

now if we could get the guys over at dreampipe to reverse engineer this

Re: NEW BREAKTHROUGH! lost HTML Files, images and wav files Found Deep in Propeller Arena/Propeller Heads using iso bust

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:31 am
by beyondthemat
Really hope this discovery allows for online!!

Re: NEW BREAKTHROUGH! lost HTML Files, images and wav files Found Deep in Propeller Arena/Propeller Heads using iso bust

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:35 am
by dreamcast ™
To clarify before this gets out of hand, this is not a "breakthrough". It makes zero sense that lost files would be recovered from a CD. CDs don't work like HDs. When a CD is created, only the specified data is written - not unallocated space that may or may not contain old data like a HD has.

What IB found are the two directories that are visible just by viewing the CD in any file explorer ("DP3_JP" and "DP3_US").

The "recovered" files are just the contents of the AFS archives. IB probably thought it found something because it recognized extensions or headers for those files in the archives. The AFS archive format is well known and tools exist for easily extracting them. I was able to verify this because I still have the PA AFS archives extracted from my own research with PA.

Re: NEW BREAKTHROUGH! lost HTML Files, images and wav files Found Deep in Propeller Arena/Propeller Heads using iso bust

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:07 am
by SMiTH
dreamcast ™ wrote:To clarify before this gets out of hand, this is not a "breakthrough".


according to snopes the propeller arena server software is found in Shenmue 2 disk 2.
It is a hidden file but it can be recovered.