MoeFoh wrote:Specific links to cdromance cdi downloads that have issues would be most helpful here so people can avoid them.
Ian, is correct - they have no real Dreamcast. cdi's are only tested under emulation.
I'll update with some links in the next couple of days but its best to avoid the site entirely.
It isnt just cdi files there that are broken, GDI files are too. All the streamers ive seen having issues with their stuff are using gdemus and so full gdi files. Headhunter was 100% a gdi copy and bugged out and crashed towards the end, repeatable, not just a random bug.
Whatever is happening to their files isnt always causing them to break in a way youd notice. Some dont boot or have garbled graphics , others freeze later in the game.
Therefore If its a faulty hard drive causing their issues then any file you get from there could be different in some way to the file you intended. May not be enough to break it, but do you want to run the risk of it even being slightly dodgy/altered from file corruption?
And by the same token unless cdromance delete everything and start from scratch, they wont ever resolve it themselves. As they too wouldnt know which specific files have been affected without playing through every single one to the end.
Therefore unless each member of the public remembers exactly which files they have got from there and plays them all the way through, theres no way for us to know if any copies we have that are from there are broken either. So as those copies enter more peoples collections, the amount of broken copies floating around goes up and up.
Links may help people know which ones to delete from their own collections though if they think it may be from there, so ill still do that.
EDIT: I had another thought, they could be using torrents to get their files and having completion issues on their torrents, which is why you need to click ''re-check the torrent'' and it grabs an extra few mb it was missing but didnt show before. I do it after every download of iso files, especially unrard ones.