Universal AFS Extractor, PVR Extractor/Patcher

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Universal AFS Extractor, PVR Extractor/Patcher

Post by Juan » Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:25 pm

A couple of apps released by :isthatlegal:, (that site had torrents of roms & such)to manage some well known Dreamcast file formats.

Universal AFS Extractor v1.0 extracts the content of this sort of files, obtaining each file's offset within the AFS.

Universal PVR Extractor/Patcher v1.3.5 seeks for PVR images inside binary files and extracts them listing their offsets. This makes it possible to replace those images and patch the original bin with the modified PVRs.
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Post by curtis_ray » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:49 pm

using the pvr tools to extract and modify the embedded pvrs and then patching them back into the game binaries would violate sega copyrights concerning modifying any portion of the copyrighted work...so would afs extractor.


just using the psd/xdp standard adopted by the forums concerning a copyrighted work as a basis to go by...seeing as it was considered a violation because it was a modified work of a copyrighted browser..

so under that standard do these tools not fall under that umbrella? even tho they are just tools,they still are clearly used to mod a copyrighted work.
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Post by Juan » Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:57 pm

Universal PVR Extractor/Patcher has been updated to 1.3.6 (prolly some bugfix); and Sega Stream Extractor v1.0, another DOS utility that extracts RAW audio from STR files, has been released.
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Post by Darksaviour69 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:18 am

Yeah i would agree with curtis, since this forum does not support info and tools about ripping commercial games, surely this should not be supported too.
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Post by Juan » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:34 am

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Post by Quzar » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:03 pm

curtis_ray wrote:using the pvr tools to extract and modify the embedded pvrs and then patching them back into the game binaries would violate sega copyrights concerning modifying any portion of the copyrighted work...so would afs extractor.


just using the psd/xdp standard adopted by the forums concerning a copyrighted work as a basis to go by...seeing as it was considered a violation because it was a modified work of a copyrighted browser..

so under that standard do these tools not fall under that umbrella? even tho they are just tools,they still are clearly used to mod a copyrighted work.
If psd were released as a tool that took whatever webrowser then patched it, I would say yes. The problem is that psd ALSO had the original stuff, unlike these tools.

Modified copyrighted material = illegal
Tools to modify copyrighted material = not illegal
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