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Chihiro on CXBX Reloaded

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So there is this game, Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune and its sequel on the Chihiro (I decided to put this under Xbox since the Chihiro is an Xbox with more ram)

but getting to the point

I can only find the game with its CHD on emuparadise So uh does anyone know a way to convert CHD's into ISO's

and therefore convert into an XBE with XISO for testing on CXBX Reloaded (Yes the emulator does support Chihiro games, I'll be it most don't work too well

Virtua Cop 3 being an exception) it seems no one has tested the game with CXBX reloaded so I want to see how well it runs by myself

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Yeah it's been awhile since I looked into any Chihiro stuff. I think there was a Chihiro launcher for the og xbox but yeah without the extra ram only a few games ran at all. The only xbox I have with the extra ram is my dev kit (the original xbox has 64 MB of RAM and the dev kits have 128 MB and you need like 256 MB to 512 MB depending on game for the Chihiro so even a dev kit isen't ideal but it's better then a stock xbox) and it's stock so modding it to run non dev kit code is something I don't want to do but ill look into this a bit more.

From my little bit of googling it looks like you can unpack the CHD and then you might be able to re-pack it into a xbox iso with something like qwix but yeah i'm going to go and see if I can find some CHDs for myself and try it out and i'll upload anything I get working.

Thanks for the request @Shahaan :KannaWave:

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@Shahaan Ok so it looks like Cxbx-Reloaded can't load Chihiro roms just yet and the source was only edited abort a week ago so this is update
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There's a bunch of encryption and file format converting to get Chihiro roms working :KannaSpooky: like it's possible but I think the cxbx team want to get loading and playing normal xbox games to work properly befoul moving onto Chihiro. like yes on paper a Chihiro is just a xbox with more ram but there a lot of new stuff bolted on like the GD rom and that encryption stick thingy that for the most part has to be coded from the ground up

I found the Chihiro launcher for the og xbox again but it's source so i'm going to have to build that and i'm also going to have to decrypt the CHD roms :KannaSpooky: again all things that can be done I just can't right meow / maybe ever sorry.

 

It's not a total loss though MAME can load some Chihiro roms
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But when you download the rom to use with MAME it has to come with 2 files. A zip container all the info abort the rom and the bios files and such. And the CHD
wangmid2.zip
gdx-0016a.chd
You will need BOTH. A lot of roms sight that I found that still had Chihiro roms up only either had just the zip or just the CHD and I couldn't find a sight that was still active that wasn't broken with ads that had both.
I did find a rom set but its 400 GB and i would have to download at least 200 GB of it just to confirm if its even the right roms :aquacry:

Soo yeah I tried but sadly I couldn't help that much sorry :aquacry:

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@MobCat I may be able to still get a hold of it

If it is in emuparadise

oof I'm not really too knowledgeable when it comes to XBOX stuff but I am interested

I can still download of the servers

so I'll go conduct a separate test

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@Shahaan yeah i have the same script to download of emuparadise but mine only lest me download the top link :errgwhat: in this case the zip but it doesn't give me a new link for the CHD :aquacry:

It's ok that's what we are here for, we all help each other out with all the random crap we know :Ohohoho:

 

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@MobCat I may be able to still get a hold of it

If it is in emuparadise

oof I'm not really too knowledgeable when it comes to XBOX stuff but I am interested

I can still download of the servers

so I'll go conduct a separate test

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Ok So I've found a CHD from a site I go to for PC Engine games xD

anyway I'm gonna go ahead and download em now. they also have the firmware for the chihiro there

its Planetemu

the site is in french but its fairly easy to navigate (as a side note there are 3 chd's. A download link for a fourth one is there but its just a copy that is unaccessible  the website tends to do that alot everything is around 2300 megs)

 

I have no luck with the chd's either but I have a lot of free time so I'll continue browsing the internet until I can find it

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@Shahaan just remember if your going to try and emulate this you need to grab the ZIP file from the same place as where the CHD was hosted other wise if you grab another random ZIP file from another sight you will have check sum and file miss matches like my MAME screenshot.

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@MobCat I may be able to still get a hold of it

If it is in emuparadise

oof I'm not really too knowledgeable when it comes to XBOX stuff but I am interested

I can still download of the servers

so I'll go conduct a separate test

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@MobCat So I know this is somewhat out of your field but

which version of MAME doesn't require all the extra doodads?

I have the game, 3 chd's and the archive

but it says I'm missing things

and I was able to get the Chihiro bios to boot inside MAMEUI

but MAME is a no go

it says it requires a chd (that wasn't supplied and If I'm thinking right the bios/firmware wouldn't be a chd)

WMMT2 doesn't boot on either aswell

 

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@Shahaan Yeah each build of MAME is it's own kinda special hell where nothing is compatibility and that's why you have MAME rom sets for a specific builds of MAME, it's a mess. I have only really looked into it so i could play 3 games soo I don't know a lot abort it myself but yeah it sounds like that zip file that boots the chihiro bios has not been coded to find the right CHD files but that's only a guys sorry :( when it comes to Chihiro and trying to emulate it i know what it is but have never gorn out of my way to really learn mainly because is more of a pain then MAME and that's already a pain :(

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@MobCat So, I've gotten Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 2 to boot on MAME (the last build of 2016 as this is the one showcasing Outrun 2 on YT)

However its been 20 or so minutes and I'm on the black Chihiro screen

the bar at the bottom did disappear aswell

maybe as far as I can get

but I could try other stuff on CXBX Reloaded to see how it is on there atm

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@MobCat Just curious

but would that bar at the bottom have text on it like reading GD-Rom

and it disappears when the game launches?

i also clicked on the screen once and that bar expanded

 

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