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One-Up
06-06-2006, 04:32 PM
How do I spot a Neo-Geo CD boot? I mean I can spot a burned CD, but what about a pressed one? Isn't it pretty easy to reproduce Neo-Geo CDs? Or am I totally wrong? (I was offered a Brikin'ger pretty cheap, so I just wanted to know if there are boots, too).

mmelzer2004
06-06-2006, 04:35 PM
Based on a few Neo CD pictures I have seen, they appear to have really simple text and stuff on them, so who knows really... I haven't heard anything of CD boots on these boards though.

Someone else would probably be of more help.

themisterfalcon
06-06-2006, 04:51 PM
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mainman
06-06-2006, 05:11 PM
They usually will not have any sound as the result of the audio tracks being left out

One-Up
06-06-2006, 05:15 PM
They usually will not have any sound as the result of the audio tracks being left out
Why should that be so?

mainman
06-06-2006, 05:21 PM
Why should that be so?

Good question but apparently the audio tracks can not be reproduce together with the data when you try to clone/burn a neo cd game.

I bought a neo cd about 7 years ago and it came with 17 boots all of which where missing their audio.

Murray
06-07-2006, 08:26 AM
I don't know why it would be "harder" or anything to copy the music with the data ... it's certainly possible to burn them complete and they're not a strange format or anything. The bootleggers were probably just lazy or sloppy.

There's a CD bootleg guide (http://www.egameaddiction.com/neogeocd/reviews/faq/bootlegfaq.html) posted on Neogeocd.net (http://www.neogeocd.net). That will probably answer some questions for you.

Xian Xi
06-07-2006, 08:52 AM
With old CD burning software it was not possible to burn a mixed media CD. The CD was either Music or Data, hence the missing music.

Newer programs such as Nero let you create a mixed media CD.


If anything just look at everything as a whole: Spine card, jewel case w/embossed logo(some official games dont have this but most do), insert, and CD.

If its just disc only then I wouldnt bother.

One-Up
06-08-2006, 06:04 AM
There's a CD bootleg guide (http://www.egameaddiction.com/neogeocd/reviews/faq/bootlegfaq.html) posted on Neogeocd.net (http://www.neogeocd.net). That will probably answer some questions for you.

Hey, that's great! Thanks a lot!

77punk
06-22-2007, 03:48 PM
damn bootleggers *shakes fist*

fernandeath
07-23-2010, 07:31 PM
I don't know why it would be "harder" or anything to copy the music with the data ... it's certainly possible to burn them complete and they're not a strange format or anything. The bootleggers were probably just lazy or sloppy.

There's a CD bootleg guide (http://www.egameaddiction.com/neogeocd/reviews/faq/bootlegfaq.html) posted on Neogeocd.net (http://www.neogeocd.net). That will probably answer some questions for you.


This guide helped me A LOT to recognize a few bootleg NGCD games I (accidentaly) bought this week.

I bought a lot/pack of 21 NGCD games and 3 of them were boots.

It's hard to say if the game is legit or not just by staring at its cover .Unfortunately, I can't buy a NGCD anymore before asking about the 'bar code' pressed in each original cd. That's a vital question.

metallizer
07-24-2010, 06:55 AM
I recently bought a pack of ngcd games and from the 6 jpn games 2 were fake:

Magician Lord
Power Spikes II

I donīt know what kind of of boots you found but both here are mixed mode CDs, they donīt have the holographic bar code but have the NGCD code which means they were pressed not burned.

TikTekTak
08-11-2010, 11:08 AM
I never expected anyone would have thought of bootleging NGCD games. They weren't as expensive as home games weren't they?

SNKorSWM
08-11-2010, 11:29 PM
Since it costs pennies to press a CD, the profit to cost ratio is better than boot carts.

Nicky Biscuit
08-29-2010, 09:30 AM
Why should that be so?

The ISO's you download have the audio as MP3 and the NGCD reads WAV. The SFX in the games is contained within the game data.....

Or I could be totally wrong? :P

Nicky