Comprehensive E-Reader Scan Database

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by pasc, May 26, 2012.

  1. pasc
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    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

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    Yay ! A Post in a long forgotten section (god how I loved the real "GBA"temp days - good times)

    Anyways:

    I wondered if anyone has undertaken the project of scanning all e-reader cards and putting them online as image files apparantly they can be used that way:

    blog.pricecharting.com/2012/04/top-5-most-valuable-e-reader-cards.html

    I'd be interested in such project.

    If anyone has any card scans etc. to offer I'd be happy to get such project underway.

    All you'd require is a flatbedscanner (or maybe a high res camera) and you should be good to go)

    The only Sites I could find were these:

    http://erzone.caitsith2.net/plain.htm

    http://ereader.no-in...esources%20(USA)

    Also I was suggested this site:
     
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  2. Bart Lemming

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    I only have a handful of the most common cards so they're probably not of much use but I'd love to see this project pick up a little steam. :)
     
  3. pasc
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    Well, if you have flatbed or a good cam, why not try scanning them, print them out and see if they would work ?

    I heard 600dpi or if that doesn't work 1200dpi using with a printer works well.
     
  4. Bart Lemming

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    My printer is rubbish. It's a cheap and nasty AIO thing that cost £40 about 2 years ago.

    I'll give it a try though. It may take a few days as I'm pretty busy but I'll definitely give it a blast. :)

    Do you have a decent collection of cards yourself? I'll dig out my cards and post a (short!) list here. Maybe we can collate your's and mine and see what we have?
     
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    Well first of I got to get myself an E-reader for testing purpose, I wonder if an EU E-reader can read USA cards aswell...

    Especially such guys would be a blast to have on board: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NtqgqhU1kg&list=FLrltGih11A_Nayz6hG5XtIw&index=1&feature=plpp_video
     
  6. Bart Lemming

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    I don't think the E-Reader was released anywhere in Europe. I know for sure that it wasn't out in the UK. If there is a Euro version I doubt it would read cards from other regions as the JPN an US readers are incompatible as it is. :)
     
  7. pasc
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    Ok, got myself a E-reader, wow its bigger than I expected :)
     
  8. Bart Lemming

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    Yeah, it's quite chunky isn't it? :P

    I've had a look for my cards but they're buried in the back of a cupboard that I don't have easy access to. Hopefully, I'll have time next week to pull everything out...

    Do you have any cards to go with your reader? :)
     
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    I've found some online, just gotta get them.
    Also I swear I had some in my room, gotta find em.
     
  10. W hat

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    Yes, it's all-but completed. No-Intro maintains a .dat with the checksums for the data on the cards. Distributing said dumps is illegal but the checksums are not.

    http://ereader.no-intro.org/index.php
    http://ereader.no-intro.org/UNDUMPED/Undumped%20%28USA%29.pdf
    http://ereader.no-intro.org/UNDUMPED/Undumped%20%28Detailed+info%29%20%28Japan%29%20%2820120527%29.pdf
    http://www.datomatic.no-intro.org/stuff/wanted.htm

    Read through everything here.

    e-Reader dotcodes contain duplicate blocks of dots - a few blocks can be damaged and the card can still be read. The dotcodes can be converted to their raw data (*.raw) and then from there to decrypted binary files (*.bin).

    The dumps are out there, but No-Intro cannot legally distribute them. I question your ability to Google - it was a little difficult to find e-Reader information but definitely not impossible. And whoever wrote that article doesn't know what they're talking about. Clearly the cards listed in the above links are the rarest e-cards.
     
  11. pasc
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    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

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    Well... you can question my ability to google... :) no big deal


    - edit: now that you mention it... took me less than 7 minutes to find those "dumps" you talked about...
     
  12. Spider123

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    Not sure how much help this is, but I found this site a little while ago and found it to be quite comprehensive:

    http://ereader.kiczek.com/
     
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    Well, since they are on that site... would it be ok for me to share the ones I found... legally seen ?

    W hat seems to think differently...
     
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    The song playing on that site its "[size="-1"]Yo Ho, It's The Pirates Life For Me!" You really wonder whether those dumps are legal or not? I don't care, and Nintendo doesn't care (e-Reader is very old and unwanted)[/size], but GBAtemp cares about sharing illegal stuff.

    My question is "what is the most decrypted an e-Card can be?" I asked on the No-Intro forums a year ago, and the answer I got never worked for me. But if I recall correctly, it involved merging the e-Cards together using the command line (?) and running that through one of Caitsith2's VPK tools to get a .vpk file that is fully decompressed / decrypted. Then you can modify the contents of the card.
     
  15. pasc
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    Well since you are right about sharing this stuff on this site really is illegal I guess nothing can be done...
    tinyurl.com ninreaderdump
    If anyone wants the dumps just pm me.

    This thread can be closed as all those dumps have been found.

    BTW: What would decrypting that card achieve ? Writing your own applications already IS possible.
    What would modifying the cards content achieve ? Can't think of good examples...
     
  16. W hat

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    Custom Super Mario Advance 4 levels (which has been done) and custom item e-Cards for Animal Crossing etc. (which has not been done).