Rip out audio tracks from bin+cue or iso images to save space (expecially for NES Mini 30MBs limit)

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  1. asper
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    Due to the fact that NES Mini does not actually support games bigger than 30MBs here it is a very quick&dirty tutorial to rip out unwanted audio tracks from disc images.


    NEW METHOD ! FASTER AD BETTER !!!

    Thanks to this ABSOLUTELY GREAT tool by the FANTASTIC Nicolas "NightWolve" Livaditis now the process is really easier and byte-precise !


    1 - download TurboRip from the link above;
    2 - mount the image with every software you like (I use DaemonTools Lite, it is free) and remember the drive letter the disc is mounted to;
    3 - execute TurboRip.exe;
    4 - hit enter;
    5 - select the drive letter you want to rip (you need to press a number from 1 to how many drives you have installed in your PC, real and virtual, they will be listed, do not worry !)
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    6 - wait and you will have iso+audio tracks splitted inside a subfolder with game name !




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    | OLD METHODS |
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    (use them as last chance)
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    NOTE
    - If the game is a big iso which 7zipped is less than 30MBs it may not work when executed; try to run that game as 1st game executed at console power-up.
    - If your image file has an .ecm extension you need this tool to extract it to .bin (syntax: unecm filname.ecm)
     
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    Is there any NES game that big?
    Or you mean a jailbroken miniNES can be like an emulator machine?
     
  3. asper
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    Yeah, a "jailbroken" NES mini can run emulators from libretro (retroarch) ;)
     
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    Really interesting. I tried to shrink Sonic Cd usa rom with no luck, after step 2 becomes too difficult for me :ninja:
     
  5. asper
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    Try the other method, the one "alternative" purple written :)
     
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    Just tested Sonic CD; unfortunately it has no built-in sound tracks to remove so you cannot reduce it's size but if you convert (not "save as" but "convert", see method above) to .ISO and then 7zip the 112MBs image file will shirink down to just 17MBs and... it works with genesis_plus_gx core ! It is correctly loaded and runs fine (without audio tracks of course but with sound effects :) )
     
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  7. asper
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    New ripping method added ! Really really better of my previous one !!!!