The rip has now been running for maybe 40 hours, and has spent most of that chugging through only about 2000 sectors. Hoping I break through the protection ring soon.
It actually finished! It took in the region of 72-80 hours total.
For those wondering about the infamous disc - here it is. You can see the security ring, the bastard himself, clearly visible just outside of the inner ring. The region on either side of that ligher-coloured ring contains valid data in a single data track.
@misty nice job, neat stuff. i would assume someone's ripped it previously, or no?
@gatewave Nope! There are file-rips taken from installed copies of the game, but no one’s done an actual true rip of the disc itself until now.
@misty ahh, i see. amazing work!
@gatewave Already in the submission queue!
@misty looks like a gd-rom!
@the_real_mkb Haha, it does, doesn’t it?
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