Not being the most knowledgeable person about the jaguar cd format or cd formats in general, I figured i’d stop by and see if anyone could help me out. I’m looking to backup my jaguar cd collection but this small task is easier said then done. Both EAC/Discjuggler fail to produce two exact images. Although I can rip/burn/play a game, each rip is different from the next and I’m pretty anal when it comes to stuff like that. So I did a little googling and ran into the following (taken from the FAQ @ atariage).
The Jaguar CD format is a non-standard format that is not compatable with
the ISO-9660 standard. It uses audio-format sectors for data, which
allows for 2352 bytes of useable space in each sector. Unfortunately,
this leaves no provision for error correction or file system management
(though errors are detected by the CD drive hardware). Each disc is
copy-protected with encrypted data that is specially formatted to look
like an error. Attempts to copy a Jaguar CD will fail because it cannot
read the encrypted data, which means the copy will not work.
Also here are a few links that might be of help:
http://www.mdgames.de/jag_eng.htm (go to tools:cd creation)
Hopefully that’s a start and we can get a discussion going on about this. It would be nice to finally be able to backup these cds and put them in storage.