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Dreamcast .gre Ripper

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by DarkATi, May 27, 2003.

  1. DarkATi

    DarkATi Member

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    So I download Nightmare (a Dreamcast Emulator for the PC) and I'm pretty excited about it. I loved my Dreamcast, but sadly it broke several months ago. I have quite a few games and haven't yet finished Skies of Arcadia so I was impatient to start playing. Well, Nightmare only accepts ROMs. (.gre files) No big deal I thought they probably included a ripper. No Ripper. No big deal I thought, Google will turn up something. Nothing. Well, actually, something, just nothing free.

    It seems some [expletive] is trying to cash in on the deal. He has a ripper, "The Rom Ripper" he calls it. But "much effort was put forth to make this tool great so a $15 dollar fee is required to download."

    Well, 15 bucks doesn't seem that bad but...

    A) I'm 15 years old and don't have the cash to send him.

    And more importantly...

    B) Who the hell does this guy think he is? Ever heard of open-source? Or Freeware you greedy codercrapweasel?

    So here's the point. Is there a FREE .gre ripper? Because even if I had the money this guys a prick and isn't seeing a dime from me anytime soon.

    Thanks,
    DarkATi
     
  2. lawdude

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    ROM Ripper - the ultimate tool for Dreamcast Ripping?

    What is the ROM ripper?

    It is a utility that will (supposedly) allow you to rip roms off your Dreamcast CD's.

    Now I'm not sure if purchasing or even making this software is illegal, and after hearing rumors from other users on the net that had been ripped off, or they had been sent a virus instead, I decided to look into this myself. Now, I don't know why people wouldn't report this site(s) to the proper authorities. I am guessing it wasn't reported due to embarrassment on the purchasers part, and the fact that the software maybe deemed illegal. But I'm not entirely sure on this.

    URLs associated with this website....
    http://go.to.romripper/ ---> URL redirector
    The below url's are FREE homepage sites...
    http://www.romrip.iwarp.com/
    http://www.romrip.htmlplanet.com/

    Email addresses associated...
    gre_maker@hotmail.com ---> Webmail
    gre_maker@gmx.net ---> Webmail

    On or around August 11th 2001 I sent in $15 cash to the corresponding PO Box suggested. Along with that my contact information and address to ship the software.

    PO Box 94
    Newmarket
    Suffolk
    CB8 OGN, England
    On August 10th this email was received (below) after initially sending an email asking if the site was up and working... email came from gre_maker@gmx.net, the owner of the site.

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    Hello, Yes we are still selling the ROM Ripper and our website is up to date and accurate.

    Thank you.

    http://go.to/romripper
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    This email was sent September 12th by me to gre_maker@gmx.net...

    HI,

    I sent in $15 to purchase your DC ripping software, and I mailed it in after August 9th sometime, and I have heard nothing from the site owner(s), and I have not received the software. I was wondering if there was some reason for the huge delay? And when will I be receiving my software?

    Thanks,

    --------------------------

    To this date I have received NO RESPONSE. So, I sent another email to make sure. On September 18th the 2nd email was sent.

    gre_maker,

    I would like to know when I will be receiving my software that I purchased???

    Sincerely,

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    Still No response, and No product. So, I decided to do a little checking to see if I could get this guy to respond to me to prove that there is someone there NOT answering my initial letters. And to see if I could confirm this guy's ISP through email headers. He responded to my initial question about the software, but as soon as I questioned him on the legitimacy of his site, and asked him if it was true that he had been ripping people off. He NEVER answered back after this second email.

    Within his email headers I found that his ISP (cable provider) is through NTL.com. Received line... from [62.253.162.47] by hotmail.com (3.2) with ESMTP id MHotMailBD8AB37D00C14136E8093EFDA22FDEC20; Mon, 08 Oct 2001 01:49:02 -0700 Received: from hp ([62.253.137.218]) by mta07-svc.ntlworld.com (InterMail vM.4.01.03.00 201-229-121) with SMTP id <20011008084936.SPAW710.mta07-svc.ntlworld.com@hp>

    Last Known IP:
    62.253.137.218
    Northavon
    pc1-newm2-0-cust218.cam.cable.ntl.com


    nbtstat -A 62.253.137.218

    NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table

    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    HP <00> UNIQUE Registered
    GREGSLAN <00> GROUP Registered
    HP <20> UNIQUE Registered
    GREGSLAN <1E> GROUP Registered
    HP <03> UNIQUE Registered
    ADMINISTRATOR <03> UNIQUE Registered
    GREGSLAN <1D> UNIQUE Registered
    ..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered
    HP <6A> UNIQUE Registered
    HP <87> UNIQUE Registered


    We know GREG is responsible. This is the guy that wrote the Nightmare emulator for Dreamcast. He use to have the URL http://come.to/gregsemulation that is now defunct. Now he has taken to ripping off people purchasing the Rom Ripper software to go with the emulator. The emulator is useless without the ripping software. What a nice big scam he's got going here.

    As of October 8th 2001... I wrote to his ISP to see if they could get me some information on this guy in order to track him down. Seeing as he stole $15 (and probably MUCH more), and has not sent me my product, or returned my money. I have not received a response from his ISP as of this date. As soon as I do I will put it up.


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  3. P|-|R34K

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    Yea, iv got Nightmare too. I just downloaded it. What i wanna know is if anyone makes a free ripper. Or if theres some way to get around getting a ripper, like opening the cd to look at the files and just copying them or sumthing like that. I agree, that 15 bucks is bullshit. Nobody sends cash by mail, thats way too risky. Bein a serious Ebayer my self, iv gotten reamed a coupple o times by ppl who wanted cash. Id pay if they had a Pay Pall transaction though, im so desprate at the moment lol.
     
  4. P|-|R34K

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    Gregs got a diff site, but i dunno if its any better, since i havent seen the Defunct one. On this site hes got a link to download the ripper directly from him, but it dosent work, it says "file not available" or sum crap like that. Heres the URL:
    http://come.to/gregsemulation

    im currently obsessed with Soul Caliber, so im pretty damn desprate for any working Rom ripper, or simply the downloadable rom (though that would be illeagal). Anybody got any working roms theyd send me?
     
  5. JChiang

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    So they ripped you off? Thats bull, I was going to send them money but then I didn't know if the site was legit or not. So did anyone here get the romripper? I have nightmare and the screen shots look pretty cool but I need something to rip games.
     

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