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Tools to extract audio from PC-FX games?

Post by VGMfreak »

Hi all,
I have a PC-FX game "Miraculum - The Last Revelation" and I want to extract its music. Sadly the music is
not in Redbook Audio format and it's very likely stored on the disc as ADPCM. Does anybody know if there are
tools that can browse or extract from PC-FX discs on Windows?

Thanks in advance,
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Post by 2ch-H »

If you use the FX2WAV you can convert to wav.
fx2wav8.zip
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Usage:
1. Unpack the SAMPLE.LZH in fx2wav8.
2. Puts the MIRA.TXT or MIRAX.TXT and MAKELST.EXE and AMAKELST.BAT in the same folder, run the AMAKELST.BAT.
MIRA.ind MIRA.lst or MIRAX.ind MIRAX.lst is success if has been generated.
Note: ind file is a setting data for the conversion for wav, lst file is a setting data of use to cut the ADPCM from CD-ROM.
3. CDREAD.EXE of is required when you cut, but this requires the old Windows(It does not work on Windows 2000 later, But it works If you install the OS on Virtual PC).
http://www.vector.co.jp/soft/dos/hardware/se020958.html
Put MIRA.lst or MIRA.lst in the same folder as the CDREAD.EXE
The Miraculum of CD by mounting the CD drive, Please run the

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CDREAD.EXE MIRA.lst
on the command line or bat file.
.T01 File is cut out on success.
Note: .T01 File is ADPCM raw data,
4. Put FX2WAV.EXE and .T01 Files and MIRA.ind or MIRAX.ind and AFX2WAV.BAT in the same folder, please run the AFX2WAV.BAT.(Please MIRA.ind or MIRAX.ind put either)
Note: Difference of MIRA.ind or MIRAX.ind is setting in sound quality.
5. wav file is the success if you can convert.
Note: It may not work properly if you do not be displayed Japanese font.

Post by Kaminari »

Excellent! Thanks 2ch-H ^^
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Post by VGMfreak »

Thanks 2ch-H, didn't expect a reply so fast,
will have a go at it.

Post by 1983parrothead »

I would love to extract the soundtrack to Makeruna! Makendo Z for PC-FX. Anyone have enough time and patience to support?

Post by 1983parrothead »

Tested. Now the .wav files sound like crap. The PC-FX needs more support because of games like Makeruna! Makendou Z and Power Dolls FX.

Post by Pasokon Deacon »

Does anyone have Nirgends? I don't know if that stores its music as Redbook or ADPCM.

Post by Kaminari »

ADPCM only.
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Post by 2ch-H »

I was ripped, it is ADPCM of Doukyusei 2(and Redbook CDDA wav).
http://www.mediafire.com/download/8e3nu ... 2_PC-FX.7z

(* .PCFX) Filename extension is what I gave for the sake of convenience(actually a ADPCM is no header).

Convert using the fx2wav

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for %%f in (*.PCFX) do fx2wav "%%f" "%%f.wav" /f15780 /bs0x4000 /x1.000  /lp2 /fo10000 /FMT=ADP /of44100 /m /hf /mm /isl /cf /v /fil=bp
41 Happy Talking_a.PCFX and 45 Chime.PCFX is noloop track, please use here.

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for %%f in (*.PCFX) do fx2wav "%%f" "%%f.wav" /f15780 /bs0x4000 /x1.000  /FMT=ADP /of44100 /m /hf /mm /isl /cf /v /fil=bp
This has been converted mp3.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/ln5cy ... FX_mp3.zip
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Post by Cosi »

So, do I have to use a Virtual PC all the time? Or just for one thing? I couldn't understand well that part. Thank you :)
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Post by 2ch-H »

Cosi wrote:So, do I have to use a Virtual PC all the time? Or just for one thing? I couldn't understand well that part. Thank you :)
Windows 98 SE or earlier is required to cut out the RAW data of ADPCM.
(If you actually have a Windows 98 SE or earlier, or if there is a way to cut from the CD image, Virtual PC is not required.)

FX2WAV has confirmed to work with Windows 8.1 64bit. (Probably also works with other Windows Version)

Caution when using the virtual PC and virtual disks.

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CD image you are skip the pre-gap as described above does not recognize on a virtual PC. (That will be shifted 3 seconds)
Please re-ripping the CD image in Cdrwin or CdManipulator.
If you re-ripping using Daemon Tools, please mount the SCSI to install SPTD.
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