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WillBoxOwO
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Merge RAR files?

Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:59 pm

Hello there.
Yall probably know by now that im using my Raspberry Pi 3B as my main and only computer. (I learned so much)

But for now, im simply trying to achieve the following compooter task :lol:
Ive been trying to install the "Corpse party - Blood Covered Repeated Fear Books of Shadows [English Patch]" game ISO for 3 months now on my little PlayStation Portable I have right there on my desk.

Sadly, that piece of... hardware just doesnt wants to cooperate. All of my tries thrown tons of errors like:

On the computer:
Impossible to unpack file

On the PSP:
Cannot start game: Game is Japan version
Game corrupted
*Games lauches* Omae wa mou shinderu *realises the game isnt translated*

I just re-read myself and I tought I could share some of my experiences since theyre kind of funny afterall.
So yeah, ive downloaded the game from 20+ different sources without success... Until now. I think.

I have three files here:
pa-cpbosus.part1.rar
pa-cpbosus.part2.rar
pa-cpbosus.part3.rar

Their content is:
WierdFile.url
TheHopefullyTranslatedGamePlsWork.iso

How can I assemble those three so I can finally unpack them and play the thing?
I tried assembling them using "cat pa-cpbosus.part1.rar pa-cpbosus.part2.rar pa-cpbosus.part3.rar > output.rar" without success.
The only file that comes out of it is the "WierdFile.url" thingy.

Any tips?? :roll:
Cheers.
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tempest766
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Re: Merge RAR files?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:06 am

unrar program. If the archive was created properly then unrar is smart enough to reassemble the output.

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WillBoxOwO
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Re: Merge RAR files?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:22 am

Ive heard of this while searching for an answer. xArchiver doesnt seem to be able to do the job tho. I searched for a command to assemble them all but none of em worked.

Its telling me stuff like "put all of the rar files in alphabetical order in a folder and rest is automatic". So... I tried unpacking the first one using "unrar -x pa-cpbosus.part1.rar" but it threws me that error (again...)

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[email protected]:~/Desktop/rarfiles $ unrar -x pa-cpbosus.part1.rar 

unrar 0.0.1  Copyright (C) 2004  Ben Asselstine, Jeroen Dekkers


Extracting from /home/pi/Desktop/rarfiles/pa-cpbosus.part1.rar

Extracting  NicoBlog.url                                              OK        
Extracting  Corpse_Party_Book_of_Shadows_USA_PSN_PSP-PLAYASiA.iso     Failed    
1 Failed
[email protected]:~/Desktop/rarfiles $
The problem is certainly caused by the command... :| Im still searching for an answer. Thank you!
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Re: Merge RAR files?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:32 am

What you aim to achieve sounds of questionable legal status, but I'll ignore that for now.
Generally, you simply put all part files in the same directory and only unrar part 1.

With regards to "game is Japan only", it's region locked and changing your system language is not enough, you require a Japanese version of the OS as well. Two options, buy a Japanese console, or buy the licensed western version, if it exists, which is highly unlikely if you got that message.
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WillBoxOwO
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Re: Merge RAR files?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:36 am

Imperf3kt wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:32 am
What you aim to achieve sounds of questionable legal status
I own the game, the thing is that my UMD player is broken. :)

I just tried double-clicking the first archive. It opened in xArchiver, and I now see my 1.3GB file that I want to play. But when im trying to extract it, a wild popup told me"
An error occured!
Please check the 'Store archiver output' option to see it.

Im still investigating! 8-)
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tempest766
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Re: Merge RAR files?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:40 am

WillBoxOwO wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:22 am

Code: Select all

[email protected]:~/Desktop/rarfiles $ unrar -x pa-cpbosus.part1.rar 

unrar 0.0.1  Copyright (C) 2004  Ben Asselstine, Jeroen Dekkers


Extracting from /home/pi/Desktop/rarfiles/pa-cpbosus.part1.rar

Extracting  NicoBlog.url                                              OK        
Extracting  Corpse_Party_Book_of_Shadows_USA_PSN_PSP-PLAYASiA.iso     Failed    
1 Failed
[email protected]:~/Desktop/rarfiles $
The problem is certainly caused by the command... :| Im still searching for an answer. Thank you!

it is not -x, it is "unrar x archive-part1.rar"

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WillBoxOwO
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Re: Merge RAR files?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:46 am

Okay.
The "store archiver output" error is out of the way now. Fixed it that way:
Head to: Action -> Preferences -> Archive And check "Store archiver output".

But now, suprise suprise... I got the same error I had before. Im only able to unpack the "nicoblog.url" file.... :?
tempest766 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:40 am
it is not -x, it is "unrar x archive-part1.rar"
Still, no difference. Thanks anyways :)
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tempest766
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Re: Merge RAR files?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:50 am

your archive is corrupt then. Did you get PAR files with it? RAR archives are often shipped with PAR (parity) files to reconstruct bad segments.

par2 -r archive.PAR

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WillBoxOwO
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Re: Merge RAR files?

Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:53 am

Nope, no PAR files to be seen. I guess im going to continue my research. Thanks everybody. 8-)
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