I’m in DIRE need of space, and the OCD in me needs to get a standardized file-type on some of these systems.
UPDATE - I have compressed these files, update post at post #26 in this thread contains results!
TL;DR – I need to compress the bejesus out of my disc games, CHD seems like the way to go, how do I do this for each system to get into the new chd format, and also how to convert the old chd format on DC to the new.
NEC Turbo-Grafx-CD - Complete US set, with a bit of JP games. Some of these are in bin/cue and others in iso/cue. (Yes, with a cue file) – 27.5GB
Panasonic 3DO - Near complete US set, all in iso format – 76.8GB
Sega CD - Complete US set. (I think) All in bin/cue – 70.9GB
Sega Dreamcast - Near Complete US set, with a good amount of JP games. All official games are * old * CHD versions of GDI files. As well as cdi for homebrew/prototypes. – 178GB
!!!Regarding Dreamcast CHDs!!! - based on a previous conversation with @Awakened and some testing, It’s come to my attention that the ReDream core only accepts the * new * CHD format; while Reicast only accepts the * old * CHD format. This leads to 2 questions.
1.) reicast_libretro is currently my primary DC emulator. Is ReDream in a place where it’s worth switching over? I mostly play Sonic and the Fighting Games.
2.) Regardless of #1, based on the progression of ReDream, it will someday overtake the Reicast core. So, how do you convert the OLD chd files, to the NEW standard? Is there a straight conversion, or would I have to unconvert CHD to GDI and the re-convert to the new CHD?
Sega Saturn - All bin/cue files, full US set and some JP (Need a lot more JP) – 120GB
Sony Playstation – Just under 1,000 discs, all bin/cue. – 461GB
Sony Playstation 2 – Ok… so this I’m trying to convert to gz, but JUST to give you an idea of how much room I need, this is sitting at just under 1,000 discs, all CDs are in bin/cue while all DVDs are in iso. – 2.74TB –
My Hard Drive that everything is kept on is only a 4TB external (so like 3.63TB or so) I need to convert these disc systems to make room for the PS2 games primarily, but also some extra space for lingering JP games and some Wii titles I’ve yet to grab. (All WiiCube titles are in gcz format)
Also, MAME is sitting at like 515GB Roms (split) + CHDs (merged) So, any advice on compressing that nonsense is much appreciated as well.