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backed up ps2 games wont work....

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by sTyLnK, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. sTyLnK

    sTyLnK Member

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    hey, I've tried backing up my ps2 games and it wont work. The only ones that I've gotten to work are games that are super small and fit on cd's. DVD is another story.

    I use DVD decrypter and I do all the stuff. put in the original game in my dvd writer, go to iso>>read, make the iso then go iso>> write and choose the mds file. I kept getting an I/o error. I thought maybe it was becuase it was scratched. Guess again, I bought espn NHL 2k5, brand new out of the box, tried backing it up. GOt the same I/o error, so its not because its scratched.

    Then i tried Alcohol and it burned fine, but it didnt recognize it in my ps2. I use swap disk or whatever you call it. Like I said, games that are small enough to fit on a cdr work fine. I cant get DVD to work tho. The only thing i can think of is my dvds arent good. But there memorex. Those are pretty good quality arent they? Anyways i'm really confused. Anyone have any ideas? Maybe I'm burning DVDs wrong........I'm new at it....


    BTW, its my first post...=D.
     
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    ^^ I just read another thread and ppl said Memorex is bad. Howcome? There a well known brand......also there dvd-r.

    Maybe thats the prob. The stupid disks. Damn......anyone think it could be anything else? Or have i narrowed it down myself haha....
     
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    yes u narrowed it down yourself... make sure you get better media like verbatim, ritek go4, tdk, or fujifilm(<-- thats the best for me!)
     
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    what mod device are you using?
     
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    ^^ just those swap magic 3 disks or whatever u call them. Damn, I bought 30 of these stupid Memorex disks for nothing then. SO fujifilm is gold for u? Guess I'll buy those then............
     
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    Well, your backups will never work if you 'Just' use the SwapMagic discs to swap. Are you using the eject button when you swap? If you are that's your main problem. Depending on your ps2 version, you either need a fliptop, slidecard, slimtool, tape mod, etc. with the SwapMagic discs.
    ..And also, noone seems to have any luck with memorex dvdr's.

    -hmm, if you're getting an I/O error when burning, then something is probably wrong in your burning process too.
     
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    nope the burning process is fine......I used Alcohol and it worked fine. Everyone says DVD decrypter is great, but I kept getting that I/o error.I have no idea whats up with that. So i thought it was the disks cuz well there crap.
    I use one of those slide tools by the way, so its all good. I'm not that dumb haha. And ya people say Memorex is pretty bad. They do suck, but I've found ALcohol is working pretty good for me with them. Thanx you guys......
     
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    I use Princo DVD-r and they work perfectly. I use Alcohol 120 to create an image of the DVD, then I burn the Image using the defaults. I have yet to get a bad backup.
     
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    The following list is in preference order. The best discs are near the top of the list. The discs at
    the bottom of the list are suitable only for a landfill.

    Almost flawless burns with 95-100% reliable results:
    PVC = Pioneer = (-R)(-RW)
    MXLRG01, MXLRG02 = Maxell = (-R) ... be aware of unbranded fakes
    MCC = Mitsubishi Chemicals = (-R)<--VERBATIM
    TDKG02 = TDK Corp = (-R) ... be aware of unbranded fakes
    TAIYOYUDEN or YUDEN = Taiyo Yuden = (-R)

    Decent discs, though not perfect, about 85-95%
    success rate:

    RICOHJPN = Ritek or Ricoh = (+R)
    SONYD04 = Sony = (-R) ... be aware of unbranded fakes
    PRODISC = Prodisc Media = (+RW)
    INFODISC = Infodisc Media = (+RW)
    RITEKG04 = Ritek = (-R)
    RITEKG03 = Ritek = (-R)
    OPTODISC = Optodisc = (-R)

    Quality can be very questionable, about 50-80% success rate:

    LEADDATA or LD01 or LD or LEDA = Lead Data = (-R)(-RW)
    PRINCO = Princo = (-R)(-RW)
    RITEK = Ritek = (-RW)
    ONIDTECH = OnidTech = (-R)

    Pathetic garbage media, landfill material, about 0-50% success rate:

    RITEKG01, RITEKG02 = Ritek = (-R)
    PIODATA = Lead Data = (-R) ... often sold as "Pioneer OEM" but that's false
    Unbranded PIO = Fake Pioneer = (-R) ... often sold as "Pioneer OEM" but that's false
    Unbranded SONY = Fake Sony = (-R)
    Unbranded MXL = Fake MXL = (-R)
    ACCU = Unknown OEM = (-R)
    LONGTEN = Unknown OEM = (-R)
    AN31, AN32, ANWELL, AN30 = Unknown OEM = (-R)
    OPTODISC = Optodisc = (+R)(+RW)
    MATRIX = Unknown OEM = (-R)
    CMC = CMC Magnetics = (+R)(-R)
    ANYTHING ELSE = Unknown OEM or NEW
     
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