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Backing Up Games Over 4 GB

Discussion in 'PS2' started by Tonalator, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Tonalator

    Tonalator Guest

    I have tried countless times to backup my PS2 games, and I have failed many times. The times I failed were when I tried to backup games larger than 4 GB. When I use Alcohol, it says that the folder I am trying to put the file in cannot support files larger than 4 GB. I have also tried to backup "on the fly," but this results in the game freezing and/or not having the same graphics as the original, i.e. blurry objects, missing doors. Does anyone know what I should do in order to be able to backup PS2 games over 4 GB? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. marujuju

    marujuju Member

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    Are you using a duel layer burner?
     
  3. scorcci

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    Why don't you try the DVD Decryter, I have no problems with it.
    Save the image on your HD (read mode) and burn it later (write mode).
    Good Luck
     
  4. Tonalator

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    I tried using Decrypter but it doesn't recognize either my DVD-R or DVD-Rom drive. And no, I do not have a dual layer burner. Do I need one in order to backup games larger than 4 gigs?
     
  5. devilhunt

    devilhunt Active member

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    just a guess but are you using fat 32 as a file system, if you are and your running win xp/nt/2000 you can convert to ntfs that should solve your problem
     
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  6. nrk4594

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    Try using DVD Decrypter:

    www.dvddecrypter.com/index.php?act=download

    1)Run the program
    2)Select Tools-->Settings...
    3)Select ISO Read Mode. Set your settings to these values.
    File splitting - 4gb
    Create MDS File - check it
    4)Click ok.
    5)Select Mode-->ISO-->Read
    6)Select the dvd drive with the game in it as the source and for the destination, select where you would like to save the image of the game to.
    7)Select File-->Decrypt
    8)After the image has been made, select Mode-->ISO==>Write
    9)Locate the .mds file you just created for the source.
    10)The Destination will be the dvd burner you want to burn the game onto.
    11)Select your preferred write speed.
    12)Select File-->Write
     
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  7. Oner

    Oner Moderator Staff Member

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    Devilhunt and nrk4594 are on the right track. It's not the program you are using it is most likely the File System you are using with Windows i.e. Fat32 cannot use files over 4 gigs while NTFS can. There is an easy fix, you have 2 options

    1. Split the files from within the program (Use DVD Decrypter and split the file)

    2. Partition your Hard Drive to have a space that is formatted in NTFS (I would do this myself in your situation)
     
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  8. Gazcoigne

    Gazcoigne Regular member

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    open a msdos window and type:

    cd\

    then

    convert c:\

    the pc will do the rest and change the filesystem to NTFS without harming your files
     
  9. Tonalator

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    Gazcoigne, I tried doing what you said, but when I try to type the stuff in it says "bad command or file name" or "Too many parameters - c:\" Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? Am I supposed to type in cd\ and then hit enter and then enter the rest exactly how it is, or am I supposed to do something else? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
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  11. Gazcoigne

    Gazcoigne Regular member

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    nice link soz i forgot the help bit :(

    been ages since i did it!
     

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