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Burning PS2 Games

Discussion in 'PS2 - CD backup discussion' started by JOWhite, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. JOWhite

    JOWhite Member

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    Of course i'm new to this so i need help. i am downloading KHFM from uTorennt and i need to know where it is being DL'd to and what i need to use to dl it. I do have a DVD Writer. What do i need to do to DL it
     
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    welcome to afterdawn!

    KHFM is a PS2 DVD format game. Thus you really cannot burn it without a DVD writer. but dont despair, dvd writers are cheap, take a look at this samsung for $33 USD HERE

    also, is your ps2 modded, or are you going to use swap discs?
     
  3. JOWhite

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    i have Swap Magic. My LaPTOP is a DVD writer
     
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    sorry. i really mistook what you meant as you DIDNT have a dvd writer.
    my mistake.

    burning the game to dvd really depends on the format of the copy.

    can you give us a filelist?
    eg, just list the contents of the (probably archived) files.

    then we can difinitively tell you what you need.
     
  5. JOWhite

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    all of the files are ISO's ( i think). I use WinAce to extract the rar files but it freezes up before it even tries to extract. Should i use WinRAR instead?
     
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    yea, its worth a shot. chances are that the .rar was compressed with a higher version of winrar than your version of winAce can handle.

    if its just a .iso, then you can use any burning software that handles .iso images, just make sure its running with the "disc at once" setting.

    eg: nero, alchohol 120%, some other software that someone swears by.
    as long as it handles .iso formats, it should work.

    IMPORTANT: I would be an idiot if i didn't mention this, but make sure you burn it at AT MOST half(1/2) of the rated speed of the DVD media, if not less. IE if it says its 16x go with 8x, apparently 4x or less is preferred. This helps avoid making coasters as the lasers in most PS2 (ESPECIALLY SLIMLINE) are really dodgy (read as picky).
     
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    Just passing by. You're right about burning at half the rated speed of your media, especially for PS2 games. However, any lower than 4x can also cause errors as burning too lsow has the same effect as burning too fast.

    People do burn their PS2 games @ 1x (a few i think), but that's ridiculously slow.
     
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    so 4x is the "best" speed to burn at? or is it completely media dependant?
     
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    4X is the speed I burn at, and it has yet to fail me.
     
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    Well, 4x has always been the "standard" speed, if you will. People are burning 16x discs at up to 18x now-a-days with decent results, but that's cos they're show offs ;-)

    I burn my dvds at 4x :)
     
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    It also depends how big the game is, what brand of DVDs are you using, how well your burner performs with an updated firmware and so forth. DVD media brands can be a big decisive factor in what games you're trying to get working because as far as I know and experience, using bad quality brands on huge games, those around 4 gigabytes, assures a failure to boot or quite noticeable problems. It also depends what PS2 version you are using too because the multiple versions of PS2s out there do have different lasers installed in them like for example, when the slim PS2 can't even boot a game, a fat PS2 might be able to although with problems. Also, knowing media IDs of the DVDs you're buying, which you should be aware of, is important too in the process of ensuring quality burns like the difference between the quality of a Memorex CMC MAG with a TDK CMC MAG.

    And like someone or some have said already, burning them too fast and too slow tend to usually have negative results but burning them really fast/slow could be good for an exceptional few so it really varies in some extremely rare cases. As for 16x DVDs, the only ones I'll ever suggest are Verbatim, but I practically never use Verbatim 16x DVDs besides as data discs because I've been happily content with my 8x Taiyo Yuden DVDs for my games.

    Reason why I don't have much faith in other 16x DVDs besides Taiyo Yuden and Verbatim are because other brands, even those Sony 16x DVDs, hardly perform as well as the 2 brands I've liked especially with games that require burning around the 4 gigabyte area. If your game is a good 3 gigabytes or so, it's hardly a problem but burning games like Final Fantasy 12, Tales of the Abyss and Valkyrie Profile Silmeria have all ended up with bad performances when I use Sony in general so I decided to upgrade and have been content ever since. The only games I remember that did well with Sony when I first started was Tales of Destiny 2 and Tales of Destiny (remake), both games which are about 3.5 gigabytes.
     
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    and NEVER EVER under any circumstances use disc tatoo (burns visible images on the data side) on your ps2 dvds... saw a buddy of mine do it and when he popped it into his slimline, it sounded like a jet engine and started spewing out this acrid green smoke.

    ok... thats a blatant lie... but it could probably happen ;]=
     
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    I second that motion. Most notably, those HP DVDs people tend to buy are horrible yet people still buy them. I actually think Memorex CMC MAGs are better than those HP DVDs, but both are already horrible as they are so it's hard to say if any can be or will be better because of the infrequent consistencies both will give you.
     
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    Very good, knowledgable reply Z3120 - we could do with more people like you posting in the DVD forums. :)
     
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    infrequent consistency vs frequent inconsistency
    FIGHT!

    i just lit my goatee on fire with an overheating dual shock controller.....................

    ooooh... i forgot i modded it to have a cig lighter in one side instead of a vibrating motor... doh >,<

    someone want to explain how the PS2 knows the difference between DVD-5 and DVD-r? ahah... more to the point, what is the difference between the file placement on pressed discs as opposed to burnt discs and why the heck can't we burn it the same way? I remember a legend about certain CD-r's with certain firmwares that were able to attain a 1:1 copy of PSX games... this is where our efforts should be, running the mod-chip companies into the ground and free-ing ourselves of the shoddy mass-produced half-assedly flashed silicon wart-removers that are flooding the market.

    im not saying i cant handle a modchip... i still buy my mod chips unwired and wire them myself, gives me more control over their final mounting point. But there just isnt much information available on the differences and the apparent reasons behind the differences (between commercially pressed and home burnt). I know that HK Silver's wouldnt run on my psx without a mod chip. even though i BELIEVE they were pressed, not burnt. so whats the deal.
     
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    Yes they are pressed, and during that pressing stage *I think* (i'm going on something I may have read a while back here - it could be complete BS) they [the discs] have something embedded into them which make the PS2 differentiate them from the rest.

    ^_^
     
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    I'm using Memorex DVD+RW's, and i tried burning them at half-speed with Alcohol 120% but it didnt work
     
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    half speed = crap
    lowest speed = yes
     
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    disk tatoo lol
     
  20. JOWhite

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    actually that was the lowest speed (2.3x to be exact).
     

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