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Dummy Files

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by jas6969, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. jas6969

    jas6969 Guest

    Hi all,

    I was reading a post the other day regarding rebuilding ISO's, and i read something about "dummy files" and that you should remove them.

    Could someone please tell me wot these dummy files do? and why they should be removed?. And how do you know which files are "dummies"???
     
  2. keras

    keras Regular member

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    For Example:

    Shadow of rome has a dummy file. the name is dummy.xxx(i forget the extension).

    all you do is open up notepad
    hit spacebar once
    save as... dummy.xxx(whatever the file extension is)
    then replace this file with the actual dummy file

    they don't hold any information, hence dummy

    hope this helps
     
  3. jas6969

    jas6969 Guest

    Cheers m8 :)
     
  4. cuteperv

    cuteperv Regular member

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    Is it true that the dummy files cause the game to load very slow?
     
  5. berty642

    berty642 Regular member

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    Hi
    The dummy files are there to bulk out the disc as a form of copy protection
     
  6. FreeGamer

    FreeGamer Guest

    Yeah thanks that helps me too!! But I heard a dummy file could be name something else other than dummy.xxx or whatever?!? True or not? If it is named other things could someone tell me so I know which ones are crappy! Thank you 8)
     

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