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games larger than 4GB

Discussion in 'PS2' started by jonesin39, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. jonesin39

    jonesin39 Member

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    I am trying to backup 'manhunt' with Alcohol 120% and it pops a window up telling me:

    "FAT32/FAT16 file system can NOT store files larger than 4GB! Do you want to continue dumping?"

    what's this all about? Will it still copy?
     
  2. dazz187

    dazz187 Member

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    You're basically screwed... format your computer and do it NTFS file system instead of fat... fat can only handle 4 gig files which at the time it was made was a lot... but now it isn't that big and you can't backup your game with alcohol... just do a direct copy with nero 6 it works much better.
     
  3. devilhunt

    devilhunt Active member

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    the maximum file size for fat 16/32(which it your file alocation table what windows uses)is 4 gb this is the problem you get with windows 95/98/me idealy to do 4gb+ backups you nee to use win xp if you are already using win xp then convert your file system to ntfs.i myself have never used alcohol for dvd game backup but most software will just split the file into 2 or more pieces usualy with a equivlent cue type file so when you burn it it knows how to put it back together
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  4. Dany22

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    I use recordnow max to backup dvd games this includes 4GB ones too..and it doesnt pop-up this message..i was able to make an image of a 4GB game..an im using fat32 on winxp pro...as for the ntfs..i tried to backup chaos legion on an ntfs partition..but after booting the dvd in my ps2 i was not able...bring back at the browser screen..i tried after the same image on a fat32...booting was fine..but i wasted a dvd

    Peace,

    Dany22
     
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    sly_61019 Senior member

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    jonesin, use dvd decrypter (free) and it will create 2 images (one 3.99gb image and the other the rest of the game) with a .mds file to link them together. Then just burn the .mds file with dvd decrypter.
     
  6. Xian

    Xian Regular member

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    If you are running XP or Windows 2000 on a FAT system, you can convert the file system to NTFS without reinstalling or reformatting. From a command prompt type convert <drive letter>:

    Note that this is a one way conversion, you cannot convert back to FAT, only to NTFS using it. If you are dual booting or anything like that then DOS or Windows 9x won't be able to access that partiton. I would also make sure that you have a backup of any data on that drive, though I have never seen the convert program have any problems. However it would be just my luck for a power failure or the like while it was doing it.
     
  7. jonesin39

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    thanks guys..i should have investigated before i asked the question. I actually figured it out from another thread. My c: drive is fat32 and my d: drive IS ntfs, so I was able to make it happen. Although Alcohol is the only program that seems to work for me. Nero, DVD Decrypter don't seem to want to burn the games for me....
     
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    I had the same problem, but then I learned I could convert with no formatting. It's a very quick and simple process.
     
  9. sideshow

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    I also have a FAT32/windowsxp setup. I use RecordNowMax for all ps2 dvd images. This program splits 4GB games into about 4 different files thus eliminating the retarded FAT32 no 4GB archiving rule.
     
  10. Cyprien

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    in 120% you can actualy pick what size the image will be(4 gigs 2 gigs 1 gig they really did it.... so take a look in 120%..... so it's not really a problem dont you think they will make a program w/o this kind of thing?.... problem solved.... btw for all you know it all out there.... every program that copy dvd's create large files no matter what... and EVERY single prog also has this thing called size pick... you all should know that aswell... you dont need ntfs for this kind of thing... so there... we learn new thing today now did we {^_^}
     

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