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God Of War, hope you guys can help ....

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by Imanovic, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. Imanovic

    Imanovic Member

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    Hi !

    Well I'm a new member of this i-community .. and glad to be a part of the membership ..

    alright, I've been searching like a fool around for just find a solution for this game ..

    I googled up about this freezing thing, and found this topic in here about how you could rebuild this game and then it probably should work ... well I tried to switch layer and it said that you could only do it with a DVD9 ISO ... later i found out that i got a DVD5 .. thats cool, i thought .. BUT the game keeps freezing and freezing at Pandora's Bridge .. I've tried like everything .. put the PSTWO ( slim version ) upside down , at vertical position, tried to disable some options in Options Menu ... still nothing worked .. and I don't want to use a swap, unless i need one to solve this problem ...

    Well I hope you guys know a solution for this game, or if any of you had this kind of trouble ...

    Thankfull for any help !

     
  2. Decon954

    Decon954 Regular member

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    *except the bonus movies*
    *NOTE*
    This fix does not work for use on a HDD only
    for dvd-r backup

    All credits go to SONIX.
    His website is:
    http://www.backuptools.co.uk/

    Apache 2 and other tools can be found at the above address

    For those of you with swap magic disks 3.0 and lower.
    You have to use dvd loader to boot.


    You will need
    1)dvd decrypter
    2)cddvdgen
    3)apache 2 <---ps2nfo.com
    4)SONIX GOD OF WAR TOOL (availible at his website)

    First open dvd decrypter and decrypt the .iso
    to your hdd.

    A complete .iso of 7.97gb is what you need to
    extract both layers.

    You have to use apache 2 to extract both layers.
    The files must be placed together and fully
    extracted (not in .iso form).

    (Iso-buster will not work as it wont extract the
    second layer.

    Extract both layers of the dvd9 into the same directory.

    You are looking for 16 files 7.97 gb
    (make sure you got pak2 file from layer 1 and
    place in same directory as the other files)
    Run the tool click browse, select the GODOFWAR.TOC file and click extract button.
    Sit back and wait....
    Once all files have been extracted you may notice that the total size of files extracted is smaller than the two large files, this is because there are many dupes inside the large files.
    To make a working dvd5 backup, delete all files with the extension *.PSW and delete all the BONUS*.PSS files too. That should leave you with a folder size of about 3.5GIG.
    Run the tool again, select the GODOFWAR.TOC file and click rebuild button.
    Sit back and wait...
    After a while the relink screen will popup, first, click the 'Auto-Relink Dupes' button and that will take care of most of the relinking.. the rest of relinking needs to be done manually. Relink all the *.PSW files to their *.PSS counterparts, e.g.
    relink A01P01.PSW to A01P01.PSS. Relink all the missing BONUS*.PSS files to any available PSS file you want.
    Once all files are relinked you can close the tool.

    You will now have 2 new files in the game folder:
    GODOFWAR.TOC_NEW
    PART1.PAK_NEW

    Delete the original PART1.PAK, PART2.PAK and GODOFWAR.TOC files and rename the new files to remove the _NEW from their names. Delete the 'Extracted' folder.

    a) OPEN CDVDGEN.
    b) SELECT “CREATE NEW PROJECT” AND THEN SELECT “DVD-ROM
    MASTER DISC”. DRAG CDVDGEN TO THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR
    SCREEN.
    c) NAVIGATE TO THE FOLDER THAT YOU CREATED ON YOUR HARD
    DRIVE BACK IN STEP 2 AND OPEN IT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN.
    d) PLACE THE FILES INTO THE SAME ORDER AS THEY WERE ON THE GAME DISK .
    e) CLICK ON EDIT > SELECT ALL.
    f) DRAG ALL THE FILES INTO THE RIGHT SIDE OF CDVDGEN.
    g) LOOK FOR A SLUS OR SLES FILE AND WRITE DOWN THE FULL NAME AND THEN CLICK ON THE “VOLUME” TAB IN CDVDGEN.
    h)TYPE SLUS OR SLES (WHICHEVER YOUR FILE NAME IS) INTO THE 1ST BOX NEAR "DISC NAME"
    i) TYPE ALL OF THE NUMBERS FROM YOUR FILE NAME, WITHOUT THE PERIOD, INTO THE 2ND BOX.
    j) TYPE PLAYSTATION FOR THE PRODUCER NAME AND SELECT THE APPROPRIATE LICENSE AREA.
    k)CLICK ON "REC...".
    l)SELECT YOUR DESIRED STORAGE LOCATION AND NAME THE FILE gow.IML
    m)YOU WILL GET 2 ERRORS, JUST CLICK OK FOR BOTH.
    (If you get one error message, then you have to download “WNASPI32.DLL” www.Nero.com/us/WNASPI32.DLL.html
    and put it in your windows system 32 folder.
    n)THE RECORDING SCREEN WILL POP UP, CLICK ON FILE > EXPORT IMAGE AND SAVE IT ON ONE OF YOUR HARD DRIVES (NOT IN A FOLDER) NAME IT gow.LST
    o) WHEN IT'S FINISHED, YOU WILL HAVE 4 FILES NAMED gow.000 gow.001 gow.oo2 gow.003.

    Open apache 2. Load gow.iml Create .iso

    Burn your .iso with dvd decrypter

    I take no credit in this as it should all go to
    SONIX.

    Keep up the good work.

     
  3. Decon954

    Decon954 Regular member

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    There is a god of war thread that has like 431 post about this game you should have done a search for god of war before you just post something that has already asked. The game will not freeze after you rebuild it the right way.
     
  4. Imanovic

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    I know that, i've read everything ...

    The thing is that you can only Switch layer with a DVD9 ISO, i got a DVD 5 iso, and it freezes up .. but someone sent me a torrent site that said I need a proper version of this, goin to try this now ...

    I'll give you more information after the burning ..
     
  5. Jizmak

    Jizmak Regular member

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    Obviously YOU DON'T

    You have to re-build the game to dvd5 format,
    (unless your running a dms4 chip with the new toxic bios)

    We dont support downloading games here.
    (the GOW torrents Do not play all the way through).

    If you want help re-bulding your GOW original go here.

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/174869

    If your looking for help about downloading pirated material,

    Go somewhere else.

    Welcome to the forums
    But please remember.

    The intention of this forum is to discuss about Sony Playstation 2, backupping DVD based PS2 games, etc. As usual, no piracy allowed.

    We dont discuss or fix downloaded games.

     
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  6. Imanovic

    Imanovic Member

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    Oh my bad ... didn't realized that before you told me man ..

    So you CAN re-build the game with a dvd5 ..

    Well thank you guys ... is there anyone that have rebuilt the game and working 100 % ?

    PM me then, i would be very very thank full ..

    once again thanks for helping my out, keep on going !
     
  7. cuteperv

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    I followed every single step as instructed in the website. However, at the very end when I need to compile every files back into the .iso file, my .iso file was 100 MB over or 3.96 GB and not 3.86 GB like the tutorial said. However, the game loads just file. Not yet I've played 3/4 of the game already. I'm on "Challenges of hades", very close to get Pandora Box.
    And listen to this very carefully. Unless you have a very fast computer, u might be able to save, say 1 hour? into the total 8.5 hours in rebuilding this game. There are 144 movie files, and you have to click on each of them twice. 1st is to split them, 2nd is to join them.
    You must be very careful or u will screw up and have to do it all again, which will take at least 8.5 hours.
    Don't folow the instructions in this thread. Go to http://www.backuptools.co.uk/ and download the PDF format of the tutorial. The PDF file has picture to picture instruction on how to rebuild the ISO.
     
  8. Jizmak

    Jizmak Regular member

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    @ Cuteperv I DONT APPRECIATE YOU DISSING ON ME OR MY THREAD
    (It is STICKIED so it must mean something.)

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/174869

    Funny how these instructions worked for MANY other people.
    But if your only 10 years old and dont know what your doing,
    Then Go look at the pictures because obviously you need them.

     
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  9. cuteperv

    cuteperv Regular member

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    U always should refer any afterdawn member to go directly to the original website to obtain the original tutorial. And yes, your tutorial is very crowded with all the CAPLOCKS characters, then completely lowercase, and especially when it doesn't have pictures like Sonix's pdf tutorial.
    And most of all, my game runs flawlessfly, ty very much. If I did something wrong, my game wouldn't boot at all.
     
  10. Decon954

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    A CUTEPERV If It Wasn't For Jizmak 3/4 Of Us Wouldn't Even Have The Instructions On How To Rebuild The Game Much less Even Know That It Could Be rebuild In 100% Working Order.
     
  11. cuteperv

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    thank u 4 replying.
     

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