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Grand Theft Auto 3

Discussion in 'PS2' started by Fuzzy_C, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. Fuzzy_C

    Fuzzy_C Regular member

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    i just copied this game to my pc, and was about to burn the iso, but it's extremely strange, the iso is only 300mb, when i extract it, it's a lil over 2gb, should i like extract then rebuild the iso, cause i'm a little worried about using a dvd for the 300mb iso
     
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    If you extract and recreate the ISO don't you lose the most important property of an ISO, namely that ISO are 1:1 copies? That's why I'd say to burn it on a DVD-RW/DVD+RW and test it like this or leave it at that and burn the ISO.

    PS: I know of cases that the ISO is larger/smaller than the extracted files themselves but I've never heard of a 300MB ISO inflating into 2GB o_O
     
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    ya, that's what worried me, i mean, the 300mb iso extracts to about 2.3gb, highest compression i've ever seen in my life
     
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    GTA3 for PS2 is full 4.7GBits dvd... this means full 4.38GBytes.... no way you can make iso of it thats only 300MB... making the iso of this game should take a while and be big... if you compress it using winrar you get like 2.5GB.... but no way 300MB...
     
  5. Fuzzy_C

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    the actual size of the game, all files straight out, is about 2.3gb, the 4.4gb iso files that dvd decrypter makes sometimes i think have some kind of filler in them, i've made copies of games that are 1.5gb and come out with a 4.4gb iso in dvd decrypter, i think vice city's about 3gb, i know the xbox versions are only like 900mb gta3 and 1800mb vice city, gta3 i know for a fact isn't a full sized dvd, and this 300mb iso seems to have all the game files and matches the game size when extracted, it's just very strange that i got a 300mb iso, specially that it extracts to over 2gb, that's why i'm wondering if i should extract then re-make the iso just to see, i know a rar file with a full gta3 copy in it is 1200mb, and extracts to about 2gb, and if i rebuild the iso it should be at 2gb and be the correct size, so i'm gonig to go out and buy a dvd-rw and see if it works with the 300mb iso or if it works after being rebuilt.
     
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    you dont include dummy files or something cuz i could swear that GTA3 AND Vice City comes in a full 4.7 dvd either way in files or TOC....

    Vice City PS2 NTSC

    files 4.34 GB (4,665,440,946 bytes)

    TOC 4.34 GB (4,667,703,296 bytes)

    yes the TOC is bigger but how you come up with the files being only 3gb? lol

    DVD Decryptor says teh same

    Disc Information:
    Status: Complete
    Erasable: No
    Sessions: 1
    Sectors: 2,279,152
    Size: 4,667,703,296 bytes
    Time: 506:30:52 (MM:SS:FF)

    now GTA3 has the thing i like to call FAKE TOC

    files 2.43 GB (2,614,196,254 bytes)

    TOC 4.37 GB (4,698,767,360 bytes)

    Disc Information:
    Status: Complete
    Erasable: No
    Sessions: 1
    Sectors: 2,294,320
    Size: 4,698,767,360 bytes
    Time: 509:52:70 (MM:SS:FF)

    even tho.... the game IS still way bigger then 300MB lol...

    i never seen in my nearly 5 years on backup making such a weird thing as you said in your post...
     
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    ya, i wasn't actually sure about the vice city ps2 size, but ya, i've been backing up games for xbox for a long time, and before that ps1, and made quite a few for ps2 now too, and this is the strangest thing i've ever seen, i've showed it to a few people and they don't know what to think, the fact that i got a 300mb iso is strange enough, but that it extracts to over 2gb is mind blowing, never seen that kind of compression in my life.
     

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