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Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas Successful or Failed Backup?

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by mcnoodle, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. mcnoodle

    mcnoodle Regular member

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    So who out has successfully bcked up San Andreas if u have plz post the method u u sed
    E.G Brand of media,dvd burner,mod chip etc
    thx !
     
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    devilhunt Active member

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    i have a successful backup of gta:sa it was made with the following pioneer 108, sonic record now, ritek g04 dvd-r discs burnt at 2x this backup loads in my v4 with magic 3.1, my v7 with swapmagic/fliptop and my mates v9 with duo 2se
     
  3. mcnoodle

    mcnoodle Regular member

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    cool!my SMD's and flip top is in the mail i have san andreas ready to be burned LOL BTW devil i just bought 25 DVD for 15 euro(bout12.50USD)i know that i prob a shit media(BULKPAQ u heard of them?)any ay is there a chance that a shit media could work on my v5 or v6 ps2
    thx
     
  4. devilhunt

    devilhunt Active member

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    i personaly am not a big fan of bulkpaq media(had a bad experience with them in the past)but have not used there media in over a year so have no idea of the quality on there media nowdays
     
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    mcnoodle Regular member

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    ok thx any way do u think they will work ?? what was your bad experience ??i have v 5 or 6 ps2 not sure !
     
  6. devilhunt

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    i bought a 25 cake box of them the discs were the old 2x green topped dvd-r discs, they all burnt fine but when they were played back they would all freeze about halfway through the disc but as i said that was over a year ago and the quality of there discs might have changed also the dye they are using has probably changed to, so my experience with there discs will hopefully not be experienced by you
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]dvd loader http://members.cox.net/candrid2/index.html
    identify your ps2 version http://www.modchip.com/ps2/ps2id.htm
    using swapmagic got problem game check out http://www.swapmagicfix.com/
    ntsc/pal patch http://www.geocities.com/jayteemaster2003/[/small]
     
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  7. mcnoodle

    mcnoodle Regular member

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    yo mine are 4 x orange topped and purplee underneath it p.s devil are u from england cause bulk is english i think !
    thx
     
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    can u guys tell me how big GTA: San Andreas is??


    thanks guyz
     
  10. devilhunt

    devilhunt Active member

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    it's 4.19gb
     
  11. gash1986

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    have the original copy of gta-san andreas and i tried to back it up using alchol 120% with a datawrite dvd-r disc and it wudnt work
    i then tried burning at a slower speed 1x and it loads up but didnt appear on the screen
    i have nero but dont know how to use it
    i am trying dvd decrypter at the minute but i need help on how to backup this disc

    intel pentium4 3.0ghz
    dual layer dvd-rewriter
    2.4xdvd+r dual layer
    120gig
    512mb
     
  12. MRSIRCOOK

    MRSIRCOOK Regular member

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    i also had a succesfull back up
     
  13. picz

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    gash 1986

    to make backup with dvd decrypter all you do is go to
    iso -> read
    then
    iso -> write

    to make backup using nero all you have to do is go to "dvd" in the drop down box and then go to "dvd copy"
     
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  14. 4u2break

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    i have a successful backup using ridata and dvd decrypter...however, the game sometimes freezes for a few minutes when driving a car, and I get and error message "error reading SA disk"...and then it just starts up again where I left off. I have a ver 7, with flip-top and swap magic. I did not see a swapmagic fix on the SM web site. Has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix it?
     
  15. jonels

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    Maxell DVD+R x4 burnt on a Pioneer 108 dual layer, made 2 backups using alcohol at 4x and they play just like the original on a 1 month old V10 and an old V4 consoles
     
  16. mcnoodle

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    cool hope mine turnms out good :p
    BTW any 1 hear of BULKPAQ and QP media DVD-R??
    are they good ?
    do they do the job on a v5 ps2?
     
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    I got a perfect copy using alcohol 120 with stoans settings............and its on a 1x -rw lol
     
  18. mcnoodle

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    sweet mraad what v ps2 u got that reads -rw?
     
  19. jonjakjam

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    San Andreas work perfectly on my v3, I used dvd decrypter with Verbatim dvd-r =)
    Stick with high quality media such as Verbatim or TDK and you cant go wrong.
    Dont use Bulkpaq... totally useless!
    SA also works great with hdloader.
     
  20. teggy

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    I got a perfect backup on GAME brand DVD - R(it says its an optodisc in decrypter)

    It's perfect although there are 3 minor acute annoyances that do not effect gameplay.

    1: It takes 3 attempts to boot each time, thats swapping dvd for backup with swap magic 3 times.
    2: Loading times for getting to cutscenes and going in and out of some buildings is a little slow, not to slow under a minute and it loads.
    3: It freezes occasionaly, but it starts back up at the exact same point in about 2 seconds.

    Aside from those minor annoyances its perfect.

    When I say perfect I mean the game is perfect backup, the actual real game sometimes loses textures on buildings and sometimes buildings dissapear. If you notice that on a backup it's not the backup, it happens on the real disc to. It happens because the game is so huge and it takes it so long to load, the game loads slower than you are playing. So much is going on if it loads it all and maintains it, the game would freeze anyways. So it keeps it going steadily and these graphic glitches arnt really annoying its only when graphics dissapear and u try to go into a building and keep ramming a wall because you cant see it... so to note the graphics glicthes are in the real game to... and he backup copy is perfect, minor annoyances really are minor.

    Excellent game, go out and get it right now!
     

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