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GTA san andreas - problematic game of the year

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by hm1, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. hm1

    hm1 Regular member

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    Hi all

    just wanted to say that GTA san andreas seems to be a real problematic game to back up

    it is 4.19gb in size and i've even got problems with disc reading on my pc.

    I own the game but to be honest backing this game up seems to be more trouble than its worth.

    The game rocks but Decrypter, alchol etc have not even dented this game.

    Has anybody else had a problems with their PC.s reading this game or have i bought a funny version of GTA. San andreas ?

     
  2. jonjakjam

    jonjakjam Regular member

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    whats the problem here?
    Its the same as backing up any other game.
    Decrypter and Alcohol rip it fine.
    even works with hdloader.

    What drive have you got?
     
  3. hm1

    hm1 Regular member

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    Hi jonjakjam

    I can't even get my dvd roms to read the game disc.

    It gives system redundacy error message time and time again.

    Is this normal ?
     
  4. jonjakjam

    jonjakjam Regular member

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    well my Liteon dvd rom drive ripped it fine, what drives have you got?
    strange, my nec burner wont even recognise the disk?
    I didnt get any redundacy errors? cant help you there man.
     
  5. Astrotoy7

    Astrotoy7 Regular member

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    yep, this one seem sto be coming down to what drive you have. My drive is the one listed below in my sig, I have had no probs whatsoever ripping this ho hum game.... I am having more fun playing fifa 2005 and drakengard :)


    I would also suggest read mode at 1x if you havent done so already

    good luck !

    if the backup doesnt work, then just play your original, and be careful !
     
  6. hm1

    hm1 Regular member

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    Hi guys

    I've got a sony burner

    Used decrypter loads of times.

    The fact that the disc cannot be read worries me most.

    Can't even get to the burn stage
     
  7. ta3al-mus

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    hey guys
    i consider the meaning of self satisfaction more than u guys.. instead of worrying about that game burning techniques, i just try to understand the fact that this game is not to be backed up, so just buy the orignal or try to forget about it!!
     
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    i had no problems backing up this game using my pioneer 108 to rip and burn with record now, guess as you say it must come down to hardware
     
  9. techville

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    hm1 I hope this helps you
    alochol 120 and dvd decrypter will work
    use maxwell dvd+r

    thanks guys Diesel04 & Winning11
    for your reply
    it worked
    it worked
    I bought some maxwell dvd+r and I was
    able to burn gta san andreas and the new mortal
    kombat.
    So gang I think this is the deal,
    the new gta san andreaS & mortal kombat GAMES
    aRE built on the dvd+r platform
    because I was able to burn the game using
    dvd+r MAXWELL. I WAS ABle to use verbatim
    dvd + r AND MEMOREX DVD+R for gta but the games would load and error out
    message would appear on the screen STATED DISC ERROR... So guys be sure to advise your peers that media is an important
    part of a successful game backup.
    p.s. I have over 40 successful back ups with dvd -r
    MEMOREX with older games ........

    IMPORTANT: NOT ALL GAMES CAN BE BACKED UP WITH DVD + R
    ESPECIALLY OLDER GAMES . REMEMBER THAT DVD-R WAS THE FIRST PLATFORM OUT. SO PICK YOUR MEDIA CAREFULLY ..............FOR EVERY GAME A
    DIFFERENT RULE MAY APPLY THANKS ALOT GUYS
    MAXWELL DVD+R GOOD BURN FOR GTA SAN ANDREAS AND THE NEW MORTAL KOMBAT
     
  10. techville

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    burner liteon
    xp operating system
    , and (alcohol 120% version 1.4 )
    version v7 ps2
    swap magic disc
     
  11. hm1

    hm1 Regular member

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    cracked it at last

    Decrypter rules
     
  12. mcnoodle

    mcnoodle Regular member

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    GTASA RULEZ LOL
     
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    mine worked fine the first backup i made!
     
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    same lol
     
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    I can't backup gta:sa, my computer has an error that the file system can't have files bigger than 4gigs. Douse anyone know how to change a setting in my computer or somthing so that I can have bigger files????? PLEASE help!!
     
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    Hey guys, I have an hp dual layer dvd burner and dvd decrypter. I am not using nero for burning only dvd decrypter. I have backed up about 5 games with success and no freezing, however I backed up san andreas (using verbatim dvd+r), loads and works fine but after the mission gray imports, when I get in a vehicle it freezes and you can hear the game in the background but not playable. Please help...
     
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    Hey guys,
    I just backed up GTA-SA and at the beginning of the first mission, the game freezes and it says "cannot read the GTA disc" I used DVD decrypter and a memorex dvd +r disc. whats the problem?
     
  18. bzboarder

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    i backed it up fine with dvd decrypter and my sony burner. burned it at 4x and no freezes or hangups at all.
     
  19. mcnoodle

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    mines perfect only some times slow loading times and maps disappear
     
  20. Crimson1

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    My first burn of the game didn't work, it kept freezing when loading. The second one is working flawlessly. I'm using XPSP2 with LG GSA-4082B
    and no-name dvd-rs. I've always used DVD Decryptor.
     

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