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Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by SlikSak, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. SlikSak

    SlikSak Guest

    First off, I am very glad that I stumbled across this site, there is a wealth of knowledge here!!! OK, to the questions: I understand how to backup my games, how will I know whether to burn it as a dvd or cd? What else is recquired to burn and play a backup of these games aside form the game, and the console? Thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. Jizmak

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    You will need either a)-Modchip or b)-swapmagic w/slide card or flip top
    http://www.swapmagic3.com
    swap magic works on all versions of ps2 and does
    not require taking apart your ps2 or voiding your warranty

    This software DVD decrypter will allow you
    to backup your ps2 games

    DVD Decryptor
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/dawnload.cfm?mirror=0&software_id=298

    First off before you start burning

    Use Quality Media I use
    Verbatim dvd+r 8x 100 pack ( 24.99 )
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002IQ1I0/slickdeals/104-0984492-0108766

    Here is some simple instructions

    1. Take the ps2 game put it in the dvd rom or dvd burner, your choice.

    2. open the dvd decryptor program then go to to tool bar and hit MODE>ISO>READ. Then choose the correct dvd drive that the game is in as the "source". Also choose where you want the files to be stored on the pc hdd. THEN CLICK DECRYPT , or the huge graphical picture at the bottom of the program which makes it run. The game is now copying to your HDD. Take the game out when finished (it might take a while).

    3. Go to the same tab in dvd decryptor and choose MODE>ISO>WRITE. This will then let you look for the files you just created in step 2. Select the file that you just created. (There is only 2 files creadted so pick the .mdf) (The smaller file)Then click WRITE, make sure there is blank DVD in the drive.

    As far as Cd/DVD you will know by the size
    (most newer ps2 games are all dvd btw)

    Good Luck
     
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  3. SlikSak

    SlikSak Guest

    JizMack, thank you for the prompt reply. Just think, I have been trying to get this info for about 2 months now surfing the web to no avail; thanks for the input!!!
     
  4. Jizmak

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    good luck im sure youll find the
    answer if you Hang around here long enough.
    Let me know if i can help any further
     
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    Jimak.

    That procedure seems to work for most games, however, as i am trying to back up san andreas, using the default setting for decryptor seems to stop at about 80% and prompting me with a i/o error. Is it me or is it the game that require special technique to backup?

    thanks for any input
    --Rah
     
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    I backed up GTa:SA with no problems.
    Using the same method.
    Make sure the disk your coping is clean
    Make sure you turn off any background applications,
    Make sure you are using good media
    And at a slow speed 1x.
    Maybe Laser is Dirty?
    If all else fails you could use alcohol 120 but i
    Dont Recommend.
     
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    >Make sure the disk your coping is clean

    Do you mean the ps2 disk? It seems clean, I wiped it down with a soft cloth.

    >Make sure you are using good media

    This is for the burning process right? I have yet to get to that point.

    >And at a slow speed 1x.

    I tell it to read at 1x, but the speed varies on its own?

    >Maybe Laser is Dirty?
    >If all else fails you could use Alcohol 120 but i
    >Dont Recommend.

    I tried alcohol 120% and it fails me too?

    When you burn is it typical to have the buffer be high near 100%? When i decrypt, my buffer rarely exceeds 4%. IS that a problem?

    thanks
     
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    The original should be 4.19 gb

    Maybe your firmware needs to be updated.

    I use alcohol 120 build 1705
    I used dvd decryper 3.5.2.0.

    Sorry i cant be of more help.

     
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    firmware?

    Can you elaborate what firmware would I need to update?

    If your refering to decryptor or alochol...then I am using the latest and greatest.

    Thanks for helping me eliminate possible problems tho.

     
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    Firmware -

    Sort of a "operating system of the hardware", an embedded instruction set built-in or flashed into a hardware equipment, such as a router, CDR drive, DVD-ROM drive.

    Good Luck
     
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    Some dvd discs, for some ungodly random reason just have a block or two that cannot be read. The read speed will plummet to 0 and it will fail. I've had this happen on about 4 or 5 perfect, new, pristine discs in the past. I think it has to do with the shape/angle of the metal layer embedded in the plastic of the disc. Often, they even seem to play perfectly too. Sometimes you can see an area of metal that looks slightly darker as if it was damp in the disc which is a telltale sign of the manufacturing defect. Anyway it's pretty rare and it only happens like .5% (that's half of one percent) of the time to me.

    Just find another copy of it, or return it to the store and say it didn't play in your ps2/dvd player. The new one WILL copy flawlessly.
     

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