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I cant backup PS2 Games, Please Help?

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by mr182, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. mr182

    mr182 Guest

    Hey,
    I Have Been Using DVDdecrypter to backup games, and every is completed successful(backup & burn.)
    However when i go to play the games on my PS2 using fliptop lid and swapmagic 3 they never boot, i get the INVALID PS2 GAME error(or something like that.)

    Can someone please help me please,
    thanks
     
  2. Quake-69

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    Have you tried using Alcohol 120%?
     
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  4. Jizmak

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    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

    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 .mds) (The smaller file)Then click WRITE, make sure there is blank DVD in the drive.

    The following list is in preference order. The best discs are near the top of the list. The discs at
    the bottom of the list are suitable only for a landfill.

    Almost flawless burns with 95-100% reliable results:
    PVC = Pioneer = (-R)(-RW)
    MXLRG01, MXLRG02 = Maxell = (-R) ... be aware of unbranded fakes
    MCC = Mitsubishi Chemicals = (-R)<-----------------VERBATIM MY CHOICE #1
    TDKG02 = TDK Corp = (-R) ... be aware of unbranded fakes
    TAIYOYUDEN or YUDEN = Taiyo Yuden = (-R)<--------------FUJIFILM (made in japan) MY CHOICE #2

    Decent discs, though not perfect, about 85-95%
    success rate:

    RICOHJPN = Ritek or Ricoh = (+R)
    SONYD04 = Sony = (-R) ... be aware of unbranded fakes
    PRODISC = Prodisc Media = (+RW)
    INFODISC = Infodisc Media = (+RW)
    RITEKG04 = Ritek = (-R)
    RITEKG03 = Ritek = (-R)
    OPTODISC = Optodisc = (-R)

    Quality can be very questionable, about 50-80% success rate:

    LEADDATA or LD01 or LD or LEDA = Lead Data = (-R)(-RW)
    PRINCO = Princo = (-R)(-RW)
    RITEK = Ritek = (-RW)
    ONIDTECH = OnidTech = (-R)

    Pathetic garbage media, landfill material, about 0-50% success rate:

    RITEKG01, RITEKG02 = Ritek = (-R)
    PIODATA = Lead Data = (-R) ... often sold as "Pioneer OEM" but that's false
    Unbranded PIO = Fake Pioneer = (-R) ... often sold as "Pioneer OEM" but that's false
    Unbranded SONY = Fake Sony = (-R)
    Unbranded MXL = Fake MXL = (-R)
    ACCU = Unknown OEM = (-R)
    LONGTEN = Unknown OEM = (-R)
    AN31, AN32, ANWELL, AN30 = Unknown OEM = (-R)
    OPTODISC = Optodisc = (+R)(+RW)
    MATRIX = Unknown OEM = (-R)
    CMC = CMC Magnetics = (+R)(-R)
    ANYTHING ELSE = Unknown OEM or NEW
     
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  6. Jizmak

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    Your Disks are the problem

    Stop wasting time and money and get better
    Media (Save those for DVD movies)
    (MOST stand alone dvd players will work with
    any media...But NOT PS2)

    I use Verbatim or Fuji (Made in japan)--Not made in taiwan

    They contain a darker dye (AZO) that works great
    with the ps2.

    Never burn higher than 2x
    Good luck
     
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    how about memorex DVD +R? will those work couse i tried three couldn get it to work
     
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    That list of media is extremely out of date. Although it says that the page was last updated October 2004, it has been the same for over two years. If you look at the disc gallery, most are 1x and 2x media, and only one 4x. (no 8x at all) Many of these companies have since changed manufacturer, and have been ripped off by multiple streams of fake manufacturers. It can be found here:

    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm

    SKC are an A grade brand, but are relatively new (therfore not on the list) . Many major DVD duplication houses use them for mass burning, but make sure they are not fakes (you can use the software mentioned on the above site to test them). If you got them very cheap, they could be fake.

    Verbatim are also A grade though. Just make sure they are not fakes using the test software mentioned above.
     
  9. Jizmak

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    Still a good list to go by.

    i would take Verbatim anyday.

    Memorex are usually not very good for ps2 backups,

     

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