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Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by 21strand, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. 21strand

    21strand Member

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    I have tried loads of times to back up mercenaries.
    I use dvd decrypter at 1x write speed as suggested but it always freezes when played at the same place . I have tried 3 different disks to copy from but it still freezes . I'm using slide tool + swap magic 3.3

    I would welcome any ideas.

    Also anyone know of swap magic instructions website that I could print out.

    Cheers
    21strand
     
  2. Jizmak

    Jizmak Regular member

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    Mercaneries needs a patch.

    www.ps2nfo.com
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2005
  3. midas1

    midas1 Guest

    use this method, i've tried it and the game works perfect, found this from a thread somewhere:

    Programs needed:
    Dvd Decrypter: http://dvddecrypter.com/index.php?act=download
    Isobuster: http://www.isobusterdownload.org/isobuster_all_lang.zip
    Cdvdgen: http://www.btinternet.com/~ps2rippininfo/tools/cddvdgen.exe


    1) COPY THE PS2 GAME DVD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE AS AN ISO IMAGE.
    a)OPEN DVD Decrypter.
    b)IN THE DESTINATION AREA, CLICK ON THE FOLDER ICON TO CHOOSE BOTH A NAME AND A STORAGE LOCATION FOR THE ISO IMAGE.
    c)CLICK ON MODE > ISO > READ.
    d)CLICK ON THE DVD ICON TO START THE PROCESS.
    e)WAIT UNTIL THE PROCESS IS FINISHED THEN CLOSE DECRYPTER AND GO TO STEP 2.

    2) EXTRACT THE FILES FROM THE ISO IMAGE.
    a) CREATE A NEW FOLDER ON YOUR HARD DRIVE TO STORE THE
    EXTRACTED FILES.
    b) OPEN ISO BUSTER AND CLICK ON FILE > OPEN IMAGE FILE.
    c) NAVIGATE TO THE ISO FILE CREATED IN STEP 1 AND CLICK ON “OPEN”.
    d) HOLD THE CONTROL KEY ON YOUR KEYBOARD AND LEFT CLICK
    EVERY FILE AND FOLDER IN THE LIST.
    e) ONCE ALL THE FILES ARE HIGHLIGHTED, RIGHT CLICK ON ONE OF THEM AND CLICK ON “EXTRACT OBJECTS”.
    f) NAVIGATE TO THE NEW FOLDER THAT YOU CREATED ON YOUR
    HARD DRIVE AND CLICK “OK”.
    g) WAIT FOR THE PROCESS TO FINISH THEN CLOSE ISOBUSTER.

    3) CONVERT THE EXTRACTED FILES INTO 2 BIN FILES.

    a) OPEN CDVDGEN.
    b) SELECT “CREATE NEW PROJECT” AND THEN SELECT “DVD-ROM
    MASTER DISC”. DRAG CDVDGEN TO THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR
    SCREEN.
    c) NAVIGATE TO THE FOLDER THAT YOU CREATED ON YOUR HARD
    DRIVE BACK IN STEP 2 AND OPEN IT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN.
    d) SET THE WIDTH OF THAT WINDOW SO THAT IT IS ONLY 1 FILE WIDE. THIS WILL PLACE THE FILES INTO THE SAME ORDER AS THEY WERE ON THE GAME DISK BUT YOU SHOULD CHECK THEM FOR CORRECT ORDER JUST IN CASE.
    e) CLICK ON EDIT > SELECT ALL.
    f) DRAG ALL THE FILES INTO THE RIGHT SIDE OF CDVDGEN.
    g) LOOK FOR A SLUS OR SLES FILE AND WRITE DOWN THE FULL NAME AND THEN CLICK ON THE “VOLUME” TAB IN CDVDGEN.
    h)TYPE SLUS OR SLES (WHICHEVER YOUR FILE NAME IS) INTO THE 1ST BOX NEAR "DISC NAME"
    i) TYPE ALL OF THE NUMBERS FROM YOUR FILE NAME, WITHOUT THE PERIOD, INTO THE 2ND BOX.
    j) TYPE PLAYSTATION FOR THE PRODUCER NAME AND SELECT THE APPROPRIATE LICENSE AREA.
    k)CLICK ON "REC...".
    l)SELECT YOUR DESIRED STORAGE LOCATION AND NAME THE FILE STAR.IML
    m)YOU WILL GET 2 ERRORS, JUST CLICK OK FOR BOTH.
    (If you get one error message, then you have to download “WNASPI32.DLL” www.Nero.com/us/WNASPI32.DLL.html
    and put it in your windows system 32 folder.
    n)THE RECORDING SCREEN WILL POP UP, CLICK ON FILE > EXPORT IMAGE AND SAVE IT ON ONE OF YOUR HARD DRIVES (NOT IN A FOLDER) NAME IT STAR.LST
    o) WHEN IT'S FINISHED, YOU WILL HAVE 2 FILES NAMED STAR.000 AND STAR.001
    p)CLOSE CDVDGEN AND GO TO STEP 4.

    4) MERGE THE .000 AND .001 FILES INTO A SINGLE ISO IMAGE.
    THE EASIEST WAY TO MERGE THE FILES IS FROM A COMMAND SCREEN.
    YOU WON'T HAVE TO INSTALL AN EXTRA PROGRAM THAT MAY NEED
    EXTRA FILES TO WORK AND COME ON, ADMIT IT, DOS IS SO MUCH FUN!!
    a)CLICK THE WINDOWS START BUTTON AND CLICK ON RUN.
    b)TYPE CMD IN THE BOX AND HIT ENTER.
    c)CHANGE THE DIRECTORY TO MATCH WHERE YOUR STAR.000 AND STAR.001
    FILES ARE STORED.
    EXAMPLE- IF THEY ARE ON THE C DRIVE, TYPE CD C:\ AND HIT ENTER.
    IF THEY ARE ON ANOTHER DRIVE, TYPE THE DRIVE LETTER WITH A COLON AND HIT ENTER.
    d)ONCE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT DIRECTORY-
    TYPE COPY/B STAR.000 + STAR.001 STAR.ISO AND THEN HIT ENTER.
    e)WHEN IT'S FINISHED YOU WILL HAVE A NEW ISO IMAGE NAMED STAR.ISO THAT YOU CAN NOW BURN IN STEP 5.

    5) BURN THE NEW ISO IMAGE ONTO A BLANK DVD.
    USE YOUR FAVORITE DVD BURNING UTILITY TO BURN IT AT THE
    SLOWEST SPEED.

     
  4. cuteperv

    cuteperv Regular member

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    midas1, dont ever post crap like this. The question is how back up Mercenaries and now how to rebuild. Your answer tells nothing on how to back up mercenaries or rebuild the iso file. If any1 who follow your instruction will end up screwing the iso completely.
     
  5. steimy

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    "midas1, dont ever post crap like this. The question is how back up Mercenaries and now how to rebuild. Your answer tells nothing on how to back up mercenaries or rebuild the iso file. If any1 who follow your instruction will end up screwing the iso completely."

    i agree, you need to patch Mercenaries if you use Swap Magic, not rebuild it. And that is a completely different animal. But they should search the posts because there are 100 threads on here about how to back up Mercenaries already, and where to get the patch.
     
  6. midas1

    midas1 Guest

    cute pervert your an idiot
    the method i just mentioned is 4 rebuilding the iso file u idiot and the game worked fine with me. i had da same problem like 21strand and i searched the forums and found dis guide. or u can just patch it.

    and steimy, did u just call me animal u stupid son of a bitch u don know me man so dont fuckin call me animal. u fuckin big dickhead u can either REBUILD DA fusking GAME or PATCH IT u wanker.
    fuckin retard dont know nothing
     
  7. steimy

    steimy Active member

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    midas1 , don't get yor panties in a bunch. and learn how to read.
    I said that rebuilding an ISO was a different animal than patching.
    I know what that guide is for because i know the person who actually wrote it.
    unlike the people who copy and paste it and think they know what they are talking about.
    If your rebuilt it and it worked fine. It is just a lot of manual steps. The patch on the other hand will do all those steps for you.
    Newbies.....
     
  8. SnakeEatR

    SnakeEatR Member

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    Did you call him a "wanker"? Ha ha ha ha ha ha! It's kind of hard to sound tough when you call someone a "wanker", isn't it? I think you owe steamy an apology...
     
  9. LiquidusX

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    lol @ wanker



    there's patch now? damn i had to rebuild it. it's up to you 21strand.


    patch it or rebuild (tho it speed up load times some)
     
  10. LiquidusX

    LiquidusX Regular member

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    also try burning at 4x minimum (8x sometimes works)
     
  11. midas1

    midas1 Guest

    my bad steimy, sorry man.
     
  12. mrlip

    mrlip Regular member

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    haha looks like we have got a Keyboard Hardman!

    Anyway back to the thread, Steimy & Cuteperv, I think that patch does the same thing as rebuidling does. Is it not the patch that outputs a new ISO for you to burn? In otherwords, it just rebuilds it for you. I cant fully remember, because I dont use Swapmagic as I have a chip but I had to do this for patch for a friend who does have Swapmagic.
     
  13. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    midas1

    If I ever see you attack another member or use language like that again you're history. Am I clear?
     
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  14. steimy

    steimy Active member

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    mrlip
    Yep that is exactly what i wrote above. They are the same but patching saves you all those manual steps.
    Although if you have Nero you can rebuild a game in just 6 or 7 steps. It is so much easier it would make you cry.
     
  15. mrlip

    mrlip Regular member

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    Ahh ok I get you now Steimy. Yeah and the Nero rebuild is so much easier, I have never used the CD/DVD generator method.
     
  16. midas1

    midas1 Guest

    SIR YES SIR mr Nephilim sir, mr bad a~#!
    Ooo am so scared, wat u gna do, ban me. Go ahead do it, like I give a shit. wateva man!
    hey steimy sry again bro hope apology accepted ;-)
    i didnt mean 2 cus

    do u hear me moderator aka Nephlim aka the bad a@~!!! :-D
     
  17. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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  18. steimy

    steimy Active member

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    Sorry Neph. i couldn't contain myself
    yeah, apology acccepted.
     
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