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NBA Live 08 Swap Magic 3.6

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by Rc1510, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Rc1510

    Rc1510 Member

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    Hi


    Im just wondering does NBA live 08 need to
    be rebuild in order to play with my swap magic 3.6.?
     
  2. gumstain

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    i heard that you can refresh the TOC & get it to work that way.
    it is done by inserting swap magic, pressing eject, placing in an original ps2 game that has a lot of gigs (4.37gb), then use the slide tool & put in the backup.

    they say that it should load, but it never worked for me. i'm trying to rebuild it now with isobuster & nero. if it works, i'll post instructions on how to do it.
     
  3. gumstain

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    yes, it worked! i learned this method from Viperino in blackcats. you'll need 3 programs. dvd decrypter, isobuster, and nero.
    ok. here goes.
    step 1

    make a new folder on the desktop,and use dvd decrypter to make an iso image.....MODE>ISO>READ,.....put the image in the folder,if you are comfortable in finding the image on the hardrive,then dont make a folder on desktop.....its just easier this way.

    step 2

    make another folder on desktop,name it whatever the game is called.ie dead to rights 2

    step 3

    open up iso buster and browse for the iso image you just made,
    open it.....you should see a long list of files on the right hand side(that is the breakdown of the iso image)....i.e lots of folders etc etc.

    now we need both iso buster open and the empty second folder open on the pc screen,...so you should have in front of you,iso buster with a list of folders and the empty second folder

    step 4

    now from the list of folders in iso buster,drag and drop them one by one over to the new folder,in the same order they are listed,so start at the top and work your way down to the bottom,this may take some time,as iso buster will extract the files over.



    NOW YOU CAN CLOSE ISOBUSTER,ITS NO LONGER NEEDED

    now this new folder contains the rebuilt game you have just made with iso buster,.....check the size!!!!...it should be much smaller than the one you started with

    step 5

    now we have to burn it......
    open up nero,and select NERO BURNING ROM




    you will see a window pop up with the title new compilation...on the left hand side,there is a list of options,dvd rom,dvd copy etc.....we want the bottom one DVD-ROM(UDF/ISO).click it..then click NEW,(top right)


    step 6

    you will now see a new window with 4 columns,
    now find the folder which stores the game.i.e dead to rights 2,and open it up.
    you should see a list of folders again,like before

    step 7

    in nero,the first column on the left,titled "new"..this is where we want to place the game folders
    so drag and drop them over,one by one,starting from the top working your way down...so now you will see a few folders in the first column,but also so a few in the second column,dont worry about that,its just the breakdown of the folders content

    donr worry if they appear to be listed in a different order,to which you dropped them in,.they will burn in the order in which you put them,although i dont think it matters what order they are placed


    step 8

    now we have all the folders ready to burn...(the blue bar at the bottom should read as the same size as the second folder which contains the rebuilt game.i.e 1.5 GB,if it is in the red,it means you have not selected DVD in the opening page of nero)
    in nero there is an emblem with a dvd/matchstick figure,click it.
    it may give you the message,"error,you about to burn a multi session disc",if this happens,un-check the multi session box

    step 9

    make sure the settings for your usual burning preferences are set.i.e speed,turn off internet etc.......and off you go,burn the sucker
     
  4. blah92

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    Hi i tried the steps u listed above but even after rebuilding the ISO image i still could not get nba live 08 working... i'm using swap magic 3.6 plus with a slim ps2 using memorex dvd+r's and it keeps giving me an error saying "not a valid ps2 disc" any advice?
     
  5. sreten

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    ok wtf i did da stuff u sed it worked
    but then when i tried again it doesnt work at all now
    it just shows the black screen
    wuts goin on?
     
  6. gumstain

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    i used taiyo yuden dvd-r. they're the best for ps2, but you can only buy them online. the next best thing would be verbatim dvd-r. also, i burned it at 4x speed.

    nero burns at either 8x or max by default. also, make sure you place the files in exact order too. i think it matters in what order you put them in.

    for ps2 backups, use dvd-r, and use good media like i mentioned above. i hope my advice helps.
     
  7. blah92

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    ya thanks but for now i only have memorex DVD+R's they work pretty well... burned ffx madden 07 nba street v3 dbz budukai tenkaichi and GoW 2 on it and all worked so far but this nba live 08 and nba 2k8 just doesn't work -_- but thanks anyways... :D
     
  8. gumstain

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    your welcome. but i strongly recommend taiyo yuden. theyre pretty cheap too. you can get 200 of them for about the same price you would pay at a store for 50.

    regardless on the brand that you pick, try sticking with dvd-r. it's easier on the ps2 laser lens. dvd+r kinda strains the laser. buy a small pack of dvd-r's & you'll see what i mean.
     
  9. Slimthuga

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    OK Fellas, First things first!
    1. You know you need all the information from the game to create your iso file. But in this case we are not. When u first insert your game u know how all your files are shown. You have to be very abservant. Look for a BOOT.phb or something file. Make sure it say BOOT. It is the only file of that kind out of all the files on the game. The key is to remove this file, it is blockin us from backing up the game. Make a new folder on your hardive. Name it NBA LIVE 08. Then drag the files from the game to the new folder you have created leaving out the BOOT file that we DO NOT WANT!
    2. Open up Image Burn or DVD Decrypter. Select your (Build) option. In order to create your own iso file. Then select your destination for the iso file to be stored on your hard drive. When finished click begin!
    3. After your file has been created you select (WRITE) in order to write our own new iso file without that crappy BOOT file to keep us from doing our thing!HA I use dvd-r Sony Accucore for my games they are the best!
    4. When your dvd-r is finished burning! Your set bro. Thats it.
    I BETCHA CANT DO IT LIKE ME YO! HAHAHA
     
  10. blah92

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    lol thanks for the guide but i got a question... i downloaded the game and its already an ISO image file i tried to burn it just like that and it didn't work i also tried using my virtual drive to mount the image than use dvd decrypter to build the image but still no luck... most probably i did something wrong, think u can point it out? thanks
     
  11. gumstain

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    if it's already an iso file, you'll need isobuster to extract all of the files. you should be able to see the BOOT.PAD file & remove it.
    i wasn't sure if you're supposed to remove it or replace it.

    i think i'll try it slimthuga's way cause maybe it'll load faster, since removing the BOOT.PAD file will take almost 2GB off the game size.
     
  12. blah92

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    ic... so i just remove the BOOT.PAD file and it'll work? can any1 confirm it pls and thank you :D
     
  13. sreten

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    ok for me when i removed the boot file and put all da others on da dvd-r and used swap magic it just sed invalid ps2 disc in blue
    so it wont work when its removed i think u hav to patch or replace it or something
    but i dont know how?
     
  14. blah92

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    so removing the boot.pad doesn't work... well i got nba 2k8 and it doesn't have the boot.pad file in there but when i burn it on my dvd+r it won't work... it says invalid ps2 disc in blue 2 so if any1 figures out how to get it working post it here :D thanks
     
  15. purposeby

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    got nba 2k8 to work using dvd decrypter to create iso image then used dvd decrypter to burn using memorex dvd-r, this same process normally works for all my backup but nba live 08 cannot get to work using the create iso image process wit dvd decrypter nor nero iso burn, i am in the process of trying to remove the boot.pad file then burn an image from the other files some1 plz post if they find out how to burn nba live 08
     
  16. gumstain

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    i'm not sure what you guys are doing wrong, cause it worked for me. i didn't remove anything from the game. the original size was 4.37gb, but after i burned it doing the steps that i posted, it was reduced to 4.33gb. a small reduction, but enough to get it to work.

    i've heard that boot discs have problems loading games that are 4.37gb. there's an option in swap magic that lets you refresh the TOC size. you do this by loading swap magic, pressing eject, inserting an original ps2 game (DEVIL MAY CRY) that has a high TOC, then removing the original game w/o pressing eject, then insert the backup.

    but i can never get that method to work for me. now as far as repatching the BOOT.PAD file, i heard that you can create a notepad doc & renaming it BOOT.PAD, then use the notepad doc instead of the original BOOT.PAD, but i'm not sure how big you're suppost to make the notepad doc.
     
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    what image was it... from a disc or did u mount it on a virtual drive and create the iso image? please specify to make it clear -_- thanks :D
     
  18. purposeby

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    i used the original ps2 game nba2k8 dvd disc
    open up dvd decrypter
    click mood choose iso read then the folder where u want ya iso image to b saved to hard drive then rip away
    after rip i use memorex 16x dvd-r(Manufacturer ID: CMC MAG. AM3) change mood to iso write
    then burn at max speed neva gives me a problem until tis nba live 08
    gonna give the maxell dvd-r a try tats wat i used to burn nba live 07 on
     
  19. blah92

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    o ic... possible if u can upload ur ripped image? cause i think the image that i downloaded is screwed up maybe put it on a torrent? Thanks
     
  20. purposeby

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    wat version of nero r u using cumstain my version is nero ultra 6 dont c the option to choose the dvd-rom udf/iso
     

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