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ps2 cd burning problems

Discussion in 'PS2 - CD backup discussion' started by exile78, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. exile78

    exile78 Member

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    First let me say hello and thanks a lot to all you contributors, i have lurked here for a few weeks (a few weeks ago i knew nothing about burning ps2 games) and learnt lots of extremely useful stuff - i have burned loads of ps2 games to dvd, no coasters. I have a v3 ps2 and swap magic 3.3 with slide tool.

    My problem is with cd games - some burn fine (maximo, marvelvscapcom2), but a couple of others (worms forts under siege, snes station) give me a 'not a valid ps2 disc' after swapping discs with swap magic. I have tried alcohol 120% and also dvd decrypter. Probably I think it is my media (memorex 52x, kind of blue/greenish bottom)- but i have had problems finding out which cd is best for ps2. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. PimpDawg

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    Are you burning at the lowest speed possible? I burn my cd based ps2 games with clone cd, as it lets you burn at 1x.
     
  3. PimpDawg

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    Also, to relate to you alittle bit, I used to burn my cd based ps2 games using alcohol 120%. I was burning them at the lowest speed possible, 8x.

    Most of the time my games would boot, but I did have problems with a few games not booting at all and I could not figure it out. So I burned the discs with clone cd at 1x and that took care of the problem for me.
     
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    What program is best to burn splinter cell Chaos theory?
     
  5. PimpDawg

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    I always use Alcohol 120 to backup my ps2 dvd based games and burn them at 2.4x
     
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    Does it work for you all the time? what cd do i write it with a blank CD-r or a blank DVD?
     
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    Could you please give me a walkthrough on how to use Alcohol 120%?
     
  8. exile78

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    thanks for replying Pimpdawg.
    I have been using alcohol 120%, the lowest speed my version allows me is 4x. I'l get my hands on cloneCD and try that today, will post results later. Thanks again.
     
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    Do I need a mod chip or swap magic in order for the copy games to work?
     
  11. PimpDawg

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    Yes, you will
     
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    How about the gameshark trick? Can I use that?
     
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    I know that you can use Gameshark 2 to boot ps1 games, but I'm not sure about ps2 games??
     
  14. exile78

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    hiya, i think i should have been more explicit in the first place, the games I am burning are a combination of backups from my originals, and downloaded games. I have had no problem backing up using alcohol - it is the downloaded ones that I have problems with. DVD games - no problem. CD games less than 50% success rate. Tried Nero yesterday and it worked for one of the downloaded games, but not for others. don't get it.
     
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    just wondering if anyone can help me out with my problem

    got a v12 ps2, swap magic 3.6 and cdloader v6

    when i've burned worms (PAL) to a normal cdr and try to play it, i get the message "please insert a ps or a ps2 format disc", when i've burned ace combat 2 or 3 (both NTSC) to a normal cdr and try to play it, cdloader says both are an 'invalid disc' but when i burned street fighter ex3 (that's also NTSC) to a normal cdr and tried to play it works fine

    i've been burning all 4 games on the lowest setting possible and have used the same media type (datawrite cdr's) via alcohol 120%, but with the 3 game that wont work i've used cd clone and nero as well but will get the same message

    (should also point out that ace combat 2 is bin file, ace combat 3 is img file and worms and street fighter ex3 are iso file)

    +.just wondering if anyone can help me out with my problem

    got a v12 ps2, swap magic 3.6 and cdloader v6

    when i've burned worms (PAL) to a normal cdr and try to play it, i get the message "please insert a ps or a ps2 format disc", when i've burned ace combat 2 or 3 (both NTSC) to a normal cdr and try to play it, cdloader says both are an 'invalid disc' but when i burned street fighter ex3 (that's also NTSC) to a normal cdr and tried to play it works fine

    i've been burning all 4 games on the lowest setting possible and have used the same media type (datawrite cdr's) via alcohol 120%, but with the 3 game that wont work i've used cd clone and nero as well but will get the same message
     

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