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shrinking the size of game images on the HDD?

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by raviadso, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. raviadso

    raviadso Member

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    I've heard discussion on the net that many PS2 games have empty files on them to make them more difficult to copy. How would you go about finding out if a specific game has that and how would you shrink its size? Is there an FAQ somewhere?
     
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    if your making a 1 to 1 backup, you don't need to get rid of any files, unless you are trying to put a dvd game on cd.
     
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    "I work for a company called Gamecrazy here and I am enormous game enthusiast. I get all the games at work for 10 bucks a pop so I've gathered around 30 XBOX games, 15 GC games and about 50 PS2 games. These are all legit. I just hate swapping discs, I hate loading time and I think there is something awesome about bringing a console over to a friends house that has nearly every game you'd want to play already installed.

    My problem is that I backed up about 40 games and I ran out of memory- a lot of the games are 3-4 Gigs. I hear that on many PS2 games there is an empty file that increases the overall size of the game, removing that file can reduce the overall size by 1-2 gigs. That would allow me over 40 games to put the additional 10-15 games on there. Anyone have a FAQ or any advice. If I get some good links, then this thread could be locked up tight."

    It's more a concern of size on a HDD
     

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