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swap magic 3.6 won't boot games

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by RiveraC, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. RiveraC

    RiveraC Member

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    I've tried two different games (Fight night round 2, and tekken 5) and I cannot get them to boot. I burned them at 1x with dvd decrypter and alcohol 120%. I've wasted at least 5 dvds on each. I'm tired of wasting dvds burning different ways. I get the message with swap magic 3.6 that it is not a valid ps2 disc after I used swap magic and slide tool.I heard something about patching or something you have to do or maybe some games need another program or something.I'm out of ideas and I just want to play my games.BTW I'm using dvd-r.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. pjfclee

    pjfclee Member

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    This may be a silly question but i was stupid enough to try and boot dvds up using swap magic cd version. I got the cd out and put it in my ps2 without even checking if it was the dvd or cd version.
    So are you deffentely using dvd version not cd.
     
  3. RiveraC

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    100% positive on that too.
     
  4. Jizmak

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    use good media.
    Cheap media wont work.
    verbatim or ritekg04
    Burn at 2x MAX
    tekken 5 backs up perfect no rebuilding or issues.
    Not sure about the other as i dont have the other one.

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/1/15105

    Using DVD Decrypter

    1. Start DVD Decrypter
    2. Select Mode, go down to ISO Read
    3. Select your Reader & Destination
    4. “Decrypt” the ISO Image to the Hard Drive
    5. Wait for the ISO Image to be made
    6. Select Mode, go down to ISO Write
    7. Select the ISO Image file you made, click “Open”
    8. Select your Burner, Write speed & Burn the ISO

     
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  5. RiveraC

    RiveraC Member

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    I done all of that except get more expensive media. I got some AVB dvd-r 8x 50 pack that wasn't very expensive at all.I just don't see that could be the whole problem of this situation.
     
  6. neil16377

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    i had the same problem in the begining try to rip the iso with decrypter and then burn with nero image recorder at the lowest burn speed possible , about the dvd-r, expensive disks dont always work a mate of mine burns with budget dvd-r and has never had any problems, and i use ritek ridisk 1-4 speed no problems here either £10 for 50 at local market
     
  7. RiveraC

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    I use budget dvd-r and burn at 1 - 2x and burn with dvd decrypter. Nothing I do seems to be able to get the games to work.
     
  8. RiveraC

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    So, is my solid anwser to get more expensive media?
     
  9. snowdog7

    snowdog7 Guest

    dude i used memorex dvd- 8x and x-games to copy you can use dvdcrypter also no problems with tekkenor fight night
     
  10. gridlock

    gridlock Guest

    I was having problems with Tekken5 locking up using Prodisc and burning at 2X, which isn't exactly cheap media. The ps2 is just picky you have to find media it likes and stick with it.

    I went thru about 5 burns and all had the same problems. I was all out of patience trying different things and was going to burn Tekken5 yet again but didn't want to wait for the 2x burn so I decided to burn at 8x (my drives max speed, and the Prodisc rated max speed also) and to my suprise it works wonderfully.

    So my point here is since you tried everything else, try burning at 8X and see what happeneds... its cheap media anyhow.

    I just got ahold of some Taiyo Yuden's very cheap from supermediastore and I've never had a single problem with them yet.

    Oh ya, and I ALWAYS burn at 8x (i'm impatient) and never have any problems on my slim line ps2.
     
  11. RiveraC

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    I've tried 8x before. Still nothing.
     
  12. gridlock

    gridlock Guest

    Well then I'd assume the ps2 doesn't like the media.

    In my experience so far:
    Prodisc 8x DVD-R burned at 2x = skipping FMV and freezeups in gameply
    Prodisc 8x DVD-R burned at 8x = no problems
    Taiyo Yuden 4x DVD-R burned at 2x = no problems
    Taiyo Yuden 4x DVD-R burned at 8x = no problems

    Tekken5 working with no problems on any menu selection with no patch
    Fight Night Round 2 no problems without patch


     
  13. RiveraC

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    I really don't have the money to go out and buy several different types of media to see which works best. I have a brand called avb right now and it's shit.
     
  14. RiveraC

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    Should I try memorex? Wal-mart is out of verbatim.
     
  15. snowdog7

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    listen i use memorex 8 x dvd+ for my palystation back up and they work perfect plus i back-up splinter cell chaos theory with out the patch and it works perfectly just get a copy of x-games software. the best there is around and dvdcrypter is great too
    try it you'll like it.
     
  16. RiveraC

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    I thought dvd+ wouldn't work on dvd+. I'm going to go get some verbatim dvd-r 8x today.Verbatim is the only brand I've heard every person I've asked say is perfect for ps2 burns.I'll let you know what the results hold.
     
  17. cyepumk

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    did you make sure you used the slide tool right?after you put the game disc in and push the tray back in did you lock the game into place?
     
  18. RiveraC

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    Yes, believe me, I've tried everything except better media.If better media don't work then I've come to the conclusion god hates me.
     
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    The only discs that have ever worked in my ps2 were ridata dvd+r 4x and taiyo yuden discs, but the ridata seem to work best, burnt at lowest possible speed, which for me is 2.4x. The media seems to make all the difference, don't necessarily have to get the most expensive, just the one that works, which usually won't be the super cheap stuff.
     
  20. RiveraC

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    Well at sams club a 50 pack of verbatim dvd-r is only 8x. I'm gonna get those.
     

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