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Swap Magic Problem HELP NEEDED BADLY

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by SkippyM, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. SkippyM

    SkippyM Member

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    hi, I bough swap magic 3.6 and slide card a week ago, it took me a while to get use to the way the slide tool worked, but I can use it now, first i gave it a trial, I backed up Devil May Cry and burnt it to a DVD+R ( the make of the disc isent the best) i tryed it in the playstation to, done everything I was ament to do,the game booted and worked like a charm, then i backed up Ace Combat 5, burned it exactly the same way, done everything right.........."Invalid PS2 disc" appeared on the swap magic interface, i downloaded God Of War 2 burnt it tryed it on the same DVD+R......dident work.......tryed to burn it again on same disc.......dident work......tryed it on a DVD+RW............dident work,

    Plz help me, ive read on the forum about a different way of booting with SW...something about putting in a PS2 original game when it asks for a bigger TOC disc.


    BTW: THE GOD OF WAR 2 I DOWNLOADED IS A DVD9 TO DVD5
     
  2. steimy

    steimy Active member

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    1. get some quality DVD's like Verbatim
    2. You may want to try DVD-R and see if those work. I prefer the 8X speed
    3. burn the ISO with IMGburn V2.1 at 4X speed

    Swap Magic is just a cheap mod, some games will work, others will need to be rebuilt or patched.
     
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    i live in Ireland do u think that make of dvd would be around here? well i used alcohol 120% to make the devil may cry backup, which works
     
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    You can get ANY type of DVD on Ebay ;)!
     
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    could someone plz tell me about this other booting method in swap magic, the one were u insert swap magic then u insert a original PS2 game then ur backup, plz a nice detailed tutorial tellin me when to use the slide tool and when to eject using the eject button.

    thank yous
     
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    sorry for the double post, but i need to also know is DVD-R better then DVD+R to burn backed-up games.

    thanks to all who helps me
     
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    You Mean CogSwap ?

    P.S DVD+R is better because it supports BookTyping.
     
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    this is nuts, well i got my ps2 when it came out so it must be between a version 1-4, which i read that the older ones like DVD-R more.
     
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    The only thing is that some games will REQUIRE booktyping so DVD+R is strongly recommended
     
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    steimy Active member

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    "some games will REQUIRE booktyping "
    not at all true. I have more games than i care to count and 98% of them are on 8X DVD-R and every one works. If he has a V1-V4 then he should ALWAYS use DVD-R and most PS2's prior to the V5/6 do not even read DVD+R. Not to mention the fact that some burners can not even booktype a disc in the first place.

    as far as the other method of Swapping, either stick with Swap Magic and a slidecard (if you must, a fliptop would be easier) or get a reputable show who ships to your area to install a good mod chip (Matrix Infinity Green Dot, Crystal Chip V2.0 or DMS4 Pro SE).


     
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    hi, just wanted to say i finally got some dvd-R dsic, god of war 2 runs, i burnt it at 2.4x speed the music cut off and the game sometimes freezes for a split second, so i burnt the game at 4x, the thing is the disc speed is 4X max but ill try it later, i dident even have to set the video mode to NTSC, al i did just use the slide tool to insert the game and normal booted it and it ran.
     
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    yes you can get Verbatim in ireland.i get mine in "harvey normans" in tralee for €9.99 for a 25 pack.im sure other harvey normans sell the same type.
     

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