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The Official God Of War Thread ( SONIX tool fix fully working)

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by Jizmak, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. Jizmak

    Jizmak Regular member

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    *except the bonus movies*
    *NOTE*
    This fix does not work for use on a HDD only
    for dvd-r backup

    All credits go to SONIX.
    His website is:
    http://www.backuptools.co.uk/

    Apache 2 and other tools can be found at the above address

    For those of you with swap magic disks 3.0 and lower.
    You have to use dvd loader to boot.


    You will need
    1)dvd decrypter
    2)cddvdgen
    3)apache 2 <---ps2nfo.com
    4)SONIX GOD OF WAR TOOL (availible at his website)

    First open dvd decrypter and decrypt the .iso
    to your hdd.

    A complete .iso of 7.97gb is what you need to
    extract both layers.

    You have to use apache 2 to extract both layers.
    The files must be placed together and fully
    extracted (not in .iso form).

    (Iso-buster will not work as it wont extract the
    second layer.

    Extract both layers of the dvd9 into the same directory.

    You are looking for 16 files 7.97 gb
    (make sure you got pak2 file from layer 1 and
    place in same directory as the other files)
    Run the tool click browse, select the GODOFWAR.TOC file and click extract button.
    Sit back and wait....
    Once all files have been extracted you may notice that the total size of files extracted is smaller than the two large files, this is because there are many dupes inside the large files.
    To make a working dvd5 backup, delete all files with the extension *.PSW and delete all the BONUS*.PSS files too. That should leave you with a folder size of about 3.5GIG.
    Run the tool again, select the GODOFWAR.TOC file and click rebuild button.
    Sit back and wait...
    After a while the relink screen will popup, first, click the 'Auto-Relink Dupes' button and that will take care of most of the relinking.. the rest of relinking needs to be done manually. Relink all the *.PSW files to their *.PSS counterparts, e.g.
    relink A01P01.PSW to A01P01.PSS. Relink all the missing BONUS*.PSS files to any available PSS file you want.
    Once all files are relinked you can close the tool.

    You will now have 2 new files in the game folder:
    GODOFWAR.TOC_NEW
    PART1.PAK_NEW

    Delete the original PART1.PAK, PART2.PAK and GODOFWAR.TOC files and rename the new files to remove the _NEW from their names. Delete the 'Extracted' folder.

    a) OPEN CDVDGEN.
    b) SELECT “CREATE NEW PROJECT” AND THEN SELECT “DVD-ROM
    MASTER DISC”. DRAG CDVDGEN TO THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR
    SCREEN.
    c) NAVIGATE TO THE FOLDER THAT YOU CREATED ON YOUR HARD
    DRIVE BACK IN STEP 2 AND OPEN IT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN.
    d) PLACE THE FILES INTO THE SAME ORDER AS THEY WERE ON THE GAME DISK .
    e) CLICK ON EDIT > SELECT ALL.
    f) DRAG ALL THE FILES INTO THE RIGHT SIDE OF CDVDGEN.
    g) LOOK FOR A SLUS OR SLES FILE AND WRITE DOWN THE FULL NAME AND THEN CLICK ON THE “VOLUME” TAB IN CDVDGEN.
    h)TYPE SLUS OR SLES (WHICHEVER YOUR FILE NAME IS) INTO THE 1ST BOX NEAR "DISC NAME"
    i) TYPE ALL OF THE NUMBERS FROM YOUR FILE NAME, WITHOUT THE PERIOD, INTO THE 2ND BOX.
    j) TYPE PLAYSTATION FOR THE PRODUCER NAME AND SELECT THE APPROPRIATE LICENSE AREA.
    k)CLICK ON "REC...".
    l)SELECT YOUR DESIRED STORAGE LOCATION AND NAME THE FILE gow.IML
    m)YOU WILL GET 2 ERRORS, JUST CLICK OK FOR BOTH.
    (If you get one error message, then you have to download “WNASPI32.DLL” www.Nero.com/us/WNASPI32.DLL.html
    and put it in your windows system 32 folder.
    n)THE RECORDING SCREEN WILL POP UP, CLICK ON FILE > EXPORT IMAGE AND SAVE IT ON ONE OF YOUR HARD DRIVES (NOT IN A FOLDER) NAME IT gow.LST
    o) WHEN IT'S FINISHED, YOU WILL HAVE 4 FILES NAMED gow.000 gow.001 gow.oo2 gow.003.

    Open apache 2. Load gow.iml Create .iso

    Burn your .iso with dvd decrypter

    I take no credit in this as it should all go to
    SONIX.

    Keep up the good work.


     
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  2. Jizmak

    Jizmak Regular member

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    ANother way to combine files and build you iso
    (Credit to L-burna on this one).

    This is an example of the location of a folder on a desktop which would be GOW in this case.It will then give you a screen like this:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\GOW>

    When you type in the cd it will switch it the C:\ drive pretty simple,basic stuff I know you probably know this but just saying add this in your tutorial alright bro

    Then type this in alright:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\GOW>copy /b GOW.000 + GOW.001 + GOW.002 + GOW.003 GODOFWAR.iso

    The copy /b setting will join all the IML image files together making an ISO file.The GOW.000 and GOW.001 etc... are the files made from Sony Cd/Dvd Rom Generator,and the last part GODOFWAR.iso is the name of the newly created ISO file.

    Just wanted to tell you to add this in alright bro,makes the ISO process alot quicker.Me and you both know going through command prompt is alot quicker than using the GUI program
     
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  3. koiboi

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    this is great but i cant find any PSW files... do you mean PASSWORD BACKUP files? im a noob
     
  4. Jizmak

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    i deleted the files from command line
    del *.psw
    But i believe thats what windows calls the files,
    But take note they are a bunch of them.

    i would recommend doing the delete from a command prompt.

    Now im going to sleep ill check back in the morning.

    good luck peeps!!!!
     
  5. djmunchee

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    in dos what would you type to make it delete the files?
     
  6. iba5000

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    Jizmak what if there are psw files and they don't have a counterpart
     
  7. gotnho

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    do this "Relink all the missing BONUS*.PSS files to any available PSS file you want"

    Can some one tell me exactly where the game froze so i can test my copy? i know it's about 4-5 hrs into the game but like what's the mission and maybe the game save title? thanks.
     
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    been up all night and missing class today just to get this game backed up. I'll be abble to test it in about 5 min. I'll keep everyone posted.
     
  9. djmunchee

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    seems to work like an f'ing Charm. I knew you guys would come through. Big up to Sonix .... you got it goin on brotha.

    let me add one thing cause I'm sure before too much longer some one will ask...
    towards the end of the tutorial in [bold]LINE g)[/bold] instead of a slus or sles file in God O.W. it is [bold]scus 973.99[/bold] you are looking for. hopefully this will at least help save a couple of coasters.
    GOOD LUCK EVERY ONE and I'll be checking in between levels to help answer any ?'s. later
    If you are still having issues with this particular part and this probably goes without saying but the sles#, slus#, scus#, etc.... is also on the face of the original disc directly under the [​IMG] and NTSC|U/C pic.
    maybe this will be the last time I edit this post.
     
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  10. r0c0

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    yea now sonix only has to come with a gt4 rip then he ownz even more , good he is back
     
  11. L84skewl

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    YAY! this made my morning :)
    Can't wait til I have time to try it. lol.
     
  12. LMJCF2005

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    So is there anyway we can see the bonus movies??..example, using the pc like Prince of Persia SOT, you can see the videos with Blink.

     
  13. phong9

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    Yep, If you use the previous version(Genius), you can access the bonus movie in the Title Screen.


    By the way, I have come to the first part of the Pandora stage, but it freeze, I just burn it with Jizmak's method
     
  14. RXV2300

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    Which cddvdgen do I use? There are so many of them. where can I find the right one?
    I just got cddvdgen 1.50 & only thing I see when it's open are:
    Exit, View patch note, apply patch
    Application: cd dvd generator 1.50
    Protection: 71 min cd size limit in iml-files
    Allow different size - Ignoe if already patched & male backup copy
    There is no mentione of "Create new project" as you have mentioned.
    Maybe I have wrong cddvdgen & need another one but don't know which is the correct one.
     
  15. Jizmak

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    phong- stand your ps2 vertical.
    Im not sure why but that seems to
    fix the problem.

    rxv- The newest and current cddvdgen is
    2.0

     
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  16. LMJCF2005

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    But if i extract the videos from the pack to the folder and use an application that let you see pss files will im able to see them or is imperative to be in the pak file?(aka. corrupt the files..etc, i downloaded one but no tested yet since dont have the game but want to know.

    And thanks foir the quick response. Btw, the name of the app is ps2play.
     
  17. keras

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    Huge thanks goes out to Sonix for cracking it and Jizmak for helping everyone out and spreading the word

    Thanks again mate, I successfully backed it up this morning using this method.
     
  18. phong9

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    Very thanks JizMak...and other guys..

    But, I got one more question....

    Can I use the (Previous Genius DVD9 version) to make a RIGHT COPY VERSION OF GOD OF WAR?

    Anyone who have tried this, please let me know....

     
  19. RXV2300

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    Is it necessary to use cddvdgen?
    I don't see any mention of this in walkthrough posted by sonix.
    He only mentions, DVD decrypter, apache2 & God of war tool V.1 - absloutley no mention of cddvdgen.
    Pls. let me know if this is really necessary.
    Thanks,
     
  20. gotnho

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    i think u still need the cddvdgen to make the gow.000 gow.001 gow.oo2 gow.003 files.

    Anyway i got my backup to work but it seem as that the laser move around very fast looking for files and make loud noises when doing it. I think this is due to the re-linking process, can some one confirm this? i play with the original disk and the noise was not there and the laser doesnt move around as much. Does this happen to anyone else? is it healthy for the PStwo? Anyway i'm at the part where i'm (oh yeah SPOILERRRRRRR) about to leave athen for the desert. Does it froze b4 or after this?
     

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