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cd-r ESR patching without wasting a dvd

Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by SaVeD_4, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. SaVeD_4

    SaVeD_4 Member

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    i have quite a few games to patch using ESR & load using FMCB w/ ESR for my kids that are cd and i use dvdscanlite37.
    my question is does anyone know how to apply the ESR patch to files that i unrar and then use iso buster to extract the files to a folder and then use dvdscanlite37 ,and after that you see i use magicISO to create a data or udf .ISO from those ps2 cd files to patch with ESR. only when i try to patch the using ESR says "No UDF discriptor"

    Please note this does not happen if i burn those same files using Nero dvd-rom udf/iso option and then create a .iso using imgburn from that dvd and only then does ESR patch work and then i toss that dvd-r and burn another one and it works.

    Please note if i extract a ps2 dvd game from the rar files i can patch using ESR with burning twice and wasting a dvd-r.

    so i am guessing the the dvd-r that magicISO is creating does not make using the same settings like the same way nero does. can i ask if someone knows a fix for this?

    thank you
     
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    smokyrain Senior member

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    Your extracting the files too much. YOu only need to unrar once and then you will have an ISO file already.

    In Winrar, go to Options>Settings>Integration
    Then untick the ISO file
    That way when you unrar you will see the ISO file

    Then just patch it too ESR and burn it.
     
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    sorry to say that i was a fool for not mentioning this is the issue i have encountered when taking a already burned cd version of the game, i have not yet tried to extract the files for a cd version and the get it ready for ESR although when i do i will try just as you have said.

    as for now , i take the already burned ps2 game cd version and use imgburn to read the cd to HDD creating a bin or iso then i use isobuster and drag the files to a folder ready for patching for dvd-rom setting with dvdscanlite37 i cannot use ESR( it had the "No UDF discriptor" error) so now i burn a created dvd-r and then making another image from that ps2 game now dvd version drag the files to a new folder and finally ESR patches successfully and finally burn again.

    so i am burning the game twice in order to bypass the "No UDF discriptor" error.
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    ok i have been making EsR games with no problem , i just have one question , when creating a EsR ps2 dvd from ps2 cd do you have to always burn 2 disc`s?
     
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    No once you follow the directions to create the DVD from a CD, then you patch that ISO and burn it only.

    So only burning one disc.
     
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    thank you very much !! i will be learning about that nice way to do things now =)
     
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    EDIT:
    one this one tutorial you made titled PS2 CD _ DVD.pdf i dont see where you use ESR before burning the game. i will look in the other link you provided. oh yes the second link is a rather long process to create a dummy file and things like that i suppose that is what Ahead Rom is doing in creating a dvd udf/iso compilation, if not i wonder why ERS has that could not find blah blah error.

    oh one more thing on the tutorial it stated at step five 5 - Create a dummy file, this is necessary, your image must have at least 1.4GB in size or the game will not boot with or without ESR. If you are using ESR and do not use the dummy, ESR will stop at a white screen.

    well i never created a dummy file and they game works burning a disc twice so i am guessing that the dummy file is why ESR is not working when making a iso with magicISO, magicISO does not create a correct dummy file? besides when i did these games the old (waste a dvd disc way.lol) i see no dummy file on the disc that was created using Ahead ROm the first time.





    my original reply
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    your post says:

    Just follow this tutorial - link

    or this one here - link
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    just a silly question although i have to ask since i am a n00bie.lol which one is easier the first on e or the second. =D

    oh i forgot to mention i was doing Metal arms: glitch in the system dvd-rip and wondered if your tutorial works with dvd-rips , thank you -oh realize all i have to do is repair the files with dvdscan first before patching =D
     
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    The pdf file PS2 CD>DVD was created a long time ago before esr, the site went down and I have reposted it. This is the method I have always used, even back with Swap Magic
    You just have to esr patch it after, it is not mentioned.

    There are a few games I have created dummy files for, not all need them.

    There are a few programs that work best with PS2 games. MagicISO is not really one of them.
    And again it mostly games that require a specific rebuilding that need the dummy file.


    I find the pdf file is the easiest, but thats my opinion and is just the method i have always used.


    Ok you have that figured out.
     

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