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dummy file needed for sonic heroes.

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  1. skorpeo

    skorpeo Member

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    Can someone please help? I was reading the instructions for Sonic heroes, and it says that we need a dummy file from the swapmagicfix site, but I cant find the place to download it. I'm sure that I'm probably just not looking in the right place. Can someone point me in the right direction or send me the files I need? Thanks for any help rendered.
     
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    Make a new text document on your desktop.
    Press the 'spacebar' once inside the document.\
    Then save it as DUMMY.BIN.

    Congratulations you have made a 1kb dummy file.
    Now use Apache 2 or Isobuster to extract the files
    from your original .ISO and replace the Old DUMMY file,
    With the new one you just created.

    The only thing to be wary of is to keep the files IN THE SAME
    ORDER when re-building your .iso file.

    If you dont get them in the same order they wont work.
    Normally I just take a screenshot of the files first,
    So I know the EXACT order when I re-build my .iso

    See picture below (AS AN EXAMPLE) and good luck

    [​IMG]



     
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    skorpeo Member

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    Thanks for the quick response, I'm gonna try it and let you know what happens, thanx again.
     
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    No problem its pretty easy to do once you get the hang of re-building.
    Heres a link to a good re-building guide if you need.

    Software required:

    DVD Decrypter
    Iso Buster
    cddvdgen
    Nero
    Apache 2

    1) Use DVD Decrypter to extract the iso from your hard-drive.

    2) Create a new folder, Extract all the data in the iso
    into this folder using isobuster.

    Dummy Files:
    Some games have dummy files in them. They are used to increase the
    size of the image and to copy-protect the game. Burning games with the
    dummy files left unchanged will result in a game that does not boot
    (using swap magic anyway). To remedy this annoyance follow these fun
    steps.

    a) Create a new text file. Open it and press the space
    bar, then close it. This creates a byte of data in the text file.

    b) Rename the text file you made to the exact same name
    as the dummy file in your folder. The dummy file will be called
    something like DUMMY.DAT, DUMMY.000, DUMMY.001 etc, GARBAGE.DAT.

    c) Overwrite all those dummy files with the blank ones
    you've created. (Games generally only have 1 dummy file, but some have
    multiple dummy files

    3) Open up cddvdgen, you want to create a new DVD
    project, the middle one. Drag over the new file you have created using
    Iso buster, making sure you place them back into the same order as
    they where in iso buster.

    4) When you finish this go to the Volume tab and input
    the follow data. Search though the folder you created with Iso buster
    and locate the File, SLUS or SLES, note down the file name and number,
    in the first box beside name, type the name you found, example (SLES)
    followed by the number, without the period. Example (54322). Fill in
    PLAYSTATION for producer, and the licence area is your area.

    5) Click the record button at the top right and save it
    to your C drive again. Name the file as f4.IML. You'll get 2 errors
    but just hit ok and the recording window will load. If you don't then
    you might be missing the wnaspi32.dll. Nero should have this if you
    need it.

    6) Go to file and export image to C drive (not a folder)
    and name it f4.LST

    7) Open up a dos prompt and go to your desktop, for most
    of you the command will be "cd desktop" remove the quotes. From here
    type "copy /b f4.000 + f4.001 + f4.002 + f4.003 f4.iso" and this
    combines your files. This also assumes you have a file named f4.003,
    if your files only go up to f4.002 don't add "+ f4.003", just put a
    space and f4.iso at the end. From here hit enter.

    7.b) Alternativly you can save some time by using apache
    instead, Open apache 2. Load f4.iml Create .iso

    8) Open up Nero burning rom and create a new UDF/ISO DVD
    (It's the last one in the list). Burn it at 4x speed.

    9) Enjoy your new backed up gameā€¦


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