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How to burn PS2 games using MAC?

Discussion in 'PS2' started by Amir Nassar, Jan 23, 2024.

  1. Amir Nassar

    Amir Nassar Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I've been attempting to create DVDs, but I'm encountering an issue where my PS2 is unable to read them. Just to provide some context, my PS2 is equipped with the Modbo chip, and it displays under the logo when powered on.

    I'm using my MacBook Air along with a Verbatim External USB CD/DVD Writer for the burning process. The software I'm using is Toast 17. Can anyone direct me what to do exactly, and which settings do I need? Below is a link to the screenshot:

    https://imgur.com/a/tSVahRI

    Any insights or suggestions on why my PS2 might be having trouble reading the DVDs would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
     
  2. wither 1

    wither 1 Regular member

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    What type of files are you burning to disc? Is the software set the "finalize" the disc when burning is complete?
    What happens when you try to play the disc.
     
  3. Sophocles

    Sophocles Senior member

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    I'm fairly certain he's trying to make backups of PS2 games? The issue is probably more one of file and disc structure than it is an issue with burning. For instance, you can copy an mp4 file to DVD media but a DVDplayer won't play it as a DVD. Conversely you can copy a Blu-Ray movie to DVD media and if the structure is correct it will play as a Blu-Ray disc.
     
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  4. Oner

    Oner Moderator Staff Member

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    I've never used MAC products so I can't really help you there. A quick search came up with nothing for support from IMGBurn, Nero etc.

    You might have a few problems where the PS2 doesn't like the media itself. back in the day I always used "-" media not "+" media as the dyes/reflectivity/burn process never worked consistently/reliably. It could also be the Writer/USB itself is an issue? I never used USB for disc making. EVER. Now I'm sure there are cases where USB is fine but to remove ANY possible areas that can cause a bad burn I would go internal or ext via sata or something like that at the very least.

    Try burning it slower maybe? Other than that I would ask what is the brand of media you are using to go from there or on the extreme maybe dual booting your MAC with Windows and try going around that way if you don't have access to a PC w/Windows to use a more widely known working app with a history of working for reading/writing PS2.

    Edit: It's a bit old but here is my original guide if it can help ~ https://forums.afterdawn.com/threads/ps2-xbox-backup-tutorials-information.261160/#post-1605885

    Edit 2: Just re-read over my own guide and I do have some info on burning using MAC but it is very old and don't know if it's any good to you
     
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    what info so Amir can try it to see if it works or not?
     
  6. Oner

    Oner Moderator Staff Member

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    I was referencing my own guide as it had info in it about MAC backups that I did not remember until after re-reading it...hence the edit of my post to update.

    Edit: Actually here is the info to avoid any further confusion ~

    Using Toast Titanium 5.01 or 5.02 for Mac

    1. Start Toast
    2. Select Image Copy
    3. Insert DVD title
    4. Save as Image
    5. Record Image (Use Burnproof if needed)

    OR

    1. Start Toast
    2. Select Image Copy
    3. Insert DVD title
    4. Click on Record
    5. It will ask for a blank DVD-R when it’s ready (Use Burnproof if needed)
     
  7. wither 1

    wither 1 Regular member

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    I think the OP should answer my original questions but, perhaps we'll never hear from him again.
     

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