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Making sonic heroes boot without swap magic dvd help

Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by criddy, May 29, 2004.

  1. criddy

    criddy Member

    May 29, 2004
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    hi guys, i really need help with this one. I have been going through your forums extensively looking for the answer to making sonic heroes boot. now before you all groan i need to tell you the way and what i use to make and play ps2 backups which until sonic have worked perfectally. i have copyied all my previous ps2 dvd games using recordnow and everysingle one work. my ps2 is modded but i forgot which chip it was. it uses an eject system where i enter the playstation 2 browser, i eject the tray put an original ps2 disk into the tray, i press and hold my eject button until the gold ps2 disk comes up on my browser screen, i release the eject button the tray then slides out giving me 8 secs to put in my backup game and voila the games work. I tried all different ps2-dvd-toc disks to boot the backup but have found the backup only works when i put the original disk of sonic heroes in to boot it. please help i tried lburnas guide to no avail. the backup works i know for sure.
  2. SEGAbhoy

    SEGAbhoy Guest

    Did you do this method of putting in a new dummy.bin file correctly? The current guide can be a bit confusing try this.

    1.Insert Sonic Heroes disc and open DVD Decrypter, click tools at the top scroll down to the iso button and click on read. Now at the very bottom there is a picture of a dvd with an arrow pointing to a harddrive , click on it.

    2.When it is finished launch ISO Buster and look for your iso file created by dvd decrypter. When found click on it and at the menu select all files in the iso and right click on one of them then click on extract objects. Extract them to a folder on your desktop.

    3.Now when that is done get your dummy file that you downloaded from www.swapmagicfix.com, extract it and copy it then go to your folder on your desktop containing the extracted files paste the dummy file and you will see a prompt asking you if you want to replace _DUMMY_.bin, click yes.

    4.Now you will need to do a bit of searching for this product but you need Sony CD_DVD-rom generator found on overnet or kazaa. Open it and select new project then create a dvd master disc (NOT DUAL LAYERED).

    5.Go back to your dummy file you got from swapmagicfix and open the readme that came with it. Now look at the list of files and drag and drop those files from your game folder on your desktop to the sony CD_DVD-Rom generator in that order. (For the MODULES folder just drag the whole folder onto the sony software).

    6.Considring you are using a pal version of sonic heroes explore the cd and you will find a SLES_XXX.XX file. (It should be SLES_519.50) and take note of this then click on the Volume tab in the Sony cd_dvd-rom generator and type in "SLES51950" to the discname field, just like that, no spaces or full stops/_.

    7.Now go to the layout tab of the sony cd_dvd-rom generator and right click on SYSTEM.CNF select location and retype the numbers that you saw on the dummy file readme. If it says 0000300 retype all of it! Not 300 but 0000300 and even if the old and new numbers are the same (most of them are) do it anyway! If this is done right you should see stars alongside all the black new numbers (not the red ones, don't thouch those files).

    8. Now click on the record button (do exactly as I say from now on, it is easier to do this or else you may get confused) and you will see a new window, type in sonic as the name and save the file on the C: drive (or whatever letter you use for your harddrive) and not in any folder, just the C: drive.

    9.When that is done you will see two errors, just click ok and now a new wndow will pop up. Click file and export image, name the file as sonic and save them to your C:\ drive, not in a folder but on your c: drive.

    10. That takes a while, it should start to create the files automatically but if it doesn't, click on create at the bottom of the pop up. Now it gets a bit tricky here but if you followed my insructions exactly just do this and it should work. Click start on your desktop an click on the run button, then type cmd or command and press enter.

    11. You should see something like this: C:\Document and Settings\Owner> or C:\DOCUM~1\owner> , now type in this after C:\Document and Settings\Owner>, type in: "cd C:\" (don't type in the ") so it should look like this: C:\Document and Settings\Owner>cd C:\, press enter and C:\> should come up and after that type in exactly this: "sonic.000 + sonic.001 + sonic.002 heroes.iso" (don't type in the ") and press enter.

    12. After about 15 minutes a heroes.iso file should be created and now burn this with nero, alcohol 120% or whatever you normally use for dvd's

    If that doesn't work there is probably something up with your chip, good luck

  3. SEGAbhoy

    SEGAbhoy Guest

    Hey if it doesn't work don't worry, Sonic Heroes isn't exactly the high light of the Sonic series

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