ok i hafe follewed plenty of ways to copy games first i purchased a flip top then when i recieved it i went to work backing up my games! now i started with my sons jak 2 i riped it with dvd decrypter and burned it with dvd decrypter at 1x which for some reason it would burn at 2.5x now this waqs my first burn i use roxio easy cd & dvd creator basic dvd it is fully updated and i guss this is what dvd decryper uses as the burn engine now my first rip i first put in my swap disk 3.3 and the screen game on to swap it i did and bam it worked a little slow and in the begining sequence it would play and then stop for like 1 sec or less but it was a stop i used fujifilm dvd+r up to 8x now when it came time to actually play the game it played fine that i could tell so i said hey maybe its the media i also have maxell dvd+r up to 8x i again launched dvd decrypter and reburnt the image and again swaped out the swapmagic 3.3 with the new burn and it did the same thing just less often the opening sequence would flash freeze for less then a sec or so but the game worked i looked through the forums and found info on patching the iso with iso buster and cddvdgen so i said ok that must be it i need to patch this iso so i read and read and spit out coaster after coaster and i read somemore i even went out and purchased some fujifilm dvd-r that burnes up to 8x but is stable at 1x and was making coasters out of them now the only thing i find different is in 1 step i will outline them as followed Programs needed: Dvd Decrypter: http://dvddecrypter.com/index.php?act=download Isobuster: http://www.isobusterdownload.org/isobuster_all_lang.zip Cdvdgen: http://media.fastclick.net/w/get.me...nternet.com/~ps2rippininfo/tools/cddvdgen.exe 1) COPY THE PS2 GAME DVD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE AS AN ISO IMAGE. (CHECK) a)OPEN DVD Decrypter.(CHECK) b)IN THE DESTINATION AREA, CLICK ON THE FOLDER ICON TO CHOOSE BOTH A NAME AND A STORAGE LOCATION FOR THE ISO IMAGE.(CHECK) c)CLICK ON MODE > ISO > READ.(CHECK) d)CLICK ON THE DVD ICON TO START THE PROCESS.(CHECK) e)WAIT UNTIL THE PROCESS IS FINISHED THEN CLOSE DECRYPTER AND GO TO STEP 2.(CHECK) 2) EXTRACT THE FILES FROM THE ISO IMAGE.(CHECK) a) CREATE A NEW FOLDER ON YOUR HARD DRIVE TO STORE THE EXTRACTED FILES.(CHECK) b) OPEN ISO BUSTER AND CLICK ON FILE > OPEN IMAGE FILE.(CHECK) c) NAVIGATE TO THE ISO FILE CREATED IN STEP 1 AND CLICK ON “OPEN”.(CHECK) d) HOLD THE CONTROL KEY ON YOUR KEYBOARD AND LEFT CLICK EVERY FILE AND FOLDER IN THE LIST.(CHECK) e) ONCE ALL THE FILES ARE HIGHLIGHTED, RIGHT CLICK ON ONE OF THEM AND CLICK ON “EXTRACT OBJECTS”.(CHECK) f) NAVIGATE TO THE NEW FOLDER THAT YOU CREATED ON YOUR HARD DRIVE AND CLICK “OK”.(CHECK) g) WAIT FOR THE PROCESS TO FINISH THEN CLOSE ISOBUSTER.(CHECK) 3) CONVERT THE EXTRACTED FILES INTO 2 BIN FILES.(CHECK) a) OPEN CDVDGEN.(CHECK) b) SELECT “CREATE NEW PROJECT” AND THEN SELECT “DVD-ROM MASTER DISC”. DRAG CDVDGEN TO THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN.(CHECK) 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.(CHECK) d) SET THE WIDTH OF THAT WINDOW SO THAT IT IS ONLY 1 FILE WIDE. THIS WILL PLACE THE FILES INTO THE SAME ORDER AS THEY WERE ON THE GAME DISK BUT YOU SHOULD CHECK THEM FOR CORRECT ORDER JUST IN CASE.(CHECK) e) CLICK ON EDIT > SELECT ALL.(CHECK) f) DRAG ALL THE FILES INTO THE RIGHT SIDE OF CDVDGEN.(CHECK) g) LOOK FOR A SLUS OR SLES FILE AND WRITE DOWN THE FULL NAME AND THEN CLICK ON THE “VOLUME” TAB IN CDVDGEN.(OK HERE IS WHERE IT WENT DIFFERENT JAK 2 DIDENT HAVE A SLUS OR A SLES IT HAD A SCUS FILE IT WAS TO BE EXZACT SCUS_972.65 AND IN THE NEXT STEP IT ASKED FOR A SLUS OR SLES WITH NUMBERS I FIGURED THIS WAS IT AND I USED IT AND MOVED ON) h)TYPE SLUS OR SLES (WHICHEVER YOUR FILE NAME IS) INTO THE 1ST BOX NEAR "DISC NAME"(CHECK) i) TYPE ALL OF THE NUMBERS FROM YOUR FILE NAME, WITHOUT THE PERIOD, INTO THE 2ND BOX.(CHECK) j) TYPE PLAYSTATION FOR THE PRODUCER NAME AND SELECT THE APPROPRIATE LICENSE AREA.(CHECK) k)CLICK ON "REC...".(CHECK) l)SELECT YOUR DESIRED STORAGE LOCATION AND NAME THE FILE STAR.IML(CHECK) m)YOU WILL GET 2 ERRORS, JUST CLICK OK FOR BOTH. (If you get one error message, then you have to download “WNASPI32.DLL” (CHECK I DID HAVE TO DOWN LOAD THIS AND INSTALL IT TO GET THE 2 ERRORS) http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?wnaspi32 and put it in your windows system 32 folder.(CHECK) 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 STAR.LST(CHECK) o) WHEN IT'S FINISHED, YOU WILL HAVE 2 FILES NAMED STAR.000 AND STAR.001(CHECK I HAD STAR.000 STAR.001 STAR.002 STAR.003 STAR.004 AND ANOTHER STAR.IST) p)CLOSE CDVDGEN AND GO TO STEP 4.(CHECK) 4) MERGE THE .000 AND .001 FILES INTO A SINGLE ISO IMAGE.(CHECK) THE EASIEST WAY TO MERGE THE FILES IS FROM A COMMAND SCREEN.(CHECK) YOU WON'T HAVE TO INSTALL AN EXTRA PROGRAM THAT MAY NEED(CHECK) EXTRA FILES TO WORK AND COME ON, ADMIT IT, DOS IS SO MUCH FUN!!(CHECK) a)CLICK THE WINDOWS START BUTTON AND CLICK ON RUN.(CHECK) b)TYPE CMD IN THE BOX AND HIT ENTER.(CHECK) c)CHANGE THE DIRECTORY TO MATCH WHERE YOUR STAR.000 AND STAR.001(CHECK) FILES ARE STORED. EXAMPLE- IF THEY ARE ON THE C DRIVE, TYPE CD C:\ AND HIT ENTER.(CHECK) IF THEY ARE ON ANOTHER DRIVE, TYPE THE DRIVE LETTER WITH A COLON AND HIT ENTER.(CHECK) d)ONCE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT DIRECTORY- TYPE COPY/B STAR.000 + STAR.001 STAR.ISO AND THEN HIT ENTER.(CHECK BUT I HAD ALL THOSE EXTRA STARS THAT ARE NOT LISTED SO I COMBINED ALL 5 EXCEPT THE STAR.IST) e)WHEN IT'S FINISHED YOU WILL HAVE A NEW ISO IMAGE NAMED STAR.ISO THAT YOU CAN NOW BURN IN STEP 5.(CHECK) 5) BURN THE NEW ISO IMAGE ONTO A BLANK DVD. USE YOUR FAVORITE DVD BURNING UTILITY TO BURN IT AT THE SLOWEST SPEED.(CHECK DID THIS OVER AND OVER WITH DIFFERENT MEDIA AND ALL BUT IT JUST READS NOT VALID PS2 DISK WHEN I GO TO LOAD IT USING SWAPMAGIC 3.3) WHAT AM I DOING WRONG I ONLY HAVE 1 STRAND OF HAIR LEFT PLEASE HELP ME KEEP IT!!!!!!!!!