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Old Feb 01, 2002, 03:46 AM
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[B]Making Backups [/B]
On this page you will find instructions on how to burn PS2 titles that are on a CD (Not DVD)

To see a list of titles and what format they are on I.E. CD or DVD, click here and click onto Games Archive.

Straight CD to CD Copy


[B]CloneCD - Elaborate Bytes [/B]

Open CloneCD.

Click the Copy CD Picture (3rd Picture along)

Read Tab

Select your CD Reader.

Select your read speed. I suggest you keep it low.

Read SubChannel Data from Data Tracks: Checked

Read SubChannel Data from Audio Tracks: Checked

The other boxes can be left unchecked.

Image File Tab

Browse for the directory that you want the image file to be extracted to.

Check the Delete After Successful Write box if you wish.

Write Tab

Select your CD Writer.

Select your write speed. I strongly suggest you burn at a maximum of 4x.

Everything should be alright as it is.

Ignore the Global tab. It is not important.

Now click the Start Disc Copy button at the bottom.

CloneCD will then read the disc and when finished write to a blank disc.


Note: This might have changed in more recent versions of CloneCD.


[B]CDRWin - GoldenHawk [/B]

Open CDRWin.

Click the Backup Disc button (Second along)

Backup Mode: Copy To Image And Record

Image disk: Select your hard drive (Default)

CD Reader & CD Recorder: Set CD reader & CD recorder to the same (Always read with burner)

Reading Options

Read: Raw Sectors

Error Recovery: Ignore

Jitter Control: Disable

Subcode ****ysis: Auto

Data Speed: Select Your Speed (Keep it low)

Audio Speed: Select Your Speed (Keep it low)

Read Retry Count: Select How Many Times You Want CDRWin To Retry Reading Damaged Data Before It Fails

Recording Options

Uncheck All Boxes On The Top Line

Number Of Discs To Backup: Select Number Of Discs

Number Of Copies: Select Number Of Copies You Want

Speed: Select Your Burning Speed (Keep it low)

Disc Transporter Mode: Disable

If you want, select Save Settings at the side

Hit Start.

CDRWin will soon tell you to insert a blank CD to write to.

Do so and CDRWin will have a new backup for you soon.



[B]Extract the Image (.BIN) [/B]


CDRWin - GoldenHawk

1) Open CDRWin

2) Click the Extract Disc/Tracks/Sectors (Middle button on the top row)

3) Extract Mode: Disc Image/Cuesheet

4) CD Reader: Select your reader

5) Browse to your chosen and name the image

6) RAW (Depending on writer), CD+G, CD-TEXT, MCN / ISRC all unchecked

7) Error Recovery: Ignore

8) Jitter Control: Disable

9) Subcode ****ysis: Auto

10) Data Speed: Select your speed

11) Audio Speed: Select your speed

12) Read retry count: Anything from 2-10

13) Subcode Threshold: 300

14) Click Save Settings if you wish and click Start!

CDRWin will soon have a new image.



[B]BlindRead - VSO [/B]

1) Open BlindRead.

2) Select 'Dump the image of a CDROM'. and click Next.

3) Select the CDROM you wish to use.

4) Leave the boxes unchecked.

5) Browse to a location that you wish the image to be saved to and give it a name.

6) Select CDRWin/FireBurner (CUE, BIN) as the output format.

7) When finished click Next

8) Check 'Nibble'

9) Check 'Adapt Speed and select your read speed below (Think slow)

10) Click Read to begin.

BlindRead will soon have a new image.



[B]Now you will have a new PS2 image that you can edit or patch.[/B]

Patching the Image


[B]Universal EA Patcher by PaRaDoX [/B]

You will need CDMage as well as the patcher. Both are available at [url]***********[/url] - Donwloads - Utilities.

Start CDMage and In the options window change the Default Extraction Folder to your EA Patcher home directory.

Open the .CUE file you just made.
Now you'll see this . image/ session 1 /track 1
Doubleclick on track 1.
Now you'll see the files of the image on the right side.
Now look for the .img file ( different filename for each game, just look for the .img file).
Double-click on Modules. Now the files will appear in order on the right.
Right-click the file ********.IMG and click extract.
Find the extracted file, right-click it and make sure it's not write protected.
Now start the EA Patcher and open the extracted file ********.IMG .
First leave test mode ON and click PATCH.
You will get the message: 'TSTMODE NOT PATCHING PATTERN FOUND !!!'.
Press OK.
Uncheck 'test mode' and press PATCH.
Now you'll get the message: 'Pattern Patched'.
Press OK to proceed
Now go back to CDMage and right-click on ********.IMG
Find the patched ********.IMG file and import it.
You'll get this message: 'File imported successfully'.
Press OK to proceed.
Now in the top left corner press 'File' and then 'Save As'.
Name it wahtever you chose.
Don't change anything in the pop-up window... Just press OK.
Wait for the message: 'Save completed successfully'.
Press OK.


[B]PPF-O-Matic [/B]

This program requires you to have downlaoded the required .PFF file.

Firstly, extraxt the .NFO and .PPF from the ZIP file. Read the .NFO.

Now, laod the .PPF iamge by pressing the image of a floppy disc.

Now, do the same with the .BIN image you made earlier.

Hit 'Apply'



[B]Now you have to burn the image to a CD-R...

Burning the Image (.BIN) [/B]


[B]CDRWin [/B]

1) Open CDRWin.

2) Click the 'Record Disc' button (Top Left)

3) CDROM Recorder: Chose your burner

4) Click 'Load Cuesheet'.

5) Browse for the .CUE file you earlier created.

6) Uncheck 'Test Mode' etc.

7) Select your speed (Think slow)

8) Select 'Save Settings'

9) Click 'Start Recording'

CDRWin will now write the .BIN file to your CD-R.



[B]Burning .ISO Image [/B]

1) Open CDRWin

2) Click the 'File Backup and Tools' button (Second in from the right, top line).

3) Backup/Tool Operation: Record an ISO9660 Image File.

4) Image Filename: Browse for the .ISO image you wish to burn.

5) CD Recorder: Chose the burner that you wish to burn this image.

6) Disc Type: CDROM-XA.

7) Track Mode: Mode 2.

8) Select your speed (Think slow).

9) Check 'Finalize/Close Session'.

10) Check 'Write postgap'.

11) Leave the rest unchecked.

12) Click 'Save Settings'.

13) Click 'Start'.

CDRWin should soon have made you a new backup.