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Old Feb 12, 2005, 11:54 PM
braun008 braun008 is offline
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Default Problems backing up Mercenaries PS2? How to guide:

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For Mercenaries, if you own the title and are trying to backup the DVD so you dont have to scratch the original then you need to rebuild it just in "similar fashion" as the sample below. You dont need to change any files, just run isobuster and cd/dvd generator 1.20 or 1.50 (if you can find 1.50) then dos and burn.

THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOR COPYING STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT FROM BARRY MAHOGENYA FROM AN EARLIER THREAD. YOU MUST HAVE DVD Decrypter, CDVDGEN, AND ISOBUSTER INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER.

NOTE: THIS IS TALKING ABOUT STAR WARS SO RESPECTIVELY THE FILE NAMES ARE STAR.WHATEVER SO NAME YOUR FILE AS YOU WILL. AFTER RUNNING CD/DVD GENERATOR CHECK YOUR C: DRIVE TO SEE HOW MANY DIFFERENT FILES IT CREATED. WHEN YOU RUN DOS TO COPY AND ADD THE FILES TOGETHER, THEN ADD ALL OF THOSE FILES ON C: THAT WERE THERE. DONT NECESSARILY COPY WORD FOR WORD UNLESS YOU NEED A COASTER.

1) COPY THE PS2 GAME DVD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE AS AN ISO IMAGE.
a)OPEN DVD Decrypter.
b)IN THE DESTINATION AREA, CLICK ON THE FOLDER ICON TO CHOOSE BOTH A NAME AND A STORAGE LOCATION FOR THE ISO IMAGE.
c)CLICK ON MODE > ISO > READ.
d)CLICK ON THE DVD ICON TO START THE PROCESS.
e)WAIT UNTIL THE PROCESS IS FINISHED THEN CLOSE DECRYPTER AND GO TO STEP 2.

2) EXTRACT THE FILES FROM THE ISO IMAGE.
a) CREATE A NEW FOLDER ON YOUR HARD DRIVE TO STORE THE
EXTRACTED FILES.
b) OPEN ISO BUSTER AND CLICK ON FILE > OPEN IMAGE FILE.
c) NAVIGATE TO THE ISO FILE CREATED IN STEP 1 AND CLICK ON “OPEN”.
d) HOLD THE CONTROL KEY ON YOUR KEYBOARD AND LEFT CLICK
EVERY FILE AND FOLDER IN THE LIST.
e) ONCE ALL THE FILES ARE HIGHLIGHTED, RIGHT CLICK ON ONE OF THEM AND CLICK ON “EXTRACT OBJECTS”.
f) NAVIGATE TO THE NEW FOLDER THAT YOU CREATED ON YOUR
HARD DRIVE AND CLICK “OK”.
g) WAIT FOR THE PROCESS TO FINISH THEN CLOSE ISOBUSTER.

3) CONVERT THE EXTRACTED FILES INTO 2 BIN FILES.

a) OPEN CDVDGEN.
b) SELECT “CREATE NEW PROJECT” AND THEN SELECT “DVD-ROM
MASTER DISC”. DRAG CDVDGEN TO THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR
SCREEN.
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.
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.
e) CLICK ON EDIT > SELECT ALL.
f) DRAG ALL THE FILES INTO THE RIGHT SIDE OF CDVDGEN.
g) LOOK FOR A SLUS OR SLES FILE AND WRITE DOWN THE FULL NAME AND THEN CLICK ON THE “VOLUME” TAB IN CDVDGEN.
h)TYPE SLUS OR SLES (WHICHEVER YOUR FILE NAME IS) INTO THE 1ST BOX NEAR "DISC NAME"
i) TYPE ALL OF THE NUMBERS FROM YOUR FILE NAME, WITHOUT THE PERIOD, INTO THE 2ND BOX.
j) TYPE PLAYSTATION FOR THE PRODUCER NAME AND SELECT THE APPROPRIATE LICENSE AREA.
k)CLICK ON "REC...".
l)SELECT YOUR DESIRED STORAGE LOCATION AND NAME THE FILE STAR.IML
m)YOU WILL GET 2 ERRORS, JUST CLICK OK FOR BOTH.
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
o) WHEN IT'S FINISHED, YOU WILL HAVE 2 FILES NAMED STAR.000 AND STAR.001
p)CLOSE CDVDGEN AND GO TO STEP 4.

4) MERGE THE .000 AND .001 FILES INTO A SINGLE ISO IMAGE.
THE EASIEST WAY TO MERGE THE FILES IS FROM A COMMAND SCREEN.
YOU WON'T HAVE TO INSTALL AN EXTRA PROGRAM THAT MAY NEED
EXTRA FILES TO WORK AND COME ON, ADMIT IT, DOS IS SO MUCH FUN!!
a)CLICK THE WINDOWS START BUTTON AND CLICK ON RUN.
b)TYPE CMD IN THE BOX AND HIT ENTER.
c)CHANGE THE DIRECTORY TO MATCH WHERE YOUR STAR.000 AND STAR.001
FILES ARE STORED.
EXAMPLE- IF THEY ARE ON THE C DRIVE, TYPE CD C:\ AND HIT ENTER.
IF THEY ARE ON ANOTHER DRIVE, TYPE THE DRIVE LETTER WITH A COLON AND HIT ENTER.
d)ONCE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT DIRECTORY-
TYPE COPY/B STAR.000 + STAR.001 STAR.ISO AND THEN HIT ENTER.
e)WHEN IT'S FINISHED YOU WILL HAVE A NEW ISO IMAGE NAMED STAR.ISO THAT YOU CAN NOW BURN IN STEP 5.

5) BURN THE NEW ISO IMAGE ONTO A BLANK DVD.
USE YOUR FAVORITE DVD BURNING UTILITY TO BURN IT AT THE
SLOWEST SPEED.
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 08:38 PM
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yes, i will use these on my orginal games
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 10:13 PM
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hello, Ive done this process for Shadow of Rome, I had no problems all the way up until after the Recording Screen is done recording. it says all recording has been complete, and thats it. Theres no trace of the two files listed to be merged into a single file! Are the two files the .IML and the .LST? If so after recording it asked to name the saved project, but it was under .CCT or .CTC maybe but it was something very similar to these. Can anyone help me finish the process PLEASE! And it says to burn the ISO on a blank DVD. Now is this ISO suppose to be attached to the game or to a seperate DVD all together and booted before the game? Thanks for any HELP!!!!!
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 11:10 PM
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Don't worry, I'll get you through this one. Ok, the files that you are looking for will be file types (.000 , .001 , and maybe .002. The number depends on which game you are backing up). The .iml file was made into these seperate files.
Lets back up a step- After you hit the record button in cd/dvd gen, you saved an .iml file somewhere, then 2 errors popped up and another screen came up. From this screen all you need to do is FILE> export image. The easyiest place to save this file is just on the C: drive itself. After its done doing its thing, look on the C: drive for the number of files that it made. Whatever you named the file, say it was "STAR", then you will be looking for "STAR.000 , STAR.001 , and maybe STAR.002). From there, run dos as in the example and merge the files into an .iso file.
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 11:21 PM
HEZEKIAH44 HEZEKIAH44 is offline
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Heres a really stupid ?. What is dos? Because i just found the Four files it created! So wheres the easiest place to merge them and make them a ISO image! Thanks so much I will owe you after this is completed!!!!

ALSO I will stay on the SHADOW OF ROME THREAD!!!!! So ill be looking for your help there thanks in advance!!!!!!

Last edited by HEZEKIAH44; Feb 13, 2005 at 11:33 PM.
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 09:50 PM
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Alright I completed the files for S of R. But I dont have any DVD-R to try a burn. But my new question is, we burnt Mercenaries to the hard drive. Done all the steps and even burned it at a friends! Whats wierd is that it played but loaded slower than usual and had pop-up problems when driving vechiles. Also noticed that the file was orignally 4.37KB and after doing the strip and burn process it shrunk down to 1.88KB. Is this right? I also checked my Harddrive version and it to was only 1.88KB, but when put into Alcohol120 it was 4.37KB. Whats going on here? Can anybody explain!!!!!?????
 

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