ESR backups don't work
Hi, I've just started out trying the backup thing on my PS2 and am running into issues with my discs not being recognized in the PS2.
I have FMCB installed on a memory card that appears to be working fine (newbie package on the FMCB site). I've ripped an ISO from my copy of Tekken 4 (with DVD Decrypter) and patched it with the ESR disk patcher .24a; I've burned copys of the patched ISO on both DVD-r and DVD+r using imgburn (DVD+r are a sony brand, -r a memorex) all with the same results: disc read error in the ps2 browser and unknown media in ESR.
I have tried changing the booktype for the dvd+r to dvd rom and it didn't appear to have any effect. The ps2 has no problems reading regular games or dvds. I've also used a mix of burning speeds with both disk types. Does anyone have any pointers or tips as to what I may be doing wrong?
Tekken 4 has been reported as working, so I don't see why you would be having such a hard time with it. Then again, you haven't mentioned whether or not you've tested other games. Therefore we have to assume you have a bad rip. So test other games, report the results. If you're having the same issue, there might be something wrong with your console.
and where did you got that copy ?
dude we are talking about making a backup of the original game
By copy I meant my original Tekken 4 game disk. I used an image of NHL 2006 that I ripped with imgburn to setup my memory card for FMCB (following instructions on replacing a file in the disk in this thread http://psx-scene.com/forums/f153/ps2-game-swap-trick-list-submissions-62295/) which worked for me, so it seems the PS2 can read the media (that was the sony dvd+r). I have also tried ripping a backup from the NHL 2006 disk and using the ESR patch tool that shows in the ESR gui as "unknown media". I really have no idea where to go from here. Are there any adjustments to settings in imgburn/dvd decrypter that I should know about?
I haven't had any luck with any burned disks in the ps2; it is a fat model I got second hand that needed a good cleaning to work in the first place. The image I made of Tekken loads up in PCSX2 fine so at least that was successful. I'm thinking of picking up a Network Adapter and trying to use HDLoader instead because I don't want to waste anymore media.
ok, step one
1) get IMGburn from
2) use IMGburn to create ISO from disk.
3) Using esr patcher patch disk
4) burn disk using IMGburn at 4x Speed on a high quality dvd, try Vetribum? not sure bout spelling.
Check that you also have latest verion of ESR and Free Mcboot
Well, that is exactly what I did. I could try some other recordable media, but I have gotten hdloader and opl working with the network adapter and harddrive I have. Thanks for the help anyways!
then make it easy for yourself and start running games via hdd.
Originally Posted by ametamorphosis
Are you using DVD5 or DVD9?