I just want to make sure I'm using the correct process when converting PS One CD games to DVD before praying crappy Memento decides to work or just take a dump on my face.
What I've done so far:
Made a lot of mistakes and hence have an unlimited amount of coasters.
Learned a lot in the last 24 hours about the whole thing.
Realized I could have instead read a good book.
Basically, I have some ISO's of Grandia in CD format, but the Memento Soft mod requires those to be patched DVDs. I've extracted the files using Ultra ISO to a folder on my HDD. I've run each and every file on the disc through DVDScan v3.7, but for some reason it doesn't find a single file to patch to DVD (strange much?). I don't know if I'm doing anything wrong at this point, but there is a file on the disc called "SCUS_944.57" and is the first file on the disc. From what I've read this is the PS EXE, and it should be patched by DVDScan. Perhaps this is only required for CD PS2 games and not PS One games? When I open the file in notepad there is some readable text at the beginning: "PS-X EXE ... Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. for North America area." Then, I've been told to add a dummy file (using Ultra ISO) to the end of the disc to make the ISO at least 1.4GB. After adding a 1GB dummy file named z.z or some other random file name, the disc is at over 1.6GB. I have then saved the ISO as a DVD with UDF and 8.3 file structure; made sure all of the labels were copied and pasted to the new ISO file via Ultra ISO and then patched the game disc. The game is successfully patched and then I burn the disc to a Verbatim DVD-R 16x disc at usually 4x burn speed using CloneCD. I place the disc in the machine with memento 2.1 firmware and get the splash screen, but no boot. I've tried it for no good reason with ESR, but it freezes on the pink/magenta screen. Sadly ESR doesn't support PS One games (yet? pretty please with magic sprinkles?).
Is this correct or am I going crazy or am I just a moron who missed something obvious? Any help would be truly appreciated.