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Rebuilding Total Overdose?
Rebuilding Total Overdose? –
A few people said that this game (Total Overdose: A Gunslingerīs Tale in Mexico) works with ESR when you rebuild it like you would for use with Swap Magic.
My Google-foo seems to be lacking in this case, I can only find one tutorial for doing this and it is kind of lacking in details.
Can anyone post/point me to a good detailed tutorial for rebuilding a game for use with swap magic?
I had tested this game some time ago with esr r9a and it worked without rebuilding it.
But if you want to rebuild, there are a few methods you can use
Two of them are listed here, using either 'Nero' or ISOBUSTER and CDVDGEN
Another method would be to use gnie's Xpert Tool V2
You can download from this post
1. Select the Shrinker_ps2_psp_CdDvd5 v1.04_iso.epi on the plugins drop down list.
2. Select the iso you want to rebuild.
3. Click extract LBA.
4. Click extract file and wait for it to finish.
5. Click rebuild file and wait for it to finish.
6. Click rebuild LBA.
7. Burn the new iso with DVD Decrypter as usual.
I tried without rebuilding first and it wouldn't work, ESR got stuck at a blue screen.
Usually after the pinkish screen (a working game) the screen goes black for a split second then the game starts, but with this game after the pinkish screen it goes to blue and nothing happens.
I hope one of these methods work, the three methods I (finally) found with google lead to me making drink coasters instead of working backups.
I tried downloading Xpert from the RS link provided in the linked post but it has been removed by the uploader.
*Found another download for it, but it didn't have Shrinker_ps2_psp_CdDvd5 v1.04_iso.epi on the drop down list, found v1.05 of the plugin on some german forum and it worked like a charm.
This game was extremely hard to find so I'd rather play a backup of it and keep the original locked up in it's case somewhere safe.
Last edited by Arucardo; 03-03-2010 at 04:49 PM.
I have updated the link for xpert tool v2 , so it should work now.
Just like to say my way of rebuilding
I use a program called AnyToISO (google it you have to buy the full version for it to work with dvds)
I just rip the game in BIN format (purposely) and convert with AnyToISO
and the game is shrunken considerably as if rebuilt. I tried rebuilding
using cdvdgen and it gave me the same result as AnyToISO did
Some games do remain the same size like Metal Gear Sollid 3 but it works
I use it for saving space on my HDD when backing up games to it and
it does save a lot of space
And for games like Mercenaries:Playground of Destruction where the backup i
made freezed at the Pandemic Logo using ESR I just reripped, converted and burned and the problem was gone
Hope this info. helps someone
Why pay for the program, when there are free methods and programs (my upmost respect to those that made them) posted that do work.
Originally Posted by CHRI5
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction works fine for me using ESR as is.
Why you may ask
Originally Posted by windrider42
i don't know i just like to save time by using the program
and i don't know about mercenaries but it did freeze at the pandemic logo
after i burned two times using Sony DVD-R but worked after rebuilt
O yeah and i do have total overdose (forgot to mention) and that does work
with ESR without rebuilding
I guess then. Whatever works best for you.
Both Mercenaries games work for me without rebuilding using esr r9a. I haven't played them lately with r9b
I use Sony DVD-r also and burn at 4x speed.