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[Tutorial] Converting CD Games to DVD for ESR use
[Tutorial] Converting CD Games to DVD for ESR use –
Move the post here so people can find it and discuss related problems.
This is a small tutorial to show how I did with my 4 games, the images are a little off because i'm running this inside linux with wine (the soft not the drink ).
1 - Generate a image of the disc with imgBurn, imgBurn is free you don't need NERO, because if something goes wrong you can have a LBA reference for LBA based games. Keep copy speed low to avoid errors since MODE2 discs has no space for error correction.
2 - Open the image with cdmage, i don't like isobuster.
Right click track 1 and select "Data Track Properties" and take note of this info:
3 - Select all files and extract to some folder.
4 - Use DVDScan/DVDScan Lite v3.7 and patch the files.
Make sure you select DVD
And set this options
If you don't know what to patch, select all files and if you hit this screen just select No, do not select folders scan files only, than go inside any folder and repeat the procedure.
You should see some info like this.
5 - Create a dummy file, this is necessary, your image must have at least 1.4GB in size or the game will not boot with or without ESR. If you are using ESR and do not use the dummy, ESR will stop at a white screen and with some old mod-chip you will get some errors along the game play, in matrix infinity chip some games will stop at a black screen. The extracted files has 500Mb in total so we must generate a 1Gb dummy file, name it something like z.z because this dummy has to be the last file in disc.
In linux do this:
In Windows (XP and newer version) use Fsutil. I recommend Cygwin tool set for dd but, any way:
dd if=/dev/zero of=z.z bs=2048 count=512000
If some one need a ready 1GB dummy file, you can have mine compressed in to a 144kb file, here:
fsutil file createnew c:\z.z 1024M
Use 7-zip to decompress.
kevstah2004 suggested this tool also.
6 - With the dummy in place is time to generate a new 2048 sector UDF/ISO9660 ISO file.
Select the folder where the files is at, set the destination for the ISO and set this configurations
Remember the info i ask you to take note, is time to use it, don't ask me why but some games will not work without it, official SONY tools also add this info. You can use CAPS here
Click at the button to generate the image, you will see a pop up like this
Is asking if you want to use folder or files to be in root, we want files so select YES. In the next pop up make sure the file system is ISO9660, UDF (1.02) and has more than 1.4GB.
7 - Now is time to patch the ISO with memento's DiscPatcher0.9e, download the firmware v1.2e. Just run and patch the image.
Bootsector developed a new tool opensource tool for this, it works in linux and is also a java version, check the last release here:
http://psx-scene.com/forums/426332-post228.html (ESR - public beta)
The linux version is here:
http://psx-scene.com/forums/426415-post234.html (ESR - public beta)
8 - Burn it with imgBurn in lowest speed possible, if you are inside linux use cdrecord with these command (dev=4,0,0 is my recorder find yours with cdrecord -scanbus)
9 - Turn your mod-chip off, put the DVD-R in the drive and run the last ESR version, you should see the game run with no problems. For new versions of ESR check this post:
cdrecord dev=4,0,0 fs=256m -v gracetime=1 driveropts=burnproof speed=4 padsize=30s -eject your_iso.iso
Ufff.... I'm tired....
Last edited by DSAPSX; 04-18-2013 at 05:02 PM.
You are converting the CD to DVD right?
Please read sted Nº 5.
The dummy file must be the last file on disc name it z.z. The image must be at least 1.4Gb and must be mode UDF 1.02 ISO9660. Follow the tutorial carefully, there is no need to use any PSX tools to create the image.
Last edited by katananja; 07-06-2008 at 06:53 PM.
I followed it line for line the DVD-V ended up at 1.48GB with a 900MB dummy file added.
Do u think that it is a waste of ~4GB space if u r converting a CD to DVD
. Yup I am talking about the use of CDLOADER or PS2LOADER ( dont remember) and running multiple cds on one DVD. You can easily find the tutorials on the net. Anyone tried it yet? I havent made with memento patch yet , but i have multiple cd games on a dvd which works ok with my modchip. If anyone tried it yet, then pls post the results...
Will this work for PS1 games into PS2?
Originally Posted by Bahamut
Best regards: dlanor
Even multi-games ones made using this then extracting it's iso contents to a folder and rebuilding it into a ps2 dvd-v?
Is there no homebrew method to run a PS1 .EXE, SLES or SCUS file without using a slide tool or a flip top cover? couldn't psxloader be used in conjunction with ESR so you don't have to swap original discs with backups?