Generic Game Resizing Thread(First attempt to shrink game size (GTA III), need help.)
Hi Guys. I have been digging and digging through these forms and have learned tons already. I have a retail version of hdloader, which I no longer use since I have learned how to use a patched version via MC exploit from these forums. I have around 20 games on the harddrive and I am now putting some effort into attempting to create smaller ISO's that work from the harddrive to same some precious hdd space.
My first attempt at this was Grand Theft Auto III. The straight iso copy is 4.32gb, the files copied from the DVD are around 2.4gb. I created an iso from the files but it wont play. I get an intro and then it hangs. I tried different mode changes as well. I tried lots of different apps to create the ISO (nero, cdgenps2, winiso). Cdgenps2 got the closest since it actually got to the point where it trys to load the game. I don't understand LBA and it's importance, so I think it might have something to do with that but I am not positive.
I scoured lots of posts trying to find the proper way to reduce the size of games. Has anyone else reduced the size of GTA III? Is it possible? Would anyone mind sharing some info on what I might be doing wrong? I appreciate it. Thanks!