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How to flatten DVD9 if ARK files and GEN folder is not in extracted Apache3 ISO
How to flatten DVD9 if ARK files and GEN folder is not in extracted Apache3 ISO –
I have flattened DVD9s before but with this one the ARK files and GEN folder are not there after I extract the captured .iso with Apache3. I created .iso image from original DL dvd and ImgBurn 22.214.171.124 and not sure if because it is not the latest version it had trouble with the .iso (but I doubt it).
After the files are extracted, the IOP folder is there and running LBA relative path output yielded the text file without ARKs in it. I can reorder LBAs in this file, and it is obvious that the second layer is containing the files I can't read in HDLoader, but without GEN folder how do I proceed to get the final flattened image?
Hope someone can help, thanks
Does the absence of ARK files and Gen folder mean that this is not Dual Layer disc? Here is the LBA sorted. Should I just remove the padded file beginning at the bottom?
Last edited by ps2pop; 04-20-2009 at 10:13 PM.
If you're 100% sure that this is the complete LBA table then that's not a DVD9.
DVD5 has 2283812 sectors and DVD9 has 2 of 2074452
But I don't know why those files are missing from the lba table
So help me understand smth: the number of sectors in DVD5 is always 2283812 sectors? Related to this, does every DVD9 have the GEN folder or is it possible to have GEN folder with DVD5 as well?
I am sure it is accurate, I ripped the .iso myself with ImgBurn and the size is 8GB on the drive. Then after exporting with Apache3 it is again 8GB. Both indicate that is over DVD5 size, but then LBA table out of the Isobuster did not have the GEN folder so I got stuck on my procedure to flatten. While I am at it, should I delete the padding I suspect is the large file not belonging to any folders in the bottom of the list?
I have not tried to load this 8GB image to HDLoader with WinHiip, but when I originally did it using DVD into WinHiip only, it seemed that it was only 4GB and the menus worked but no music in the songs. So not sure how is this 4GB/8GB jump accomplished?
Got it working, I downloaded the whole image with WinHiip and it worked, but still not sure how is that organized to be one layer when Isobuster sees too.
L0 and L1 have his own TOC table, and only a few apps could read it from second layer (i.e Apache 3, but You must switch it).
I don't have this game and I don't know what files are need or not (dummys etc.) but, good idea is to paste LBA file list (completly LBA file list) on forum. ;]