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Please help me rebuild MVP 2005
Please help me rebuild MVP 2005 –
I know most people rebuild games for size issues....but I want to rebuild MVP 2005 with a new datafile to keep the game fresh since the game won't be released again next year. I ONLY want to put a new datafile.txt file in the data folder and rebuild....The new datafile would change camera angles, replays and such. They put them up for download at MVPMODS.com. No one there is interested in helping on the PS2 version. Anyway, I tried Nero, CDGEnPS2, and even Apache and I can't do what should be a simple rebuild. Any time I rebuild the iso, it shrinks the size from 4GB to 2.2GB, (without me removing ANY files) and boots to a black screen through HD Loader, all modes. I would appreciate just a boot up at this point, even if later in the game I get an error. Can someone please help me replace the datafile?
Last edited by adam31; 09-07-2005 at 07:10 PM.
If datafile.txt is the same size as original "Apache 2.0 by Sonix" can help u . Just dump the iso and replace the file .
Is Apache 2.0 different from the later version...When I tried that with the latest version of Apache (3 I think) it wouldnt work. I get a file size not the same error The original datafile is 700kb...the new datafile is 739kb...I have tried to make the new datafile 700kb or less and when I do, it still won't replace it.
All my attempts to shrink down MVP 2005 failed miserably. Sorry to disappoint you but you have to keep almost 3 gigs of dummy data to play this game.
Originally Posted by Evil the Cat
I'm fine with that, but can you tell me what the dummy files are? I haven't removed any files, to my knowledge, when I extract the iso. They are not the typical dummy.dat or garbage.dat. I just want to change this one file(the datafile.txt)!
I believe it was false LBA info if I remember correctly. I dont have the game on my hard drive anymore or I would check it out for you. My Suggestion is when you rebuild the ISO make sure you use the exact LBA for every file. That includes making sure that your datafile.txt is exactly the same size as your old one down to the last byte. Doing a right click/properties in windows should tell you exactly how big the file is.
Thanks for replying. I have tried what you suggested but two problems though:
1. datafile.txt can't be made exactly 700kb...that is what it says in the properties but in parentheses to the right of it it has another number....number of bytes I guess. I cant get the new datafile.txt to be exactly the number in the parentheses. It seems impossible to get this exactly the same.
2. some of the files have LBA numbers 7 digits long. The editor in CDGENPS2 only allows you to assign a 6 digit number.
Hopefully someone else knows something we are not doing right. I've heard of people patching/rebuilding God of War, Gran Turismo, even Winning Eleven 8 and Cricket 2005.
It's hard for me to believe there is something special about MVP 2005 to make it non-patchable.
You need to use Sony's "leaked" DVD Generator. Because it is copyrighted software I can't give you a download location. But if you PM me I think I can help you further.
ok think I'm on the right track....the problem was I didnt save my LBA info from ISOBUSTER in the same folder as my extracted files. When I did that, the correct LBA info came up in CDGENPS2...I tried the rebuilt iso and the loading screen came up but the bar stopped part of the way through..the file was around 4100MB almost full size..looking to rebuild the DATAFILE.BIG and actually put the datafile.txt in this .BIG file and see what happens...I'll keep you posted.
Let me have a go...
The problem with rebuilding an iso that has a file that is bigger than the original when replaced is that when you do a relative path in isobuster it messes the others up, it's different with dummy files because they are placed at the end of the disc and the ps2 is not searching for them.
It sounds as if MVP requires the false LBA like GTA San Andreas, or even worst it requires the datafile to be an exact size so to stop you updating it, I once tried adding
save files to the directory of Action Replay MAX and that worked but with messed up graphics
The solution then could be two ways instead of relative path in isobuster try full path (but i think you have to remove the > out of the filelist.txt for cdgen to read it)
Or try Sony's CD DVD Generator 1.5 pulling first your SYSTEM.CNF then the executable (i forget which one is for MVP) and then the rest of the files. Save this to an IML and import into Apache 2, Rebuild ISO
CD DVD Generator is quite easy to find but I won't list where.
I think I have MVP on one of my HD's so when I get time I'll have a go myself.