Friday, September 03, 2004

Found information on Xbox and PS2 disc backuping

Date: 9/2/04 at 8:16PM

I found some information on disc swapping as I was surfing the Internet for details on how to backup xbox games with Alcohol 120%. If this information is true and you can play game backups from disc. I think PS2 modding is more popular because there is no need to download the game through Ethernet connection. I learned off that the Xbox version of 007: Agent of Fire and Mech Assault can actually be booted then quickly ejected so that a real backup game you made will work on Xbox. This doesn’t evolve modding the Xbox or buying a special boot disc that will first boot to bypass encryption than putting a backuped videogame in there. This is nothing new too me. I swap Action Replay discs with real games on both my PS2 and Gamecube. It’s nothing different than that from what I heard. I found ISOs off

For Playstation 2, there is MagicSwap 3.0. This works as a swap disc mechanism. I want one, but I can only own one from online stores. However, I really want a DMS3 modchip. DMS3 is the most advanced PS2 modchip in existence. More advanced means it can read more kinds of backups. I could just make my own images and remember it’s not illegal if you OWN THE ORGINAL GAME.

I got this information off

--> Part A: Extract ISO image to hard-drive

1. Open CDRWin
2. Click the Extract Disc/Tracks/Sectors (Middle button on the top row) A new window will now appear. Here are the settings, shown in the picture here.
3. Extract Mode: Disc Image/Cuesheet
4. CD Reader: Select your reader
5. Image Filename: Select a directory and filename Reading Options
6. RAW, CD+G, CD-TEXT, MCN / ISRC all unchecked
7. Error Recovery: Ignore
8. Jitter Control: Disable
9. Subcode Analysis: Auto
10. Data Speed: Select your speed
11. Audio Speed: Select your speed
12. Read retry count: Anything from 2-10
13. Subcode Threshold: 300
14. Click Save Settings if you wish
15. Click Start!

--> CDRWin will now save the image to your hard-drive.

Part B: Patching Image
1. Open AddZer0 FrontEnd.
2. Browse for your input file. You just made it with CDRWin.
3. Do the same for the output file.
4. Select the type of patch to apply to your image.

Auto Mode converts the current Input Image to a 2048 ISO. The image is then patched, placing system.cnf at LBA 12231. This requires no other help from you.

Normal Mode functions just as the original version of AddZer0 did. If you select this mode, type the LBA of the closest file to LBA 12231 into the text box. (You need ISO Buster) This will move this file to 12232 and place the system.cnf at 12231.
Patcher Mode functions just like the 2SP Patcher did. It blindly takes the system.cnf file and places it at 12231. This will possibly corrupt data of the image which cause problems while playing the game. Therefore this mode is not recommended.

5. When you are happy with the settings, click Convert.
6. Wait for the process to finish (might take a while)

--> Part C: Burning image

1. Open CDRWin again.
2. Click the File Backup and Tools button.
3. Change Backup/Tool Operation to Record an ISO9660 image file.
4. Where it says Image Filename: Browse for the image you have just patched.
5. CD Recorder: Select your CD-Writer
6. Disc Type: CDROM-XA
7. Track Mode: MODE 2
8. Select your write speed.
9. Click Start.
10. Wait for CDRWin to write the image to a CD-R.

You should have successfully made a backup of your PS2 game.

(2) If you don't have a mod chip.
I suggest you use CloneCD or CDRWin to do a straight CD copy. This gives you an un-patched backup.
If you have CloneCD or CDRWin (UTFSE) here are the settings:

--> CloneCD

1. Open CloneCD.
2. Click the Copy CD Picture (3rd Picture along)
3. Read Tab
o Select your CD Reader.
o Select your read speed. I suggest you keep it low. Sorry if you have little patience.
o Read SubChannel Data from Data Tracks: Checked
o Read SubChannel Data from Audio Tracks: Checked
o The other boxes can be left unchecked.
4. Image File Tab
o Browse for the directory that you want the image file to be extracted to.
o Check the Delete After Successful Write box if you want.
5. Write Tab
o Select your CD Writer.
o Select your write speed. I strongly suggest you burn at a maximum of 4x.
o Everything should be all right as it is.
6. Ignore the Global tab. It is not important.
7. Now click the Start Disc Copy button at the bottom.
8. CloneCD will then read the disc and when finished write to a blank disc.
9. Finished.

--> CDRWin

1. Open CDRWin.
2. Click the Backup Disc button (Second along)
3. Backup Mode: Copy To Image And Record
4. Image disk: Select your hard drive (Default)
5. CD Reader & CD Recorder: Set CD reader & CD recorder to the same (Always read with burner)
6. Reading Options
o Read: Raw Sectors
o Error Recovery: Ignore
o Jitter Control: Disable
o Subcode Analysis: Auto
o Data Speed: Select Your Speed (Keep it low)
o Audio Speed: Select Your Speed (Keep it low)
o Read Retry Count: Select How Many Times You Want CDRWin To Retry Reading Damaged Data Before It Fails
7. Recording Options
o Uncheck All Boxes On The Top Line
o Number Of Discs To Backup: Select Number Of Discs
o Number Of Copies: Select Number Of Copies You Want
o Speed: Select Your Burning Speed (Keep it low)
o Disc Transporter Mode: Disable If you want, select Save Settings at the side
8. Hit Start.

Choice B is much easier than using CDclone to make an ISO and CDRWIN to burn an ISO. I would use Alcohol 120% to backup Playstation or Playstation 2 games using the Playstation or Playstation 2 option in the encryption security override mechanism. The program will patch the ISO image automatically for me. Haven’t tried since I don’t have a modded PS2, but I have yet to try it on EPSXE. Supposedly I hear off the forums, I can play PSX backups on the PC.
To backup Xbox games, first you must have a modded xbox. Then you must download EvolutionX 1.8 off Kazaa, Emule, Limewire. Evolution X allows the gamer to download the game through Xbox’s Ethernet JACK onto MS Windows through a normal FTP client or Internet Explorer (the same is done to Gamecube games). The Xbox Ethernet jack is 10 Base T so it would have a speed of 10Mbits per second maximum. Then I found this really neat Unity called Craxtion 4.0 [ ]. This unity allows someone to backup 2 Xbox ISOs or more to combine them to form a new Xbox ISO with a dual boot screen. This is useful since I don’t have to waste DVDs. Once Xeon and XCBX plays commercial games off DVD-ROM on the PC, then I won’t need a modded Xbox at all.. The PC will always be able to emulate a console - eventually. Currently, no one has a powerful enough PC to emulate the XBOX so modding Xbox to play backups is the only way to go. You can’t say I have done anything illegal. I don’t have any illegal copies of console games nor do I have any modded consoles.

Good Luck on backing up games!!!!