Dummy Files for small games?
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  1. #1
    Contributor Xak's Avatar
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    Dummy Files for small games?

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    I've been downlaoding and borrowing games from friends and some are every small in size ~1 GB. SHould I start using dummy files or is that not needed? I am using SM 3.6.

  2. #2
    Contributor northernpimp's Avatar
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    When backing up a game it is usually not needed to put a dummy file in, i think thats only needed when the ps2 cd you make is under 50mb. If your laser on your ps2 is acting up then i would, as it pushes the data to the outer edges, making it a little easier for it to read. If your games dont work then add a dummy in and see what happens, but like i said you probably wont need to.

  3. #3
    Contributor richierich's Avatar
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    If you have a dvdrip and want to put it on a DVD-r then yes I recommend adding dummy files. Other than that the game is fine.

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    In what order i have to put the dummy? exambple in X-Men Legend II



    ok, in what position it must be? the last? I need to test using dummy cuz its givin a hard time, i get the invalid ps2 disc.

    **I made another one now and it just go black and the lens sounds like is trying to read it, but no loading or screen.
    Last edited by LMJCF2005; 10-20-2005 at 06:30 PM

  5. #5
    Can i use the dummy that is in Ultimate Spider Man? or do i have to do something special with it before puttin it in the compilation?

    Edit: That didn't help
    Last edited by LMJCF2005; 10-22-2005 at 05:44 AM

  6. #6
    Are you using CDVDGen 2.0 to rebuild the ISO? There is a dummy file maker program floating around. I think you can also use one for Dreamcast games. I have burned X-Men Legends II 1:1 and it plays fine so you shouldn't need the dummy anyways.

  7. #7
    okay hopefully we can clear this up. You have 1 of 2 things:

    1. I am assuming you have a dvdrip. A dvdrip is a game that is burnt on a "cd-r" disk that was originally on a DVD. The size is 700 mb and that won't work on swap magic.


    2. If you have a burnt copy on DVD, then all is well. Go play!

    If your answer is 1, then you have to extract all files to your PC HD......then patch files to DVD format. Use DVDscan 3.0 (I think) to patch to DVD. Then use cdps2gen and include a dummy file. The dummy file can be around 800 mb. I think you place it at the top, not sure. There is a dummy file maker (google it). If not you can open up notepad and type "xxxxxx" until you get 800 mb. I recommend doing the first option. The name of the file should be "DUMMY.DAT"

    There you go, just burn the new iso to DVD-r at 2x.

  8. #8
    I tried the dummy thing but didnt work, and it was to a dvd not cd-r.

    I'll try to use another original dvd game in the next weeks and tell you the results, maybe the one i got is scratched..but is strange, i can play the original well (i havent finish the game so..im not sure if it will playable 100%).

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