1) Determine if your original factory-pressed PS2 game disc is a
CD-ROM or a DVD-ROM by looking on the package OR disc label.
If it is a CD-based game, follow the instructions HERE for making
a back-up image of it on your PC's HDD. If it is a DVD-based game,
then download and install DVD Decrypter.
NOTE: If you made a CD-ROM back-up image, go directly to Step #3below. If you are making a DVD-ROM back-up image then
proceed to Step #2.
2) Once DVD Decrypter is installed on your PC, insert your original
PS2 DVD-ROM game disc into your DVD reader drive and open the
DVD Decrypter application. Next, select MODE->iSO->READ,
select a Destination on your Hard Disk Drive and a File Name for
your .iSO image, and then click the Decrypt Button below. Assuming
you have enough free space on your NTFS-formatted HDD, your
PS2 DVD .iSO image will be made in several minutes!
3) Now that your PS2 game back-up image is made, you'll need to
download the Disc ID Utility V0.2A and burn it to a CDR as detailed
HERE. Once burned, load it using either the Memory Card Exploit, by
using your pressed (original) Swap Magic CD disc, or via soldered
PS2 mod-chip. Once the Disc ID Utility is loaded on your PS2 console,
follow these three steps and record (on paper) in this format the
Disc ID: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX that appears on your TV screen.
NOTE: Using the Disc ID Utility on back-up discs will generate random
useless ID numbers... only originalpressed PS2 game discs will
provide valid Disc IDs.
NOTE 2:If you are using a Magic or Messiah series PS2 mod-chip:
To obtain a valid Disc ID, load the Disc ID Utility in your PS2.
Next, press the EJECT button and put the original PS2 game
disc in. Now, press and HOLD the EJECT button (closes the
PS2 drive tray) and press the X button on your controller at
the same time to bypass the mod-chip. To verify, continue to
hold down the EJECT button while pressing the X button a few
more times to ensure the Disc ID you are obtaining is VALID.
4) Once you have obtained a valid Disc ID, determine which method
you'd like to use to patch your PS2 game back-up image before
burning it. There are currently (2) DNAS Patching methods available:
Both patchers accomplish the same task (patching the Disc ID),
however, the Image Patcher patches entire .iSO images and the
Disc ID Insertor patches the Disc ID into individual files from the
image. If you choose to use the Image Patcher, then click HERE.
If you choose the Disc ID Insertor, continue to Step #5 below.
5) Download and install iSOBuster on your PC. Next, open the PS2
game back-up image you made earlier using by selecting File->
Open Image File in iSOBuster and selecting your .iSO image.
Navigate through the directories in the left-hand margin for ALL of
the DNASXXX.IMG files as shown HERE and right-click on them
and select Extract for each- this will copy them to a designated
directory on your PC's HDD.
NOTE: Some games will have 1, 2, or even 3 of these files, and they will
NOT always be located in the same directory. Also, some titles
will use IOPRPXXX.IMG files instead of DNASXXX.IMG files so
be careful when searching for them to extract- don't miss any!
6) Now that you have all of the .IMG files extracted from your game
image, download the Disc ID Insertor and extract all the files
contained in it to a single directory on your PC and double-click
on the dnas_id.exe file. Click on the Browse button to locate your
extracted XXX.IMG files, note the corresponding DNAS Version
will be selected automatically when loading in the utility each .IMG
file, and enter your previously-obtained Disc ID in the spaces below
and click on the Patch button.
Repeat this process for ALL extracted DNASXXX.IMG files... as we
mentioned before, some games will have only one, some several, and
some games use the IOPRPXXX.IMG files instead of DNASXXX.IMG
files. In any case, be sure to patch ALL of them found in an image...
unless the Disc ID Insertor utility tells you a file doesn't contain
DNA$ in it as shown HERE (simply skip patching those files then).
NOTE: Failing to patch ALL of these required files from a game back-up
image will result in still receiving a DNAS error when going on-
line... so check carefully to make sure you don't miss any unless
you received THIS aforementioned prompt on a file of course.
7) Next, download and install WinImage on your PC. Then, open it and
go to the Options->Settings->Image tab and when there be sure
to select (check) Allow Updates... as shown HERE. Now, open
your previously-made .iSO game image in WinImage and BROWSE it
until you come to the exact directory where each of the .IMG files
is located and click the Inject Button.
At the pop-up prompt, browse to each patched.IMG file, select
Open, and then click YES to all of the forthcoming Inject prompts.
Repeat this process for all of the .IMG files that you extracted and
patched, and then exit out of WinImage (re-saving your modified
.iSO game image is done on-the-fly, so not necessary to do again).
NOTE: If you receive an "Image is Full" error when injecting files you are
NOT in the correct directory for each .IMG file being injected!
8) Finally... burn your patched PS2 game back-up .iSO image file using
Alcohol 120% if it is a CD-based image as detailed HERE, or use
DVD Decrypter if it is a PS2 DVDR image. This is done by selecting
MODE->iSO->WRiTE, browsing and selecting your now patched
.iSO image & clicking the Decrypt Button below. Enjoy!