[Windows Basic Guide] Compress/Rip PSX Games

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  1. jungzandvliet

    jungzandvliet New Member

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    This is a guide how to create Z compressed rips
    What you need?
    - PocketIso
    - mode2cdmaker 1.6 GUI
    - ExtractNow (With this program you can extract img, bin, iso files really easy and its free!)
    Download pocketiso & mode2cdmaker in one package here:
    http://tabrin.com/avo/compression.zip

    Extract your PSX game to your pc. (This is up to you. You can just extract the iso you downloaded or extract it from your cd or something).
    I'll take my speed punks game for example. In this image you can see i extracted it to my computer:

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    Now i can tell you that the .XA & .STR are the files that contain's movies & music. So this is what we want to rip right

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    All we need to do for ripping this out the game is remove the data in those files so they are smaller and ripped out the game.
    You can do this on 2 ways.
    - One way is to open the files in a text editor and then delete all the data. (But most of time it will crash the application since it contain's so much data)
    - Other way is just simply delete the files and recreate a empty file with the same name + extension!
    Dont forgot to check in the sub directory's for STR & XA files!!!!!
    After you did this you get something like this:

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    If you looked right you saw a file called dummy.fil. This is just a file to fill up your disc space. So it doesnt skip in the playstation or something it was. Actually you dont need this. So if you find this file you can delete it (dummy.file, dummy.fil, dummy or something with dummy in it

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    After you've done this open mode2cdmaker (m2cdmgui.exe) copy all the files in to the application.
    Make sure you checked "Single Track" and it stands on "Bin/Cue".
    Also give it a volume name and choose where you want to save your image to.
    Press then "Write Iso"
    Wait till its done.
    Then close the application.

    Open PocketIso. Select the iso you just created. Choose by compression mode ".z - compress faster"
    and press Compress iso!

    There yah go. A compressed image that (I think) works with psx4all

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    . Atleast it works for me with ePSXe

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    dunno but the .z compresion doesnt seems to work right. so use yah ripped .iso for now...
  2. Ch0ppy35

    Ch0ppy35 New Member

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    Is any of that possible with PowerISO? I am so lost with this...
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    jungzandvliet New Member

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    With poweriso you can only extract/view the image

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    It writes isos, compresses has virtual drives.


    In this tut are u just showing how to make the game an iso?
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    How to rip music/movies out of it. and Z compress it back.
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    I'm gonna try to make a rom or w/e of my Rainbow Six disk I have next to me
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    How do I get it off the cd, I get an error when copy and pasting
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    EDIT; It wants to save as a .bin, is that ok?

    I've found out how to do it in power iso lol, you gotta hit the copy button at the top and it rips it into .iso, or wat ever u want.

    Now I gotta wait for it to rip, than I'll mount it up on a vitual drive and grab the files I need I guess. I paid 30 bucks for power iso, so I wanna use it as much as I can
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    Here's Wat I got

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