comparing ISO with ISO

Discussion in 'PSP - Games & Content' started by RedBaron, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. RedBaron
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    RedBaron GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I am seriously thinking of buying original games because I have come across games that you can download some of these files are much shorter than the originals (comparing ISO with ISO) It makes me wonder what has been left out or am I just being paranoid [​IMG]
     
  2. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    They might be CSO files not ISO, compressed ISOs.
    I don't know if its still true but some games didn't work as well being compressed.
     
  3. ConJ

    ConJ The Toker

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    Yes, your being paranoid.

    These are probably compressed games. They have just had all the update stuff removed.

    So, don't worry, your all good.

    Although some do have sound and movies removed.
     
  4. Koetje

    Koetje Member

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    Google PSP Iso Compressor 1.4
    All will become clear then [​IMG]
     
  5. xist

    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    Just don't visit crap sites.
     
  6. Dark^'^Knigh

    Dark^'^Knigh GBAtemp Maniac

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    [​IMG] Now there's a quote worth bottling!! You say it like it's a bad thing.
     
  7. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    A lot of time people remove the firmware update folder/files because it's not needed. There's also sometimes extra padding added into the original to make loading from the UMD smoother for technical reasons (or am I thinking of the DC?), that's removed as it plays no part in reading from an MS.
     
  8. steve-p

    steve-p GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    there are some cheap bastards with small memory sticks that rip or downscale the movies & music,
    i wouldnt mind if they didnt spread them afterwards!

    they even have a site for sad bastards called rip-kit.com or something like that!
     
  9. MLRX

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    "Never buy UMDs just get a bigger MS," says Patchy the Pirate xD
     
  10. Dark^'^Knigh

    Dark^'^Knigh GBAtemp Maniac

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    Yeah, but who would want to wait for a MS arrive? Theyz takez like, like, a w-h-o-l-e week to come...and I cantz playz it!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. Daizu

    Daizu GBAtemp Fan

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    There aren't many PSP games that interest me anyway, but generally, if I do find one interesting I buy it. Just because I want the case. =)

    But if it's some random game you're thinking about trying or don't find worth the money, then yeah, just pirate it or something.
     
  12. CrashmanX

    CrashmanX Current project: SD Gundam G Generation Overworld

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    @CrashmanX

    DOH! You fools are asking for a Mod just to shut down this topic. Piracy is a HUGE no no on GBA temp.
     
  13. overslept

    overslept WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WORLD

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    I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. Piracy? In my GBAtemp?!
     
  14. RedBaron
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    RedBaron GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Well I did some more research and found that it doesn't matter which site you get them from, there is a very good chance the game you downloaded would have been chopped, how much who knows?
    I would recommend buying an original, there is nothing worse than getting half way through the game then it goes belly up, I saw the same game one was 500M and the other 1.5GB just to give you an example
     
  15. xist

    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    Research? Such as what?

    If you're rubbish at finding sources (or have rubbish sources) you'll get games with ripped out content. Most people have no problem at all.
     
  16. MLRX

    MLRX GBAtemp Fan

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    @the first part: just download a different copy from a more reliable site.
    @the second part: same as the first
     
  17. RedBaron
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    RedBaron GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I have tried 15 different pleases, please enlighten me send me a PM [​IMG]
     
  18. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    My personal rips are the same size as the ones I download. They probably remove the update and the padding which can take several hundred megabytes in certain games.
     
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