Hacking Gc Shrunken iso problem

coolethan

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Okay my problem is with my save games,
when i have the iso regular and unshrunken my saves work fine and load up and everything.
but with a shrunken iso it claims there are no saves on the card for that game.

does anyone either know why this is or how to fix it?
cause i really don't want to have to start over, or burn the games again.
 

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All games usually have 'garbage data' at the end of the game file. The games media usually has to have a certain fixed size (think its a licensing thing, but dont quote me on that).

E.g. GameCube discs have 1.5GB fixed sizes. But as an example, Zelda - The Wind Waker has only about 1.1 GB of actual game data.

So shrinking removes all that garbage data (just usually random bytes or blank or zero bytes) and you are left with a smaller image that still has all the game data.

Like in DS games, you can have 4,8,16,32,64,128,256 MB carts, but games wont reach the full amount. And its cheaper for smaller ones
 

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Thanks for the explanation
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What program can you use to shrink the game data?
 

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Vague Rant said:
It's not really a licensing thing. It's just that they don't make 1.1GB DVDs, they make 1.5GB DVDs. When's the last time you filled anything up to the very last byte?
The garbage data is actually used to push the game data to the edge of the disc where read speeds are higher.
 

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So there is no way to have my saves work again with a Shrunken image?
i wanted to keep them shrunk so i could fit more of them on a multdisc,
i got 5 shrunk images on 1, but without shrinking only 3.
 
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