How do you shrink a PS2 iso?

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by Bryon15, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Bryon15
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    I'm trying to put kingdom hearts 2 final mix on a usb thumb drive. But I get an error saying the file is too big. Even though the usb thumb drive is 32GB. Is there anyway to shrink it?
     
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    If you rip the ISO by yourself, there should be no need for trimming.

    If you downloaded it from the web and confident it would fit onto a flash drive, run checksum or check actual file size.
     
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    what filesystem is the thumb drive using ?
     
  4. Bryon15
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    Fat32
     
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    Ah... FAT32 doesn't support file size more than 4 GB.
     
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    Oh no. What should I do?
     
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    USBUtil 2.0 is needed to split 4+ GB game for PS2 USB loading.
     
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    Yeah the PS2 is pretty picky about what thumb drives will work with it.

    I keep a couple of ancient 128MB and 256MB thumb drives around just because they are the only ones I have that work with it. I use an internal hard drive and the thumb drives to store other software.

    Heck even my PS2 with an internal hard drive via the network adapter is kinda picky about what drives will work.

    Wish there was better news for you :(
     
  10. tickle.my.pickle

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    what?? playing ps2 iso via usb is so easy... for game with 4gb+ size... just split them using usb util... and all the usb i tried.. even the Chinese knock offs works... probably on your end or hardware failure...
     
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    For PS2, it pretty much comes down to disc, SMB, or HDD (FAT or SPCH-70xxx only).

    Give it a try on SMB loading.
     
  12. Chocolina

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    Swap Magic is like $20, and Verbatims are cheap and plentiful.

    Yes you're losing the convenience of having everything on one drive or USB but using a swap disc is easy and cheap. For PS2 slims its just a matter of taping down some pressure-sensitive triggers.