PS2 ISO trimmer?

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by darkirby, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. darkirby
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    just like the DS roms having "filler" to fill the game cart limit)8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 megabytes) there is an app that will take away the fillings to save room on your flash card.

    I was curious if there's an ISO trimmer that can be used to shave off all of the fillers in my PS2 ISO's so I can have more games fit?
     
  2. TLSpartan

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    A PS2 game is on a DVD which means the size of the game can vary unlike a DS which has pre defined cart limits. If you are getting 4.7GB rips, go look some where else for PS2 iso's. So no you dont trim a PS2 game.
     
  3. spectral

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    It was a 2GB download because the iso was compressed. There is nothing you can remove.
     
  4. kobykaan

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    huh?? ....does that mean your storing or wanting to store ps2 iso's on hd rather than burning them off to dvdr and then deleting the iso+ rar files it came in??

    seems a pointless process!

    the idea is to burn them to dvdr and play them on your PS2!

    If you mean you have downloaded a DUAL LAYER PS2 game and it will not fit your SINGLE LAYER media then you will need to track down a RIP KIT to compress the audio tracks and/or videos and remove some parts of the game such as cut scenes to fit a standard SINGLE LAYER disk!

    [​IMG] search for whatever the game name is followed by the words RIP KIT

    some games have what they call PADDING in there .... but there is not a trimmer tool like there is for DS roms ... you need to know what your doing at least!

    this is why clever users out there make these RIP KITS that do all the compressions on files as listed above!
     
  5. spectral

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    I think he's using HD Loader to run the games from a HDD and wanted to shrink the games to fit more on.
     
  6. nIxx

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    You can use Xpert2 the program have a PS2DVD Shrinker Plugin and xpert2 is usually the tool to make these ripkits [​IMG]
    You can download it on alucard.cc (and there are many ripkits too)
     
  7. darkirby
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    exactly what spectral said,

    after every extraction, it's always(i think it was) 4428 megabytes in the ISO file, but what kobykaan has cleared up, filler is the wrong word. I was hoping to remove the padding in the ISOs so i can fit more on my HDD when i use HD loader.

    sorry for not being more specific, any idea on how i can do this?(posting this before nIxx's suggestion, I'll try it in a few minutes)
     
  8. kobykaan

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    Ah ....doh @ me for not spotting the obvious! lol!

    Yeah rip kits would/could be an answer but would only really save space on DUAL LAYER Iso's and would also depend if there's a rip kit already made for said game or try doing it yourself (if your not familar with the tools you may struggle without a good indepth guide) [​IMG]

    There are plus points and minus points to rip kits ... plus points are saving space obviously but the minus points are some FMV turn out blocky or pixellated which is a minor issue.... but with some games like Guitar Hero World Tour you loose a stage or so and some of the tracks sound muffled or muted as the audio tracks are heavily recompressed to fit a SL (single layer) disk its definately more noticeable with GH games compared to the original DL rip...

    Its down to personal preference to Rip them or not .....
    maby backup some of the less played iso's to disks for later reloading as an alternative [​IMG]
     
  9. Devil May Cry

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    I think what he means is if there any way to remove the pad and dummy files off any game, single layer or dual layer. I suggest looking for Ripkits. I don't believe there is a program as simple as Rominator/TokyoTrim or UMDGEN for the PS2.