This guide is for educational purposes only and it is assumed that you are backing up a game that you legally own. Please, do not ask me anything about pirated games. I donat condone piracy and will not help you to pirate other peopleas hard work. First, letas define what ripping is and why we would want to do it. Letas assume that you went to the store and bought a $50 (U.S. Dollars) copy of the Virtua Fighter 4 and a $50 copy of Grand Theft Auto 3. Thatas $100 dollars that you have invested in these games that are on disc. Since you donat want anything to happen to your investment, you decide that you want to backup your games, as is your right. That way, if your kid brother gets hold of your disc and mangles it, you can still turn to your backup. Now, with Virtua Fighter 4, the answer is simple. Since it was published on CD-Rom format, you can pop it into your CD-Rom drive and copy to a new CD-R. But, with Grand Theft Auto 3, youare going to have a problem if you donat have a DVD-R burner. Since there is no way on this earth that you can copy an entire DVD to a CD-R you need to take special steps to back it up. Ripping is athe process of making a DVD-Rom game small enough to backup to a CD-Ra. The following is the basic general order taken to backup your DVD game: 1. Copy the game to your Hard Drive (HD). 2. Remove or replace (a.k.a. rip) files so that the total size is small enough to fit on a CD-R. 3. Remove any DVD Checks the game developers put into the game. 4. Find and Reindex any LBA Tables in the game, if necessary. 5. Create an ISO image of all the files. 6. Burn the ISO image to a CD-R. Weall go thru these steps in more detail below. For now, almost all DVD games follow this established pattern when you need to back them up.This guide is for educational purposes only and it is assumed that you are backing up a game that you legally own.
|Title||:||PS2 CD Ripping for Dummies|
|Publisher||:||Jason Bozzuto -|