Topic: Support information for my non verified PS2 DVD games, using IMGBURN
The main goal of this post it may be hard to understand, so I will do my best.
5 years have passed since I started sharing dumps in this page, and there still are some of my dumps (mostly Spanish PS2 DVD games) which have not been verified yet.
In order to make those dumps more accurate, I have decided to post some snapshots taken from IMGBURN. I always found this program as usefull as Isobuster, although it lacks in not having the RAW2352 reading mode, something that Isobuster does have. However, it can be very usefull if we want to know the accurate amount of data stored in our DVD disc and if our Iso image is exactly copied (this can be checked thanks to it Verify disc option, which allows us to verify a disc against an image file).
Let me explain my intentions with some pictures.
For example, one of my oldest dumps is the european version of CLOCK TOWER 3
In August 26, I redumped the game in order to check if the DUMP I made back in 2010 was correct (I redumped it twice back in the day), so I decided to take some snapshots of the program while it was reading the disk.
Here you have an Snapshot of the SFV I created from that dump
As you can see, the CRC matches with the one I submitted back in 2010. You can also see that the file data displays when that file was created.
In other hand, I also took another shot of the program before starting the copying.
As you can see, the program shows that the copy was made from an actuall DVDROM disc (and not from a burned DVDR), as it is written at the right of the picture. In case you still think that this picture could have been taken after loading an image file to a virtual DVD drive, just see the name of the DVD drive appearing there. If you search that name on the internet, you will realize that the drive is actually a Physical drive. This only can mean that this snapshot was taken with an original PS2 disc inside a real physical DVD drive.
The picture also says that the disc has a size of 4.601.610.240 bytes , the same size I submitted 5 years ago.
I made the redump with IMGBURN this time (back in the day I made it with Isobuster, as you requested). This picture proves there were no problems in the proccess
The program also has the option to verify an original disc against an image file, to see if the copy 100% accurate compared to the original. I did not do with this dump, but if I do it in the future I will take some pictures to show them to you.
I will try doing the same with my non verified games in the following future.