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ISO Compression?
#1
Anyone know of a way to compress ISO's so that I can save diskspace? I tried compressing with the Linuz ISO plugin but the files came out unusable with the built in iso reader in PCSX2 I know games like Megaman X8 and X7 should only be a few hundred megs compared to the size of 2 gigs that they are. I only have a few gigs left on my HDD and I would like to be able to compress the games so I can still use them. I know psp has the cso format that helps out with disk space.
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#2
Linuz Iso compression works fine, but you should set it to Plugin under the Cdvd menu, since Pcsx2`s iso reader doesnt read Linuz compressed Iso`s
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Intel  core i7 2670QM @2.2(3.1ghz turbo) Nvidia 3gig GTX560m 8 gigs DDr5  Blue-Ray Burner windows7 64 bit
*base 64 images don't work here - ref*
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#3
Thanks that did the trick for me. For some reason I had it in my head that the plugin was just for compressing the ISO and not running the compressed ISO
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#4
No problems Topken, glad to help
ROG Asus G74S laptop
Intel  core i7 2670QM @2.2(3.1ghz turbo) Nvidia 3gig GTX560m 8 gigs DDr5  Blue-Ray Burner windows7 64 bit
*base 64 images don't work here - ref*
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#5
Hmm is Linuz Iso compression a free software to download? Was thinking doing the same thing too, if so, may I have a link to this website?
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#6
its built into the plugin, it can use either Z or BZ format
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#7
(03-15-2012, 07:55 AM)hyakki Wrote: its built into the plugin, it can use either Z or BZ format

Ah okay I didn't know that, thank you. Smile
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#8
I actually recommend a much simpler way: NTFS folder compression for your games folder Smile
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#9
(03-15-2012, 09:50 AM)rama Wrote: I actually recommend a much simpler way: NTFS folder compression for your games folder Smile

yeah that's what I do too, I heard ntfs compression can actually help read speed too (though I doubt its on a measurable scale), and you don't have to modify your images.
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#10
It's for convenience mostly, but yea, on the fly decompression is very fast.
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