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Well I've been grabbing the pieces for psx emulation. Currently I am converting .rar into ISO. I know my pc is slow... but damn, this is taking forever. I'm using winrar of course, but is there some other way to do this? I downloaded a game, the first disk rather, and it was separated into 3 types of files. CCD ECM & SUB. Doing alittle research, I saw that you just convert it into ISO from WINRAR. I found the option for conversion, and am currently doing so.

 

I'm pretty confident this is the route to take, but is there any other things I might consider? I am new to ISO's for the most part. I have only used a few. And when I found them, they were already ISO format. I have Daemon v4.1, I believe it is a lite version. Considering I only used a basic mounter... is there anything this noob might consider?

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Hands on... it's the only way to learn.

 

I notticed that in the options, it had a selection for folder to send the converted files to. Well I selected it this time... and trying again... but my question remains... where the hell did my original ISO conversion go? Is there a default place things of this nature go? I remember long ago I found a folder that contained a copy of everything I ever extracted. Is there a folder like that? A default folder where one might find files that had no particular destination or lost files... and maybe 30 years of socks?

 

If so I want to know... as I don't want wasted disk space... as I only have 2 -40 GB HDD's. Already down to 10.5 on my main... gotta do some cleaning... and miscellaneous files need to be trashed.

 

So... anyone have some insight?

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Well this whole thread is going to be me popping a blood vessel. I guess I'll archive all my mistakes so someone in my situation in the future... may learn from them.

 

Winrar/ Tools/ Convert Archives/

 

Now to the right, it says archive types. rar(1) is selected, and shows my game. Twice have I chose this and also ISO. I thought it would well... convert. NO!!! (YEA YEA now looking at this... I am a moron) When I uncheck rar(1) the game disappears from the left selection window. So I am to understand that this selects the file type to be converted only... which means that this conversion option only converts... TO .RAR!!!!

 

WTF!!!!

 

I never considered that it only converted to .RAR... that and... the instruction I read said to simply do this... either he was wrong... or on top of being ignorant... I'm stupid too... LOL

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OK. I am reading lots and lots of bullsh!t. I cannot find the answer, as I must not know how to ask the proper question...

 

So just in case I cannot find the answer anytime soon... I'll state where I am at here... in case someone happens upon this thread quicker than I can find the info.

 

DL a game last night. (1st disk). It is in .rar format. When I open it... it is not an ISO, it's 3 seperate files. CCD ECM and SUB. Trying to find out how to make these into an ISO.

 

Sounds easy enough to find an answer... but all I find is lose ends and commands for linux. Apparently I am not asking the right questions.

 

Back to the endless searching until I actually know what the hell I am looking at...

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Don't go popping blood vessels, please.

 

Use Explorer and do a search of your hard drive if you think you lost something.

It might even be in the Recycle bin.

 

Nono... turns out I was converting .rar into .rar..... At least thats what I think I did lol. There was no selections for what you want to convert to. Therefore I believe that it only converts into .rar.

 

When I chose to convert the .rar, I chose the folder the unzipped .rar was in. When it was done... there was a .rar in the folder too. Thats when it hit me. The realization that I have no idea what the hell I am doing.

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Upon further searching... it appears that I am out of luck. Apparently I should just search again and hopefully find an actual ISO. But this doesn't make sense...

 

I am missing something basic. Tack it up to noobism. At this rate... I'll never get this game going...

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Well thanks anyway Robert. Turns out... I was chasing the wrong tail. Upon further examination I noticed the ecm file was actually an img.ecm. Furthermore, It was either corrupt, or my Daemon cannot mount it for whatever reason. I have found what I was looking for... and lay this converting business to rest.

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