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Old 13-04-2018, 08:08
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Question Tower of Time 2xDVD5

Tower of Time ?xDVD5


--CIUv2 By:Yener90
--Contributors:BAMsE; Razor12911; Simorq; KaktoR; CÚsar82 CIUV2 CIU2039 15.2
--UltraARC by: Razor12911
--UltraARC 2900 R6 Edition Modified by: Simorq


1. Install the game. Update game to latest version.

2. Download attachment, extract to HD, NOT in Gamefolder.

3. Run UltraARC, Browse/Select Your game folder, then choose output location, & compression method.

4. Test the conversion, before burning ISO.

5. Then burn folder contents to DVD.



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File Type: rar Tower of Time.rar (86.18 MB, 11 views)

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This failed miserably for me after hours or compressing. Log file just says failed to create image Tower of time_2.iso

Guessing there's no way to continue the process without having to do it all again.
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make sure to have enough freespace on HD. Will take twice as much space because of the ISO process.

If you already have the files already compressed just use dvd software to make iso. Just add the files
for each seperate dvd, then burn them.
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Tons of space, well 150Gb on the drive Whereabouts are the files stored as I have multiple folders in the unpacked one.

Tower of time
Tower of time\Tower of time\cfgtmp
Tower of time\Tower of time\Resources
Tower of time\Tower of time\Tower of time_1
Tower of time\Tower of time\Tower of time_2

Tower of time\Tower of time_1 (this one has data1, data2a.bin files in it)
Tower of time\Tower of time_2 (this has data2b, data3a.bin files in it)
Tower of time\(this has data3.bin and log and session files in it).

What type of directory structure do I need or extra files for each ISO? I have PowerISO installed so making ISO files is easy enough. Just need to know the folder structures and file locations to add them to ISO images and possibly the ISO names to call them for each disk.
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first off NEVER put the conversion archive file in game folder... Step #2

extract the archive into different HD or folder. NOT IN THE GAME.
Then run UltraARC, select your game folder, will place the correct files into each subfolder in the Output directory.
Dont change output, its already set in UltraARC, just select the game location & compression method.

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Okay so I've downloaded it again to start from scratch, I've ran the UltraArc program and selected my install folder. In output I've selected the root of the extracted folder that's on another drive. I've selected CD Image under options on the main screen.

Clicked on options and left the compressor as Freearc and selected "Razor & LZMA" under Method (not sure which one to choose seeing as I want a good compromise between few disks but quickish installation).

Under CD I've chosen UDF as the type.

Am I choosing the settings correctly or not? I'd prefer it to be a 3 disk game or 4 at most. Do I now click on start and leave it running until the jobs done? If it's simpler I can create my own ISO after it's put the files into a folder for me to copy over rather than have it try to make it's own ISO images.

Sorry new to all this repacking malarky but desperately want to learn with the amount of games out now that have updates. So much simpler to install and repackage them instead of manually updating each time a games installed.
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Old 02-12-2018, 22:05
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check this topic for a Wiki created by KaktoR to help everyone understand things regarding the installer settings ( conversion makers ) & UltraArc ( both makers & end-users )

https://www.fileforums.com/showthread.php?t=99330

It has lots of information to read thru. Also read thru the sticky topics in the Conversion Tutorial Subforum for even more information..
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Thanks but after reading loads of posts and hours of searching the forum and google sites I'm still lost with it all. Nothing I've found seems to explain what each of the method settings does under Freearc or if they do they're so complicated for a dumbass like me LOL I've no idea what each term means, how you know what to choose as it seems each setting deals best with certain types of files but how do you know what the types are to begin with. Simpler to either leave it alone and give up trying than wade through sections trying to piece together all the needed info. Thanks for trying though it's appreciated
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The game itself isnt that big, i usually use just srep,lzma which gives enough compression & doesnt take too long to install. The more heavy compression ( precomp ) you use does make fewer dvd output, but make install even that much longer. So for me the best choice is just srep+lzma. Now if the game was under 4 GB then use no compression at all, install is very quick.

There iis a topic in tutorial section which lists best compression methods for games ( not all but good portion of them ).

https://www.fileforums.com/showthread.php?t=99554
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Thanks for the info and links I'll give it a go tomorrow. I did find the link that listed games and specific compression settings for them but there was so many to go through and the search wasn't that helpful to be honest (which was probably just the search terms I was using). I appreciate your help
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that very first post I linked too, in BIG BLUE letters it says index !!!??
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Okay I've tried this now twice with the settings you said. The first time adding Precomp to the compression list and it failed creating disc 2, second time deleted everything and tried again without precomp and again it failed creating disc 2. Not sure what I'm doing wrong here. I pick the game folder in the top box, output folder is the one i extract the files to from the zip, I choose CD Image under options on the main page of ultraarc. Options tab I choose Srep & LZMA under method. Under the CD Image I don't change anything. None of the other tabs (exclusions, conditions, output, sfx (grayed out)) are touched and I just click start. After ages it throws up the message saying failed to create disc 2.

I have plenty of hard drive space to use (TB's of it) but nothing seems to work for me on this game to repack it. Any suggestions what I may be doing wrong?
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tried Ultraarc with what you have mentioned, it in fact does seem like its broken. Have redone the conversion, as game has been updated since original release. Use _Diskspan.bat instead of UltraArc.

It will be the same principal, choose your game folder, then dvd5 or dvd9. Then choose compression method, and create iso. Start the compression the ISO's will be in the Conversion_Output folder, when done.

OR

If you really prefer ultraarc, then edit ultraarc.ini and change

[CDImage]
Type=

to

[CDImage]
Type=UDF

save the changes. Then ISO creation should work fine.

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Thanks, it wasn't just me messing up yet again then LOL I've changed that setting in the UltraArc.ini file replacing the one that's already there. I'm guessing that it'll span as many discs as it needs and create ISO's for them when it's compressing them all?
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yes it will, the only reason it wouldnt create iso's was the cdimage didnt have UDF for the type.
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