Okay, time for a rundown of what's going on.
When you create a backup using IsoBuster you get a Game.iso image that is actually all the game data. You need to combine this with a SS.bin and a blank360.iso file to get a working backup. This is known as the xtreme method. The problem arises from using the blank360.iso file. This file is actually just a bunch of 0's one after the other (this is why you can compress the file so efficiently). What this does is just add "padding" to the beginning of the backup image so that the SS.bin is in the correct location for the firmware to read.
Why don't DVD Decrypter/ImgBurn do not recognize this you ask? The reason is because instead of the 0's these programs expect a description of the file, or some real data. In reality there is no reason to have 250+MB of blank data at the beginning of your image so these programs can not deal with it.
The solution! You will need a backup created from the wxripper method, this backup should have a video partition located at the start of the disc (instead of all 0's). You then use the tool found from my tutorial
and you can use this wxripper backup image to extract the video partition (SS Merger has a similiar feature). The tool I use produces a file called backup.data and you can use this file to "fix" all your backups created using the xtreme files.
Finally, if you use my tool and get the backup.data file, then you can go one step farther and rename this file to blank360.iso and use this file INSTEAD and you will get working backups for DVD Decrypter/ImgBurn using the xtreme method. All the problems are because the ORIGINAL blank360.iso is just a file filled with 0's. CloneCD works because it doesn't care what format the backup is in, DVD Decrypter/ImgBurn on the other hand do, so that is why you are having problems.
For further clarification take a look at the tutorials in my signature.
On a final note, SS Merger can handle all of these splitting tasks for you as well. The only reason to use my tool instead is because it provides a progress status while it's doing the task and because it can apply the backup.data or video partition to a incorrect image directly, without the need to split that image apart first. So basically once you have the backup.data from my tool, you can simply patch/fix all your improper backups directly, no need for extra disk space or anything like that. SS Merger is a great program though This post has been edited by ViNCe_V: May 31 2006, 07:24 AM