I have an original Halo 2 dvd I would like to backup, fut so far I have failed.
I tried the method I usually use for X360 games, rip the game with a normal dvd-rom using wxripper, extract ss, dmi and pfi with my hitachi drive(v47 w/ xtrm v2.3) and then use Xbox 360 SS merger to make the final *.iso and *.dvd files.
The problem is wxripper hangs on halo2, when the iso is at about 560mb the drive slows down and wxripper just hangs, no crc error, no nothing, it just freezes.
So I tried another method, I used wx360 to extract the files, extracted ss.bin with hitachi drive, downloaded a layout file from layouts.xbox-scene.com (not an optimized one) and used XDVDMulleter.
I selected make new iso->iso from folder on pc->create dvd9 iso w/ 0'd padding->leave original default.xbe(rip was from original dvd)->loaded ss.bin->no media stealth->load layout from disc->make iso and burned it with imgburn to a memorex dvd+r dl. I forgot to set booktype to dvd-rom but I've played backups on my hitachi without booktype set before.
I load the game on my 360, xbox logo appears, "This original Xbox game has encountered a problem...".
This seriously sucks, it's my first coaster.
Does anyone know what I did wrong, is the method I used the recommended one?
Thanks in advance for your help.