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mkpsxiso help

Post by gremkin » March 21st, 2020, 10:51 am

I'm wanting to say I am being really dumb here, but I do need help.
I've downloaded mkpsxiso-1.23, unxip the folder and have mkpsxiso and mkisoxml, if I try to open either one just a black screen flashes up and nothing else happens.

So what I'm really asking is how do I make it work?

I really need an idiots guide!

I am at a complete loss any help is very much appreciated. :crying

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Re: mkpsxiso help

Post by Shadow » March 21st, 2020, 1:59 pm

Don't double-click the executable. You need to execute it from within a command prompt with arguments.
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Re: mkpsxiso help

Post by gremkin » March 21st, 2020, 9:48 pm

Shadow wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 1:59 pm
Don't double-click the executable. You need to execute it from within a command prompt with arguments.
Right so no GUI.
Was getting thrown by the read me talking about compiling it, which I guessed it was already compiled

So I Understand Command Prompt, but the arguemnts you have me at a loss.

Any chance of an example, or an idiots guide?

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Re: mkpsxiso help

Post by Shadow » March 23rd, 2020, 12:29 am

Make your *.XML file and then use these arguments. Obviously, rename 'example' to whatever your sheet is called.

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mkpsxiso.exe -y example.xml
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Re: mkpsxiso help

Post by rama3 » March 23rd, 2020, 3:57 am

All these tools..
Isn't it enough to simply create a new .iso in imgburn, with XA Mode2 / 2352 selected, then patch the .iso with a psx license tool?
Or is that missing something?

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Re: mkpsxiso help

Post by Shadow » March 23rd, 2020, 4:38 am

It seems the OP wants to make an image. If you want to add XA and/or CDDA this is where things become more difficult and where BUILDCD.EXE or MKPSXISO.EXE are extremely useful :)

I myself never had luck with CDDA and BUILDCD.EXE so I always use LameGuy64's program to do that :praise
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Re: mkpsxiso help

Post by gremkin » March 23rd, 2020, 8:04 am

rama3 wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 3:57 am
All these tools..
Isn't it enough to simply create a new .iso in imgburn, with XA Mode2 / 2352 selected, then patch the .iso with a psx license tool?
Or is that missing something?
CDMAGE normally does what I need to get the job done. Hit a more complex realm and found a tool I needed help with.
But thabks for the suggestion
Shadow wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 12:29 am
Make your *.XML file and then use these arguments. Obviously, rename 'example' to whatever your sheet is called.

Code: Select all

mkpsxiso.exe -y example.xml
Shadow thank you for your help, my sanity is restored. :D

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