Ever since the release of Sony's PlayStation 3, the older PlayStation 2 system has been slowly sinking into obsolescence. Consequently, there are fewer PS2 games on the market. Gamers needing a replacement for their favourite games may discover no copies are available. Fortunately, several websites offer PS2 game files--called "ISOs"--for download onto the computer. This allows PS2 owners looking for a quick backup of their games to download and burn the files to a DVD. Best of all, these sites are free, and the games are made available by generous gamers from around the world.
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Open your preferred web browser and navigate to a PS2 game download site of your choice. Since most web sites that offer PS2 games for download are forum-based, you will need to create an account--usually done free of charge--before you can access the downloads.
Access the game downloads section of the web site, then scroll through the various posts until you locate a game you wish to download. Click the link.
Follow the download links provided in the forum post. Most PS2 ISOs have been uploaded to online storage sites like Rapidshare or Megaupload because their large size makes them difficult to store in any other manner.
Follow the instructions provided for you once you reach the online storage site that contains the file you wish to download. You will usually need to enter in a series of numbers and letters to prove you are human, and then wait anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds before a download link will appear.
Click the download link once it has appeared, then specify a location on the hard drive where you wish to save the PS2 ISO file. Once you have everything the way you want it, click "Save," and the download will start.
Repeat Steps 3 through 5 as needed. Because most PS2 ISOs are more than four gigabytes in size, you may want to split them into several parts with WinRAR, which makes it easier for them to manage. Once all the files have been downloaded, unzip the ISO file to a desired location on your hard drive. You are now ready to begin burning the PS2 ISO to a disk.
Downloading a PS2 ISO
Open your preferred DVD burning program.
Select the option that will allow you to burn an image file to a disk. This will usually be labelled "Write image file to disk," but may also be labelled something slightly different depending on your program.
Insert your blank DVD into the computer's DVD burner.
Click the "browse for file" button under the "source" section of your DVD burning program, then browse for and select the ISO file you downloaded in Section 1. Click "Open" to add it to the queue to be burnt to the DVD.
Click the "Burn" button after you have made sure that the "Destination" is set to the DVD drive containing your blank DVD. Your DVD burning program will now burn the PS2 ISO to the DVD.
Burning the Game to a Disk
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