Converting your old PlayStation 2 games into a digital disc-image format is a great way to back up hard-to-find or out-of-print titles. Converting your PS2 games to an ISO format can be damage insurance for games beginning to show wear and tear on the disc. Also, by having the games on your computer you can examine the contents of the disc, allowing you to discover hidden content, or rip movie and audio files from your favourite games for easy viewing and listening. Converting a PS2 game into .ISO format is fairly simple, and should only take a few minutes.
Things you need
ImgBURN or MagicISO software
Original PS2 Game Disk
Navigate to the IMGBurn download page located in the resources section of this article.
Download the most recent revision of the IMGBurn Software for your operating system.
Open the completed installer file, and install the IMGBurn software to your local hard drive.
Run the IMGBurn Software and select "Create Image File From Disk" on the opening menu.
Insert the desired PS2 game disc into your computer's CD/DVD-ROM drive.
Click on the drop-down menu titled "Source" and locate your CD/DVD-ROM Drive.
Select "Browse" then choose a location on your computer where you would like to save the completed .ISO file.
Click "Read" to initiate the ripping process. Your ISO file can be found in the location you specified under step 7.
Navigate to the MagicISO download page located in the resources section of this article.
Download the latest revision of the MagicISO software for your operating system.
Run the completed installer file and install MagicISO to your local hard drive.
Launch MagicISO. Insert the disc you wish to convert to an ISO into your computer's CD/DVD-ROM drive.
Click "Tools," then choose "Make ISO from CD/DVD-ROM."
Locate and select the drive containing your PS2 disc under the "Source" drop-down menu.
Enter the location to which you wish to save the generated .ISO under the "Output File" field.
Click "OK" at the bottom of the screen to begin generating the ISO image of your game disc.
Things you need
- ImgBURN or MagicISO software
- Original PS2 Game Disk