.i00/.i01 files are a simple split .iso format. I was posting games in that manner so oldschool FAT drive users could still use them. Annoyingly enough the .i00 file is still too big for Windows FAT users nowadays. They used to fit fine... I suspect Windows has started attaching a few bytes of header data or something to files, making them a touch too big
Anyways, none of that is too important. Lets get down to what you want to do with them.
-If you're playing with Swap Magic or a Modded PS2:
You've got nothing to worry about. Just load the .mds controller file into ImgBurn
(or the image burning software of your choice) and burn as you would normally.
-If you're playing with ESR on a console:
Here's the annoying catch. You need to unsplit the image to ESR patch it
It's not difficult to do, I have 2 usual ways I suggest someone does it.
-1st way. Mount the image using the .mds to a virtual drive (Daemon Tools
for instance). Then rip an ISO from the virtual drive using ImgBurn
(or whatever image ripping software you prefer). That's it, you've got yourself a joined image
-2nd way. Use HjSplit
, I said it was a simple split .iso format, didn't I
Rename the files like this:
Game Name.i00 --> Game Name.iso.001
Game Name.i01 --> Game Name.iso.002
Then open HjSplit
and join the files. It'll run over it for a few minutes (It's progress bar may get confused), once it says joining completed you're good to go.
-If you're playing with an emulator:
2 options. 1st, simply load the .mds into a virtual drive like Daemon Tools
, and play the game with a CD/DVD plugin on PCSX2. 2nd, simply follow the unsplitting options I suggested for ESR users above. Then you'll just have a standard ISO.