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Postby pirate_tar » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:03 pm

I have a game, that I want to burn to a disk, to save (it's on my hard drive in zip format), BUT it is 17.8 gig, I have a double layer drive, in Windows 7 X64 Home P. Need some help here, please. Is there a way to split the into 2 parts to fit on a disk (8.5) :? Thanks team!
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Re: Splitting big files

Postby zombiegauze » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:33 pm

You could split it into volumes using 7zip, then burn each volume to a separate DVD DL disc.

This should help you

https://www.webhostinghub.com/help/lear ... split-file
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Re: Splitting big files

Postby XamX » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:13 pm

17.8GB is the ISO, right?
Well, just mount or unpack the iso with IsoBuster, DaemonTools or any other tool you like and then copy/backup/burn all the folders and files.

Or just burn the Iso on a Blu-Ray (that's what I'm doing) ...... but of course if you don't have a Blu-Ray burner that's not an option - but you can think about buying one, it's pretty handy to be able to backup 22.3GB of files in 8-10 minutes plus the BD-discs cost less than a Double Layer DVD disc. (I bought my LG Blu-Ray burner in 2012 and it's one of the best investments I made in the past few years, I love it)
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Re: Splitting big files

Postby ZX81v2 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:32 pm

I take it you wanna store it, if so
Use 7-Zip at STORE Settings

Select the file(s)
Right Mouse > Add to Archive > Compression Level STORE
In the Split to volumes box you can type a value.
eg

1M = 1meg chunks
1G = 1gig Chunks
1T = Terrabyte!

8700M Should suffice.

This will split the archive into whatever size chunks you want, 001,002,003 etc...
This method is handy for storing large images on a FAT32 drive...

Having the compression set to store means the file ain't compressed in any way, just split :)
(and it takes a couple of minutes to do compared to compressing it)
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Re: Splitting big files

Postby Dildo_Schwaggins » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:25 am

I would probably try to put it on blu-ray media, with a blu-ray burner, but I'm not sure of the reliability of those discs....
You could maybe compress it into 2 dl-dvd parts with 7zip. As it stands 17.8mb is too big for 2 8.4mb discs, unless compressed. Also not super sure of the reliability of dl-dvd's either. They have worked well for movies and xbox 360 games, but those are pressed retail discs not burned ones. Also there is a layer break...
Would probably get a blu-ray burner, and burn to bluRay disc.
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Re: Splitting big files

Postby sasapinjic » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:57 am

You do realize spliting and saving splited game like this will not make game playable from burned disc directly ,so when you need to play game , you first have to extract it back to PC HD and join it again ,which will again require to have 18 GB of space on HD ?
If you want only to store ,7-zip and ImgBurn is all you need .
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