Missed the Event? Watch the top 4 finalists Here!
for the ComboBreaker Monster Rancher 2 Live, In-Person, Manual PVP Tournament!
(The full event was not streamed, this is the full live-stream of the finalists)

Make-A-Monster - MR1

Check out the  Tips  or  Tutorial  Make any monster at the Shrine in the original PSX game (1997)! Create Ready-To-Burn files for monster CD shrining, or use the files directly in emulation. No optical drive needed! Files created here contain no copyrighted content, only track lengths and blank data, and only create what is available within the game's limits.
Select Monster:
Select File type:
Select Program:

Instructions to generate files

  1. Select Version (NTSC is North American version. PAL is Europe/Australia version).
  2. Choose A Monster by picking Main & Sub.
  3. Choose a pair of File Types (You can also rename the file name if you want, but by default it will be the breed).
  4. Choose a Program, which program you pick matters! (It will generate slightly adjusted files because various software programs will read files differently).
  5. Click Generate Files to create the ToC and Data file pair.
  6. Click Download on both generated files and save to the same directory.

Tips for Console

  • Download both files to a directory (CCD+IMG or CUE+BIN). Use CloneCD or ImgBurn to create the CD. Point to the .ccd (or .cue) file, depending on which pair you downloaded.
  • CloneCD is hosted on LegendCup. See instructions here. If you use ImgBurn, it is recommended to download/install it from ninite.com which will strip out any 3rd party software included.
  • For PSX and PS2 only use CDRs. PS3 can read CDRW but there is a chance the emulation in PS3 may read the disk incorrectly.
  • Disk Swap process for Console -- Follow the in-game prompts to swap out the game with the burned disc, then back to the game.

Tips for Emulation

  • Emulators can read the burned CDs if they support CD swapping, with the right settings.
  • Emulators can read the .ccd+.img or .cue+.bin files directly (without needing a physical CD) if they support CD swapping, and with the right settings enabled.
  • .zip file downloads cannot have stats customized because they are pre-generated, but are 99% smaller while zipped.
    The Stats are normalized to Index 1: 0, and Index 2: 38 which equates to: Base stats plus: LIF +21, POW +3, INT +6, SKI +10, SPD +31, DEF +13, Lifespan +0

For Physical or burned Media, At the shrine, when prompted to insert a CD:

  1. Use "Change Disc" option in your emulator for physical Media
  2. Insert a CD into the tray and close.
  3. When prompted, use "Change Disc" in the emulator and place the Game CD back into the tray to proceed.
For Emulation and Make-A-Monster files (No optical), At the shrine, when prompted to insert a CD:
  1. Use "Change ISO" option in your emulator
  2. Of the two downloaded files, Point the game to the ToC file (.ccd or .cue file).
  3. When prompted, use "Change ISO" in the emulator choose the game ISO file.

Additional troubleshooting for Mobile Emulation

If the Emulation steps don't work, try these additional steps.
  • On mobile, sometimes the generated file can be too large for the mobile phone to handle and it will simply refresh the page. If that happens, choose the .zip file type option for the monster you want, then extract it after it is downloaded.
  • After downloading on Mobile, the file extensions may be getting renamed or appended to. This MUST be corrected before the files will work, example:
    Monster-name.cue gets renamed to Monster-name.cue.txt after download
  • If the file names contain a space, try removing the spaces in both files in the cue/bin pair: example: From "Monster (Name).cue" to "Monster-(Name).cue"

Assuming any file extention issues have been resolved, if the regular Emulation steps aren't working, the data file may need to be cached first before reading the ToC file. To do this on Mobile, follow these steps:

  1. Change Disc and Point to the Data file first (.bin or .img)
  2. Then Change Disc and point to the ToC file (.cue or .ccd)
  3. THEN change Change Disc and point it back to the Game's ISO file to resume the shrining process.



Credits: Teawch
This page was last modified: November 13 2023
LegendCup has been Ad-Free since 1999! Consider a Donation!
Can't donate? Link or Mention LegendCup wherever you discuss Monster Rancher!
  • Thanks Tecmo! We Love Monster Rancher!
  • DISCLAIMER: LegendCup.com has been granted permission from Tecmo, in writing, for use of images and sounds throughout the site. All images and sounds related to Monster Rancher are property of Tecmo, inc. Legendcup.com and it's associates do not claim to own any of these properties, images, graphics or sounds. Reproduction of data on LegendCup is forbidden without written permission from LegendCup or their individual authors.
  • Please see the Legal page if there are any concerns.