Monday, February 09, 2009

Play PS backups on PS2s without modchip?

News to me. I have plenty of PS1 downloads to burn onto CD yet. Recently, I've read a way that regular PS2s can see backuped PS1 games without modchips. Shocking.

Here I'll list the directions and you can comment on my blog here.

1. Insert the PSX disc in your Burner (NOT the regular CDROM, as chances are it won’t read subchannel info)

2. Fire up CloneCD, preferably and up.

3. Click on the "Read to Image File" Button (the one with the glasses)

4. Now select your burner from the drives listed.

5. You’ll now see a couple of profiles. We’ll need to create a custom one though. Right click on the white area and select "New".

6. Name your new profile "PlayStation Disc" or "PSX Backup" or "PIRACY RULZ!!!111!" or whatever.

7. Input the following settings into the profile:

Data Read Settings

Read Speed Data: Max
Read Subchannel Data from Data Tracks: Checked
Regenerate Data Sectors: Checked

Audio Read Settings

Read Speed Audio: Max
Audio Extraction Quality: Medium(Fast)
Read Subchannel Data from Audio Tracks: Checked
Only Read the First Session: Unchecked

Error Handling

Fast Error Skip Settings: Off
Abort on Read Error: Off
Don’t Report Read Errors: Off
Intelligent Bad Sector Scanner: Off

After setting all that, click "Next.

8. Now you name your .ccd file. If you want to have a .cue sheet file, check the appropriate box for it.

9. CloneCD will now make your ISO, or Disc image. Grab something to eat while waiting, or browse for porn, or post at Emuforums, it’s up to you.

10. Alright! that stupid clinkety-clink reminder has sounded… Reading has finished. Now get your original disc and put your blank in the tray and close it.

11. Click the "Write from Image file" Button (the one with the pencil)

12. Browse for your file. You can also make the program to delete the image file after a successful burn, just check the appropriate box. Click on Next.

13. Choose the CDRW drive. Click Next.

14. You’ll now see a set of profiles for writing. You’ll also see the write profile you made earlier, but it’s not yet set. Input the following settings:

Write Settings

Write Speed: 4x (yes, 4x)
Weak Sectors: Ignore
Don’t Repair Subchannel Data: Checked
Always close last session: Checked

15. Click on Ok. The write session will now start. This will take ~20 minutes.

Tell me if this is the truth! I have many SHMUPs to play on my LCD TV.Zaniac X Zaniac is $300 and Raiden DX is $100.

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