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Don't have a DVD writer :(

Discussion in 'PS2' started by ropeadope, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. ropeadope

    ropeadope Regular member

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    I want to be able to backup my games, but i don't have a DVD writer, a lot of the PS2 games are DVD. Anyway i can put DVD games on a regular CD or something? I'd really like to backup my games, but DVD writer + a Fliptop would cost a bit more than i want to spend.

    Would DVD backups even work on my old V1 ps2?
     
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    sly_61019 Senior member

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    its possible to put on cd's, but a lot of work and not worth it.
     
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    ropeadope Regular member

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    I'll take your word for it. *sigh*, maybe i can find a cheap one somewhere.
     
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    You can get cheap dvd-writers now. A pioneer 106 for like £40 and a fliptop and magic discs for £35.
     
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    ropeadope

    There are several DVD burner brands for under $100.
     
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    sly_61019 Senior member

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    I don't know how good that burner will be, but hey, for $9 its worth a shot. Older ps2's can only read -R discs, not +r.
     
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    It can't be too good for that price, indeed.

    kinda OT, but is there a lot of skipping/freezing with backups? I used to play backups on my PSX, and there was always skipping and errors and stuff. Does it mainly depend on the DVD burner and the type of CD used?

    Also, where's the best place to buy 25 or so DVD -Rs? Thanks for the help :)
     
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    Lite-On 12X DVD±RW Drive, Model SOHW-1213S BLK, OEM w/ Nero and PowerDVD 5 Software

    Model# SOHW-1213S BLK
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    So if i get that one from Officemax, then get those ritek CDs, what are the odds the backups will actually work? And then what are the odd they wouldn't skip? Heh. Is it even worth a try? Thanks again.
     
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