Ive been a long time lurker of these forums and found there are a lot of questions about backing games up, well I dont have the answers, but I can provide relief in one area. Specifically swap booting and burning techniques. I dont care if you post this all over the internet just give me some cred . The infos free. Ok heres a short tutorial that I came up with after extensive googling searching forums, coasters etc. Ok I have a v7(sorry bout that) ps2 w/no solder mod and magic swap disks. I burnt using DVD+R/RW and they work just fine. This tutoral pertains to all PS2 (Silver-bottomed and purple-bottomed games.) Now you should know how to boot them, that isnt what this tutorial is about. This tutorial will address the fact of which program I used and what setting worked fine. Ok I used alcohol 120 and weverything worked fine except the games skipped and lagged like heck and the ps2 said something about not being ablt to read my discs. Well heres the fix to that and it produces perfect results. Put ur game in and: Open up alcohol and go to: Click on general This will open up: Then click reading on the left side Where it says "Default DPM measuring Precision" put it on high. Now on the left side where it says "Data type setting" Click it and set it to Playstation 2 Click the box that says data position measurement so that it is no longer greyed outand set it to "high" Hit ok and rip the game and burn to a DVD+R or the DVD-R I hope this helps post any questions.