Discussion in 'PS2' started by issimo, Feb 4, 2004.
If you have the right setup. Can all games be backed up?
Or are some protected too well to back-up?
Yes, with only a few that present problems needing workarounds. All others you can do just a one to one copy.
Xenosaga and Metal Gear Solid: Substance are DVD9s so they have to be ripped to DVD5
A few others - Sonic Heroes and NHL2004 need a substitute dummy.bin
The only protection is DNAS to prevent you from playing backups online but even those games will still play offline.
The PS2 media is not copy protected. What prevents you from just copying it and playing it without a mod chip/swap method is the fact that the media is pressed or stamped during creation, not burnt, and has sectors that a consumer burner cannot duplicate. I guess you could call that copy protection if you want to argue semantics but nothing prevents you from copying the data itself. A modchip supplies the missing boot code that a consumer burner can't duplicate.
a ps2 game is just data... nothing protected in it... apart from the sony sectors... all the data can be trasnferd... if you have a chip the games dont need any patch... a simple copy will do... but if you got swapmagic then well... you need patches...
Thanks for that info Xian, Cyprien.
I asked because I backed up Need for sppeed Hot persuit and played no problems(my first backup) Then I tried Moto gp3 and I got the red screen "insert a PS1 or PS2 disc" So I was wondering what that was about since I used the same setup.
I have a V.7
used alchohol image on HDD then burned to my plextor a708 using DVD-R. I also have Nero 6 ultra should I use that instead? I used TDK DVD from Costco.
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