Playstation 2

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by djjon, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. djjon macrumors member

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    Hi!
    I was wondering if anybody knew of a way that I would be able to back up my Playstation 2 games using my eMac. These would be the CD games as opposed to the DVD games. I tried using Disc Copy howevery the Playstation was unable to read the disks.
    Thank you,
    Jon
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The PlayStation 2 will not boot off any writable media (like CD-R) without chipping it. Sorry, there is simply no way round it.
     
  3. ITR 81 macrumors 65816

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    Not correct the latest PS2 will read CD-R's and I believe also CDRWs as well.
    But you need to buy a new PS2 to get these features built in.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Wow cool. Do you know why Sony changed this? I thought that they used the limitations to stop people pirating games. Mod chips are cheap if you need them. Personally I havn't modding my Playstation but each to their own.
     
  5. 7on macrumors 601

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    They probably changed it due to complaints about Audio cd-rs not working.
     
  6. djjon thread starter macrumors member

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    oops

    sorry forgot to mention i have a direct boot mod chip
    thanks for the quick replies
    jon
     
  7. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    That annoys me about my XBox as well since I my CD player doesn't have optical out and my Xbox does, so I cannot listen to my CD-Rs through digital out.
     
  8. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Why store it on your Emac if you can modify your Ps2 with a chip and a 160 GB HD? Back up al your games and saves on the HD, this will cut down on loading time!
     
  9. djjon thread starter macrumors member

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    What I want to do is just back them up to CD/DVD
     
  10. Nermal Moderator

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    PlayStation games have a region code (one for Japan, one for US/Canada, and one for everywhere else) in the inner rim of the disc. A standard computer CD reader or writer won't touch the disc rim, which is why copied games won't work without a chip.

    In addition to this code, some (most) games have separate copy protection. I don't think Disk Copy makes a perfect replication of the CD, so the PS is most likely failing when it gets to the copy protection check. As for how to get around this, I have no idea.
     

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