I own a pc engine with CD-ROM2 attachment for playing PC Engine CD games. Many of these games are extremely rare and are getting up in price, so to protect my original copies from damage (these drives are known to wear down since it’s been many years and cause scratching to the disks) I’d like to instead play some copied games instead.
My main issue is that with my current burner I am getting poor results in my games. Excessive load times, graphical and sound glitches, this keeps happening to my burned games.
My burner is a Asus DRW-24B1ST and I am using Verbatim 700MB CD-Rs.
Something to note is that these games were printed onto 650mb disks at their time, if that makes any difference? Here is a quote from online I found:
"the problem with 700MB CD-Rs is that the spiral of data on them is more tightly spaced than on 650MB CD-Rs … that’s how the extra data fits in a disc that’s the same physical size.
The old consoles were never designed to deal with CDs like that … so you’re pushing them to the limits of what they can read, and that’s never good with 25-year-old technology."
Does this make sense? I’ve also seen a lot of discussion online on speeds at which to burn these game images. I commonly see advice to burn at 4x or 8x speed, but you take about 5 minutes looking through this forum and you’ll find right away that the consensus is that burn speeds do not matter, the media and burner do.
I also recall that the way tracks are written on these disks are different in some way in how the data/audio switch back and forth- or something like that.
OK so with all that in mind what do you guys think makes sense in terms of what media I should be use? What burner? Thanks!