Thought I’d place these questions here (since I am new on this forum).
First thanks for the FAQ’s and various tips (on PSX etc) they are great. I spent ages reading info on this forum.
Recently my FF7 disk got destroyed (to many scratches) and my PS 1 no longer plays them. This prompted me to learn about backing up. I bought the game again (unfortunately I could only find a 2cnd hand one) and this time backed them up.
Everything works fine; as does Vandal hearts; FF Tactics; Alundra 2 (and quite a few other RPG’s). I used the profiles from here and one other site with Clone CD. Then I came across the game below.
Suikoden 2 - The first backup I did (Read/Write 4x - Lite-On LTR-522465 52x24x52 Burner) on DataStream CD-R (80 min / 700 mb ~ 52x ~ Silver/Gold) played the intro but when it came to the loading screen it would go nowhere (left it for 1/2 hour still no change)
I then burnt another backup this time on max (it read at 38+ it seemed to vary) and burnt around 39x popped it in the PS 1 and it worked?
I used the same media; same burner; same settings (except for the R/W speed) why would this work when I have been reading that slower speeds are better?
When a CD and/or DVD is actually burning does it burn from the inner part out to the edge or does it start on the edge and burn inwards. (Just a question for my own curiosity).
Are all PS One games protected with LibCrypt and if one is not, does it make any difference if I use the LibCrypt profile on a non LibCrypt disk?
Sorry about the long post.