[QUOTE=AntiRellik;2206592]I don’t want to make another PS2 thread, so I think I should ask here
Why does a PS2 need a mod-chip to read backups?
I’ll be getting a brand new PS2 soon, one of the new models (SCPH-90000 with no A/C Adapter, just the Cable).
Isn’t the PS2 supposely be able to read even DVD-RW formats?
I was thinking of having some backups on my newer PS2… but I see it’s not possible without a mod-chip. Does playing backup games on a PS2 harm the laser or something?[/QUOTE]
Basically the PS2 knows its backup and won’t boot the backup, the chip basically bypass’ the authentication and tells the PS2 to boot it. There are some other methods where a chip is not needed to bootbackups like the free memory card boot + esr or swap magic discs. ( the memory card boot + esr has been fixed on the latest revision though)
[QUOTE=HOLLIEO;2206545]Thanks for the great info so far… quite informative. I am gonna go pick up some verbatim DVD’s tomorrow, but do you think the DVD+R DL will be okay because the GHWT is too large for the regular DVD-R’s… and I don’t see the verbatim in a DVD-R DL… not even sure that exists… thoughts or advise? also… i am gonna try the CloneCD program… what do you think about that one?[/QUOTE]
Verbatim do make -R DL discs but there not really that compatible with alot of stuff. Best to stick with Verbatim +R DL discs with the booktype set to dvd-rom. If the Image is over 4.37GB then a DL is needed.