ok everybody not to put down the dreaded saturn ring or, whether or not it can be read or copied. But if you want to play back-up copy’s of your saturn games do the following:
Turn your saturn over and remove all the screws. If you have a model 1, you have 4 screws(oval power and reset button). If you have a model 2, you have 5 screws(round buttons).
Find the stem or mechanism that connects to your lid and tells your machine if the lid is closed or open. Tape the button down so that the saturn thinks that the lid is down all the time.
Now, for copying your game there are many programs for doing the job. Don’t worry about reading or copying the outer layer(the dreaded saturn ring). Any one of these programs should work: Alcohol 120%, Clonecd. I use
alcohol 120% or Nero 6. Select cd copy to copy the entire disc. Select or deselect copy on the fly. I don’t think it matters.
Put in your original game. Wait for the game to boot before the “press start” screen. Stop the disc and insert your back-up. The game doesn’t skip a beat and should boot like normal. I haven’t tested this method on many games except Virtual Fighter 2 but it is tested and it does work. so try it out and let me know how it works for you.