I started this idea offtopic at the PSX breakthrough thread, because on that system til now its still the best solution for easiest backuping.
But lets discuss here on a own topic which Drive could be the best for modchipping, which chances this could bring and everything whats related with this new solution.
It would be very good if some guys with good CD-drive hardware knowledge and ppl who tested alot different good drives and writers can help with their knowledge for finding the best hardware and modchip-possibilitys (if existing). Of course critic of this idea is welcome also.
My idea behind is “create a new standard” of a one and only “cracked drive”, which is available worldwide, so everyone can chip that drive like the PSX and break with the new extended features almost all (new…) CD protections very easy.
As far on the other thread we’ve had following contributions about this issue:
a short idea because of the modchipping in the future of PC CD drives:
I think as early as better it is to check out which hardware is the best for this issue. And with this method the developers for our special CDdrive chip which enables us to play highendprotected CD backups just would have to check out one hardware system, and not hundred different. I want to say this here just very short, its a thread for the hardware forum, but because of the PSX Modchip it fits here too. Maybe all of us can agree for one of the new Plexy or Litey. Of course its a question how complicated its to revers engineer the firmware and understand the hardware of these products. Maybe in the beginning its enough to patch the firmware of these drives or burners.
modchips just tell the machine what it wants to hear. we can do that with software on PC’s.
You’re right, but doesn’t mean its always possible or the best solution:
Example: Copying Music CD which have the new “european” audio CD protections.
Next: Not everyone loves to install dozens of “workaround CD protection” proggys and ISO mounters just to get all the different protected systems working.
Then: sometimes you have to “patch” hardware for adding needed features which without that simply wouldnt exist on the unmodified hardw.
And: if we only would go for software solutions, then why trying to burn directly working CD-R backups - no, then everything must be done completely with mounted ISOs.
Lastbnleast we don’t know what kind of protection we get in the future. But for shure these protections will be (much…?!) stronger as present ones.