This thread is for all the people who are trying to crack the PSX boot protection by using burn-over (aka re-burning to an already burned CD-R) but couldn’t.
Well I have some good news.
I have figured a way to use burn-over, and it works on all drives!
But first you will need the following things…
Another CD-R that you want to burn-over.
Alcohol 120% CD recording software.
An image you want to burn.
Some kind of paper clip. Or something similar. (Has to be quite hard, not bend easy).
Ok this is what you need to do now.
Put the blank CD-R into the CD-R drive, and wait for the drive to stop reading the disc.
Open up Alcohol 120% and after it has loaded, right click on the drive with the blank CD-R in there, and click on properties.
Now in the new window that just came up, click on Disc. It should say that its an empty CD-R disc and that its writable to.
Now close that window, and add an image, and go through all the nessesary steps to get to the point where you are just about to burn the disc.
Now this is the trick, which will allow you to use burn-over, on any drive…
Using your paper clip/ thin metal wire. Insert it into the hole of the front of your CD-R drive, this will cause the disc to come out, but you may need to give it a bit of a tugg, because there is a disc already in there, it may be a bit harder to get out. But don’t worry about it.
Now then, swap that disc, for the disc you want to burn-over, and push the CD-R drive Tray, with the disc you want to burn-over. When pushing the tray back in make sure you give it a good push. (Not too hard though).
And then click on write.
Now then, because the CD-R drive still thinks that there is a blank CD-R drive in there, it won’t check to see if the disc is writable to or not. And will just write to the disc regardless. It’s kind of like the PS2 swap trick. Don’t you think?
So now if someone does crack the PSX boot protection by using burn-over, we can all do it!
As for now I have only tried burn-over, by using Alcohol 120%, but im sure it will work with all other CD recording software.
Now that anyone can use burn-over, lets all do some tests and see what results we get, and post them here.
I hope people find this useful.
Cya, The Lillster.
Shit I forgot to put what this method is for.
Basicly what this method does is create tracking errors on a CD-R.
And tracking error is what the PSX boot protection is, but its in a controled way.
So now we can all create SCEx type error patterns. But atm its in an uncontroled way. So that is why I am asking people who want to try out this method, and post any interesting results.
Thanks, The Lillster