You’d have been better off posting this in the Console Forum.
Right, let’s start from the top. Don’t use Alcohol as your burning app.
Back in the days when I used to make backups of my PS1 games, I used to use CDRWin to rip and burn to CD-R. I can dig out a guide for you if you want.
About that emulator, I used to use the same one myself a few years back. I had the same results as you - I could never get it to work off a PS1 CD-R in my CD-RW drive but I could get the game working off the Hard Drive.
I don’t know why this is. Maybe it’s a bug within the emulator software, I really don’t know.
And in any case, I thought that you said you’ve got a PS1 console? You know, using an emulator to test a game really isn’t an efficient way of finding out whether the game is a good working copy or not.
You really need to try the backup copy on your PS1 console. If you use CDRWin correctly, then I can’t see a reason why you shouldn’t get a fully working backup copy of your game.
i could be wrong but i dont believe any of your ps1 games will boot in your console without a modchip installed 1st
as to why there not working from the disk in the emu u gots, im not sure but it seems like i rem, those ps1 emus to be a bit buggy.
get a chip and use cdrwin u shouldnt have any issues.
Well, it’s got my Benq DW1650 listed as compatible with the Benq DW1640 and it’s got my LG GSA-5163D listed as compatible with the LG GSA-4160.
I’m not an expert on this but I think that this may have something to do with the crossflashing of firmwares for these particular drives to different models.
I used the cartridge method to play Syphon Filter 2 on my old PSX console. The game was stored on 2 CD-Rs.
What you need to do is to boot up the first CD like you would with any old backup game. You [I]must[/I] save an option file or a saved game file to a Memory Card once you’ve booted up the first CD - otherwise you will not be able to boot up the second CD.
With Syphon Filter 2, as soon as I completed all the missions on the first CD, it asked me to enter the second CD. This is where you take out the first CD, insert the boot CD again and then swap for the second CD of the game.
Once you’ve booted up the second CD, the game should ask you to load a saved game file and finally, your game should load like normal.
Keep in mind that only a handful of PS1 games are stored over multiple CD-Rs so you probably won’t need to carry out these steps for most PS1 games.