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Q: What is the purpose of having the WNASPI32.DLL (Windows ASPI 32) file?
A: it sometimes improves ripping/burning problems by using the WNASPI32.DLL as your I/O (input/output) interface.
If you want to know more, look here http://www.ncf.carleton.ca/~aa571/aspi.htm

 

Alcohol Support > FAQs > Q: How can I backup my ps2 game disc?

 

Question

:- How can I backup my ps2 game disc?

A:- There are two types of PS2 game discs :

TYPE 1: PS2 CD

- 1. Put your PS2 disc into source cd-rom/dvd-rom. Then Using Alcohol 120% Image Making Wizard.
- 2. Please choose datatype as Playstation 2, then starting making image file.
- 3. If you have writer, you can burn this image file to CD-R. But please pay attention to you must choose datatype as Playstation 2.

TYPE 2: PS2 DVD

(Only Some PS2 DVD Game Discs are protected by CSS

if your disc does not have this protection, skip to Step 2)


Step 1.

Alcohol 120% doesn't support DeCSS function, so you must use another software to DeCSS (like DVD Decrypter).

Put your PS2 DVD DISC into your DVD-ROM, then in DVD Decryptor, for 'source DVD-ROM', choose the drive with the PS2 DVD disc in it... Now close [DVD Decryptor], (because DVD Decryptor has DeCSS this Disc.)

Step 2 (after de-CSS, or if no CSS present).

Use Alcohol 120% Image Making Wizard to make image file. (You don't choose any Datatype)

Step 3.

If you have DVD-R / DVD+RW writer, you can burn the image to DVD-R or DVD+R or DVD+RW or DVD-RW Disc.
(NOTE: PS2 only supports DVD-R /DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-RW(only newer PS2 mode) media, and
the PlayStation2 SCPH-30000 model (and newer models) has a better ability to read these media types.)

Notice: If you want to play backup ps2 disc on your ps2, your ps2 must have been modified.


Note

The primary copy protection on a Sony PlayStation uses bad blocks on the CD. Most consumer CD recorders automatically fix a bad block before writing it to the CD-R. The PlayStation searches for the bad blocks and won't run the game if they exist.

As a secondary protection, all games are manufactured with a country code. If the country code on the game doesn't match that of the PlayStation, the game won't load.

You can play a backup game on PlayStation One by first booting with an original PlayStation disk, then swapping it for the backup.

The only other way to play a non-working backup is to modify the PlayStation so that you fool it into thinking the backup has the proper country code and bad blocks.