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Ok i don't know if this is the right forum but anyway, My metal Gear Solid cd1 is very scratched and it won't play in my Playstation, it works great if i run it on emulator on computer though. I tried making a backup of it with clonecd and alcohol but it hangs on startup when I run on my playstation (yes its chipped). So my question is, whats the best way to make an ISO that works?
 

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since what your asking is illegal even if you do own the copy and want it for a personal backup may i suggest www.digitalinnovations.com

this little gadget costs 30 dollars and with 2 uses pays for itself. i LOVE IT

oh yeah and the resurfacing wheel lasts for way more than 50 discs, more like 300+ i had mine for 2 years and the disc clamp broke before the wheel stopped being effective, the glue they use for the wheel is a little shoddy tho, as soon as it starts peeling up just put a TINY pit of model glue under it and hold it, dont put too much on or itll eat the wheel away.
 

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Just try to backup it first by reading it as slow as possible. I hope that will work, also try to clean it first with a very soft blanket or something (I use a very soft sweater usually :p) to remove everything that isn't a scratch.

Even though it might be illegal like you say Benitojuarez... IMHO it isn't wrong to try and make a backup of stuff you paid for, and use it only by yourself. As long as companies print their software on media which are not indestructable, and will not last forever, a backup should be allowed. But that's a whole different discussion :p

Anyway, I hope the backup will work :)
 

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Maybe its your cd lens drive. My Playstation is having really hard time playing my games now. Everytime it hits CG it either stutters all the way or freeze.
 

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In that case a lens cleaning disc might work. I once used one on a DVD player which almost couldn't read discs at all. After played the disc, the tiny brushes on it were black oO, but it did play a dvd again.
 

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Cid Highwind said:
Just try to backup it first by reading it as slow as possible. I hope that will work, also try to clean it first with a very soft blanket or something (I use a very soft sweater usually :p) to remove everything that isn't a scratch.

Even though it might be illegal like you say Benitojuarez... IMHO it isn't wrong to try and make a backup of stuff you paid for, and use it only by yourself. As long as companies print their software on media which are not indestructable, and will not last forever, a backup should be allowed. But that's a whole different discussion :p

Anyway, I hope the backup will work :)

i know i know im just angry cuz i broke my red alert 2 cd the other day and i deleted the backup i had of it long ago. So now i have to go buy the damn game again.....for the 3rd time :hdbash: :cuss2:
 

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Yes! I got it to work! I plugged in my old cd-drive and cleaned the disc alot, then read it with alcohol on 1x and the backup works perfectly.
It seemed like my old cd-drive read the disc alot better than the one I normally use, it didnt work on the first try though but there were only 2 read errors the first try compared to like 20 on the new drive, after I cleaned the disc some I had 0 read errors.
Maybe its cause the new drive is a DVD-RW it didnt read the disc as good as the old drive?
anyway thnx for the help guys, now I can enjoy this great game again :)
 

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Yea, I often find that older drives are less succeptible to read errors too. I think it's because the newer drives are manufactured with speed in mind rather than accuracy. Also, am I the only one who thinks there should be a cheap way to get a replacement CD of a game you've already bought? I mean, CDs are so vulnerable to getting scratched it's ridiculous. You can't even set one down on a table without scratching it. And companies expect you to buy a game all over again just because the media they sold it to you on was such crap? I think that all companies who sell stuff on CD should be required by law to replace a scratched disc for a small fee. Especially since all the copy protection measures make it so hard to make a legal backup.
 

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Ghale0n said:
Ok i don't know if this is the right forum but anyway, My metal Gear Solid cd1 is very scratched and it won't play in my Playstation, it works great if i run it on emulator on computer though. I tried making a backup of it with clonecd and alcohol but it hangs on startup when I run on my playstation (yes its chipped). So my question is, whats the best way to make an ISO that works?
use isobuster, I've recovered some scratched PSX CDs with this program. I mean CDs like in your case exactly, that didn't work in the console but worked in the computer.
 

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I heard on another forum that freezing the disc will help heal up the scratches. The guy who said it was a bit of a retard tho so maybe not :lol:
 
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