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PS1 NES Emulator Disc without wasting an entire CD-R
PS1 NES Emulator Disc without wasting an entire CD-R –
So you want to play NES on your PS1 (or PS2 via PS1 Driver), but you dont want to waste an entire 700mb CD-R, with a tiny 10-200mb NES Image?
Well then this post is for you. I'm going to write a short tutoral on how to make use of the entire CD so that you aren't wasting any CD space.
This tutoral uses "It Might Be NES" and Nero Burning Rom.
1) Obtain your ROMs and a copy of "It Might Be NES".
2) Using rombank.exe, create your rombank, instead of making an ISO from rombank.exe, check the box that says "just make rombank.bin"
3) Create your SYSTEM.CNF
4) Load up Nero Burning ROM.
5) Create a new "Mixed Mode CD".
6) Set ISO type to MODE2/XA
7) Put your "It Might Be NES" data in the data track
8) Fill the rest of the CD up with music of your choice.
9) Burn Disk-At-Once with Finalize CD box checked.
What this does:
Burns the PS1 data to the first track, and your music to tracks 2 and beyond.
How to use:
In a modded PS1/PS2 or using a swap trick:
It will boot your "It Might Be NES" app, allowing you to play NES.
In an unmodded PS1/PS2:
In a PSTwo (and probably old PS2s), It will load the CD Player (Dont play track 1 in CD Player! (PS2s SCPH-50001 and newer, and those with the Official HDD, won't show Track 1 in the CD Player). Since I don't have a PS1, I can't really guarantee what it would do.
In a standard CD Player:
You will have to skip track 1 to access your music. Otherwise it will either be silent, or play obnoxious static.
Using this method you can prevent wasting 90% of your CD by burning a tiny 100mb image. You can simply enjoy the CD as a standard audio cd (after skipping Track 1, because your music will start at Track 2), or you can play NES on your PS1/PS2.
This has been tested on my PSTwo w/o mod chip. Using swap trick and booting normally.
I hope you manage to find this small tutoral useful
Well, it's nood a bad idea, but it isn't a good one too... a cd cost about 50 / 70 cents each, so it's not a big waste. Also, if I use a nes emulator and put rom in it, well, it will be only a nes emulator disc, not with music!
What if you want to play on "Repeat All" a music CD? It will be annoying to always skip the first track.
Also, I'm pretty sure you could fill it with any other kinds of data.