You don´t need to (afaik. Problems while installing are possible, because of the Installer-Programm. UDF&ISO-Stuff [just needs too much time to explain]. Just try it with a USBA-compatible game. The ESR-Patch itself causes no compatibility-issues with USBA.).
Originally Posted by link433
Can I 'rip' a game to the HD via an ISO file? If so, how? haha...
I hope you know, how to mount your legally ripped ISOs in virtual dvd-drives.
If an installer doesn´t support ISOs on its own, that´s one way to do it (usually installers support reading from disc... thought... ^^ )
Hm,... No normal way.
Is there a way to rip and play PS1 games? I have a few that are scratched up a bit, they still play, but would like to back them up so I don't have to worry about them failing one day.
Thanks for all the help on here... you guys are great!
-you can do the swap-trick
-you can crack you cd-writers fw, which also removes the ability of ECC (Error-correction).
-you can wait for ffgrievers PS2PSXE
-you can discover a way of booting cd-based games (PS1, or PS2)
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