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How did the makers make it into a "Pressed Disc" anyway. Did they work for Sony or something? Is it hard to do, if not I'd like to see more stuff like that. I',m not modded and the MC exploit looks too complex for me to play with.
Pressed disc is any kind of factory pressed disc. You can get a factory to press anything you want you just have to pay for it. Generally they do not press single discs for end users, you have to buy in bulk and the more you buy the cheaper it gets.
And I wonder did Datel/Interact or HD Loader pay Sony otherwise how come their discs are directly bootable off PS2?
And why are pressed discs (e.g., HK Silvers) less damaging to PS2 lens than commercial CD/DVD-+R/RWs?
i'm not sure if theres a licensing fee for the sony arrangement on the pressed disk, however its the same way swap magic and gameshark get there discs to boot, specially pressed for the ps2.
assume pressed discs from a factory have a 100% reflectivity, then cdr's and dvd-r's have like 80% and -rw's are even lower because of the way burning cd/dvd's work. this in turn means the laser has to work harder to read the data.
i would love to see the source for hdloader to be realeased, so we can have a real solid OS replacement. hdloader combined into something like PS2OS would allow a menu system where the user can execute games from the file manager, and execute games from an application list.
but this isn't going to happen so it's worthless to hope
p.s there are alot of companies who will press a disc for you. aslong as you order around 150 discs of more...
I know that HD Loade can boot up because it uses Crazy Taxis protection to clear the PS2 thats how... and gthats all i knwo about it
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Come to think of it, its really not the smartest idea in the world an HDL able to record and play full movie dvds.
Well, for people that like to buy movie dvds, maybe would be cool to rent a movie and copy it to the ps2 hd. But that is not my case... i like movies like any other, but i dont have that special felling of ´´owning´´ the movie.
I guess its all about the reason why I myself use HDL: paranoia. Every time i played any game in the ps2 without the HDL, the one thing i couldnt stop thinking was ´`Some day this laser unit will blow up.... and i will die in some serious money to fix it or buy another ps2´´
(its the first laser-based console i ever got... before that i was an nintendo enthusiast- not that i am not one right now, but we gotta face the truth)
With HDL, its like playing again in the SNES, but with better grafics and character development.
Sony cannot deny the right to third-parties. Therefore, third parties can get ahold of the information to correctly create a 'pressed disc' with the correct bad boot sectors in order to make it auto boot.
Officially 'pressed' discs are supposedly less harmful because they are recorded using a professional burner. But to be honest, I have not had any problems with my laser, and I bought mine new when the ps2 first came out. (And I play xvid movies weekly with it)
wow this is a very offtopic topic.
I own over 300 DVDs I got them mainly for show as I like to build on my collection. I only seen most of them like 1 time maybe, so It would be a waste to put a movie on my HD. Also, I guess I wouldn't have the special feeling.
Originally Posted by knucles
As for the factorys that press discs, can't they be sued by sony or something? I mean when you pop in the disc; AR, HDL, Gameshark, ect. The Playstation 2 Logo comes out first.
that's not by design that has to happen. it's forced. (to a certain extent). you can change the logo that appears but afaik it has to display a logo of some kind.