The Ultimate How-To Guide For Copying PSX Games

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General Q&A
Getting Started
  Coaster Fun
  Copies of Copies
  Games > 650MB
  Game Enhancers
  GE Questions
  Microwaving CDs
  Mod Chips
  Patching Games
  PAL vs. NTSC
  Protected Games
  "Swap Trick"

Game Enhancer Questions

Well, a good bit of this info didn't concern me before a lot of people had these little devices.  But now, it seems like I get asked daily a question concerning them, so it's time that I start this page...

For those of you who don't know what a Game Enhancer/Pro Action Replay is, read this info first.  Here is where you can find Sailor Moon's article on how to do the "Swap Trick", either with or without your Game Enhancer.

For those of you can't get a certain game to boot up, you're having one of two problems.  One, the game isn't copied properly.  Two, you're using the wrong game as a boot disc.  General rule of thumb with the Game Enhancer:   USE A BOOT DISC WITH AT LEAST AS MANY, IF NOT MORE AUDIO TRACKS ON IT VS. THE ONE YOU'RE TRYING TO BOOT UP!  This makes games like Tomb Raider 1 & 2 very valuable games to own for booting.  Of course, the best game you can have to boot your copy is the original (duh!).  You will probably find that EA Sports games are picky, and will only boot properly with another EA Sports title as the boot disc.  You may also find games like Street Fighter Alpha 3 is a bitch to boot - this is because of it's odd track layout, and you may only be able to get it to boot using the original.  This is why I always suggest to people that they use a MOD chip for their main 'boot' device - so you don't have to worry about all this.

Check out Sailor Moon's "Alternate Swap Trick" for those pesky games that just don't seem to boot very well...


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