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    Back in the days of OS9 I could use Astarte CD Copy to make a backup of Playstation 1 CD's. My 2 sons have now scratched and damaged 2 new games bought a Xmas and at $30-50 per game I am kicking myself for not making a backup first.
    So now, using OSX I cannot figure how to make a backup! I have now made 3 coasters using Toast 5 and 6. Astarte CD Copy refuses to work under OSX with OS9 emulation. I have tried a GOOGLE search for hint son how to do a backup...all to no avail.
    Anybody know the trick?
    Thanks in advance.

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    i realise that it involves joining another forum, but try asking at the forum at www.ps2ownz.com
    i'm personally unfamiliar with PS1 backups, and have only tried my hand at a PS2 backup on OSX with toast 5 to no success.
    I'd rather be posting from an Apple //c

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    What version of OS X? If it's 10.3, then you could make an image of the CD using Disk Utility, and then burn the image using disk utility. It may work, but since I don't have a burner, I can't check. 10.3's disk utility is a very powerful, handy little tool.

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    if you feel like getting low level you can use the command line program dd to make a copy of the disk.... for more info see

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?sto...031225124417353

    jameso

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    Astarte would work if you can boot under 9 (but I'm assuming you have a Mac that's too new to do that)

    PS-1 games have something "wrong" with their checksums which most disk utilities "correct" and this is why PS-1s usually need the mod chip to play copied games - probably Astarte knew when disks were for Playstation and didn't "fix" it.

    If the games you're trying to copy now are PS-2 games (not quite sure from your post), I believe they're DVDs (correct me if I'm wrong, I'm not even a PS-2 expert's back-end&#33 and would need
    a: a DVD burner and
    b: a way round the copy protection Sony seem to love so much. (ie mod chip in PS-2 <??> or software bypass for copy protection, but both may well be illegal, anyway)
    If it can be imagined, their is already porn based on it.

    The Rudd/Conroy Internet Censorship Plan is political censorship.

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    OK, I&#39;m trying to backup PS1 (first generation) games. In the last week my son has dropped another CD (Crash Bandicoot) and scratched the hell out of it- 8 yr olds, what can you do?
    My Mac is a G4 1.25 (Silver Doors) and CAN boot into OS9 BUT Astarte refuses to work in booted OS9 or emulated I think because the internal CDRom is so new???
    So what I was searching for is an OSX solution to backing up CD&#39;s for Playstation 1. The software exists for the PC but I cannot locate anything for MacOSX.
    No, Toast 5 and 6 (OSX versions) do not help- they make coasters. No Astarte CD Copy does no longer work for me. No, Playstation Copy (an old SW) no longer supports modern CDRW. No, Apples Disk Copy does not work- you get disk errors when you commence copying.
    There must be a solution.
    I&#39;m curious to see if that UNIX prompt suggestion above works.

    Nice to see people helping with their ideas. Much appreciated.

    1800Messiah

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    Originally posted by 1800Messiah@Jan 20 2004, 08:09 AM
    OK, I&#39;m trying to backup PS1 (first generation) games. In the last week my son has dropped another CD (Crash Bandicoot) and scratched the hell out of it- 8 yr olds, what can you do?
    My Mac is a G4 1.25 (Silver Doors) and CAN boot into OS9 BUT Astarte refuses to work in booted OS9 or emulated I think because the internal CDRom is so new???
    So what I was searching for is an OSX solution to backing up CD&#39;s for Playstation 1. The software exists for the PC but I cannot locate anything for MacOSX.
    No, Toast 5 and 6 (OSX versions) do not help- they make coasters. No Astarte CD Copy does no longer work for me. No, Playstation Copy (an old SW) no longer supports modern CDRW. No, Apples Disk Copy does not work- you get disk errors when you commence copying.
    There must be a solution.
    I&#39;m curious to see if that UNIX prompt suggestion above works.

    Nice to see people helping with their ideas. Much appreciated.

    1800Messiah
    Another suggestion...

    use cdrecord stuff from the fink.sourceforge.net packages... I know friends in the past who don&#39;t use windows and only use linux, swear by the cdrecord software on linux/unix.. and since we have fink, you can install the same packages

    Just a thought.. I can&#39;t confirm either, I don&#39;t have a mac with a burner, not yet anyways.

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