120% doesn't support DeCSS function, so you must use another
software to DeCSS like AnyDVD.
Put your PS2 DVD Disc into your DVD-ROM, then running AnyDVD,
choose source DVD-ROM.
bypassing the CSS protection (if applicable) on your PS2 game, use
Alcohol 120% Image Making
Wizard to make an image file. (You don't need to choose a Datatype)
where you want Alcohol to place your Image File and the name for
your image (its best to leave the name as it is shown on the
original Disc.) Click "Start"
Depending on the size of the game and the speed you have selected
will depend on how long it takes to create the image. If you
get any error messages at this stage be sure that the source disc is
not badly scratched or dirty. When image is created click on
you have your image you will need to burn it (You will need a DVD
writer for this) Click on "Image Burning Wizard" and select the
image you just created. choose if you want to delete the image after
the writing process by checking the little box. Click "Next"
happy with everything just go ahead and click "Start" In this image
you will see I selected to "Simulated Write" this was purely because
at this time I was down to my last DVD-R Disc. You can select
Simulate to be sure that everything is going to be ok. or you can
recording process is complete, you can click on "View Log" if it
contains errors you can mail this to support who will be able to
tell you why the errors occurred and give you a solution. (This also
goes for the image creation log)
As you can
see there were no errors reported in this image burning log.
Take your burned back up disc put it in your
chipped/bootdisc option Playstation and have fun, put your
expensive original back in its box and in a safe place ready for if
the kids manage to destroy your not so expensive back-up.
Note: This will only work if you have a
or another Mod system installed. No software is capable of making a
backup of a PS2 game that does not require a
or other hardware Mod.
The primary copy
protection on a Sony PlayStation uses bad blocks on the CD. Most
consumer CD recorders automatically fix a bad block before writing
it to the CD-R. The PlayStation searches for the bad blocks and
won't run the game if they exist.
As a secondary protection, all games are
manufactured with a country code. If the country code on the game
doesn't match that of the PlayStation, the game won't load
You can play a backup game on earlier versions of
the PlayStation by first booting with an original PlayStation disk,
then swapping it for the backup.
The only other way to play a non-working backup is
to add a
to your PlayStation so that you fool it into thinking the backup has
the proper country code and bad blocks.