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September 5th, 2007, 05:44
Downloaded my .9.2. earlier. THEN I realized that I may have still broke the law.
Do I need to own a working PS2 to use PCSX2 legally? I can dump the bios from my PS2 all fine and dandy. The damn thing is broken on the "DISC-READ Error". Hence my want to emulate.
I need to own the Disc, but do I have to play my games from the disc? I want to back-up my games in case they get scratched, and I can burn them to my PC (compress them into ISO format). Can I do that so long as I own a copy of the game?
September 5th, 2007, 05:55
That's fine if you own the game. You will get better performance if you run them from your hard disk plus no disc swapping. I don't think it makes a difference whether your PS2 works or not. Since you can still dump yours it's a perfect alternative. You might get a little annoyed with the compatibility of 0 9 2 and it requires a recent CPU and GPU to get playable speeds.
September 5th, 2007, 06:01
1.- There is no problem as long as you have a Ps2.
2.- You can play the game from an iso if you have the real one.
September 5th, 2007, 06:16
Just to be clear. To be legal you need to be using the bios dumped from the PS2 that you own, and the ISO's that you use have to be made using the disks that you own.
Owning a PS2 or a game does not give you the right to download it from someone.
September 5th, 2007, 06:31
Well, here's my question, if your PS2 drive is broken, how did you dump the PS2 BIOS into your computer?
September 5th, 2007, 08:01
Maybe it broke AFTER he dumped his bios. Or maybe the "DISK-READ Error" does not mean his PS2 drive is broken. This is all speculation...but i'm sure that other have already answered the question
-U need to dump ur OWN ps2 BIOS
-U Can create copies (dunno how many) of ur original disk as backups ONLY. And thus that means u can create iso so u don't scratch ur original disks.
-U can't, however, download a game or bios covered by copyright law.
September 5th, 2007, 12:59
Though, keep in mind that for on-line play, you will need to use the original dvd disc, isos dont work, i suppose.
September 5th, 2007, 13:27
Your own iso is absolutley identical to your disc, especially created with alcohol 120% and mounted into daemon 4.0+
September 6th, 2007, 13:18
u can dump the bios to a usb device like i did =]
September 6th, 2007, 14:28
doesn't seems unleagale...If you copy the disc and spred it across the web on free sites...thats wrong, if not, thats ok...
+ like Jarrett sayed, you will get better preformance
sorry for my english...
September 7th, 2007, 19:20
AFAIK, the law states that you can keep a "backup copy" of your game, so long as it's a copy of YOUR disc, and not someone else's. There is no restriction that I know of regarding what form of backup you can make (or even the condition of the original), so long as you don't distribute any copies. Therefore, an ISO on YOUR hard drive could be considered a perfectly legal backup, so long as it comes from YOUR disc and you keep the original.
The same could be said for the BIOS. You have a legal right to keep a dump of YOUR OWN.
In other words, keep your broken PS2 and any unplayable discs you've made a backup of, even if you have no use for the originals. If you were to trash them, you would no longer have a legal right to own the copy. So long as you own the originals (no matter how damaged), you have a legal right to own a copy.
I'm no lawyer, but that would be my interpretation.
September 8th, 2007, 22:22
Lol. Unbelievable how paranoid people are. BRBFBI.
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