PS1 Copy Games Tutorial

My “Crash Team Racing” Game is unreadable. I own 3 copies of it and sometimes none of them work.  Unfortunately Crash Team Racing (Best Game Ever) is notoriously difficult (if not impossible) to copy 100%.  Be warned not all Original PS1 games are easy to copy, however, these guides should cover everything you need to know.

– The “easy copies” tutorial is for games that you can simply copy and they work.

– The “Hard Copies” tutorial is for games that require a little more work, usually music/ or cuesheets/ sound files.

 How to Backup PS1 games with Other Software (Easy Copies)

These are the programs i recommend using, both are easy to use, once downloaded they are self-explanatory.

  • IMGBurn: backup PS1 & PS2 games
  • PowerISO: used to read/write iso’s
  • CloneCD: used for PS1 game backups
  • Alcohol 120% ISO:…


 How to Backup PS1 games with Clone CD (Easy Copies)

↓↓↓ These require specific settings ↓↓↓

  •  Insert the PSX disc in your /DVD or Blu-Ray Drive Burner
  •  Fire up CloneCD, preferably and up.
  •  Click the “Read to Image File” Button (the one with the glasses) & choose your drive
  • Try a test with the existing profiles you can choose, normally they work… If not…
  • Create a custom profile called “PlayStation Disc”. Right click on the white area and select “New” & input the following settings into the profile:

Data Read Settings

  • Read Speed Data: Max
  • Read Subchannel Data from Data Tracks: Checked
  • Regenerate Data Sectors: Checked

Audio Read Settings

  • Read Speed Audio: Max
  • Audio Extraction Quality: Medium(Fast)
  • Read Subchannel Data from Audio Tracks: Checked
  • Only Read the First Session: Unchecked

Error Handling

  • Fast Error Skip Settings: Off
  • Abort on Read Error: Off
  • Don’t Report Read Errors: Off
  • Intelligent Bad Sector Scanner: Off

After setting all that, click “Next.

  • name your .ccd file. If you want to have a .cue sheet file, check the box for it.
  • Once complete insert a blank CD or DVD
  • Click the “Write from Image file” Button (the one with the pencil)
  • Choose the CDRW drive. Click Next.
  • Input the following Wire settings

Write Settings

  • Write Speed: 4x (yes, 4x)
  • Weak Sectors: Ignore
  • Don’t Repair Subchannel Data: Checked
  • Always close last session: Checked



  • the PSX console has problems reading discs burned at a high speed, like 16X or so, and 4X in my experience is the fastest way to burn them without generating a lot of errors.
  • burning backups this way makes my PS2 recognize them for some weird reason.
  •  use good-quality branded media, and not those lousy silver generic discs.

This is a guide from online that was cleaned up, its tested and works. Check the links below for more info

More Notes:

  • Some games require CueSheets, or some other crazy stuff. I will type up more on this another day

Some games were originally created with a corrupt file. a section on the disk is purposely corrupted or utilise a special copy right function from these massively expensive printing/ burning machines. When you copy a game the PC software automatically tries to fix this broken file. The result is when you load your copy it doesn’t pass the protection because it has been modified, CTR is an example of this.



Piracy is not cool & is not supported, these guides are merely for backing up Original content because CD/DVD/ BLU-RAY are a poor storage medium.  

  1. I followed the steps with CloneCD for the Wu-Tang Shaolin Style PS1 game, and when I put it in the ps2, it reads as an audio disc and only has the audio files on it. Any suggestions?


  2. Fusilade says:

    Not sure, could be the rip or the console, how your loading it on the console. I never had that issue.
    * check this page:
    * Press “Ctrl+F” to search,
    * Search “Audio” and try what it says.
    * WU_Tang might need a patch? Check here:

    Another suggestion; Try different software for the rip or maybe you could convert the rip to a ‘psp’ file, then test than on a ‘psp emulator’ using the ‘PS2’.


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