First post, by Quz
Recently decided to scan all of my, what I thought were surviving PS1 games. These games used to work 7 years ago and have since been kept in a closet, stacked together in a round CD box. My playstation wouldn't read many of them so I decided to scan them with Nero DiscSpeed and here be the results... (Scroll down for TLDR if you dont want to read)
- (Boxless) Medievil 2 - Unreadable after 9%
(Boxless) Tomb Raider 2 - Unreadable after 15%
(Boxless) Ace Combat 2 - Unreadable after 3%
(Boxless) GTA 2 - Unreadable after 27%
(Boxless) Disruptor - 100% Readable
(Boxed) C-12 Final Resistance - 100% Readable
There goes my childhood... What is odd about this is that all the games above are kept inside one box, stacked onto each other and the discs themselves aren't scratched that badly (had worse that would read 100%). I think every disc except Disruptor has oxidized as I tried everything to clean them, and failed miserably. I also have C-12 final resistance which has it's original box, and it reads 100% as well.
I was thinking it was because every game except C-12 lacks it's proper box, or heck, any box at all, but nope. I also scanned my old 90s PC games... Some of them badly neglected over time, such as kept on a table face-down and in dust... Result?
- (Boxless) Z: Steel Soldiers - 100% Readable
(Boxless) Worms 2 - 100% Readable
(Boxed) Diablo - 100% Readable - (Not touched since 2007)
(Boxed) Dark Colony - 100% Readable (Not touched since 2006)
(Boxed) Jane's Israeli Air Force - 99,9% Readable (Not touched since 2005)
TLDR: My collection is deteriorating and I can't determine a factor. The Ps1 discs aren't visually damaged but seem to be "oxidized". Does anyone have few tips to give? Also, are the unreadable Ps1 games done for or is there a way to fix them? Toothpaste / Warm water / alcohol trick didn't work for discs which were in far worse state.