I think there's some poor quality psone discs for sure.
i see your problem i must say it has happened to me too , 2 words modchip backups
I look at the world in a very long term sort of perspective that most people find baffling. Assuming every PSOne disc will eventually end up fugly it means in the next 10-50 years originals that are pristine will become highly coveted items worth considerable amounts. Heck, maybe the scratched up copy of MGS on your shelf will be worth more if it doesn't end up cloudy.
On the other hand, even if they become absolutely worthless in terms of play they are still valid museum pieces. How many museums have items you can't touch for fear they will fall apart or further degrade? How many museums will be after an original MGS even if it can't be played on Playstations in the future?
I'm sure the guy down the street from me will only care that his games are now worthless and toss them out though. Same for the vast majority of people who play video games too. :crying:
This stuff may be our hobby, our love, our obsession, our passion, etc and clearly we as a sub-culture still aren't as respected as sports as a sub-culture or what have you but at some point in the future I strongly feel it will be taken serious to the point where the Smithsonian will be scrambling to acquire pieces from the likes of us (assuming they aren't or already haven't). Though don't hold out hope that your stash of E.T. 2600 carts will be worth a few million.
Last edited by APE; 07-17-2011 at 02:49 PM.
I have games that i've boughten new, kept only in the original case and played once to completion with the disc never being removed from the console until it was completed, covered in scratches even though i've never even remotely touched the the data surface , nor set it on something that would scratch it.
We'll probably all be dead before this actually matters. Or perhaps it's more to do with the climate? All of my games are as they were when I bought them..
i remember the old colored memorex CD-R's i live in Florida
and the reflective layer got rot holes in a matter of 3 months
but ones kept in AC did perfectly fine fore a year or two
the black CD-R's degraded the fastest if you were wondering
Last time I checked it I managed a full playthrough of Dino Crisis 2 at 30-40fps via SD and that was with the gamecube version CubeSX with lesser memory than the Wii, simply amazing work :pray:
Back on topic what's the best material to clean discs with as to not leave scratches? something that's completely flat smooth without any loose fibres, I'm thinking polyester, nylon, silk or those car cloths.
Oddly enough football and rugby team shirts seem to be the best material to clean with but who wants to spend £40-60 on a expensive cloth?
Last edited by KH2K4; 07-17-2011 at 07:33 PM.
I thought microfibre cloths where for cleaning car glass which i've tried before but they soak up the water too quickly and stick to the disc slightly dragging it and making hairline scratches. Microfibre cloth for glasses? all the materials i've seen them use have those crimped edges and loose fibres which stick to the disc which you then end up scratching the disc to get off.
Last edited by KH2K4; 07-18-2011 at 04:24 PM.
Kevlar is a microfiber material for all that it matters.
I'm looking at the cloth that came with my most recent pair of glasses and all I can tell you for sure is that Crizal did the anti-glare coating I paid good money for (should've sprung for the anti-scratch coating too, cest la vie) and the cloth itself has their logo with mention of having Scotchguard applied to the cloth. I'd have to imagine that it is in fact a microfiber cloth of some type and probably would be good at cleaning fingerprints off discs.
I wouldn't want to use a ShamWow on my discs though given it was engineered for fluid absorption and mainly demonstrated on materials that are scratch resistant (glass, carpet, etc) and not for use cleaning the sensitive components of consumer electronics. At least I never saw Vince push it for cleaning LCD screens but I have used the cloth that came with my glasses on my DSi XL and laptop screen without a second though.