This list will be of all known discs that have been found with disc rot (destruction of the reflective metallic layer).
Sample This! (3do)
Rock Paintings (Sega CD)
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo (3do)
I once received a copy of Street Fighter Alpha for sega saturn that had a large purple spot on the underside.
None of the other discs had it but the label of the box had "car boot sale syndrome" where cardboard is exposed to extreme cold/moisture and goes more brittle? basically rubbing it too ruff would wreck the cardboard so I'm undecided if it was exposure to cold/moisture (I presume it was kept with the others which were immaculate) or it had disc rot.
I had a few copies of Sims hot date that had some kind of smoke on the read side. after closer inspection I found out that they where copies and CD-R's of low quality.
Indeed some ps games show the same effect "cloud" or whatever, Dont remember those where original or copies.
Collector and gamer, also hack away stuff. Im a big fan of:
Xbox, Xbox 360 PS1, PS2, MSX,NES, Wii, all gameboy/nDS series and DC
Thread is semi pointless without confirmation that its a wide spread problem with that particular disc.
Disc rot is mostly caused by the conditions its kept in or the handling. The Bronzing issue above is a good example of a manufacturing issue, but others could just be one off's and documenting that 1 disc just happened to get rot is kinda pointless.
Grand Theft Auto IV for PC.
Pirates! for PC.
I used to have a large collection of video laser discs until DVD came out. I still have around 150 of them and I can tell you that these can suffer terriblly from laser rot, generally caused by poor manufacturing processes.
I know that I have been twittering on about laserdisc video discs. However I thought that I would highlight this issue as this will probably affect games stored on the same media (Dragons lair etc)
With laserdisc video titles it generally causes very poor picture quality
If you are interested there is a good site for film laser disk that also rate the risk of laser rot.
You could store your discs in a container devoid of oxygen. That would help. Oxygen is what generally does the damage. Limiting exposure to that and sunlight should improve the lifespan of about any product or really just about anything. You could cool them too, but not freeze them to slow down any chemical reactions going on.
Last edited by MottZilla; 01-11-2012 at 10:37 PM.