Originally posted by BobRedthorp
On the first gen version of the playstation you didnt need to modify it to play pirate games.
You could swap discs as the PS logo appeared, makeing the PS think it was a different game it was running.
I did this for a while until the small bit which the disc clips into decided to fall out
There was a better way than that (which probably would have meant the clip didn't break). You'd boot up with no disc, go to the CD player, then insert your original. Take out the disc (holding the door-open button closed), then put in the CD-R. Exit the CD player and it would boot up fine.
The CD table would be knackered though, so if the first disc had less CD tracks than the copy, it wouldn't be able to play them in-game.