So, in the end, there no way there's anything in my disk that is of interest to this thread? Or there may still be something? Another question: I know next to nothing about PS2 other than very general notions. You've talked several times about the disk being "genuine" or not. What's the point of that? After all, a disk is a disk, right? Or did SONY put some data or a particular format on them that users did not officially have the tools to generate themselves? Or maybe only SONY branded disks are accepted for official uses like playing online and whatnot? I'm really curious.