Q: Can I back up my console games to CD or hard drive and play them on my PC?
A: Short answer? Yes. Long answer: Yes, but the road may get bumpy. The underworld of game emulation is ruled by cliquish bands of code geeks loyal to beta-at-best homebrew applications. That said, the process is fairly straightforward.
First, back up your games on your PC with Game Copy Pro (dvdwizardpro.com). You can burn a title to another CD or DVD, or just keep the ripped file on your hard drive. The handy utility tackles Xbox, PSOne, PS2, Dreamcast, Gameboy and GBA.