The Nintendo PlayStation's CD drive is now functional

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May 5, 2017
  1. Chary
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    It's been while since the Nintendo PlayStation was discovered, and while it could boot Super Nintendo cartridges perfectly fine, no one was able to get the system's CD drive to work. After messing with the console for months, the man in charge of trying to get the CD drive to function, Ben Heck, said that after simply moving some cables around, he was able to get the Nintendo PlayStation to read discs. Of course, there's no known software for the prototype console, but audio CDs loaded up. Ben Heck then attempted to burn discs of two homebrew games, which were created after a BIOS for the system was leaked online, about a year ago. Super Boss Gaiden, and Magic Floor were tested, with the former resulting in an error, and the latter astonishingly working on the console, with only minor graphical errors. At the end of the video, Heck muses that he should lend the Nintendo PlayStation to an emulator developer, so that programmers can learn more about how the system works. However, he will soon be displaying the console at the Midwest Gaming Expo, where it will be returned to its initial owner, Terry Diebold.
     


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    Next toy for the hifi nerds.
     
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    can it run psx games??
     
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    Woah there this is really cool! Never expected it to fully work.
     
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    I never knew they were working to make it functional. Really interesting
     
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    obviously not, no
     
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    just watched the vid, seems there weren't any game developed for that system... to bad
     
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    how do we know it can run games designed for it if no game were designed for it:unsure:
     
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    That's what happens when company's start acting immature.
     
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    How long until a replica hits the market?
     
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    replica wont be as valuable as this one, this one is worth thousands bucks because its rare and original and is a collaboration between two now rival company
    a replica wont be the same
     
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    I mean an unofficial replica made by fans for fans, even if its an emulation machine with just the looks of the Super CD Prototype.
     
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    and people still ask me why I keep the idea that it's a hoax ...
    ...Or that they are very dumb, if this is really real xp
     
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    BenHeck, If there is someone who can get Gaming Hardware Working, its him.
     
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    That is really cool :)
     
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    Too late, MSU-1 exist now. Now what your next move hackers?NES CD or Gameboy cd? :creep:
     
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    That seems upsetting they couldnt lend it to someone that can program an emulator for it, for the sake of preservation.
     
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    They're probably referring to the jumper wires that were soldered to the system board. Not the same thing as just "moving cables around".
     
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    but still.... there a lot of holes on that plot xp
     
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    Cool concept but since there weren't any CD games developed for it there's not much to go on.

    Super Mario World CD version would've been pretty awesome.
     
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