About PS1 Backwards Compatibility

Discussion in 'PS3 - Games & Content' started by Selim873, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Selim873
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    I know that ALL PS3 models can play PS1 games, and I know that they only read legit games, I don't plan on using burned, unless there's a nifty trick that let's me play them without opening, tell me so I can play Grandia, but I have a questions about 2 specific titles.

    Rayman: The original game, it's a retail disc. My PSX believes that it's an audio disc, everytime I load it into the console. I have to do the disc swap trick, a pirated game trick, to get this legitamate retail disc to work. Will my PSX game play like it should? Because I will NOT want to re-buy it from the store!

    Spyro The Dragon: Another retail disc, goes to the PSX logo, then a black screen. Did a BUNCH of cleaning techniques to fix it, it used to see it as an non-PSX disc, but after all the cleaning, I get the boot screen, then a blank screen.

    I'm sure the blu-ray drive will help read these better? Rayman I can rip and use on an emulator on my PC, same with spyro, but ripping takes much longer, but it's still playable on ePSXe after the rip.

    I'm looking at a 40GB used PS3. Do you think these will perform on the PS3?

    EDIT: Does the PS3 have some kind of old memory card port?
     
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    PS1 is emulated software wise.

    I think that pretty much every PS1 game is playable on a PS3.
    As for the state of your PS1 (console)
    The laser could also be burned out.
     
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    I don't see why it would be the laser, every other game I own still works like a dream, it's just those two games. My best bet would be to just try it when I get the PS3. My housemates can't bring their TV's until after labor day weekend, and they only have HDMI for their PS3's, I'm using a CRT so I can't try it on their consoles.


    Dang, well, I guess I could purchase Rayman again on the PS Store if it's on there, I'm sure it's CDDA system is the culprit, as Rayman is a tough game to emulate in the first place. I'm trying to not spend too much money. I've already mentioned, Spyro is rippable, it just takes longer than the average game I rip.
     
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    The only game I've personally encountered that has known problems is Final Fantasy VIII (SLES-02080).
     
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    If you can get your hands on a hacked PS3 or a PS3 with firmware 3.55 or lower and hack it yourself, you can play backed up PS1 games via a program called Multiman.

    I don't believe it will load them from a hard drive or anything but I do know for a fact that it will load disks. (I own a 3.55 launch PS3.)
     
  7. mario5555

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    Like everyone else has been saying try to rip the games and see what happens. If they looked like they've been scratched by brillo pad, I don't even think the PS3 will read them. (I had a couple PS2 games on my 60GB that would not read, since they were all scratched up).

    Also to your other question, yes, but it's a separate adapter, and good luck finding a cheap one now. (Since they are no longer made)

    http://www.amazon.com/PS3-Memory-Card-Adaptor-Playstation-3/dp/B000K1GZIU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345678870&sr=8-1&keywords=ps3+memory+card+adapter

    They don't list the original price there, but it was $15, most people wanted one, but didn't want to pay they and skipped buying it, but looking at the price now, I'm glad I picked one up, even though I don't use it very often. But there is your answer anyway, it is compatible with PS1 and PS2 memory cards, btw.
     
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    I think both of those games r on psn if u can't fix the problem. each should only be a few dollars. if only those games r affected, it's most likely the game discs causing the problem.
     
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    Alrighty, I'll check them out once my PS3 gets delivered. :)
     
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    Sorry for the bump, but can I still party up with other people while playing classic games? I know you can't talk in parties on Xbox 360 while playing originals but can you on the PS3?
     
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    You could but I don't know about now.