Ok, so playing playstation 1 backups is my goal (I had most of my PS1 games stolen) and I gave away my playstation 1 when I got my playstation 2. I have tried emulation with Epsxe and have lots of compatibility issues and am not too happy with it. I have a PSP which works great for this and I have been able to get around problems with compatibility for most games. My main problem is the controller, it doesn't support analog control or vibration and for some games I want this. I heard you can hook a PSP and a controller up to a computer and play like that, would it support analog and vibration if I went that route? It doesn't seem there is a simple way to run these on a PS2, I have an old phat one and I guess you can do a swap trick but I never done it and I am worried about damaging the console with a slide card or whatever. Ideally I would like to have a kid friendly method as well where I can show my 5year olds how to load games. I have Freemcboot and a hard drive and use HDloader for PS2 backups. If I was to get a Playstation 1 console would I have better methods of playing backups? I remember having a plug and play (solderless) modchip back in the day that let me play burned games but I had lots of issues with compatibility and stuff back then. I wouldn't even know where I could find a modchip for a console this old anymore. I also have and old backward compatible phat PS3 on the latest firmware. If i hacked that would it be a good option? Hacking it seemed expensive and not worth the trouble when I looked in to it a bit and I think I seen that Sony blocks you from going online if you hack your console. I have playstation plus and don't want to have to worry about that.