Playing PSX backups without modchip/swap trick?

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  1. cros107
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    I dug up my brother's old PS1 the other day, looking to play some games on it. Is it possible to play backups/homebrew without modchip or swap trick? The one game I found was scratched beyond repair and wouldn't boot.
     
  2. DaFixer

    DaFixer Dare to be stupid

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    Not really, there are some cheat cartridge with a "hidden" option to boot backups.
    But for those you need a expansion slot on the back off the PSX, and those cartridges are now days hard to find.
    When I got my PSX (in +/- 1998) I modded it, a friend of mine got a MovieCard (+ AcrionReplay) for his PSX.
    You can play VCD's,use cheats (ActionReplay clone) and play back ups.
    But for playing backups you need to do some kind of swaptrick what I remember.

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  3. cros107
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    Yeah. That's what I don't want to do. Spend any money. And I can't do the swap trick because I don't have a working game.
     
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    PSIO allows you to play games from SD card, but it's rather expensive. Still, modchip is a cheapest way to run backups on PS1.

    Edit: Right, without spending money there's not much you can do. Except looking for someone willing to part with his stuff for free...
     
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    And there's no way to somehow make a legit backup disc?
     
  6. Vappy

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    If we could just make legit PS1 discs, there'd be no need for any kind of backup-enabling tools. Can't you just buy some crappy game for a few dollars on eBay?
     
  7. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Please keep in mind that the swap trick will only work on super-early systems, so you're probably out of luck.

    Modchip or bust.