PS2 Computer

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  1. JinTrigger
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    I was wondering if there was a way to combine a ps2 with a normal desktop so it can play ps2 game without emulation....Like a PS2 Windows Computer
     


  2. Skyline969

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    It would require proprietary drivers and software, which would take a lot of reverse-engineering and code... so I'll just go ahead and say no.
     
  3. trumpet-205

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    Nope.
     
  4. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Both of you are incorrect.

    You can run full desktop Linux on the PS2 in both commercial and open source flavors (either the official Linux for PS2 disc, or the community developed kernelloader with a method to boot it such as freemcboot or a modchip). In addition you want to have the network adapter, for obvious reasons.

    Drivers are available and all the hardware is supported.
     
  5. Skyline969

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    Yes, but he doesn't want to run his PS2 AS a desktop computer, he wants to run it WITH a desktop computer, so they're essentially one machine (I'm assuming so the PS2 can process the game and run the data while the computer displays it...?)
     
  6. twiztidsinz

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    They actually have something like this for the 360... but it's just a PC with a 360 slapped on it. You can't use the keyboard/mouse unless it's plugged into the 360.

    They have different hardware, you could try running Linux on the PS2... but I wouldn't recommend it as a desktop replacement.
     
  7. Urza

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    That doesn't make any sense.
     
  8. Rydian

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    Which is why the answer was no.

    However I think a capture card might suit him fine? I'm not sure which models would be good though.
     
  9. Skyline969

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    Precisely. The OP doesn't make sense in his post, and as a result what he said is not possible.
     
  10. Urza

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    The answer definitely wasn't no, since as I described you can functionally combine the two platforms.

    You can of course interpret his question in a stupid way, depending on what his goals are there is a very real solution available.

    tl;dr if you have no useful information to post, stop posting.
     
  11. Rydian

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    My post contained more than you quoted, and addressed his problem. :\ A capture card would allow him to play his PS2 games and have them display in a window on his screen.
     
  12. Joe88

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    there about a 3-5 sec delay, so you would still have to split and go directly to the screen anyway
     
  13. DKAngel

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    nope ud have to use pcsx2 emulator
     
  14. Rydian

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    I've read about cards that have a "game mode" or whatever that doesn't do any additional processing, so the latency is cut down to very manageable amounts, but as said I don't know which is which.
     
  15. JinTrigger
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    Thanks for the responses guys but to clarify i was pondering on the fact if it was possible to literally combine a desktop computer and a ps2 into one super PS2 desktop computer (Just a computer with an intergrated ps2......kinda like what they did with the DVR ]
     
  16. Rydian

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    That's not the same type of thing as combining a normal existing home desktop with a PS2.
     
  17. matt1freek

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    Just hook your ps2 up to your monitor with a VGA box [​IMG]
     
  18. Advi

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    i very much doubt that would actually work, though you could use your PS2 as a standalone computer with a special kit that let it run a special version of red hat linux. these kits are pretty rare, though.
     
  19. Jasper07

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    I tried it and it didn't work because the ps2's horizontal frequency is too low for my monitor.
     
  20. xist

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