PS2 on PS3 Slim

Discussion in 'PS3 - Games & Content' started by EnigmaXtreme, Apr 18, 2012.

Apr 18, 2012

PS2 on PS3 Slim by EnigmaXtreme at 4:38 AM (566 Views / 0 Likes) 2 replies

  1. EnigmaXtreme
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    Can someone explain, why I can download and Play the PS2 title Twisted Metal Black and the PS3 plays it fine, but I can't pop in a PS2 disc and play that?
     
  2. YayMii

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    The downloadable copies are likely using software emulators specifically tailored for each game (and are packaged within the game files). The PS3 Slims just don't have the generic emulator or the Emotion Engine required to run physical PS2 games.
     
  3. BORTZ

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    The Slims dont actually hace any of the PS2 hardware required to play PS2 games.

    Its the same with DS and GBA. The DS cant emulate GBA games in DS mode because there isnt enough overhead processing power (not to mention some cheat with onboard processors).
    The PS3 cant emulate PS2 games in PS3 mode and there isnt an option for PS2 mode because the hardware isnt there.

    The DL games are recoded for PS3.
     

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