[PSOne/PSX] Boot w/o modchip and swap trick ?

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  1. OuahOuah
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    Hello.

    Just bought an unmodified old PSOne.

    Is there a method to boot backup without modchip and without the swap trick ?

    I've seen a "PS X chnage" on the Net but I don't know if there's a softmod method.
     
  2. Monty Kensicle

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    No softmods I'm afraid. It's either Modchip or swaptrick.
     
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    It actually is possible on American PSXs, but nobody's made a hack that does so.
     
  5. Monty Kensicle

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    That's why I didn't suggest it and it's for the original PlayStation, not PSOne.

    Also that thing costs $150. Most likely way more than what they paid for the PSOne.
     
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    But that's the price for a varying number of games. FFVII costs about $70 here used, as well as FFIX. $150 for essentially unlimited PS1 games and homebrew is a compromise I could make.
     
  7. Monty Kensicle

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    But it is still useless to the OP as it is for the original PlayStation via its parallel port and they have a PSOne they wish to mod.
     
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    If you want the bet PS1 experience, get a PSP-2000 or PSP-2001 with 6.60 CFW PRO-B on it, and load it with PS1 EBOOTs, playing it over the component cables to an HDTV or CRT. Gives the best PS1 experience without any hacks, modchips, etc.
     
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  9. Monty Kensicle

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    How does one play games without both analog sticks and two less trigger buttons? I know most stuff doesn't even use all the buttons but still.

    Also a phat PS2 with network adapter & HDD running Free MCBoot running PS1 .isos over component is decent. Loads of mucking about with settings and files though.
     
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    I'm shocked no ones mentioned the one true method of playing PSX backups (ALL of them) and that is to use Action Replay... that is if you can find it. Plus it works on the PS2 and stuff.
     
  11. Monty Kensicle

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    OP already mentioned it, the "swap trick" granted it's way easier with an AR disc as opposed to playing musical chairs with your legitimate disc via swap. They didn't want to use that either.
     
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