thinking about getting a ps1.

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  1. nico445
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    nico445 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    is there a softmod available or do i need a modchip? if i need a modchip what is the best one?
    if i download games do region matter or will it boot every region? and can i just burn iso's or bin files right ahead or do i need
    to do it in a special way?
     
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    No softmod, but there is a swaptrick, search on youtube for swaptrick psone.
    Modchips exist, here in norway you can get them for nkr 99,-
     
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    i wouldn't want to break it. so i would need a modchip i guess. or a gameshark since that method doesn't seem so dangerous for the ps1 itself
     
  4. DarkStriker

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    I say get a PSP and play your PS1 games through that using popsloader.

    EDIT: There is always the use of a PS1 Emulator where you can play it on your computer. Just buy a PS1 controllor and something that can connect it to the computer via a USB port and set up the controller. Way cheaper than buying one though i doubt buying a PS1 is even expensive.
     
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    i already have a psp. but i would like to play it on tv. just saw something called the breaker pro and it's on some dutch shop for just 5 euro so that's interesting. now i need to find a cheap ps1 online [​IMG] still would like to find some cheap modchip. to try practice soldering [​IMG]
     
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    I have an extra chip PM for details

    Don't get a swap disk.
    If you get a psx/psone get SCPH-900x or SCPH-10x
    x= the number for your country
    Way better lasers
     
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    i think shipping from the usa would be a bit expensive. thanks about the serial number tip though [​IMG]
     
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    It's like $4USD for shipping air mail.
     
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    At your window!
    Why don't you just get a ps2?
     
  10. jinnpan

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    Some gamers use the systems to play games that the system was made for.
    I has a PS1, PS2 and PS3 hardware backward compatible (BC)
    I use my PS1 for PS1 games
    My PS2 for PS2 games
    My PS3 for PS3 games
    I don't use them to play Audio CDs, DVD movies or Blu-ray movies.
    This will prolong the life of the system, plus the BC is not perfect and some games will not work.
     
  11. nico445
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    nico445 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    i want a ps1 since it's cheap and i'm going to play ps1 games on it not ps2. [​IMG]
    it will take a while for me to get a ps1 and such but when i'm ready i will pm u jinnpan [​IMG]
     
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    I'd suggest a PS2 still. Then you can play both kinds of games, PS1 and PS2.
     
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    ps2 would be fun too but then i want one with a built in HD
    how much would a fat be worth. and what kind of tools do i need?
     
  14. MFDC12

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    ps2 has incompatibility with some ps1 games. hell, my ps2 cant even read ps1 games [​IMG]

    chipping a ps1 is the easiest thing to do, i did it with minimal soldering practice beforehand, just be sure to know how to tin wires and hold the iron and you should be a-ok [​IMG]
     
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    What? No it doesnt. The PS2 plays all PS1 games. Every PS2 I've ever owned plays every single PS1 game I put in it, that may just be your PS2.
     
  16. jinnpan

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    The PS2 will load all PS1 game to the Start menu. There are Save bugs and emulation bugs with some games when you get further along.
     
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    Really now? I'd like to hear some of these as I've never heard of this before. I've never heard of anyone having issues with any PS1 games on their PS2s. Examples would be quite helpful as I'd like to research further into the subject.
     
  18. MFDC12

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PlayS...h_PlayStation_2
    if you dont think wikipedia is credible
    http://us.playstation.com/news/consumerale...retitles_75001/

    also, maybe shouldve been more precise, my ps2 cant read burned cds (game or audio) [​IMG], it can play my originals fine
    even then there is a workaround, just need to set the thing to debug mode every time, then they read
     
  19. Juanmatron

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    Man, get the emulator and one joystick.
     
  20. NiGHtS

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    WOW. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    But when you say 'prolong the life' that must be by what? Less than a year?