to portabilise or not to portabilise

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to portabilise or not to portabilise

Post by *o* » Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:28 pm

well i have a psone, screen and controller but 0 psone games...the question is should i portabilise it?

pros

uber cool
has good games(if i buy any)
is small and uses not too much power

cons

i have to pay money for batteries
i have to buy games





also, is it possible to run backup games without a modchip?
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Post by Klefmung » Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:11 pm

you need a modchip for games on a normal disk. I am sure there are blank psone disks to buy however.
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Post by SgtBowhack » Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:38 pm

You might be sure, but incorrect. You can play backup games using a PS-X-Change disc, or you can mod it. There are no discs out there that are blank PlayStation CD-Rs. The PlayStation uses a TOC checksum to verify that it's a real PlayStation disc, and that can't be fudged until you know what your TOC is (i.e., after you wrote the disc). No consumer drive can write the PlayStation disc, because it is read as a bad disc (and the burning software would say the burn failed).

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Post by *o* » Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:49 am

wow thats interesting, you really know your stuff.
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Post by fatman » Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:38 am

Just throw a mod chip in it, they are only like $15 and are pretty easy to install.

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Post by Krepticor » Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:42 am

there was a predacessor to the ps2 swap magic that used the ex. port on the back of the original grey ps's They had many names like "Goldfinger" or "Dragon Hacker" but all you needed was one original psone game and your backups

It also required a spring to hold the lid safety switch

But i dunno if the psone even had an ex. slot :?
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Post by scherzo » Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:56 am

I use a disc called Breaker Pro which works on both PS2 and PSOne for playing PSone backups. I just use a slide tool for opening my PS2 disc tray.
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Post by x24 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:42 pm

Krepticor wrote:But i dunno if the psone even had an ex. slot :?
no it dont..

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