ps2 refers to the Sony Playstation 2, the successor the popular playstation. Produced since 2000, it has been succeeded by the newer-generation PS3, but is still in production due to continuing demand.

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Why is it so difficult to emulate PS2 games in a PS3?

I know that PS2 games can only be played in a 'fat' PS3 with the right hardware to run it. But why is so difficult to emulate a PS2 game in the PS3 without that hardware? Is the processor, the ...
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Spilled drink in PS2. What to do?

A couple of days ago a glass of orange juice was spilled and it got into my PS2 through the front ventilation slots. I turned off the power (though no malfunction was evident), unplugged everything ...
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How can I copy my PS2 saves to my PC?

I'm considering crating up my PlayStation 2 in order to free up inputs on my TV. I don't play it very often any more, and it looks like emulation is currently good enough for the games I still play ...
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Is the slim PS3 capable of playing PS1 and PS2 games?

I used to have one of the bulky PS3's (recently deceased) and in the future, I am planning on buying a slim PS3 since it has extra data space. Now one thing that I really liked about my old model was ...
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Can I use classic PS2 gamepads on the PS3?

I have the classic PS2-Controllers. Can I use them (obviously not per se) on the PS3?
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PS2 acts as if button is constantly pressed, even with no controller plugged in

I have a very old PS2. It worked fine for the longest time, but recently I have a strange problem. Every time I turn it on, no matter which game I use, it acts as if I am holding the analog (or ...
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How can I defeat Baal quickly?

Is there any tactic or just an easy way to beat the lord of terror Baal? Just to clarify, I'm not asking about the prinny version. I'm looking for the least time-consuming strategy.. yes, I'm that ...
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How to take a car that makes a race challenging?

In Gran Turismo 4 for PS2, I play the Gran Turismo mode. When I take part in a race tournament, it often goes like this: Buy a car which is allowed to drive in this tournament Start the tournament ...
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Can an NTSC-J Playstation 2 run safely on 120VAC?

I have acquired a Playstation 2, model "SCPH-55000", i.e., an "NTSC-J" model. It has an internal power supply: the power cable is simply a cable, not a transformer. All of the documentation, both in ...
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Play PS2 data on remastered PS3 game

I have reading up on this online but I haven't found anything. Say I were to copy data from my PS2 memory card and transfer it to my PS3, using Sony's memory card adapter. Could I then use this data ...
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How to save the Oracle in God of War for PS2?

So the Oracle is hanging from the rope screaming at me to save her, and I can't figure out how to get to the ledge. From the looks of things, I have to scale around everything, but I don't know how to ...
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Is there a way to tell if a PS2 will support YPbPr?

My TV (a JVC) has component input, labeled "Y Pb Pr" on the case. I ordered a PS2, and the manual says that it supports "Y Cb/Pb Cr/Pr" (but doesn't mention "Y Pb Pr"). According to a review on ...
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Playing my Playsation 2 on a pc monitor

My problem is that I want to play my playstation on my pc monitor but am having difficulties because of the playstation 2 needing a Scart connection (or Red, white, yellow - i'm unsure of exactly what ...
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How can I make progress in Tartarus very early in the game?

I have Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 for PS2, but I am having a lot of trouble with the game. I haven't beaten the first dungeon. I never seem to have enough potions on me - I buy as many as I can ...
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Can I use PS3 controllers on a PS2

Is there a way to use a Playstation 3 controller with a Playstation 2? (Perhaps with a wireless dongle plugged into the front of the PS2..) Our PS2 controllers are getting knackered, and I'm loathed ...
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How do you get “Slashing Sword ”Farewell“” in Valkyrie Profile 2?

Yes, Another game I'm busy with. I have recently read of a light warrior sword called "Slashing Sword "Farewell"", and I am aware that other weapons like these are obtained when certain characters ...
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Which PS1 Memory Cards work on a PS2 Slim

So I've got a few PS1 memory cards and games that I want to play on my PS2 slim, but despite several years of searching, I have yet to find a memory card that my PS2 will manage (mostly I just need to ...
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How do I create custom savestate files in PCSX2 0.9.7 using the “Other…” option?

I'd like to be able to use the "Other" option when creating savestates in PCSX2, but whenever I try I get the following message: If this were hooked up, it would save a savestate file. I'm ...
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How do I use the Playstation 2 multitap?

I recently bought a new Playstation 2 slim and a new multitap to allow me to play with more than two players at once, but am unsure how to get it to work as it did not come with instructions or box or ...
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Copy PS2 memory cards into PCSX2 emulator

Okay, I have the following: PS2 memory cards with saves from PS2 PS2 memory card adapter for PS3 PS3 which can read those files No PS2 or fat PS3 anymore, which is why I use... PCSX2 emulator which ...
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Cable to connect playstation 2 to VGA port

I've been trying to find out how to connect my PS2 to my computer monitor, but I can't seem to find the right cable for it. Is is even possible to do this?
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Upconverting older consoles' output for HDTVs

Is it possible? I still like retro gaming on my PSX/PS2 when I have time, but all TVs are HD now and the AVI looks like a mess, and even output from the 480p component cables look really grainy and ...
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Can I use German save games with a UK import game for the PS2?

I've been playing the German translation of Final Fantasy 12 on a German PS2 for some time now, but the horrible translations have really made the story somewhat incomprehensible... Now I wanted to ...
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How Can I Increase the Probability of a Mystery Room Appearing in the Item World?

In Disgaea 2, there anything I can do to increase the probability of a Mystery Room appearing when I go through the Item World?
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Is there anything I can do about the poor quality of my PS2 games on a large TV?

Last year when I moved from being a highschool student to a full-time web developer, I found myself with a never before seen abundance of money. Of course the first thing I did was go out and ...
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Are Playstation 2 saved games (esp. Gran Turismo 3) portable across regions?

I've been playing the Japanese release of Gran Turismo 3 on my PS2. What happens if I take my PS2 memory card, and use it with the American release of GT3? The GT games use an arbitrary "Credits" as ...
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Can I transfer PS2 data from my PS3 onto a PS2 memory card?

My old PS3 died recently and I had some PS2 memory on it. I'm considering buying a slim PS3 since it has more memory, but since it isn't compatible with PS2 games, the data will have no purpose on it. ...
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Do PS1 games play quietly on a PS2?

I've got a slim silver PS2 and wanted to buy some PS1 games. I've noticed that the PS2 games that come on CDs instead of DVDs (blue disc vs. normal silver) spin loudly — it's like I left a ...
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PS2 screen blackout with Component Cable

I have a problem with my PS2 (SCPH-50003) - when I connect it to my TV (Samsung LE32B450), I get random screen blackouts. The screen turns black and apparantly switches video modes, then after a few ...
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Why won't my PS2 play PS1 games?

My PS2 won't play PS1 games. I have Driver 2: Back on the Streets, Psy Deck, Courier Crisis, and a bunch of other games that won't play on my PS2.
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Why am I not getting the listed prize money in Gran Turismo 3?

Is this just a bug, or is there something I'm missing? For example, in Amateur Ring, Turbo: Race of Turbo Sports, the (i)nfo screen lists 1st prize as 1,500,000, but winning Test Course I received ...
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Is there a way to loop/repeat DVD on the ps2?

Is there a repeat function for DVDs on the Playstation 2? I would like a DVD to loop until manually stopped.
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What does the “LCD TV” option do in Okami?

According to the manual: Video Output Change the TV type (standard TV/LCD TV). Google reveals a mix of guesses and clearly wrong answers. Actually changing the option causes no discernible ...
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Does Captain Tsubasa on PS2 have English version or English patch?

Does Captain Tsubasa on PS2 have an English version or English patch? This game is great but unfortunately I don't know Japanese at all.
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How does the Playstation 2's EyeToy compare to the 360's Kinect

Just as the title says, how does they way the Playstation 2's EyeToy calculates where things are compare to how the 360's Kinect does it?
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DDR Supernova unlock Pizza Box

What are the criteria to unlock the Pizza Box Stellar Joint? Do I have to get 100% on all other planets or is there any other way?
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How to release 'Special Powers'?

In the game Wizardry Forsaken Land for PS2 I read in PeiPei's Journal about Special Powers and see the option in the item-menu. But if I try it, I get the message: 'You are lacking special powers'. ...
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Open Entrance in Shrine of Worship?

This video shows the entrance to the Shrine or Worship open in Shadow of the Colossus. How exactly do I achieve this?
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Do PS2 emulators support joypads with varying button sensitivity

The PS2 joy-pads had variable button sensitivity. For example, in MGS3, slightly holding the square was used for aiming, and pressing it all the way to the end meant shoot. Does any Playstation 2 ...
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Is it alright to leave a PS2 on all night?

I have a PS2, but I don't have a memory card. I've had to leave the PS2 on all night for like four nights. Is it alright to leave it on for that long? I've done research but I'd like to hear it from ...
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Sould I get a PSX or PS2 for playing the classic WipeOut?

I still have my original boxes and discs of WipeOut 2 and Wip3Out: Special Edition, and dying to play these games again (not the newer ones on PS3 or Vita). Would it be better to buy a PlayStation 2 ...
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What are all of the Need for Speed titles? [closed]

What are all the Need For Speed titles for the PlayStation 2?
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Sound in Final Fantasy X [closed]

According to various sources (like this), FFX features multi-channel audio: Dolby Pro Logic (gameplay) and Dolby Digital 5.1 (movies). I have my PS2 connected to my surround sound receiver via ...
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Is it possible to play Rockband Beatles on a Playstation 2?

Is it possible to play Rockband Beatles on Playstation 2?