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Short Answer PS2 games were made for an older CPU. They cannot run on the CPU designed for the PS3. Long Answer PS2 games were created to work on Sony's Emotion Engine CPU and their Graphics Synthesizer GPU. This CPU/GPU combo was put in all PS2 units and in the first variants of the PS3 (the NTSC 20GB and 60GB models) to make them backward-compatible. ...


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In addition to Shaun's very good answer, consider the cost of emulation. First, the PS3's with the extra hardware for running PS2 games. Basically Sony was having to pay for PS2 and PS3 hardware in manufacturing, and then selling it at the PS3's price. This was probably a losing investment for them, since the PS2 part wasn't the main attraction; it ...


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All PS3s are capable of playing PS1 games, whether they are on disc or downloaded from the PSN. Only some earlier fat PS3 models can play PS2 disc-based games. Recently though, Sony have begun adding "PS2 classics" to the PSN store, which are playable on all PS3s. They appear to be using a full software emulation to play these games. Presumably they have ...


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Because the PS2 is a highly integrated machine, further disassembly will probably do less good than harm. Depending on how wet you got the thing: To facilitate drying, you can put the unit in a 40°C oven for a while. Think a few hours. A blow dryer might work too, but that is more risky. The point is to get the whole thing warm, not hot, all the way ...


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Older gamers may recall that the PS2 could run original Playstation games seamlessly (well, mostly), and be asking themselves why the considerations listed herein didn't apply to then. Sony essentially used a original Playstation (with it's several hardware quirks) built onto a single chip as the audio-processor for the PS2, and added bus-mastering feature ...


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I agree with what everyone else has said about software emulation, but I'll add that writing a game console emulator is very different from other emulation undertakings. The PlayStation 2 was Sony's main console for well over 6 years. During that time the hardware (from the point of view of the developer) changed very little. This means that game developers ...


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Here is what you do. Drag the statue near the entrance and place it on the elevator. ( It is constantly moving up and down ) Get the other statue and stack it on top of this one when the elevator goes down. Drag the stacked statues to the water fountain. Climb on top of the small temple thingy and jump towards the hanging vines. From here it is straight ...


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Original PS2 and PS1 games running on the PS3 (this applies both to the disc versions and the downloadable versions from the PSN store) save and load to virtual memory cards on the system. If you use the adapter on your original memory cards, they'll transfer into these virtual cards and be usable by the original versions. Remastered (i.e. HD) versions of ...


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The VGA and Composite/Component standards are not compatible. If you want to do this, a passive adapter will not work. You need an active analog video converter that can translate between VGA and Composite/Component Video like this one. This adapter requires a Component (Y/Pb/Pr) connection, which the PS2 can provide, if you use the correct cable. ...


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Applies the same principle with all machines, they get hot and this can in the long run harm your system and reduce the its life span. It's better just to turn it off or at least in a suspend state to allow preserve the system.


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My guitar teacher taught me the best way to coil the cables for electric guitar and amplifier cables (any tear in the inner copper wiring can create artifacts in the sound) so i use it all the time now, on any type of cable. For starters I need to point out that any wire has a natural resting position, colied at a specific arc. That's because the materials ...


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This can be done with the uLaunchELF browser. uLaunchELF is homebrew software, so must be run on a modded PS2 or via other methods for running unsigned software (the same techniques can be used to run pirated games, so I won't go into detail). Once in the browser, copy your saves from mc0:/ or mc1:/ (the first and second memory card slots) and "psuPaste" ...


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The fastest way that is least time consuming is to just use extremely levelled characters. Baal is only level 4000, after all. Of course, you don't have such right now. So to do this in the quickest fashion will probably involve just getting bigger and badder dragons until you get the biggest and baddest dragons. You have some at level 4500, and you have ...


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Ok, the Persona 3 dungeon is not unlike a roguelike dungeon; it is entire randomized and "resets" every time you leave. However, it does have some special, "fixed" levels (and some roguelikes do things like this, e.g. ADOM). On some of these levels you will find teleporters or something along those lines. So yes, eventually you can start "farther in". ...


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Yes you can use them ... obviously you need an adapter. There are several 3rd party adapters on the web. This is one of them: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Playstation-PS3-Controller-Adapter-rumble/dp/B001WH620M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1278532604&sr=8-1


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Unless Sony made the controllers send the same signals and have the same connectors there's no way that a PS2 can talk to a device created in the future without some intermediate hardware (as you suggest). However, it's not really in Sony's interest to do this themselves. Wiki Answers and Answer Bag would appear to agree with me. Though you're not the only ...


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About five years ago I was playing Spyro on PS1 and I accidentally forgot to turn it off before leaving for more than two weeks on a trip. When I got back, I found it still working, and I even finished some more levels without any problems. I don't even turn off my PC at all now, since I'm using it all the time. All modern tech, assuming you're not leaving ...


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Looking at various FAQs and instructional guides, including IGN and GameFaqs, All of them said to start trying to find where the discs will read again by turning counter-clockwise by roughly 2 degrees each time up to about a 20 degree change. If that doesn't work, return to the starting position. (An easy way to keep track is to take some sort of marker, ...


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You're going to need something like this: http://www.ramelectronics.net/audio-video/video-converters/composite-video-to-hdmi-dvi/v363/prodV363.html The red, white, and yellow cables are known as composite cables, so you need a composite to HDMI/DVI converter.


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Have you got a component video cable (that's the official Sony variant, but many generic ones are available for cheaper) for your PS2? Most PS2s came with composite video cables (1 video and 2 audio outputs) This cable has 3 video outputs and 2 audio outputs. You can pick them up cheaply nowadays. You can also edit the PS2's output format in its setup, ...


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The PS2 EyeToy is essentially a QVGA (320x240) webcam, which is paired with image and gesture recognition software to create a device capable of detecting objects and simple movement. Kinect is essentially a VGA webcam (640x480) paired with a VGA infrared sensor/emitter array. When paired with the proper software, this not only allows it to detect objects ...


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My gut response, based mainly on my many hours with GT3, is that you need to really learn the tracks. I mean really learn them, like a real race driver would. Identify corners you're slow on and fix them. If you can race against your own ghost replay, do that. If there's a whole track lap license for a track you're racing on, can you get a gold trophy on it? ...


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The answer varies between system to system, and the setup of that console. The age of the console is probably another factor you'll want to account for, as components like the fan will probably become damaged/weaker over time. For example, I own a: Wii, xBox 360 and a xBox One. Sometimes, I would neglect to turn the Wii off, but it was okay, as it was well ...


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No, there is no PS2 version. Source: Everything


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All emulators are difficult to write, even ones for older, simpler consoles. It's not really a case of difficulty - it's whether the PS3 is fast enough to emulate the PS2 at the required speed. I don't believe it's impossible to do. The PS3 should be powerful enough to emulate the PS2 adequately. Not an easy programming task, but Sony should be able to ...


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Well, as Artless indicated, Mystery Rooms show up every 3 floors. Can you increase the probability that one shows up on every 3 floors? No. The chance is fixed. You can, however, "fix" yourself a 100% probability if you have a spare Mr. Gency's Exit. Once you have cleared 3 floors (wherein the first floor had a Mystery Gate), then the next floor is ...


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Actually, there IS a ps2 video <> VGA cable available, of sorts. It was an option for when they brought out a Linux kit for the PS2. You could either run it through a normal TV (at a pretty low res), or for an extra €25 you could get the cable: PS2 video at one end, VGA + 2x phono sockets (for sound) at the other. The website I recall them being ...


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PS2 of any version is compatible with all PS1 games (there are rare exceptions). Most probably it's just a technical problem with either disk and/or console itself. The PS2 is also known for it's disk error problem, quote: A class action lawsuit was filed against Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. on July 16, 2002, in the Superior Court of ...


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No there is no legit Mario game for any console other than that of Nintendo. I have no firm proof to link you to but I can say that Mario is wholly owned by Nintendo whereas as the non-Sony games you allude to for the PS2 are made by companies not directly related to any console manufacturer and the likelihood of Nintendo making a game for a console other ...



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