Questions tagged [ps2]

PS2 refers to the Sony Playstation 2, the successor of the popular Playstation. First produced in 2000, it has been succeeded by the newer-generation Playstation 3 (PS3) and discontinued world wide on 4 January 2013.

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Does using an hard drive instead of an USB drive as storage increase emulation speed in POPS?

I've tried playing Crash Bandicoot 2 on the "Sony PS1 Emulator for PS2" (aka POPS, LBB-00001) using an USB drive as storage medium for the game on a SCPH-50004 fat PS2. It was playable but ...
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What software to handle a PS2 disk (create/delete/extend/move partitions)?

I was wondering what free tools were available to format an hard disk to be readable by a PS2, create and manage partitions, extend, rename them.
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How does PS1 Backwards Compatibility work on the PS2?

How does PS1 Backwards Compatibility work on the PS2? I remember someone saying that the console would reset into a PS1 only mode, but I'm not sure if this was true.
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Which PS2 games required a Hard Drive to work?

I remember that there were some PS2 games that required the Hard Drive to be installed (either PCMCIA or Network Adapter). Which games required the Hard Drive to be work?
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No multiplayer option for G-Force on PS2?

The specs for the game G-Force on Playstation 2 say "1 or 2 players." However, when playing the game, we cannot figure out how to enable two-player mode. There does not seem to be a ...
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Does PlayStation 2 slimline have USB 2.0 ports?

I know the classic (fat) PlayStation 2 has two USB 1.1 ports. Has Sony upgraded slimlines' USB ports (in particular SCPH-90004) to 2.0?
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Do Playstation 2's still work while offline using only games disks?

I'm wondering if Playstation 2's still work to play with games disks while offline.
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Which type of screen will provide good video quality for PSX/PS2?

I tried to become accustomed to very blurred and ugly graphics on PSX/PS2 plugged into my TV with a big screen, but it depriving me of any enjoyment of playing games. So I'm wondering which type of TV ...
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Amperage for Fat PS2 with IEC C13 Female Lead Plug To UK 3 Pin Plug?

Was trying to find the amperage for a FAT PS2 using a IEC C13 Female Lead Plug To UK 3 Pin Plug. Can't seem to find the information anywhere.
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Does PlayStation 2 wireless controllers really works well?

Last days I was mentioning about the glory of PS2 times and it would be nice to pull out this old console from the basement and have some fun with it one more time. The problem is that PS2 controllers ...
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PS2 disc barely spinning read error

I recently bought 3 old used ps2 discs, and all of them get the same error. "The disc could not be read." I am using a ps2 slim. Some games work on my ps2, but all of these dont. The ...
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How to power my 120v 60hz CRT and classic gaming consoles in 230v 50hz countries

I'm moving to Ireland next month. I have a small collection of classic gaming consoles and a Sony Trinitron that I play them on. My CRT is a Sony Trinitron KV-27FS100 which requires 120v 60hz and ...
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What is the reference of this PlayStation 2 disk motor?

I have to change the motor of a PS2 but the only ones I find that looks the same have the wrong ribbon, and they don't fit properly. I can't find any seller on eBay or elsewhere that have this motor ...
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PS2 slim having trouble in multiplayer selection

My son has PS2 7000 series. It never functions with a second controller. At first, we thought that the problem is with the controller so we changed it. But it still didn't work. Then we bought ...
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Which number on the rear of an original release PS2 is the proper serial number?

A PS2 contains two unique identifiers on its rear sticker. A number labeled "SERIAL" to the left, and a barcode sticker offset to the right, with different characters in each. This random ...
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What games were released for the PS2 in China during the Console Ban? (if any)

This Kotaku article from 2013 mentions that: The PS2 didn't make its original launch date. Instead, Sony waited till 2004 to launch the PS2 in China. Even then, there were issues with game releases, ...
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Ripping PS2 game disks

I have an old PS2 slim (77001 series) which no longer works - laser and or motor problem - so I tried working with the PCSX2 emulator. The emulator installs and for the most part I can read disks ...
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Can I use Datel Data Max as a means to retrieve any saved progress in PS2 memory card using GNU/Linux and PSX2?

In my computer I want to have a way to be able to play ps2 games via the PSX2 emulator and store my game's progress in a ps2 memory card so I can continue in mt ps2. In ebay I found the Datel Data Max ...
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Are there any differences when it comes to playing PS2 Content in the PSX? What about unsupported features?

The PSX (not to be confused with the PS1) was a Japanese exclusive DVR that it came with a PlayStation 2 inside of it, kinda like the Nintendo Gamecube inside of the Panasonic Q DVD, also exclusive to ...
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Was there an official set of Composite Cables for the PS1/2/3 using the "Premium" RCA Connectors?

The Composite video cables that came with all of the PS1, PS2 and PS3 models was a simple AV Multi to 3x standard RCA Connectors for Video and the Left and Right audio channels. On the other hand, ...
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What prompted the change of game packaging with the introduction of the PlayStation 2? [closed]

With the introduction of the PlayStation 2 in 2000, one of the changes I noticed at the time was the different way in which game discs were packaged. Rather than the previous plastic cases, games were ...
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How do you reset the PlayStation 2 Slim when it's powered on?

I used to love playing on my own PS2 Slim, but it's been many years now since I've owned one and in that time, I've forgotten how to reset the console whilst it's powered on. Just to clarify - by ...
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Singstar disc keeps spinning

I am currently using Singstar party for the first time, and am trying to use the change disc feature to swap to Singstar Legends. When I open the tray, however, the disc keeps spinning at full speed. ...
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Does the Logitech F710 work on the PS2?

I have seen from various web sales, such as this one, that the Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710 is advertised as working for PS3, PC, and PS2. Despite it being advertised as PS2 compatible, I've tried ...
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Final Fantasy X crashes/freezes right before going inside of Sin

Crashes every single time. This is with the US PS2 version (not international or PAL). I win the battle where Sin slowly opens his mouth. After this I am supposed to go within Sin. But the screen ...
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What causes certain PlayStation 2 game disks to spin quicker than others whilst in the drive?

When playing games on my PlayStation 2, I recall that certain titles span much quicker than others - I could tell this by the noise that my console used to make during gameplay when resources were ...
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Do GTA saves on PS2 work across different language version of the game?

I'm currently playing GTA: Liberty City Stories on the german PAL PS2 version of the game, and was wondering if my savegame will work on a french PAL PS2 version?
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How to fix PS 2 power won't turn green?

When I power on my PS 2, it shows a red light on the reset button. When I push the button, it turns green just for a few seconds and switch back to the red light. I google about this and many suggest ...
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How to disable film grain in Silent Hill 2 on PS2?

The PC version has a "noise effect" setting, but is the option available on PS2? "Extra options" menu (access by pressing L1 or R1 in the "option" screen) has some additional settings, but more may be ...
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Ps2 don't recognize usb flash drive

I have formatted my usb flash drive in FAT32, but my ps2 doesn't recognise the usb drive with mcboot installed in memory card. Neither ulaunchelf don't recognise usb drive. I have tried two different ...
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Can I turn a laptop into a PS2?

So, I was thinking. If I have the PS2 bios, and PS2 games, what stops me from flashing my laptop bios into the PS2 bios? Does anything stop me from reverting it back? So, my overall question is, ...
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ps2 through HDMI - no signal

I'm trying to attach a ps2 to a projector through a ps2port-to-HDMI converter (like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/EMEBAY-Converter-Adapter-Headphone-Console/dp/B079BTGWGV/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&...
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Free MCBoot on 70000 series PS2 - White screen (of death?)

I have a 70000 series slim PS2 in which the laser seems to have died, so I picked up a memory card with Free MCBoot v1.952 installed. I got the system to boot into Free MCBoot and everything looks ...
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My PS2 can't play music CD's

I had my PS2 for quite a while. I tried to play CD's i bought and it went fine, but the ones i made by dragging the files over the CD, the PS2 said i needed a PlayStation format disc. I don't know ...
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No sound output from audio part of component cable on a PS2

I have recently got my hands on a fat PS2 (SCPH-30004) meant to be thrown away which I repaired and it works just fine, and it's the only actual PS2 I own right now. Just one thing, I get no audio out ...
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How can I ensure my PlayStation 2 will last a long time?

I'm still using a PlayStation 2. I'm aware that nothing lasts forever, but I would like to make the PlayStation 2 last as long as it can. I bought it roughly when PlayStation 2 was released but ...
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Are these symptoms of a bad PS1 memory card or a bad PS2?

I recently bought a PS2 Slim. It seems to work fine. I didn't realize I needed a PS1 memory card, so without much thought, I bought the cheapest one on ebay. The brand is Hyperkin (so it's not ...
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4 way Black ops Offline Multiplayer-PS2 Compatability

As the question suggests. Instead of buying two more PS3 Controllers, I'm looking at recycling my old PS2 controllers. Now the problem I face is, if I get an adapter for the PS2 Controller to work ...
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Do all Playstation consoles use 3.3V for controller port signalling?

I have read conflicting reports of what voltage Playstation 1 and 2 controller ports use. Some say 3.3V, some say 3.7V and some say 5V. Does anyone know for certain that all official Sony hardware is ...
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PS2: Installing fast MC boot without CD?

I own a SCPH-39004 FAT PlayStation 2. Its optic drive does not work. Is there any way to install fast MC boot without having to use a CD? I mean by using one of the ps2's usb slots or maybe by a ps1 ...
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Diagnosis PS2 laser issue

I own a SCPH-39004 FAT PlayStation 2. It only reads one game (Gladiator), and for other games, shows a disk read error screen. I tried to clean the lens, and adjust the lens height through two ...
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Can a PC player join a PS2 server hosted on a pc in LAN?

I am investigating the compatibility between the console version and the pc version of the game, with no results: I cannot find any information about joining a swbf2 server with both client versions. ...
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How many controllers can connect to a PS2?

Some people say two, some say eight (by using Multitaps). What is the maximum number of controllers that can be connected to a PS2?
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How to connect Playstation 2 to internet without RJ-45 port

My PS2 doesn't have an ethernet jack on it. How can I connect it to the internet so I can play TF2 (I've heard TF2 will run on the PS2)?
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Do PlayStation 2 controllers support USB connections?

Does the classic PlayStation 2 controller support a USB standard? I.E., can I cut the cable and solder a USB connector to it?
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How do I fix audio emulation on PCSX2?

I've been playing Zone of the Enders on PCSX2 and frequently the audio will slow down for a bit. Is there any way to fix this?
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Fixing the disc reader on an SCPH-30001 NTSC-U/C model PlayStation 2

I have attempted to fix the infamous disc reader error on my fat SCPH-30001 NTSC-U/C PlayStation 2. I have gotten into the disc drive to adjust the calibration (white) wheel (4 clicks at a time) all ...
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Is this Dualshock 2 controller bootleg?

A few days ago I bought a Dualshock 2 controller and some PS2 games at a thrift store. The controller was really cheap, $1.99, but the cases were separating from each other. It looked like an easy ...
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European PS2 controller on american ps2

I bought and european PS2 controller (S.O.G brand), it does not work on my american PS2. Why and how to bypass that? I have tested on an european PS2 and it works... Thank you! EDIT: This is the ...
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Setting up multiple old consoles to run through AV Switcher

I'm attempting to set up some older consoles to run into my PC monitor. The monitor is a 2 year old ASUS with HDMI, DVI, and VGA inputs. The consoles are NES, PS2, N64 and Gamecube. Right now I have ...
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