Hot answers tagged

42

Firstly, I think it's important that you noted that nothing lasts forever. The PS2 has components that will eventually wear out over time, even if preserved or used sparingly. Most notably, it is likely that one or all of these components will eventually fail: Controllers - Obviously wear & tear use but also the rubber domes that provide both the ...


15

This seems to be for the ps vita.


11

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.


10

You can't. PS2 is a special case hardware. Your computer BIOS/UEFI is a software specific to only that motherboard you are using. There is an emulator called PCSX2 which you can use to run PS2 games on a PC.


7

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 ...


7

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 ...


5

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, ...


5

When I bought my PS2, all the official cards were sold out, so I bought a knock off one. I don't remember the brand, but it gave me nothing but problems, including the formatting issue you're having. I then bought a Sony card once I could find one, and it worked perfectly forever after. I suppose it could be an issue with your console, but my money is on ...


5

There are 2 possibilities Location of Data: CDs and DVDs from this period were usually still read at a constant linear rate. This means that at the read head the CD/DVD must travel over it at a constant speed. Data on a CD/DVD has the same size per bit on the inside and outside, meaning that there is more data per revolution on the outside of the disc. ...


4

I ordered a brand new controller from a third-party developer, plugged it in, and it worked fine. Strangest thing is that now the old controllers work too, but only as long as the new one is in the socket when I turn the machine on. As long as the new one is there on startup, I can switch them out and they work fine. But the problem persists as before if I ...


4

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 ...


4

I did a quick search and I was able to find the following 17 games with a PS2 Copyrighted Chinese ReleaSe product code: Ape Escape 2 - SCCS 40001 Devil May Cry 2 - SCCS 40002 (Disc 1)/SCCS 40003 (Disc 2) XIGO: Zuihou de Touzi (Bombastic) - SCCS 40004 Ico - SCCS 40005 Shin Sangoku Musou (Dynasty Warriors) - SCCS 40006 Arc the Lad: Seirei no Tasogare (Arc the ...


3

From what I read on multiple forums, it seems to be an issue around chapter 7. When you get to a specific part of the game in chapter 7, the game changes over from reading the first layer to the second layer on the Dual Layer disk. As long as you have a legal copy of this, the disk is not heavily scratched, and your disk reader is healthy on your PS2, you ...


3

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 ...


3

I'd tell you to look here, except that none of those answers go into just how much work it is to get an emulator running smoothly (on less than stellar hardware. If you're complaining about only getting 35+ fps... then go away ;) Try every audio option ONE AT A TIME and note performance (do not ignore the 'one at a time' rule). Repeat this with the video ...


3

Disk Read Errors are very common on older PS2s, especially the "fat" models. By the sounds of it, replacing the full optical block would probably be your best option for a guaranteed fix. There are many on eBay in the ~$20 range. In my opinion, this would be a much easier fix than diagnosing the laser/other components.


3

I chose "Like a USB flash drive" There's your problem right there. The PS2 can't read that format. If you select "With a CD/DVD player" instead, it should work.


3

I used to use these controllers back in the day. Each controller came with a dongle that fit the PS2 controller port. Similar to how wireless controllers are paired these days on some newer consoles, you would press a button to activate the controller's "seeking" mode, and then press a button on the dongle to pair it. A simple pair of AA batteries ...


2

If you have the remote controller for the PS2, there is a button specifically for that (REPEAT). I'm not sure if it is possible without the remote unfortunately. Maybe someone else can give a better answer.


2

Found it on: http://mmorpggamerz.blogspot.ro/p/how-to-convert-psv-to-pcsx2-format.html Here are the steps in the guide. You need the following: MyMcConverter, PSV Exporter, PS2 Save Builder (the blog provides links to these). Download/have PS3 saves (i.e. .psv format) Unzip that download to a directory Use PSVExporter and "Open" one of the .psv files from ...


2

I realize this question is old, but maybe someone will still care for an answer. I assume you are talking about PS3 version. If so you don't get extra endings. You get story/ cut-scenes when you get the secret factor challenges (don't know the official name) and just beat battles. Rank doesn't change the amount of story you get. You do get a trophy for ...


2

I've done it before and it will be OK as long as it's well ventilated you will be able to leave you're console on for a very long time. All i can say is, make sure your wires are well maintained and have no damage as these could cause sparks if faulty and that's the last thing you would want to happens while you're asleep.


2

One of the best ways, and one which i personally use is to tie the wires with a bendable wire, the ones you get with your ear/headphones. They keep the wires in check and help reduce wear and tear of the same. Hope this helped!


2

I developed my own method of coiling any cable with minimal effect on the cables integrity, this is from experience as in IT Technician. I used to leave a small loop of the wire at the start where it meets the controller inside this would stop any tugging on the plastic of the controller I then rapped it round the pad alternating between each of the ...


2

No, the trophies would not unlock. You can only unlock trophies by actually earning them, so loading a save will not retroactively grant you trophies.


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible