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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 ...


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This seems to be for the ps vita.


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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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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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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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Picking between PS1 and PS2 will ultimately come down to whatever it costs you to buy either, while the PS2 has some filters to make PS1 look smoother and load a bit faster, it won't make too much of a difference, in my opinion. PS1 Compatibility with PS2 is almost flawless, with the exception of some games. Looking over this compatibility list it looks like ...


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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 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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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 ...


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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. ...


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If you have access to a PS3 and a PS2-memcard-to-USB converter, you can copy the PS2 saves to the PS3. Then, from the PS3 you can copy the saves to a USB drive which should be accessible from a PC. I can't say if the resulting files are compatible with PCSX2 though.


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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 ...


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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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It's easy to connect your PS2 to the PC monitor without any problem. For this, you need to buy a external TV tuner box. It costs less and give you better resolution. Here's how to connect: Connect the your PS2 A/V cable to the TV tuner for the source. Plug in your monitor's VGA cable to the TV tuner for the output. Now, you can play PS games on your ...


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I don't recall any PS1 games being particularly noisy in my PS2. Generally the drive speed is slower for PS1 games unless you change the settings in the menu.


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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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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 ...


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