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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...


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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.


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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.


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This is most likely due to different BIOS. There is NTSC-->30frames/second (USA,Japan.etc..) and PAL-->25frames/second (Mostly Europe) Some Pal version of games wont run on the NTSC and NTSC wont run on PAL. Also note that these PlayStation games are incompatible with all models of PlayStation 2 Arcade Party Pak Arcade's Greatest Hits/Atari 2 Fighter ...


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At the center of my heart I am an avid retro-gamer. About 6 months ago I decided that I wanted to work on a game that had a real "8-bit" feel to it and I wanted it to look more than being just a blocky-looking game. It had to feel like you were playing on an old, gaming system and playing on an CRT television. In short, what you want to see are the ...


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There are some modern TVs that will emulate certain features of tube TVs, and there are other ways of upconverting. Playing your older games on a (compatible) PS3, can naturally upconvert them to a higher resolution, the (compatible) PS3 has various settings to make playing the older games work in various ways.


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I am not sure about memory cards being region locked, but I can tell you that for the most part, saved games are. Each game is given a unique ID and these vary for the same game between release regions and even just editions in some cases. It is this unique ID that the saved games are stamped with that associate them to that game. As far as one region game ...


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Second @EmSixTeen's answer re: uLaunchELF. You say you don't want to mod ... I don't think you'll be able to do this without some kind of modding. You might look into FreeMCB and OPL, they are handy 'softmodding' tools that install a mod on your memory card - so, no dealing with mod chips, at least. You'll probably need something like a GameShark / ...


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The CFW custom firmware on their PS3 runs PS2 games just fine.


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