Retro FAQ: Sony PlayStation

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by elvis, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Sir Didymus

    Sir Didymus Member

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    I got POPSTARTER up and running on a fat PS2 and it works quite well however there are several games that just don't run properly, Tekken 3, Tony Hawk series. So I'm going to bust out my original PS1 and burn some discs. Now, this thing has been in a drawer for about 15 years so before I fire it up is there anything I should check first. I plan on opening it anyway to give it a good clean but are there any known long term faults I should look for eg leaking caps or batteries.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Nothing on a first gen PlayStation. They didn't have batteries or larger caps for anything, nor keep date and time (that didn't happen until the PS2/XBox era).
     
  3. greencamel65

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    For the 5 minutes it takes to undo 6 screws i'd pop the cover and make sure the PSU caps look okay
     
  4. Thalyn

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    Yikes, you weren't kidding about Tekken 3. I hadn't tried it before. It seems to be listed as one of the "famous and epic games" that aren't playable via POPStarter, specifically for "extreme flickering". I'll add these into the post I made, but there is some compatibility stuff which may be worth tinkering with (0x04 seems like it might be the solution for Tekken).

    https://bitbucket.org/ShaolinAssassin/popstarter-documentation-stuff/wiki/compatibility
    http://www.ps2-home.com/forum/page/popstarter-compatibility-list-1

    ed: 0x04 does NOT help Tekken. It actually makes it worse during a match (the whole screen is interlaced, not just the bottom half). But it's something to play around with I guess.
     
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