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Old 21-04-2013, 22:37
Simon Rodgers
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Can anyone tell me what current computer systems can be used to play old Playstation games like Vib Ribbon and Parappa the Rapper?

I know these were PS1 games but are there any systems out now which can play them? Also can you get them on any other formats? And yes, I tried looking this up a few times but to no avail, hence why I'm asking here.

Any help that anyone can give me will be much appreciated.
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Old 21-04-2013, 23:20
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Theres always emulators?
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Old 22-04-2013, 00:48
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you mustn't have used the right search terms when looking. As whover said, search for emulators. Thats pretty much the only way without picking up a ps3 and hitting the retro section of the PSN Store...
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Old 24-04-2013, 21:22
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Every time I dabble with emulators I never get anywhere. I was kind of hoping to find a system which did not need any.
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Old 24-04-2013, 21:24
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Best bet would be to find a shop flogging old ps/1's then, generally emulators take much more work than just slapping a disc in the machine and switching it on
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Old 24-04-2013, 21:31
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Best bet would be to find a shop flogging old ps/1's then, generally emulators take much more work than just slapping a disc in the machine and switching it on
This, you can pick them up off eBay silly cheap. Why mess about with emulators.
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Old 24-04-2013, 22:09
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Every time I dabble with emulators I never get anywhere. I was kind of hoping to find a system which did not need any.
You will always need an emulator. No PC/Mac is natively PlayStation compatible.

As per the last two posts, just grab a PSOne.
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Old 24-04-2013, 23:10
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Thanks for your help, but are there no current consoles which can play PS1 games? I thought the PS2 and PS3 were backward compatible?
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Old 24-04-2013, 23:17
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PS2 is backwards compatible but is hardly current. The PS3 has PS1 and 2 games available through the PSN Store, it won't play PS1 discs and only the early PS3 phat consoles could play PS2 discs, but not all games were compatible.
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Old 25-04-2013, 07:48
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The PS3 can play ps1 discs
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Old 25-04-2013, 10:17
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The PS3 can play ps1 discs
Only the very first PS3s the 60gb ones which are getting hard to find.
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Old 25-04-2013, 13:57
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PS3 can play PS1 but not PS2 (unless you have the 60gb original version)
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Old 25-04-2013, 14:06
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PS3 can play PS1 but not PS2 (unless you have the 60gb original version)
From disc? Or do you mean, as I've already mentioned, through downloading games from the PSN Store?

I'll give a disc a try now, actually...

Yep, you're right. Just fired up my old PS1 Tekken 3 disc. Had a problem with sound at first but it appears to have fixed itself.

So, there you go OP. Another option for you.
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Old 25-04-2013, 14:51
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Only the very first PS3s the 60gb ones which are getting hard to find.
All PS3's play PlayStation 1 games.

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Old 25-04-2013, 14:58
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All PS3's play PlayStation 1 games.

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But not all games are compatible, apparently:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...yStation_games

I'm now miffed as I was going to dig out my Destruction Derby 2 disc for a quick play! Mind you, I still have my PS1 and PS2 so can't really complain
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Old 25-04-2013, 15:22
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All PS3's play PlayStation 1 games.

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Sorry but have been thinking about PS2 games there
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Old 25-04-2013, 16:18
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But not all games are compatible, apparently:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...yStation_games

I'm now miffed as I was going to dig out my Destruction Derby 2 disc for a quick play! Mind you, I still have my PS1 and PS2 so can't really complain
I have about 100 PS1 games and luckily had no issus with compatability.

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Old 25-04-2013, 16:37
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But not all games are compatible, apparently:
This is true. I keep meaning to have another go at FF8 but the disc version doesnt work and bugger paying 8 for a PS1 game I already own

I also have a game that didn't work on the PS2 but does work on the PS3. Just goes to show emulation aint all its cracked up to be.
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Old 25-04-2013, 16:51
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I have about 100 PS1 games and luckily had no issus with compatability.

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None of those are either of the Destruction Derby games, obviously

This is true. I keep meaning to have another go at FF8 but the disc version doesnt work and bugger paying 8 for a PS1 game I already own
This is something I just noticed. DD isn't compatible but is available for download. Bugger that, I'll just dust off the PS2 for a quick play
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