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Can sony make all ps3 play ps2 game disc by software?

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The 60GB model was able to play ps2 games with a chip. But the 80GB model doesnt have the same chip inside. It used software to play ps2 games. So cant sony put the same software up for download to play ps2 games on any ps3 model? just wondering.

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Re: Can sony make all ps3 play ps2 game disc by software?

Nov 9, 2012

Kali_boiz_4life wrote:

The 60GB model was able to play ps2 games with a chip. But the 80GB model doesnt have the same chip inside. It used software to play ps2 games. So cant sony put the same software up for download to play ps2 games on any ps3 model? just wondering.


No, it did not.

 

While it's true that the early 80GB emulated the Emotion Engine chip in software, the GS Chip is still physically present on the mainboard. The removal of the GS chip in subsequent models took away PS2 compat.

 

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Re: Can sony make all ps3 play ps2 game disc by software?

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And A little bit extra info even WITH the hardware chip included the BC was NOT 100%... 

So even if you had a day one launch model. Putting in the Original PS2 DVD in and getting a running game was just luck. the emulation could just fail.. 

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Re: Can sony make all ps3 play ps2 game disc by software?

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GraphiteGB wrote:

And A little bit extra info even WITH the hardware chip included the BC was NOT 100%... 

So even if you had a day one launch model. Putting in the Original PS2 DVD in and getting a running game was just luck. the emulation could just fail.. 


I don't agree. From what I have seen the CECHA PS3 model was over 99% compatible, especially since it was using the exact CPU/GPU that was in the PS2 Slim. The CECHE model was a different story, and there were plenty of games that had audio and graphical glitiches in them, but they were still playable...

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Re: Can sony make all ps3 play ps2 game disc by software?

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GraphiteGB wrote:

And A little bit extra info even WITH the hardware chip included the BC was NOT 100%... 

So even if you had a day one launch model. Putting in the Original PS2 DVD in and getting a running game was just luck. the emulation could just fail.. 


I don't agree. From what I have seen the CECHA PS3 model was over 99% compatible, especially since it was using the exact CPU/GPU that was in the PS2 Slim. The CECHE model was a different story, and there were plenty of games that had audio and graphical glitiches in them, but they were still playable...


That is correct.... the CECHA was 100% compatible with all PS2 games since it had all the necessary hardware. the CECHE was around 85% compatible.

 

 

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GraphiteGB wrote:

And A little bit extra info even WITH the hardware chip included the BC was NOT 100%... 

So even if you had a day one launch model. Putting in the Original PS2 DVD in and getting a running game was just luck. the emulation could just fail.. 


did you have one?

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