So the PS3 can play PS1 games?

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  1. Starfire22

    Starfire22 Wall crawling menace!

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    What PS1 games can the PS3 play? Or can it run all ps1 games?

    The following games I have:

    Army men: sarge's heros

    Spyro 1-3

    Spiderman

    twisted metal 1-2 & small brawl

    And Syphon filter.

    Any help would be appreciated. :) 
     
  2. yodafett

    yodafett Well-Known Member

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    Mine ran every PS1 I tried.
     
  3. Starfire22

    Starfire22 Wall crawling menace!

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    Fat or slim model(s)?
     
  4. yodafett

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    Fat model, 40 GB.
     
  5. Starfire22

    Starfire22 Wall crawling menace!

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    Mine's a 160GB slim.
     
  6. CodeXCDM

    CodeXCDM Well-Known Member

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    If you have a 1st gen PS3... it'll play everything. A couple years into the PS3's life, they started selling models that *DID NOT* have the hardware-based backward compatibility... and sadly no addition of software that could do the same...
     
  7. Recall

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    All ps3s play ps1 games.
     
  8. yodafett

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    Pretty sure that only applied to PS2 games. I think PS1 are universally played.
     
  9. Gears

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    When you play PS1 on it make sure to pause the game and set the visual to the "smooth" setting. The PS1 game will look a lot better.
     
  10. Murasame

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    So... the new ones don't play PS2 games anymore but they still play PS1 games? And how could one get the PS1 savegames on the PS3? Is it possible via USB?
     
  11. Kevin XI

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    I still have a bunch of ps1 games. I thought the only ones you could play were the ones you buy from the PS store. That's nice. Time to dig a little.
     
  12. blackTtop

    blackTtop No this is not Patrick...

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    You can use a memory card adapter.
    [​IMG]

    All PS1 games can be played on a PS3, even a slim model.
     
  13. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Good advice - shame it still has the region lockout though, I'd have loved to have played all my old NSTC region stuff with that smoothing!
     
  14. Starfire22

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    Does the current PS3 controller work with the old games?
     
  15. Cyber-Scream

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    If by old games you mean PS1 games being played on the PS3, yes. The duelshock 3 controllers won't work for older systems though.
     
  16. Blackout32

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    I have this thing for my ps3 60gig that I put a 250gig HD in and I don't use it anymore but it works great on the fat models of the PS3's. I paid about 40 bucks for my adapter when I got it. I ALSO have a slim PS3 but have never tryed to use it and play PS2 games as I dont think the software works in backwards for PS2 games on the slim edition.

     
  17. blackTtop

    blackTtop No this is not Patrick...

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    No, it doesn't. They took out the hardware and an emulator that works with the PS2 games. Which is a shame, because there are a few games I would like to play still. Hopefully my PS2 lasts a long time.
     
  18. flamepanther

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    If it's a fat PS2, put a hard drive in it and save the laser.
     
  19. blackTtop

    blackTtop No this is not Patrick...

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    ^ It's a slim one. I haven't used it in a while though, so hopefully it hasn't died without me knowing. :O
     
  20. Murasame

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    That's really cool! Thank you for explaining :) 
     

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