1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Playing PS1 ISOs off the PS2 hard drive; possible?

Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by Zamie, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Zamie

    Zamie Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    This is a pretty straightforward question.

    HD Loader will allow you to copy and play games from your PS2's hard drive. Is there a program to do the same for PS1 games?
     
  2. cnb1703

    cnb1703 Guest

    all you can play off a hard drive is ps2 games. if you want to play psx you have two options. one get a modchip install in your ps2 or ps1 that way you can play burned copys of psx games on cd-r media. two buy a boot disc like breaker pro and boot your copyed psx games with a boot disc. i hope this helps.
     
  3. sweet5588

    sweet5588 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Hey... i have SM 3.6 and i tried booting a PS1 game using the CD version and it didn't work... any tips....

    P.S. i know how to burn PS2 games... and i did it exactly like that just with a CD... so that shouldn't be it, right?


    PS using Verbatim Media


    55
     
  4. croy00

    croy00 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Well it is the same thing with Swap Magic you can only play PS2 games. The swap magic cd is for PS2 cd games. My solution I use the latest emulator for PC and my xbox 360 controller on my PC to play the roms. Works great need a decent PC though I am not sure how decent but I have a dual 3ghz cpu and a mediocre aftermarket Nvidia graphics card with 1gig of ram.
     
  5. sweet5588

    sweet5588 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    hey guys... figured out my own question...

    you gotta use breaker pro to play burned ps1 games on the 2


    maybe you can use breaker to play themn off the HD?


    55
     
  6. Zamie

    Zamie Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    ... That doesn't make any sense. To boot a game from the hard drive, one would need to have a specific program loaded either on the memory card (and executed by the independence exploit) or a combination of Swap Magic/GameShark/Breaker Pro/CD Loader/whatever.

    What I am asking is: Does such a program exist? =)
     
  7. Zamie

    Zamie Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    What I meant to say was:

    or a burned copy of the program on a CD/DVD (and executed by a combination of Swap Magic/GameShark/Breaker Pro/CD Loader/whatever).
     
  8. Rymel

    Rymel Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    i don't think so. i just spent the last half hour scouring sites for SOMETHING regarding it. i think it might have something to do with the fact the ps2 needs to load HDLoader/HD Advance using an original PSX disc, but i'm not sure. i'd love to hear confirmation on this, or an actual explanation of why it can't be/hasn't been done. til then, i've got a modded psone and ps2fatty (which will soon have HDL)
     
  9. sweet5588

    sweet5588 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    if your asking about using HDloader when it is a burned copy, then why wouldn't you?

    it's called the "MC Exploit" google that and it should come up with the answer, i can't remember what it is offhand... i'lll do some more searchin for you



    55
     
  10. sweet5588

    sweet5588 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2007
  11. sweet5588

    sweet5588 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
  12. Rymel

    Rymel Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    er i was referring to why i think you can't load psx isos off the hdd. never found an answer to why. what i said was just my suspicion. i could be wrong and i'd like to be proven one way or the other because it bothers me not knowing this when in theory it should work fine.
     
  13. sweet5588

    sweet5588 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    oh.....

    you can't do that for some reason... don't know why everywhere i look they say it cant be done



    55
     
  14. Rymel

    Rymel Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    i know, but there's NO documentation as to why you can't, any attempts, nothing. there has to be a GOOD reason it can't be done. and i'll even accept 'no one bothered to code an ELF for it'. consider it closure heh. but i'd really like to know the reason...i've about given up for the night though, i found no info anywhere other than multiple hits for the independence exploit.
     
  15. sweet5588

    sweet5588 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Yeah, i totally agree with you, i've spent a few weeks now on and off trying t figure it out... but no luck...

    i don't have the means to test it either... so yup... we're in the same boat...


    55
     
  16. Zamie

    Zamie Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Where are you ELF coder??! =)

    Since this doesn't seem to exist yet, I'll PayPal whoever codes this $20.
     
  17. Rymel

    Rymel Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    uh, bribery never works on the internet and often has the opposite effect when it's something YOU want. secondly...please tell me you know what an elf is and you're not just repeating what i said.

    in the meantime, i think i'm gonna have to settle for the only two options i have right now - my pc and my psp. i just don't really feel too keen on spending more money on another 4 gig memory card just for ps1 games...
     
  18. sweet5588

    sweet5588 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    you kno what you could do is just get breaker pro and play them on your ps2... i'm planin on doin that soon anyway's


    55
     
  19. idotv

    idotv Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    An elf is an executable file for a PS2,
    You cannot play PS1 backup games because the PS2 actually runs a PS1 emulator to run PS1 games.
    You have some options tho
    You can get your PS2 chipped
    You can use Breaker Pro
    or if you can load a memory card exploit there is an elf called PSXLOADER or PSXLAUNCHER that works fine this is the methode that I use most of the time for PS1 backups
     
  20. sweet5588

    sweet5588 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    nice, where do you find this/ tutorial?

    any help is greatly appreciated
     

Share This Page