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PS1 Gameshark Lite on v15

Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by Gamesoul, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Gamesoul

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    I did a search, and found a lot of people talk about using the PS1 Gameshark Lite as a boot-disc for PS1 games (which I've done for quite a while). The problem is... while it always worked on my old fat PS2, it doesn't work at all on my silver v15 console. A few more details...

    The Gameshark Lite starts to boot, getting as far as the screen where it says an FMV is coming up. After that, it *should* show the FMV with the shark. But instead, the screen stays black, and after about 10 seconds, it plays an audio track instead (it's an advertisement for the Gameshark, listing all the features and all that crap). I have tried every combination of PS1/PS2 memory cards inserted/not inserted, USB drive inserted or not (shouldn't matter, but I tried anyway), disc reading speed, and even inserted controllers. Nothing will get this damn thing to boot. But it most definitely works on my old PS2. And I *thought* I got it to boot once when I first got the v15 PS2, but more and more I feel like I'm just imagining that.

    It's not so much that I feel there *must* be a way to get it to boot, but... is this something that is a known problem with the PS1 Gameshark Lite? And if so, is it simply a matter of it not being compatible on newer PS2 units, or possibly an effort by Sony to block use of Gameshark devices as usual (I noticed some PS2 Gamesharks don't work on newer PS2 units, but saw nothing about the PS1 Gameshark Lite)?
     
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    So I'm guessing... Nobody has an answer for this? It's not a big deal, but I was just hoping to know a little more about this problem.
     
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    I don't have an answer but a suggestion. See if it is possible to use swap magic cd to boot the game shark. Just to see what happens.
    But what exactly are you trying to do anyway?
    Just try some more things.
     
  4. Gamesoul

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    I use it to boot imports. It's not a huge deal, as I can simply play them on my computer with pSX, but there are times when I like playing on the actual console too.

    Swap magic will not boot PS1 discs. There is a 0% chance of it even having a chance of working. So that is out of the question. Besides, I don't use Swap Magic, since I have an ARMAX and DMC1 (and I used the Independence Exploit on my fat PS2).

    There is really nothing else to try. Methods to booting a PS1 game on a PS2 are limited. Swap Magic, Cogswap, CDLoader... all are incapable of booting PS1 discs. Besides, it's not a problem of it not booting *at all*... it's that the Gameshark Lite boots, but then instead of going to the main menu after booting up, it loads an audio track with a black screen, and no amount of button pushing changes it.

    So as it stands... knowing I've tried everything, I was merely curious if anybody knew *why* it wasn't working. Like I said, it's not a big deal. I'm just curious, that's all.
     

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