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PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« on: July 15, 2019, 04:50:01 PM »
Just a heads up for those who've been weighing up the PS Classic. Sixteen quid is fuck all for something incredibly easy to hack for PS1, SNES, MD and MAME/FBA games.


It's only for Amazon Prime subscribers but, anyway, just a heads up.

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2019, 05:06:05 PM »
I owe you a blowie mate, cheers.

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2019, 06:11:32 PM »
Amazon workers are striking today you fucking Scabs.

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2019, 06:18:06 PM »
Yeah, they said it won't come for like five days :(

Hope they can dig up some goblins to pack the shit up in an oversized box pronto.

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2019, 06:29:30 PM »
Amazon workers are striking today you fucking Scabs.

Fuck em

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2019, 03:47:09 AM »
These are great. Took me a while to get the hack working properly but there's no stopping me now. I bought it at a similarly cheap price a few weeks ago to mess around with it without the fear of breaking it which stopped me doing the same with the mini snes and nes. In doing so i've used it way more than either of those and have amassed an amazing library of old games. Everything up to the GBA works really well on it - I'm currenly enjoying Links Awakening DX on the Game Boy Color for the first time. The USB controllers are really nice too.

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Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2019, 08:59:44 AM »
I was going to say, £16 is probably worth it for 2 decentish usb controllers alone.


How easy is it to hack?

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2019, 09:12:53 AM »
Apparently extremely easy now. It's a bit picky about which USB stick it will power correctly but if you get one of the recommended sticks, it's basically a case of copying some files to it and your roms and you're done.

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2019, 09:13:25 AM »
Deals over biggy, we missed it.

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2019, 09:16:39 AM »
Very. You just need to download some emulation software onto a compatibly USB stick and it just boots up off that. The usb ports are apparently quite low powered which means that there aren't many high capacity usb sticks that work with it but I eventually found a 64 GB one that did.

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2019, 12:02:43 PM »
Mine is arriving today. Looking forward to playing some amazing PS1 shmups on it like Einhander, Dodonpachi, G-Darius and R-Type Leo. I've only ever played them (except DDP) emulated through a Fire Stick so really looking forward to the somewhat authentic effect.

Also keen to see if I can get FB Alpha running through it for the likes of Battle Garegga and Armed Police Batrider. Hopefully, I'll also be able to use my Mayflash adapter to get the arcade stick happening, too. Maybe I'm overly optimistic but where there's a will. It'll distract me for an hour before I just go back to playing Futari Black Label, anyway.

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2019, 12:04:43 PM »
Don't forget Gradius Gaiden, the actual best one.

And Harmful Park, why not.

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Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2019, 12:07:59 PM »
why don't you see if you can get a brain running on it for yourself

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2019, 12:13:26 PM »
Don't forget Gradius Gaiden, the actual best one.

And Harmful Park, why not.

Good call. Will rip them from my original copies after lunch.

why don't you see if you can get a brain running on it for yourself

Hats off to you, live by the sword and all that.

biggytitbo

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Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2019, 12:21:41 PM »
Think i'd rather have one of these beauts with a dual shock


I bet some cunt has worked out how to hack that with an sd card full of roms too.

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2019, 12:46:01 PM »
You can use a dualshock on the PSC, in fact.

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2019, 01:17:05 PM »
Think i'd rather have one of these beauts with a dual shock


I bet some cunt has worked out how to hack that with an sd card full of roms too.

https://ps-io.com/

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2019, 06:48:07 PM »
Pretty much set this up now. Playing the PS1 games through Retroarch gives you significant performance improvements which is absolutely embarrassing for Sony but great for us because it's very easy to do.

Amazing how shit the actual selection is out of the box but it's very easy to throw your bins on there and create a better library.

In terms of emulation, I've found the SNES and MD stuff very straightforward although Super Mario World seems a tiny bit jerky. I don't really want or need to play much on the SNES or MD though if I'm honest, beyond ALttP and SMK. FB Alpha (now FB Neo) games run like shit off a shovel. Arcade perfect, I'd say. That's massive for me, finally able to play Garegga, Progear and Dodonpachi with no noticeable input lag or performance issues.

Just need to get my arcade stick running on it now.

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2019, 07:03:26 PM »
https://ps-io.com/

I think that still needs some fairly extensive hardware modding in order to work, so still not the ideal solution unfortunately.

For myself I just bought a pre-chipped PS1 and burn discs for whatever I want to play, it's the old-fashioned solution but it works well enough

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2019, 07:07:21 PM »
How do you get roms on this then? Just download ISOs onto a usb stick and plug it into the second controller port?

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2019, 09:54:54 PM »
Basically yeah, look up Autobleem and it's a piece of piss.

magval

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Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2019, 07:19:25 AM »
I found a database of what might be every PS1 game ever if anyone wants the link. Has the demo discs and everything.

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2019, 02:08:10 PM »
Would someone be kind enough to pm me with info about where I can get roms these days? I had everything up to 16bit and MAME several computers ag but I'm not up on where you get this type of stuff from these days, and am scared of giving my computer the aids virus. I'd even be happy to buy a stick with everything on it if you can point me to a trusted seller. Thanks.

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2019, 02:13:48 PM »
Would someone be kind enough to pm me with info about where I can get roms these days? I had everything up to 16bit and MAME several computers ag but I'm not up on where you get this type of stuff from these days, and am scared of giving my computer the aids virus. I'd even be happy to buy a stick with everything on it if you can point me to a trusted seller. Thanks.

Vimms Lair

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Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2019, 05:49:21 PM »
Would someone be kind enough to pm me with info about where I can get roms these days? I had everything up to 16bit and MAME several computers ag but I'm not up on where you get this type of stuff from these days, and am scared of giving my computer the aids virus. I'd even be happy to buy a stick with everything on it if you can point me to a trusted seller. Thanks.

Sent you a PM

Re: PlayStation Classic - £16 @ Amazon (Prime only)
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2019, 07:30:31 PM »
Thanks gents/ladies.