can ps3 play ripped ps2 games?

have been finally tempted into the ps3 market but i'm not really interested in games that are out at the moment only GTA4 and MGS4 when they come out next year so in the meantime I would like to be able to play old ps1&2 games that may happen to be on my pc harddrive, is that possible? I see you can download old games from playstation network to run off the harddrive so what if I downloaded them from elsewhere?

also, what's the situation with xvid & hd rips?

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no you cannot play ps2 games they have taken out a chip to lower the price
also
GTA4 will be better on Xbox 360

qazim

no you cannot play ps2 games they have taken out a chip to lower the … no you cannot play ps2 games they have taken out a chip to lower the pricealsoGTA4 will be better on Xbox 360



PS2 games can be played on 60GB PS3's. But not on 40GB PS3's

Original Poster

how do you know i'm not getting the 60gb? (I am by the way)...but I assumed the chip was to play ps2 games from the original disc am I wrong? as you can download PS2 games from PSN to play on your 40gb without the chip then the chip must solely be for that???

anyway got off topic there...I am getting the 60gb so my original question was whether I could play them from the hard drive?

fungus

how do you know i'm not getting the 60gb? (I am by the way)...but I … how do you know i'm not getting the 60gb? (I am by the way)...but I assumed the chip was to play ps2 games from the original disc am I wrong? as you can download PS2 games from PSN to play on your 40gb without the chip then the chip must solely be for that???anyway got off topic there...I am getting the 60gb so my original question was whether I could play them from the hard drive?



I dont know my thought is you where getting the 40gb because the 60s are discontiuned

YES: TO play ORIGINAL GAMES
NO: You cannot play copied/downloaded versions of games on the ps3! buy them

are you sure they offer PS2 games by PSN? - I thought it was only PS1 game atm.

Anyway. To you original Q. No way to play PS2 backups off a HDD and you can only play PS2 backups on disc if you rip the case appart and disc swap.

Original Poster

hmmmm that's a bit rubbish, good move by sony though introducing the 40gb so everyone that's been a bit indecisive finally rushes out and gets the 60gb

fungus

hmmmm that's a bit rubbish, good move by sony though introducing the 40gb … hmmmm that's a bit rubbish, good move by sony though introducing the 40gb so everyone that's been a bit indecisive finally rushes out and gets the 60gb



not really.........everyone knows they will introduce a 80gb version or 120gb version just to compete with the xbox 360.

Anyway whats the point of buying an ps3? no games!!!! No good games coming to it apart from mgs4!!!! even GTA4 will be better on the xbox 360. Even EA putting all there time and effort more on the xbox 360


Its just such a hard platform to develop for thats why it is loosing exclusives,

Original Poster

qazim

Anyway whats the point of buying an xbox 360?



my thoughts exactly

actually they are releasing an 80gb PS3 for christmas i think

fungus

my thoughts exactly


woops i ment whats the point of buying a ps3

Original Poster

h_360

actually they are releasing an 80gb PS3 for christmas i think



lot's of people guessing and the guessing puts it spring 08

Banned

The tearing of the disc will result in a disk resembling more of a floppy disk, chances are you would put the pieces in the slot it would over spin and they would rapidly fly from the machine, ideal if your planning a terrorist attack on your living room.

I'm not sure whether to get a xbox 360 or ps3. Gunna start a thread.

I got a 360 and its good. Dont play games too much now though, used to a lot. But im tempted by the PS3 cause of the price. Although the Wii is probably tempting me more!! Damn these companies trying to take my money!
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