Recently I have become bored with my PC, World of Warcraft, and the other time sinks I have devoted so much of my time to in the past 10 years of PC's and online gaming. I have 2 kids, both around 4 - 6 years old, and have purchased a PS2 with a Matrix Infinity chip pre-installed, in hopes that I can not only play current PS2 and older PS1 games, but also a way to play old school Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Sega, you name it, games.
Actually, it may be easier to list my questions in order, so a veteran to this can find exactly what I am looking for...
I have a new PS2, modded with the newest Matrix Infinity. Some of these questions may sound stupid to a community that has been modding PS2's since release, but bare with me ;)
1) If I wanted to play Nintendo emulated games, or Nintendo 64, atari, sega, etc, can this be done, and where do I look for these? Do they load on a disk, or since they are so small in size, a large memory card? Just information on where to get these old time classics ;)
2) the DVD's I have (for PS2 game burning) are Sony DVD+R disks. Is there a specific disk that works better? or a speed that is best to burn your back-ups at? DVD+R burning, vs DVD-R burning? Using DVD-RW's or +RW's? My computer is pretty beefy that I will be burning on (x2 4600 dual core, 4 gigs dual chan 400 ram, raid 0 raptor scsi drives, 1900xtx 512 graphic card, etc) so I am wondering if people are burning at lower speeds, because their computers buffers can't handle a higher burn rate?
3) Will I be able to play PAL games, or should I stear clear of them and stick with NTSC.
4) besides playing backed up games, and emulators (if emulators are out there for PS2) what else are people using their modded PS2's for? I like to push the limits with techology, but simply don't know where to start in the PS2 world. Been playing on computers for to long :(
I really appreciate your guys help. I have always been a strong community poster and assistant on other forums in the past, and really do appreciate the time some of you spend typing out responces to newbs ;) I am the original poster with this post, back when torrents were newer ground! /awh the times...
-CamDog / Ashmai