American PS2 in EU?
So I live in EU and I need american PS2 to play a certain game in NTSC format.
I'm really confused about all the info about power supplies and all that but I understood that US console has different requirements for power compared to EU one.
Can someone clarify that a bit please? Also, if I buy US console from Ebay, what do I need to use it here in EU?
american voltage is 110v i think, in europe is 220v.
you can play import games if you softmod your ps2 with fmcb/swap magic/modchip, so no need to buy a ntsc ps2 in my opinion.
Thanks, but I already have my EU gear softmodded and it doesn't work as required.
Originally Posted by tuxini
I want to play the FFIX excalibur 2 perfect game challenge and for that I need a PS2 that can use the Fast Disc Read feature.
I found out that SCPH-79001CB console has power requirements like this; "100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz". Doesn't that mean I could get american SCPH-79001CB console and just plug in my EU power supply?
Slimlines have universal power supplies. I haven't heard of a slimline adaptor that isn't universal. Unless, the SCPH-70000 series (the first slimline model) didn't come with a SCPH-70100 adaptor.
All PlayStation 2 consoles (even the SCPH-10000) have the fast disc speed option in the OSD. So I don't really know why you need a NTSC console for this reason.
I have an Europe Playstation 2, because I'm an European. I have a lot of NTSC games and it works perfect. Why wouldn't it possible other wards?
I'm getting the slim US console for a specific reason. Since they have universal power requirement thingy, I can easily use it here and getting a used console is way cheaper and easier modding my existing console. I'm gonna do a challenge run in FFIX that has a speedrun in it and for that I need a console which has a) Fast Disc Read b) a lid for the disc tray, which allows me to skip videos in the game and that saves me a ton of time.
So yeah, I know it sounds kinda ridiculous but I'm gonna do it. Thanks to SP193 for the info about power supplies!
Originally Posted by Parabol
But just saying, so you know why we're trying to tell you here: all PlayStation 2 consoles have a nearly universal design, especially with slimlines (Starting with the SCPH-75000 series, even the PS1 driver is universal). But alright, it's possible to have software that doesn't run properly with modchip'ed systems....
(And yes, your experience with playing imported games on a modded system varies according to the type of modchip installed)
I'm curious to know anyway, what is this "fast disc read" feature, if the fast disc reading speed option in the OSD/browser isn't what you're looking for?
Ah man, I explained myself badly there.
Originally Posted by SP193
I actually DO mean the OSD fast disc read feature, it's just that every modchip I looked into wasn't compatible with the feature, tho I have to admit I didn't spend too much time looking for suitable ones. I know there might be chips that would do the trick perfectly and leave the feature available, but even if I found one, I couldn't install one, so it's will easier to invest in US console and I don't have to risk messing up expensive chip and working console.
The "PlayStation® Driver Speed Disc: Fast" option is for PS1 game discs only
Sony no longer support this option and has remove option from PS3, Vita , PSP (disabled only) due cause too many game glitches.
besides half of squaresoft games do not like run at 24x cd-rom speed.
It's a software feature offered by the OSD, something which is not lost nor gained with the use of a modchip... unless you performed a DEV1/DEV2 boot with one. But if you're playing games on discs, I don't see why you would bother with DEV1/DEV2 booting anyway.
Originally Posted by Parabol
It's something that it set on every power-on with the OSD, and I think that it stays on until you switch off the console. At least, that seemed to be how I remember it on my SCPH-77006.
Modchips only con the MECHACON into thinking that a legit disc was inserted, although you will probably still need a good one that allows you to play PlayStation imports in the right video mode (NTSC game -> NTSC, not PAL). If not, you might want to check out PS1VModeNeg, which I wrote as a software solution for that (Results in NTSC on a PAL console, or PAL on a NTSC console).
But yea, if it's cheaper for you to just get a US unit, go ahead!