PSIO Play PS1 games from SD/HDD
The worlds first, PS1 SD Card Hack
Project PlayStation Input Output (pronounced sigh-oh) is a project in development that will allow you to back up your PlayStation CD-ROM's and let you then play them directly off an SD card on the actual PlayStation 1 console.
We have also gone to the trouble of adding a PS1 Development section for the users who would like to program and share their work. This is basically a way of replacing the Yaroze server that Sony shutdown a few years ago, as well as preserving and providing a free and dependent backup of the SDK's, tools, manuals, code and much more that are impossible to now find.
Project PSIO (PlayStation Input Output. Pronounced 'sigh-oh') initially started as an idea on approximately August 15th, 2010.
The original concept, was to play any game on your PlayStation 1 off of a Hard Disk Drive. However, since the project has progressed a lot over the past few months, we have decided to just develop an SD card based version instead.
Some highly important benefits of adding PSIO to your PlayStation, is that it will lengthen the life of your CD-ROM drive, reduce disc read errors, choppy or skipped music/audio tracks, freezing, delayed frame rates and loud drive mechanical noises. We do plan to incorporate a GUI (menu interface) that will allow you to customise and personalize your menu. In more detail, it will be a replica of the Xross Media Bar (XMB) with more-or-less features. This means, that you will able to view pictures, listen to music and possibly even watch movies all on your PlayStation 1!
This website (PSDEV.psio.com.au) is also intended to replace the Net Yaroze (a programmable PlayStation development kit that Sony released in '97) website that was shutdown, and to also have a dedicated place for homebrew PlayStation 1 programmers, artists, sound designers, music designers, graphic designers, animators, modelers, composers and overall, general developers who would like to make games for the PS1. From this, it does mean that you can upload your games/homebrew you have made for the PlayStation/Yaroze to our server, and share it with all members within the PS1DEV section, and even the world.
It will also share to everyone, a solid backup and preservation of all the PlayStation 1 tools, documentation, manuals, libraries, code, compilers, disassemblers, hacks, mods and much, MUCH more. We will try to keep all links working, and provide a free and open source community.
We hope that you will enjoy this site, watch Project PSIO unfold and enjoy playing the many other projects that the users here have made.
Regards, The PSIO Team.
psio .com. au