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UniROM - Softmodding the PS1 (Psuedo Saturn for PSX)

by Jagosaurus Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:58 pm

So I don't feel like this is getting much love... think of it like Psuedo Saturn... but for your PS1. If you're not familiar with that, the UniROM method allows you to flash a PS1 AR cart/Gaemshark/Goldfinger parrallel port device.

You then can boot straight into imports or burns. No tape or disc swap needed as I laid here in the traditional Gold Finger method: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=53200

I'd recommend this tutorial & overview video from Mr Mario:
How to Softmod Your PS1 | UniROM Install Tutorial

Here is the official release thread:
UniROM 8.0.5 released with fast SIO, SIO redirect, NPAL fixes, etc.

What do you guys think? Did you know this existed? Seems to be a little under the radar.

Reportedly.... because the Goldfinger can act as a boot disc... I can use the method I laid out in the RB thread above to boot the UniROM firmware CDR, then flash it... versus the timed disc swap. Then moving forward, no tape, or swapping needed. Haven't tested it yet. Working on my own CDR burning issues :lol:
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Re: UniROM - Softmodding the PS1 (Psuedo Saturn for PSX)

by Ziggy587 Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:54 pm

Whoa, I didn't even know this existed. Thanks for posting! I may have to get a compatible parallel device so I can check this out.
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Re: UniROM - Softmodding the PS1 (Psuedo Saturn for PSX)

by stickem Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:37 pm

pretty cool. i don't use a ps1, i use a ps3 for those so no use for me. i'm not sure there's that many imports i would want to play anyway, unlike the saturn.
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Re: UniROM - Softmodding the PS1 (Psuedo Saturn for PSX)

by Jagosaurus Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:28 pm

@Ziggy, I know man... seemed to be really low key without much buzz.

stickem wrote:pretty cool. i don't use a ps1, i use a ps3 for those so no use for me. i'm not sure there's that many imports i would want to play anyway, unlike the saturn.


Off the top of my head for JPN exclusives:
Policenauts (can be burned with English patch)
Hermie Hopperhead
Adventure of Little Ralph
Firemen 2
LSD Dream Emulator
Mega Man X3
Mega Man Collection/Complete Works
Capcom Collections/Generations
Harmful Park
Gradius Gaiden
Raiden DX
I'm missing a ton of SHUMPs but not my wheelhouse

Could run CDRs of any localized games too. There's more English patched RPGs & strategy games. Need to look more into that!
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