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Arenegeth
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by Arenegeth Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:30 am

I have no idea about the sales numbers, and I'm not sure if we'll ever find out.

What I do know, is when this thing was originally up for pre-order, zero games were announced for it (the first red flag) and yet a lot of people went ahead and pre-ordered it there and then as it was prime nostalgia bait, and I'm pretty sure a lot of them forgot to cancel or simply didn't pay attention about how much Sony made a mess of it after their initial excitement.

Hell, I was tempted to pre-order it and it was always going to be shelf decoration for me, but then I realized $100 is too much for a fancy box that I was never going to play on, sitting on a shelf, same reason why I didn't get the other mini's to be honest.

I'm mostly upset in principle here, since the PS1 is pretty much my favorite console, and Sony took a dump on its legacy with this showing.
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by Tanooki Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:56 pm

I can agree with your sentiment. I detested the console when it came out year ago, on principle because of Sony, but got it in 2001 and found of time it along with PS3 were the two Sony really hit it out of the park with, while their even systems did little for me. I think the word you're looking for is not showing, all things considered wrong with it, but clowning. It's a true evil clowning what they did with that device.

The only hope is the progress showing each day turns into a stupid easy no-solder required hack of that thing, no lame awful retrolib needed either preferably, where you can load it up with the true classics. Then it'll be worth a benjamin, maybe.
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by bmoc Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:30 am

I hear lots of places are discounting the PlayStation Classic to $60 already. As far as hacking goes, BleemSync appears to be coming along nicely. They plan to release a PC/Mac/Linux app that will make adding games and cores very easy.
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by Tanooki Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:17 pm

That's in part what is stopping me still with the thing, the current hoops are a bit much for what I'm willing to bother with anymore to have fun. I guess the existence of hakchi spoiled me, but if an app like that is in development for all those formats I'd be far more likely to get on board.
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by Jagosaurus Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:47 am

Haven't looked into the process after finding out it was hacked. How do you get the hacked image or soft mod code on there currently? Guessing it's arduous today by those comments.
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by bmoc Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:25 am

Right now it looks like you just download BleemSync, extract it to a USB drive, and name the drive SONY. Then you add games in a specific folder structure and run BleemSync.exe to fix the database. Plug your USB drive into your PS Classic and you are good to go.

So not exactly hard but more work than the average Joe wants to do.
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by Jagosaurus Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:12 am

Gotcha. Seems about on par with the NES & SNES classic mods although I didn't follow any further developments or do the mod myself. Agree though. Masses won't do this.
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by bmoc Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:09 pm

BleemSync 1.0 is coming out tomorrow. This will include the desktop app that I previously mentioned. https://modmyclassic.com/bleemsync_countdown/

The next release (1.1) should enable OTG support on the PS Classic's power input USB port. OTG support should make a lot more USB storage devices compatible in addition to freeing up one of the controller USB ports. If you don't know what an OTG adapter is, you can see one type in the spoiler tag.

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Re: PlayStation Classic

by Kuruwin Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:16 am

Just recently got PS mini for 43 euros. I have only tested it a little so far but seems like it's good machine to play PS1 games when modded. Adding games is really easy at this point. After modding it you just need to hook the PS1 mini to your PC and then you can use a "webpage tool" to easily add games to the device. You don't have to put the games to correct folder yourself nor do you have to worry about whether the format you are using works or not (can't add if it isn't supported)

I haven't tested yet how easy it is to use other controllers with the system but i guess the original pad works with most games.
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