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Re: PlayStation Classic

by Melek-Ric Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:12 am

Been hearing that the Classic uses PAL ROMs for some of the games on the US version. They run at 50 Hz. Can anyone confirm?
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by BogusMeatFactory Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:34 am

Melek-Ric wrote:Been hearing that the Classic uses PAL ROMs for some of the games on the US version. They run at 50 Hz. Can anyone confirm?

That is correct. I know tekken and jumping flash use the PAL version.

EDIT: Here is the list

Battle Arena Toshinden*
Cool Boarders 2*
Destruction Derby*
Grand Theft Auto*
Jumping Flash!*
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee*
Resident Evil Director’s Cut*
Tekken 3*
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six*

All those games are the pal versions.
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by Reprise Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:23 pm

That's so ridiculously stupid.
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by Jagosaurus Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:33 pm

Okay... so I know sometimes trickery was used. The NTSC games were sped up 20% so when then slowed to 50Hz on a PAL machine, they actually ran at the correct speeds.

I have DLed a PAL PS1 iso that actually ran faster on a US system than the NTSC iso.

Do we know there will be speed differences? Or will they compensate within the software to correct it?

Why the eff would they do this when their home country is NTSC? Any reason you can think of? Do all NTSC monitors/TVs accept this?
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by marurun Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:57 pm

According to Eurogamer, Digital Foundry is finding it to just be a mess for the poor Europeans. ... first-look

But even the regular NTSC performance suffers in the emulator and doesn't live up to the original in terms of frame stability.
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by Xeogred Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:37 pm

Tekken 3 especially... PAL version is apparently 20% slower. lmao

Good job Sony.
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by bmoc Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:21 pm

Well that seals it. Only the hacking community can save this thing now.
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by Arenegeth Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:53 am

This is a disgrace from Sony, from the limited (and odd) selection of games to the open source emulation, they really phoned this in for a seasonal cash-in.

Though my personal interest for all these mini consoles is generally limited anyway, since I don't like to emulate (especially my first experience through a game) and on top of that I like to physically own what games I play when possible, if this was more reasonably priced, or had interesting additional features, I would get it just as a sit-on-a-shelf collectable, but the way it is now, is not worth it even for that.

If people manage to hack it, and there's enough space within to hold a decent library it may be worth it down the road, but still $100 is too much for what amounts to a plastic shell.
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by Tanooki Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:10 am

Happened to go into the mall for the first time in at least 6mo today and gamestop is in a very high traffic space near the food court. They had the things, supply on hand, and well, they weren't exactly exiting the building like the Nintendo systems.

I think word got around on this one, just not the fan base behind it with the fond memories as much as the group Nintendo catered too so that wasn't so there to fall back on.
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Re: PlayStation Classic

by isiolia Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:41 pm

Eh, my preordered one shipped. I'll put it next to my Neo Geo X and Ouya.
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