There is still a method
by which, without even modifying your console
, one can use a copied psx game
, and it will also let you use a foreign
game (i.e. one made for a playstation in a different country
). Of course, it is illegal
games, so I'm sure you won't use this with games you don't own, right? Right. So anyway, this works with all playstations that resemble the original
, but may not work with the more recent redesign
ed PS1. I have no idea if it will work with the PS2
This is known as the "double swap
" method. It is a combination
of two earlier methods: the "white screen
" and "black screen" methods, neither of which work on newer
psx's. It requires several things:
- The copied game that you wish to play.
- A valid playstation game - any that you can play on your playstation should work.
- Something to hold down the door button while the door is open - I recommend a carefully bent paperclip, propped under the edge of the door.
This is rather difficult
, mostly because the timing
has to be almost exact
. Try boot
ing a game a few times with the door open, until you have a feel
for the rhythm
of the psx. Now, with the playstation off, place the valid game in the playstation with the door open, but the door button held down. Turn on the playstation. After the cd
spins up, it will slow down
briefly. Then it will speed up
again. A moment
later, it will speed up even more. This is when you need to swap in the copied game. The screen should change to a black screen with the Playstation logo
. Congratulations, you've just completed the "white screen" method. If your psx is from a certain generation
, this alone will allow you to play your game. Otherwise, read on.
Leave your copied game in the console but pay close attention. The cd will slow down once more, then a little later it will slow again. This second slowdown will happen after the sound
?) which accompanies the black screen has ended. This is the difficult part. You need to swap the valid cd back in, then almost immediate
ly swap your copy back in. It takes perhaps half a second
. The best way to tell when you need to put the copy back in is when the screen goes completely black. After this, if you've done everything
right, the copied game's normal load
will continue. If you want, you can now close
the door, if necessary removing whatever
you used to hold down the button. But make sure you don't let the button up, or your game will probably stop
loading, and you'll have to start over
A few final comments:
This works only with cd-r
's, not with cd-rw
's. The psx can't read them.
The games you're playing aren't made for free
. If you insist on copying games you don't own, please carefully consider whether you would buy
the game if you couldn't copy it. If the answer is yes, go buy the game. It's worth more to you than the price
you'll pay, and you'll be helping to encourage the creation of more good games, for yourself and the rest of us. Thanks.