PSIO. Playing .iso files on the PlayStation One without a mod chip or disc.

46 Responses

  1. thanosserres

    wow !!!

  2. nothanks

    no thanks, we alrdy have emulators 😀

    • TStrauss

      Second post! I expected this around post 5 or 6.

      Cool looking device, and I’m excited for it.

    • J

      Emulators are cool and all but it’s still cool to play classic games on their original hardware.

  3. svenn

    Its cool, if it had been out there 10 years ago … now we emulate PS1 games on any pc … but I guess for he old-style guys who like to play infront of a tv+console it could be fun.

  4. smitty88oh

    I am not trying to put this down..I think it’s a cool an good idea.But all I kept seeing was the loading..I think the loading times are really long!! Good idea but bad loading time.

  5. wartaf

    ps1 was already out of the league this day so i think this is not gonna be a good idea. also theres alot of emu this day so why need it? btw, great news to those whole love a who miss their ps1

  6. Lord

    PS 1 & 2 are dead.
    Don’t know why people still working on them.
    Do something useful like hack the stupid PS Vita to play all PS 1 & 2 games….

    • TStrauss

      1) the Vita plays PSOne games. You just have to pay for them, you greedy sack.
      2) Emulation requires a magnitude of power over the emulated system. The Vita simply isn’t powerful enough for PS2 emulation. If it were, Android devices, which are similar hardware-wise, would already have PS2 emulation. It doesn’t.

    • Acid_Snake

      get out of your mom’s basement for every once in a while will ya? lack of oxygen is starting to affect your neurons

    • RedHawk02

      Go get a *** life. If the Vita is so damn easy to hack, why don’t you go do it?? Not everyone in the gaming department wants to hack the Vita. Wait patiently ***.

      • peteWITHwings

        nyahaha.. It’s too bad that thish technology came out by the time we have ps3 and nearly to have ps4. look how big the gap is?
        certainly every1 missed their games, and sometimes switching disks are not easy (me having problems with chrono cross @pc) but we could use psp , ps vita or ps3 to play this. my point is.. why only now?
        and who would like to have a ps1 with only a few uses?

    • Casavult

      PS1 and PS2 are dead? In what terms are they dead? There are very much not dead in my humble opinion and I STILL enjoy playing my PS1 and PS2 to this very day. Sounds like you can’t wait for a native PS Vita hack. Why don’t you do yourself a favour and hack it yourself if you’re that desperate (which it sounds like from your post).

    • Shapeshifter

      Now you just kidding urself ps2 and dead are never gonna happen I have a ps2 fat (release model with the hard drive expansion bay) never have I faced issues or felt bored with it
      Infact ps3 will die before ps2 and ps1 my ps3 lasted barely 2 years and kept breaking down after repairs too

      I love my ps2,psp and pc and laptop nothing will force me to go back to consoles again

      IMO ps2 was the last console worth buying(title and fun wise)

  7. brunoso

    This is awesome. Good work guys. This only works in first models of psx. The newest one doesn’t have a gameshark port, likes the psx baby ( psone ).
    Is it very dificult to copy the orginal game into a cd-r with the same protection and make them run?

  8. John

    PS Vita hack, I don’t need a PS1 Mod-Chip, I run PS1 ISO games on my PC with high specs.

  9. musashiro

    Still a lot better than Xbox one…trololol

  10. Raziel

    lets see i still own a chip and a spring for my PSX and i have my PSOne modded with a chip. i have my PSP Go hacked so i can play eboots, and i have my 60gb PS3 modded so it can play PSX games OG or not. so i dont see myself buying this

  11. suckssake

    Told you even PS1 scene is more alive than sinking PS Vita….

  12. john10101

    This is an interesting idea, but i dont see how it could possibly work using only the external port on the back. i doubt sony gave that level of system control to that port. if they did, why has it taken so long to make something like this, should have been easy to build a custom os to boot backups instead of needing modchips. im very skeptical that this works, and if it does that its works well.

  13. Wowwtf

    15 years ago this would have been the ***, I wonder why anyone would waste there time developing this? Should have at least made a PS2 ISO device ..PS how many people still have a PSX laying around? How many people don’t know about ePSXe?

    • Asmith906

      I have 2 Ps1’s and emulators are not perfect and often have glitches. Which is why thee original hardware will always be superior

    • decius

      15 years ago SD cards were smaller in size, not to mention that microcontrollers are getting faster and smaller/cheaper so this would cost considerably more.

      Not all PSX Models have this port, none of the PS Ones support this. Lol Homebrew on a 33MHz MIPS cpu.

  14. Scarecrow

    It’s very nice, I still have my PSX working here.
    BUT I prefer an emulator too (PCSX – Reloaded have widescreen hack), since is look way better in HDTVs. My PS2 can play PSX backups too, but is broken, lol (the silver flat from reset button is dead) and playing in PSP is a totally *** (can’t stand his 16:9 *** support and lack of buttons).

  15. Dr_Dangable

    i’ve noticed we nvr had a ps2 hack on here….ill give minor details then if wanted you can post a hack on it later

    to mod your ps2 you have to have a network adaptor…this is what is used to hook up an ide hard drive to ( sometimes a bit difficult to get it to connect properly so you have to loosen the connections so they move on their own )

    the rest i will give a link to so you can see what all is needed (sorry if not supposed to link)
    also they say you need isos….please get these legally and make sure you own the disks

    shouldn’t be missing any information but if i have please add what i am missing 🙂

  16. Asmith906

    I’ve been looking to buy a japanese ps1 or ps2 to play my imported games. This will most likely be cheaper so I look forward to its release.

  17. psvitalover

    wonder if this can be modified to be compatible with the ps vita ? if so it will be the r4 chip for playstation !

  18. where2buy?

    where can i buy one. google gives me this ***.

    • nero

      you cant buy it yet. did you even read the article? and the title of the video even says it a prototype.

  19. yogamer

    ahahahaha lololo XDXDXDXDXD very mdr where2buy?

  20. silva

    isnt this 10 years late?

  21. D4RKD3V1L

    where2buy if you had clicked in one of the photos you would had find the web page of this device.

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    • fatman01923

      Though that is borderline spam, that is really freaking impressive looking ASCII art. Anyway great article Tonakai, I been following this project for about two years when it was first announced and decided to donate to it while donations were still open. I am heavily anticipating this device to keep my long box PS1 games from getting scratched permanently.


    PS1? NOOOOOOOOOOO we can play with a modded ps2 and ps3, also on psp and pc, WE NEED PSVITA ISOS

  24. Adamn Shit

    PSOne is an irrelevant product.
    1.) Like some said, emulators do the job (perhaps even better job) – given the state of PC hardware
    2.) It doesn’t really appeal to retro gamers and this isn’t the way retro gamers want to enjoy their games.
    3.) It simply is just too late for release.

  25. totally noob

    is this compatible with the ps1 mini?

  26. RT

    it should appear 10 years ago, now please work on vista

  27. derek

    every single comment above is horrible, impressive

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