Using a USB keyboard on the PlayStation Classic opens emulator options menu, allows for savestates

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    Sony's attempt at making a miniature version of one of its old school systems, the PlayStation Classic, has received mixed reviews. Major criticisms have stemmed from the hardware simply using an open source emulator, to the PlayStation Classic randomly having a mix of PAL and NTSC games. Now that the little throwback system has released, users have been tinkering with the software and trying to find secrets. YouTube channel Retro Gaming Arts has discovered that if you plug in a USB keyboard (not all keyboards appear to work, however) into the PlayStation Classic and hit the Escape key, the PCSX ReARMed emulator settings will appear that normally cannot be accessed. From here, you can change certain options, such as showing current framerate, changing the frameskip amount, loading savestates, forcing games to run at PAL or NTSC standards, adding filters like scanlines, and perhaps most interestingly, an ability to "Load CD Image". Multiple attempts have been made to get the PlayStation Classic to utilize this option to boot normally unsupported backups, though no breakthroughs have been made yet. It's only a matter of time until the community finds even more interesting details.
     
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  1. SuperNintendho

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    Maybe we can fix its crap library. It will be interesting to see where this goes.
     
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  2. THEELEMENTKH

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    Great job $ony, this is yet another evidence that you made this product just to do a quick cash-grab and jump on the classic mini trend ninty just started
     
  3. DinohScene

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    As expected.

    You can't really release a "mini" console without someone gaining access to it.
    I guess I'd want to have one if it's hackable and could put Croc on it but me PS2 and PS3 can do the same thing, even with retail discs!
     
  4. sonicvssilver22

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    Wow this happened way soon than with either the SNES or NES Mini, but I guess that's what happens when you use an open-source emulator instead of something in-house.
     
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  5. Meepers55

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    Not as detailed as the Wololo article, but still appreciated.
     
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    your mom lol
    That's stupid.
     
  7. SuperNintendho

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    Honestly that's what you get when you use an open-source emulator instead of something in-house.
     
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  8. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    All "classic" or "mini" consoles are shameless cash grabs... Ninty also didn't start it.
     
  9. Darksabre72

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    even the vita/psp plays psone games better than the psone classic
     
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    I wonder what happens if you press ctrl-alt-del.
     
  11. dimmidice

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    So low effort. Just a cash grab.
     
  12. the_randomizer

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    How so? Because people can potentially fix a shitty product?

    At least Nintendo didn't go so low as to use an open source emulator :lol: This is just really lazy. PCSX ReARMed is just...not the best emulator.

    PCSX ReARMed doesn't even use Gaussian interpolation, but ear-raping point-sampled interpolation for audio.
     
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    ...Facepalms
     
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    How the Playstation Classic got through Sony´s Q&A in that state is beyond me...
     
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    sony sony sony. oh so lonely made a mini console to hope to get some cash, but turns out they just had a big crash
    [someone else finish these lyrics im too lazy]
     
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  16. Memoir

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    You say that, but they're ahead in the console wars. A lazy experiment won't hurt much, if at all.
     
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    Nah, it won't, but people are starting to make the PSX Classic actually worth getting it, as it'll be hacked soon :creep:
     
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  18. Memoir

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    With that half assed emulation? Woah...
     
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    It'll be less half-assed, but not quite whole-assed.
     
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