Mother, why must you imprison me in this cage? I yearn to be free, to run outside like my wild brethren, not to waste away within this hideous structure of artifice. Please, mother, I deserve to cross this threshold, to go outside.
[30 seconds later]
Mother, why have you abandoned me in the cruel, uncaring wildnerness? Why have you forsaken me? Please, I am dying in the cold, and under the piercing judgement of the crows who taunt me so.
and speaking of which, Splatoon 3 seems to be making the background lore into actual game plot?
holy shit there was an English version of Vib-Ribbon?! https://frankcavil.blogspot.com/2019/02/vib-ribbon.html
hmm, looks like PCSX2 doesn't support USB passthrough, and nobody's gotten Keyboardmania working on it. That's unfortunate.
Also I'm trying to find a more modern PS1 emulator than ePSXe, which doesn't seem to work under Windows 10. Anyone know anything that supports game that use Redbook tracks? (in particular Vib-Ribbon)
just gonna literally shit myself inside-out
also maybe these ISOs being ripped by ImgBurn will work on FreeMcBoot, that'd be nice
anyway I cleaned up the solder bridge and removed what mod chip traces I did get installed, and reassembled the PS2 adn only had one screw left over
Couldn't get both screws of the HDD to seat properly though, and I'm not in a hurry to turn the system on to see if it still works
just rippin' my PS2 DVDs to my Windows PC instead, to play in an emulator
oh apparently there is one
maybe all my Dreamcast games too even though there's no usable Dreamcast emulator yet AFAIK
okay I"m just gonna like
rip all my PS1 and PS2 games to my Windows machine
Maybe I should also rip all my Wii and WiiU games too, while I"m thinking about video game preservation
oh hahaha that would require having a DVD-ROM drive on my PC though
man, modern technology, am i right?
okay looks like LUnatic Rave is the preferred means of playing Beatmania on PC, but also I could, like, run a PS2 emulator as well.
For that matter I bet a PS2 emulator would make it possible to play all my original DDR mixes in their original presentation rather than via Stepmania. That might be fun to do.
I guess I should see what the current state of Beatmania emulation is in the Stepmania scene. And if there's a way to use my official IIDX controllers with Stepmania (although Beatmania is one of the few rhythm games where it'd be totally fine to play it on a PC keyboard instead).
and I mean Beatmania is about 99% of what I play on PS2 to begin with
oh another problem with FreeMcBoot is it doesn't work with games which require disc swapping, which rules out a big chunk of my Beatmania collection
also actually I guess I don't really care about having a working US PS2, since I still have a first-gen PS3 that has the hardware PS2 emulation. So my focus is on getting a working JP PS2.
I also looked around for repair/donor machines for my JP PS2 Slim but apparently all of them have dead optical drives, so I"m guessing there was something awful about the optical drive in the SCPH-9000X models.
I've always held off on modding my PS2 because the impression I always had is that it's a lot easier to mod etc. for piracy than for imports, and so far that's been my experience. And the tools are all so aggravating and obnoxious.
I think I'll just scour eBay/Sendeco/etc. for a pair of working PS2s, one US and one JP.
Although I'm sure my US PS2 Fat is repairable.
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