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1 hour ago, RastanSaga said:

Heys guys x

 

Any good gun games that are playable with a normal controller...

I have a crt, so could use a g con or something compatible, but the last time I played the original Virtua cop games on Saturn, I thought I got more enjoyment out of them for using a pad. Feel free to change my mind though :)

In the PS1 games, you had to be able to play everything with a standard controller, is that not the case for PS2?

 

I vaguely remember Endgame using the controller, but that might have just been because I was playing an early version. 

 

I have a G-Con 2 I have no use for, if you wanna buy it?

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21 hours ago, RastanSaga said:

Heys guys x

 

Any good gun games that are playable with a normal controller...

I have a crt, so could use a g con or something compatible, but the last time I played the original Virtua cop games on Saturn, I thought I got more enjoyment out of them for using a pad. Feel free to change my mind though :)

 

I’m pretty sure all the PS2 light gun games can be played with a standard controller.

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I’ve fired up my ps2 for the first time in about 7 years or so last night and been playing Siren for the first time. It’s hard slow and clunky but it’s quite the survival horror game indeed. 

 

I remember my official pad pad giving me me jip before and had the fun of playing a game like this while occasional random button presses interfered like a poltergeist. Tried talking it apart to look but I can’t really see what’s wrong with it. I have another pad but that one is an unofficial one which works ok but some of the buttons are a bit sticky on action and aren’t reliable unless pressed hard. Might need to get another pad.

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On 21/10/2020 at 21:15, RastanSaga said:

Heys guys x

 

Any good gun games that are playable with a normal controller...

I have a crt, so could use a g con or something compatible, but the last time I played the original Virtua cop games on Saturn, I thought I got more enjoyment out of them for using a pad. Feel free to change my mind though :)

 

Have you tried Point Blank, Point Blank 2 and Point Blank 3?  These are for the original PlayStation but are fully compatible with PS2

 

EDIT: Or Time Crisis (again for the original PlayStation but works on PS2).  Or the sequels Time Crisis 2 (someone else mentioned this) or Time Crisis 3.

I'm not sure if any of these are playable with a normal controller, but they are light gun games.

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9 minutes ago, RastanSaga said:

If only the pad worked! I'd be happy enough to watch attract mode, especially the Sega stuff I got, but asking for memory card prompts have ruined that too!

 

Official Sony PS2 pads are shocking, thety ALWAYS die, to the point where I'll never buy them at a carboot, but will buy 3rd party ones, they're shit :-(

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1 minute ago, MikeBeaver said:

Official Sony PS2 pads are shocking, thety ALWAYS die, to the point where I'll never buy them at a carboot, but will buy 3rd party ones, they're shit :-(

 

I know. I also know the ps2 quite well! I'll pick up some on eBay....I know you can buy brand new....probably pricey....

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I’ve been fully immersed into the world of ps2 recently myself. Spent a fair while playing through Siren which I mentioned earlier in this thread and finished finally the other day. I’ve since picked up a few new games such as Cold Fear, Gunbird, Vampire Night (another Namco lightgun game not mentioned earlier among the other ones talked about) and one I’ve been after for a while but never got it till now, Drakengard 2. The BIN £50 price tag on eBay was putting me off but I won a bid at £28. I have the first game I went through years ago. 

 

As for my controller issues, I’ve got an official one that I could never quite work out how to fix as it looks ok when pulling apart but some of the buttons trigger at random. I’ve since been using a third party one a friend gave me years back and while it’s ok, some of the buttons do need to be pushed a little harder to get the action. The turbo has actually come in massive use for Drakengard which requires a lot of pushing of the square button.

 

Something else I need to try and fix is the way the PS2 doesn’t read blue discs at all. I’ve got about 4 shmups/shooters which all can’t be played and a couple of other things I’ve had that can’t either. I read something about moving a white cog and have seen where it is now on a video which is supposed to let you calibrate the lasers. 

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2 hours ago, Soulstar said:

I’ve been fully immersed into the world of ps2 recently myself. Spent a fair while playing through Siren which I mentioned earlier in this thread and finished finally the other day. I’ve since picked up a few new games such as Cold Fear, Gunbird, Vampire Night (another Namco lightgun game not mentioned earlier among the other ones talked about) and one I’ve been after for a while but never got it till now, Drakengard 2. The BIN £50 price tag on eBay was putting me off but I won a bid at £28. I have the first game I went through years ago. 

 

As for my controller issues, I’ve got an official one that I could never quite work out how to fix as it looks ok when pulling apart but some of the buttons trigger at random. I’ve since been using a third party one a friend gave me years back and while it’s ok, some of the buttons do need to be pushed a little harder to get the action. The turbo has actually come in massive use for Drakengard which requires a lot of pushing of the square button.

 

Something else I need to try and fix is the way the PS2 doesn’t read blue discs at all. I’ve got about 4 shmups/shooters which all can’t be played and a couple of other things I’ve had that can’t either. I read something about moving a white cog and have seen where it is now on a video which is supposed to let you calibrate the lasers. 

 

Drakkenguard 2 that much now !?! And I still remember selling one to Gamestation for a £1 :(

The Official PS2 pad has that crappy plastic film with the button contacts inside it, that is your problem, one of the traces will have broken, such a poor design, the third party one is likely grubby inside and needs a bit of IPA on the contacts.

 

Blue discs are CD's for the PS2, silvers are DVD, so I suspect you might have issues with  PS1 games on that unit, might be cheap enough now just to grab a new laser, the white cog thing sort of works, some times, of course, it could just need a good clean of the lens :)

 

2 hours ago, RastanSaga said:

God Hand is one of all time favourite games.....it is surprising good!

 

Recommended that to anyone who hasn't played it.

 

I want to pick it up again myself !

 

 

I don't have a sealed copy of this.. honest :omg:

No, I'm not opening it, it can stay trapped in it's plastic tomb, safe :)

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Imagining the PS2 Rgb image on a 20" sony pvm.

I'm pretty happy with this Trinitron, although I've owned better trinitrons.

 

Someone on an old forum once posted nice images with dreamcast software.

They're unreal. By the time I decided I wanted one, the market boomed,

Thanks to nerds like us!

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