PS1 Appreciation/Collectors Thread of Ugly-Ass Polygons


#243

It is really good! Feels like a perfect match for the Tetris games I’ve been playing. I’ve yet to play a shmup with it - but I’ve got the Japanese version of Gradius V on the way…but maybe that’s not the best choice. Didn’t it have analogue movement?

Had a look at this and it looked familiar - I remember reading about the first game in a compilation issue of old Edge magazines (I think it was called FILE)

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#244

The first game is basically a work in progress of the second game. Feels unfinished.


#245

My PSIO finally shipped! I can’t wait to install it


#246

When did you place your order?


#247

Uhhhh…around the time I ordered Paprium ? Lol.

All jokes aside, 3 or 4 months ago.


#248

Similar time to when I ordered, hoping I get a shipment notification too!


#249

Fingers crossed ! My PS1 froze a few times playing RE2 a few months ago with the Lazer clearly seaking around so I can’t wait to retire it once and for all.


#250

I only just read this. So when do you get out of prison?


#251

I wish you luck. I tried to install mine with a friend Saturday, and it doesn’t boot. Next, we’ll have to check with a multimeter every single cut. (My PSX was a SCPH-5552 PU-18).


#252

It doesn’t sound like a lot of fun to install. At least I’ve got a stack of ps1s if I make a mistake!

LMAO just saw this.


#253

Picked up Gran Turismo 2 (NTSC-J). Never owned a copy on release. Is the Arcade mode disc worth bothering with or is it all about the Gran Turismo disc?


#254

For my they were all about driving school.


#255

anyone had any luck getting a dex drive working in recent years? i’m on windows 7, have a serial to USB adapter going but can’t find the drivers for this thing to work.

ive got dexter, PSXGE and a directory of all my old saves i found (yay!) but no means of getting them onto memory cards with this thing yet


#256

Arcade mode was better in GT1, but is cool in GT2, too.


#257

It’s been a long time but I think arcade mode is just race a select number of cars on tracks or play 2 player split screen. GT mode is the main attraction with buying/tuning cars and racing the events. Be advised 98.2% (I think) is beating the game since they pulled drag racing last minute but didn’t update the % completion.

Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak dominates the game. Also, some of the event criteria doesn’t necessarily need to be met. For example, I think the convertible cup says for convertibles only but you can enter any car, lol. There are a couple like that.

Great game though, I beat it once then my save file got corrupt so I beat it again back in the day.

The JPN version has a couple extra cars too (Lamborghini Diablo and 1-? others that I don’t remember off the top of my head.) [edit, sorry this was in GT3, not GT2]

The US intro movie is still one of the best in the series with The Cardigans - My Favorite Game.


#258

Oh cool, I’d better switch to the GT Disc then. I did try Arcade mode and while it was nice to get straight into the action it did seem like a lot of stuff was missing and I like the sound of the driving school challenges.

Didn’t realise Pikes Peak was in the game either! I love racing it in Dirt Rally.


#259

Even though I mentioned the Escudo, I forgot the Pikes Peak track was in the game, I think all dirt too before they paved most (all?) of it. I need to play it again tonight!

Yeah, Arcade mode is nice if you want to try out a Supra or something right off the bat instead of putzing around in a Miata (Roadster) for many races grinding for credits for tuning or a new car


#260

I played a heap of GT2 last year, and the most fun was just winning some higher end races with my beefed up 1989 R32 GTR. Handling really takes a dive when you get the top range turbo. It’s loose enough in the tail anyway.

I loved the Need for Speed games up until, and including, Underground 2 (sans angry faux hip hop, and especially liked the tuning aspect of Porsche Unleashed (PC version only!!!) and U2.

I dabbled in GT3 around 2005, but it was a bit obtuse, and definitely a much harder game. So when I came to play GT2, I was super pleased to find it so arcade-like. Less so than the NFS, and Ridge Racer games.

For me it got a bit stale after winning the Ford GT40, as money became trivial. And I guess I prefer the slightly lower speed battle with traction, that makes the early stages fun.

The only Gold license I earned was the B-license in GT3. And man was that a slog to beat the last test!