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Spin down disc drive in PSIO menu

Post by ZellSF » August 15th, 2016, 6:33 am

Spin down the disc drive in the menu so PSIO could easily be used like a goldfinger to boot backups/import discs of games that have compatibility problems with PSIO?

Right now I can boot my import disc of Rapid Reload by booting the PSX with a US-NTSC disc with the lid sensor depressed and then manually stopping the drive motor and replacing it with the JP-NTSC disc... but I would rather not abuse the drive motor like that.

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Re: Spin down disc drive in PSIO menu

Post by Greg » August 15th, 2016, 7:15 am

As the PSIO came with a switch board to be soldered, why not just add the possibility to buy a mod chip when ordering the PSIO.
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Re: Spin down disc drive in PSIO menu

Post by Matt » August 15th, 2016, 5:33 pm

1) We won't spin down the drive to enable disc swapping because it's illegal.
2) We will never sell modchips because they are illegal.

PSIO was designed for development and backup purposes only.

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Re: Spin down disc drive in PSIO menu

Post by ZellSF » August 15th, 2016, 8:07 pm

Shadow wrote:1) We won't spin down the drive to enable disc swapping because it's illegal.
2) We will never sell modchips because they are illegal.

PSIO was designed for development and backup purposes only.
That's disappointing. I guess I can see why PSIO would try to distance itself from people who buy/sell burned discs for CYA purposes. I don't believe it will make a difference to Sony's lawyers, but it's not my ass on the line.

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Re: Spin down disc drive in PSIO menu

Post by LameGuy64 » August 15th, 2016, 11:25 pm

Implementing a disc spin-down specifically for doing the swap trick is pretty dumb for PSIO, why bother playing burned discs when you can just put the ISO image of a game disc into PSIO itself. Plus, you wouldn't get any read/streaming issues associated with old lasers and CD-R's using PSIO.
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Re: Spin down disc drive in PSIO menu

Post by ZellSF » August 15th, 2016, 11:39 pm

LameGuy64 wrote:Implementing a disc spin-down specifically for doing the swap trick is pretty dumb for PSIO, why bother playing burned discs when you can just put the ISO image of a game disc into PSIO itself. Plus, you wouldn't get any read/streaming issues associated with old lasers and CD-R's using PSIO.
Not all games work with PSIO...

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Re: Spin down disc drive in PSIO menu

Post by pcm720 » August 16th, 2016, 12:07 am

It's easier to use a swap disk or flash PIC with OpenMM3, solder it to PS1 and play your disk backups without PSIO anyway, so why bother?

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Re: Spin down disc drive in PSIO menu

Post by ZellSF » August 16th, 2016, 1:23 am

pcm720 wrote:It's easier to use a swap disk or flash PIC with OpenMM3, solder it to PS1 and play your disk backups without PSIO anyway, so why bother?
It wouldn't be easier to use a swap disc. It would be easier with a modchip sure, but I don't have the skills or tools to install one.

As for why bother: those things both cost money. Having the functionality for free in PSIO would've been nice.

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Re: Spin down disc drive in PSIO menu

Post by pcm720 » August 16th, 2016, 9:14 pm

ZellSF wrote: It wouldn't be easier to use a swap disc. It would be easier with a modchip sure, but I don't have the skills or tools to install one.

As for why bother: those things both cost money. Having the functionality for free in PSIO would've been nice.
Actually, It's not that hard. I did it myself a year ago with cheap K-150 PIC programmer while having almost no soldering experience whatsoever (a lot of time has passed since that).
Plus, you can always buy the modchip from sites like Eurasia (US$4) and just find someone who can solder it.

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