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Sony announce the PlayStation Classic for Dec 2018

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Manged to get the unit hacked and the bilinear filter disabled. I have 10 games on the thing and have been testing. The bilinear hack is HUGE. It pretty much resolves my biggest issue with the PS Classic which was its absolutely horrid video output. What you have post patch is a perfectly crisp output that looks just as a PSX game should look. 

 

I only wish things were more positive on the compatibility front. A number of games I've tried work beautifully (Parasite Eve, Blood Omen, Tekken 3 NTSC). There are a good number of others that have a myriad of sound issues (Castlevania, Alundra, Silent Hill). There may be settings in the emulator that can be adjusted to resolve those issues but I haven't dug too deep yet.

 

Realistically, things will get REALLY interesting when Retroarch is officially reported but for now, I can say that the bilinear filter hack goes a long way towards making this thing at least a competent emulator box on the visuals front. I have yet to run into a game with any visual glitches or emulation problems on that front. It's mostly relegated to audio issues right now.

 

So we've got some good forward progress.

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Walkthrough on getting Retroarch working....

 

 

 

I’m gonna wait until the development is a bit more mature but we’re there folks.:)

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Yeah it's already dropped to £70 here in the past week. Will consider one sometime next year once the modding is stable (although without access to Windows at the moment there's not much I could do anyway).

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£49.85 at Shopto in the UK this morning. Amazon U.K. are matching.

 

Damn... Retailers want to get rid of these things! (or rather Sony do since this this is looking like a price promotion approved by them).

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