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Old Nov 06, 2002, 06:19 PM
Skyline_Dragon Skyline_Dragon is offline
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Default Can playing a PAL game on NTSC PSone damage anything?

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Hey everyone! I had a question. I unknowingly put a PAL backup in my internally modded PSone. I figured it was a PAL game because the screen just kept rolling up and down. Well, I put in another backup that wasn't PAL and it wouldn't load. It just went to the memory card/cd player screen. I turned it off and turned it back on and it worked. Can a PAL game be damaging to a NTSC PSone or was it just a coincidence...? Is the game not booting a sign of something to come? Sorry if this sounds really stupid, but I'm really wondering about it.

Old Nov 06, 2002, 06:43 PM
dcm386 dcm386 is offline
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I don't think so, I have put lots of PAL games in my NTSC PSOne. It just makes the screen roll I think. If you want to actually play the games you could try the import player it lets you play some PAL games in NTSC.
Old Nov 07, 2002, 12:32 AM
420 420 is offline
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no, but using backups on your PS1 (PAL or NTSC) can cause extra wear-and-tear on the laser. Just a way of life.
Old Nov 09, 2002, 04:53 PM
NFERNO NFERNO is offline
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Ok, I'm not sure how exactly using backups causes more wear on a laser?!?!?!??? The laser reads the same for an original or a backup. The only thing you'll damage with PAL games are your eyes from all those lines.
Old Nov 10, 2002, 05:16 PM
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b/c backups are simply not the same quality CD as originals, so the laser has to work just a wee bit harder. it's no big deal at all. I've been playing backups on my PS1 for 3-4 years.
Old Nov 10, 2002, 06:50 PM
kyle5077 kyle5077 is offline
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Yeah no harm will come of it. If u wanna play PAL games tho u can always just patch 'em.


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