I have a Playstation and PsOne, and decided I want to play backups and imports since my toaster laptop sucks at emulation. I have a few questions though.
1. How hard will a modchip be to install for someone who has never soldered before?
2. Is there a reason to get one for my Playstation instead of my PsOne or vice versa?
3. Will playing cd-r's absolutely rape the lasers, or are there optimized backups like the Dreamcast?
I never modded one myself, but as far as i know it's pretty hard.
The modchip comes with an instruction, but these instructions most likely never fit.
You can be lucky that the modchip will work with 4 wires only, but you can be unlucky and need like 15 wires.
Is it true you can use this to load backups of you tape down the lid sensor, boot with a real game, and swap with a backup?
I read that some cheat carts even stop the disc from spinning, making the swap easier and better than trying to swap a spinning disk.
>I never modded one myself, but as far as i know it's pretty hard.
Speaking as someone who managed to mod a PS1 slim with one of these things yesterday, it really isn't that hard to pull off nor does it require like 8 or 10,000 wires (at most, you would only need about 8 kynars). Some soldering experience is recommended though.
>The modchip comes with an instruction, but these instructions most likely never fit.
Probably because one didn't check his PS1's model number.