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    myrideruk Guest

    Red Face PS2 Support on PS3?

    Hi folks can anyone tell me what this is about:
    Installing PlayStationŽ2 format software

    This feature is available on PS3™ systems sold in Japan and North America.

    You can install these PlayStationŽ2 format software titles on your PS3™ system's hard disk:

    [Nobunaga's Ambition Online] and [Expansion Packs] *1
    [FINAL FANTASY XI] and [Expansion Discs]
    [SOCOM II: U.S. NAVY SEALs] and [Related discs included with OPM*2 Issue 87, OPM*2 Issue 88, OPM*2 Issue 89, OPM*2 Issue 90]
    SOCOM 3: U.S. NAVY SEALs *3
    SOCOM: U.S. NAVY SEALs Combined Assault *3

    *1 You can only install this game on PS3™ systems purchased in Japan.

    *2 Official PlayStation Magazine

    *3 You can only install these games on PS3™ systems purchased in North America.

    Some PlayStationŽ2 or PlayStationŽ format software titles may perform differently on the PS3™ system than they do on PlayStationŽ2 or PlayStationŽ systems, or may not perform properly on the PS3™ system.
    Also, PlayStationŽ2 format software cannot be played on some PS3™ systems. For details, refer to [Types of Playable Discs], visit the SCE Web site for your region or review the documentation that was included with your PS3™ system.
    Preparing to install
    To use this feature, you must first install [PS2 System Data] on the hard disk. You can download [PS2 System Data] from (PlayStationŽStore).

    Select (PlayStationŽStore) under (PlayStationŽNetwork).
    To use (PlayStationŽStore), you must create a PlayStationŽNetwork account.

    Download [PS2 System Data] from (PlayStationŽStore).
    Follow the on-screen instructions to download. When the download completes, [PS2 System Data] will automatically be installed. [PS2 System Data] is saved in (Game Data Utility) under (Game).

    Close (PlayStationŽStore).

    Installing PlayStationŽ2 format software
    When you start a PlayStationŽ2 format software title that can be installed on the PS3™ system's hard disk, the following screen is displayed.

    First, create a game partition on the PS3™ system's hard disk, and then install the PlayStationŽ2 format software there. Follow the on-screen instructions to create the game partition and install the software.

    The software you are using will determine the type of data that is installed, the number of discs you need and the amount of hard disk space you use. You can learn more by visiting one of these online support pages:
    - Japan region: インフォメーションセンターからのお知らせ
    - North America region: PlayStationŽ Knowledge Center *
    * Using the Knowledge Center, you can search for information about using your PlayStationŽ2 format software on the PlayStationŽ3 system.
    Installed PlayStationŽ2 format software titles are started under (Game).
    How come it's not for Europe.. or is it coming?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2005


    A little searching and reading would have went a long way as this has been covered a lot here already... but to answer, only the older (non-Slim) US/JP PS3 models supported PS2 backwards compatibility.

    The European version didn't unfortunately... an easy way to tell if a fat PS3 supports it or not is to check if there are 2 or 4 USB ports on the front. If there are 4 then it does, if not then it won't.

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