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    Default PS3 update 2.01. Unbelievably improved upscaling for PS2 games...

    PS3 owners...

    System update 2.01 was just released this past Wednesday (Nov. 21). For 20, 60, and 80 gig PS3 owners, this update has a little surprise waiting for you once you put in a PS2 disc. Incredible (and unbelievable) improved upscaled graphics.

    Most of you may remember the 1.80 update earlier this year that essentially fixed the PS2 backwards compatibility issues that plagued the PS3 since launch. The 2.01 update goes one step further and makes PS2 games look even better.

    I can verify substantial improvement in the following titles:

    Final Fantasy XII
    Shadow of the Colossus
    Mercenaries
    Grand Theft Auto (San Andreas and Liberty City Stories)

    These are the only games I've tried so far, but I'm guessing every PS2 game will look better than before. I don't think I'm ever going to be able to play these games on a PS2 again. Imagine GTA not looking like a dark, blurry mess...it's now reality.




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    I've been scared to download this new update with all the stories I hear at Playstation.com with peoples systems bricking after the download.

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    Oh wow, does this have a new internal renderer or something? I'm updating right now.

    Thanks for the heads up

    edit - Darn, not a new internal renderer, just an enhanced scaler. Oh well, better than nothing. Ridge Racer V is still a visual mess, unfortunately.
    Last edited by roushimsx; 11-23-2007 at 04:32 PM.

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    I had to go in and reconfigure my audio to HDMI after the update. Kinda made me nervous when the auido for discs was not working...Simple solution though.

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    Awesome. The system keeps getting better and better. I still love to play Turismo and Tourist Trophy on occasion.

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    Yeah cool, but crappy news is I can't play Devil May Cry 1 on my PS3 80GB now thanks to this update patch. Thanks Sony, ya prick! All my PS2 and PS1 games were working fine last week until this garbage showed up.
    These cartridges are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

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    I don't see much of an improvement on most games.

    Sly, Jak, etc still look like crap at 175"

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    Did this at least fix the 2.00 overscan issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaDrive20XX View Post
    Yeah cool, but crappy news is I can't play Devil May Cry 1 on my PS3 80GB now thanks to this update patch. Thanks Sony, ya prick! All my PS2 and PS1 games were working fine last week until this garbage showed up.
    What is it doing.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaDrive20XX View Post
    Yeah cool, but crappy news is I can't play Devil May Cry 1 on my PS3 80GB now thanks to this update patch. Thanks Sony, ya prick! All my PS2 and PS1 games were working fine last week until this garbage showed up.
    Sony giveth and Sony taketh away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarioMania View Post
    What is it doing.....
    It rejects DMC1 saying "This title is not compatible"
    These cartridges are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaturnFan View Post
    I've been scared to download this new update with all the stories I hear at Playstation.com with peoples systems bricking after the download.
    AFAIK 2.01 is fine. It was 2.00 that bricked people's systems and caused lots of games to freeze, hence why the 2.01 patch came out so quick.

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    So how good is emulation of PS2 and PS1 games now overall? Still lots of games that can't be played, or just a small number?

    While this will probably shock and surprise the suits at Sony Headquarters, the backwards compatibility or lack thereof is my top PS3 consideration. Especially since i don't own a PS2 and want to crack into that software library...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuplayer View Post
    Did this at least fix the 2.00 overscan issues?
    I've only tested Ace Combat 4 for overscan issues since it was the most dramatic example I could remember from 2.00 and it looks like the problem has thankfully been resolved.

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    Sweet, maybe one of these days when I turn on my PS3 to update it, AGAIN, I'll get to enjoy it.
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    Default hmmm..

    I didn't notice a difference in PS2 games, and I still have stinking black borders on either side...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuken View Post
    I didn't notice a difference in PS2 games, and I still have stinking black borders on either side...
    - Try playing a game that supports 16:9
    - If the game supports 16:9, turn on "Full Screen" instead of "Normal" under the Options (That little PS button -> some option thingy -> Screen Mode and Smoothing)

    It's not going to magically make 4:3 games widescreen, it's just going to upscale them to HD resolutions (so they'll be displayed at 1440x1080 or 960x720 on a 1920x1080 or 1280x720 mat, depending on your settings). By toggling that Screen Mode option, you'll be able to determine if it goes widescreen or not (standard disclaimer applies: stretching 4:3 content to 16:9 looks retarded).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangar View Post
    the backwards compatibility or lack thereof is my top PS3 consideration. Especially since i don't own a PS2 and want to crack into that software library...
    Why not just buy a PlayStation 2? It's far less expensive than a PlayStation 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roushimsx View Post
    I've only tested Ace Combat 4 for overscan issues since it was the most dramatic example I could remember from 2.00 and it looks like the problem has thankfully been resolved.
    This is awesome news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roushimsx View Post
    - Try playing a game that supports 16:9
    - If the game supports 16:9, turn on "Full Screen" instead of "Normal" under the Options (That little PS button -> some option thingy -> Screen Mode and Smoothing)

    It's not going to magically make 4:3 games widescreen, it's just going to upscale them to HD resolutions (so they'll be displayed at 1440x1080 or 960x720 on a 1920x1080 or 1280x720 mat, depending on your settings). By toggling that Screen Mode option, you'll be able to determine if it goes widescreen or not (standard disclaimer applies: stretching 4:3 content to 16:9 looks retarded).
    I'll keep trying. Which games do you suggest for 16:9?

    I tried FFXII and God of War II...they both left bars and I tried both Fullscreen and Normal. Wasn't that big a deal, but I'm being particular...

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