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Laptop as a Playstation (PS1)

Discussion in 'Project Construction Technologies' started by Yeah Boi, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Yeah Boi

    Yeah Boi

    Mar 24, 2018
    Hello everyone! I want to get a laptop (either the one I see with Windows 95 or the other one that's got Windows 2000) and use it as a Playstation console. So first I want to know the best PS1 emulator compatible with the former and the latter. Also, I would like to know how I could convert the controller port set of my Playstation to use it on the laptop with the emulator (OR how I could convert a controller's cable without using an adapter).

    Thank you very much!
  2. CircuitMaster


    Dec 17, 2016
    Converting the cable is not possible.

    Windows 95 and 2000 are not recommended. If you can not get at least Windows 7, you may have problems in the future. If the emulator works for Linux "Ubuntu Linux" is a better choice than Windows 95.

    You need a software similar to "JoyToKey". Plug the "USB" joystick in the PC (hope it supports Windows 95 or 2000) and assign the keys to a certain keyboard key.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 22, 2018
  3. Yeah Boi

    Yeah Boi

    Mar 24, 2018
    Yeah, well I just aborted the project anyway, but if I want to do it, it will be on the laptop with Windows XP, since i already have that one, might be less problematic. And since I cannot convert the cable myself, how are the adapters I see for sale act for them to work?
  4. CircuitMaster


    Dec 17, 2016
    I have bought a similar joystick before and even on the site they told me these chinese joysticks are not with very high quality. The problem that occured for me was the cable got pulled out, because there is no rubber on it to stop it from moving.

    But I think this should do for you:

    Any other USB joystick should do to:

    This is the adapter I suggest:
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018
  5. donkey


    Feb 26, 2011
    just going to say this because someone has to.....
    emulators are TOTALLY LEGAL
    so if you want to make a totally legal one you have to figure out how they burnt the disc which is proprietary (spelling on that word is going to be SOOOO wrong) and then mod your cdrom/dvd/bluray to account for this.........
    (note the above is just to make the thread legal again lol)
  6. Hopup


    Jul 5, 2015
    Why not just use raspberry Pi it seems to run PS1 emulator just fine, at least use Linux if you are using laptop.
  7. Yeah Boi

    Yeah Boi

    Mar 24, 2018
    Yes, I plan on doing that instead, way more simple!
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