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Contents:
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 1.0  - About this FAQ
 2.0  - Playstation History
 3.0  - PlaystationOne History
 4.0  - Playstation and PlaystationOne Specs
 5.0  - Playing Playstation games through Playstation 2
 6.0  - Operating Playstation and PlaystationOne
  6.1 - Memory Card Manager
  6.2 - CD Player
  6.3 - Dual Shock Controller
 7.0  - Accessories
  7.1 - In-Depth: Pocket Station
  7.2 - In-Depth: Net Yaroze
  7.3 - In-Depth: i-mode
 8.0  - Emulators for Playstation
 9.0  - Exchanging data/Linking Playstation to Arcade
10.0  - Cleaning your console
11.0  - Copyright, Thanks and End Notes

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1.0 - About this FAQ
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The reason why I decided to write a FAQ about Playstation is because all the other FAQs I ever
read about Playstation were fairly incomplete or usually, with lack of quality. This FAQ was
the hardest FAQ I ever wrote, because everytime I thought I'd finished it, I found something
new. This is the result of a lot of time spent searching about all sort of information about
Playstation, from "How to operate your console" to "i-mode Japanese implements". I just hope
that all your doubts become clear from now on, because I worked hard for it, but if it is not
so, please e-mail me. Now, enjoy reading.

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2.0 - Playstation History
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Playstation was born as the first try of Sony of how to built a video game system. Originally,
Playstation was designed like an add-on for Nintendo's famous SNES. Few time after, Sony and
Nintendo had a little fight, and Sony decided that Playstation would be an independent 32-bit
console. As the time flew, the major game makers for SNES, such as Namco, Square, Enix, Capcom
and SNK (Takara, in fact), decided that Sony's new console was much better than SNES and that
it would be better than any upcoming Nintendo's console. From that moment on, in a matter of
few time, Playstation was released in Japan, USA and Europe, and Sony became the number one
company around the world about video games sales. Soon, the games developed for Playstation
became the top selling games, and almost all the important game makers developed games for
Sony Playstation. Sony Playstation's legacy lasts even nowadays, and with the huge success
of Playstation 2, it seems to last even longer.

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3.0 - PlaystationOne History
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Worried about lose their consumers to the powerful Dreamcast, and intending to keep the gamers'
attention back to Playstation 2, Sony released a compact version of Playstation, that later
became a portable console, called PlaystationOne. Besides the LCD screen, and the adapter for
cigarrete lighter for cars, japanese people can connect their mobile phones with PlaystationOne
through the i-mode Adapter (see the section 7.3 for more info about these three accessories).

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4.0 - Playstation and PlaystationOne Specs
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+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| CPU............... | 32-bit                                                                 |
| CPU Speed......... | 33.8688... MHz                                                         |
| RAM............... | 2 MB                                                                   |
| Video RAM......... | 1 MB                                                                   |
| Sound............. | 24 channels                                                            |
| Sound RAM......... | 512 Kb                                                                 |
| CD Speed.......... | 2x                                                                     |
| Polygons.......... | 300.000 per second (without any effect enabled, such as texturization) |
| Size (PSOne)...... | 19.3 cm (width) x 3.8 cm (height) x 14.4 cm (depth)                    |
| Weight (PSOne).... | 550 g                                                                  |
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5.0 - Playing Playstation games through Playstation 2
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One of the best features about Playstation 2 is that it also runs almost all Playstation games.
Yes, you read right - almost. Bellow are listed the games that will not run at Playstation 2,
officially confirmed by Sony:

+Japanese console:
-Dragon Beat (Map Japan)
-Gallop Racer (Tecmo)
-Gradius Deluxe Pack (Konami)
-Idol Promotion: Yumie Suzuki (Alyume)
-Konyamo Dorubako!! 2000 (Hearty Robin)
-Monster Farm (Tecmo)
-Not Treasure Hunter (Act Art)
-Ongaku Tsukuru: Kanade-Ru 2 (Ascii)
-Oukyuu no Hihou: Tenshon (Vap)
-Susume! Kaizoku (Artdink)
-Toaplan Shooting Battle 1 (Banpresto)
-Tsuwadou Keiryuu Mizuumihen (Escot)
-Virtua Pachi-Slot V (Map Japan)
-Wing Comander III (EA Square)


+American/European console:
-Arcade Party Pack (Midway)
-Arcade's Greatest Hits: Atari Collection 2, The (Midway)
-Fighter Maker (Agetec)
-Final Fantasy Anthology (Square EA)
-Judge Dredd (Activision)
-Monkey Hero (Take 2 Interactive)
-Mortal Kombat Trilogy (Midway)
-Tomba! (SCEA)
-International Track and Field (Konami)

When running a PSX or PSOne compatible game at Playstation 2, the first (and best) thing that
you will note is that the resolution of the graphics increased and now the game run much more
smoothly than in the original console. The load times are really faster than the original PSX
load times, and overall, it is an increadible job from Sony. Every accessory ever released for
Playstation works with Playstation 2, too, as far as I know. I am just not pretty sure if the
i-mode Adapter, as well as its compatible games, works fine. But as the i-mode accessory and
the compatible games were only released in Japan, you probably do not have to worry about it.

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6.0 - Operating Playstation and PlaystationOne
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It is not intended to be a full guide about "How to operate your system", but this a quick help
for the begginers and people who does not have enough patiente to read the full console manual.
When you turn on your console, after the Playstation logo you will be presented to two options:

-Memory Card
-CD Player

If you choose Memory Card, you will be presented to the Memory Card Manager. If you choose the
second option, you will be presented to the CD Player.

FAQ
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Question: Why can't I play ANY japanese game in my Playstation?
Answer: If you have an American or European Playstation model, you can't play any japanese
        game on your hardware without an Action Replay (see section 7.0). You may also use MOD
        chips, but this is a hardware modification, and you will lose the warranty. Also note
        that not all games would work properly if you have a MOD chip into your machine.

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6.1 - Memory Card Manager
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                       +-----------+                      +-----------+
                       |   Card1   |      MEMORY CARD     |   Card2   |
                       +-----------+                      +-----------+

                       *   *   *   *                      *   *   *   *

                       *   *   *   *         EXIT         *   *   *   *

                       *   *   *   *         COPY         *   *   *   *

                       *   *   *   *       COPY ALL       *   *   *   *

                       *   *   *   *        DELETE        *   *   *   *

                       *   *   *   *                      *   *   *   *

In the upper ASCII art is drawn the approximated layout of the Memory Card Manager screen. The
* symbol means a free block in the Memory Card. The options are self-explanatives. You can copy
a saved game in the Memory Card 1 and paste it to the Memory Card 2, or just paste it to Memory
Card 1 again. The original Memory Card developed by Sony has 15 blocks, but there are some not
official Memory Cards that have 240 blocks!!!

FAQ
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Question: Where can I connect my Memory Card?
Answer: The Memory Card slot is upside the Joystick port of your Playstation. Some beginners
        have doubts about the Memory Card slot location in PSX, due to the fact that Nintendo
        64's Memory Card (or Memory Pak) slot is located in the bottom of the Joystick.

Question: I can not see my saved games. What is wrong?
Answer: Just check if your Memory Card is fully connected to your system, or if there are
        a Memory Card connected to your system. Else, your Memory Card may be damaged.

Question: I downloaded a saved game to my PC. How can I get it to work into my Memory Card?
Answer: You will need an special accessory called Dex Drive. See section 7.0 for more info.

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6.2 - CD Player
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The options of CD Player are self-explanatives, so I think you will not need a full-walkthrough
information about it. The CD Player has the same functions of the standard CD Players, such as
Play, Stop, Pause, Fast Forward and Rewind. You can also program the order that you want to
listen the musics and shuffle the CD.

FAQ
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Question: My CD does not work properly!
Answer: Verify if the audio output on your TV is working correctly or if the Playstation AV
I/O cable is plugged tightly on your TV. Also, try cleaning your CD, it may be dirty. Plus,
the volume of your TV may be down, so set it higher.

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6.3 - Dual Shock Controller
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                        .-'_____`-.-------------------------.-'_____`-.
                      .'  |     |  `.       S O N Y       .'  |     |  '.
                     / ___| /|\ |___ \                   / ___| /_\ |___ \
                    ; |      |      | ;  __         __  ; | _         _ | ;
                    | |<---     --->| | |__|       |__> | ||_|       (_)| |
                    ; |___   |   ___| ;SELECT      START; |___       ___| ;
                    |\    | \|/ |    /  _     ___     _  \    |  X  |     |
                    | `.  |_____|  .','" "', |___| ,'" "',`.  |_____|  .' |
                    |   `-._____.-' /       \     /       \ `-._____.-'   |
                    |               |       |_===_|       |               |
                    |              /\       /     \       /\              |
                    |             /  `.___.'       `.___.'  \             |
                    |            /                           \            |
                     \          /                             \          /
                      \________/                               \________/


Some older models of Playstation do not had the Dual Shock controller inside the package, but
recently it is, together with the Memory Card, an obrigatory item for Playstation owners. What
makes Dual Shock Controller different from the standard (and older) controller are:

-Vibration: The controller will rumble with specific games.
-Analog Pads: There are two analog pads, allowing more precision with compatible games.
-L3 and R3 buttons: When you press down the two analog pads, they will work as two analog
                    buttons in compatible games, such as Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere.

FAQ
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Question: Do I need batteries to make my Dual Shock controller work?
Answer: No.

Question: Why is Dual Shock controller a little bit heavier than the Standard controller?
Answer: Due to the fact it has a new engine that works with the Vibration function.

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7.0 - Accessories
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-Adapter for Cigarrete Lighter for Cars: Self explanative. Only works with PlaystationOne.

-Arcade Joystick: Self-explanative. There were several models released, being "Hais" one of the
 best avaialable.

-Audio-Video (AV) Cable: Input/Output cable to TVs.

-Beatmania Controller: Specific controller for using with the game series Beatmania.

-Controller Extension Cable: If you believe that your Dual Shock wire is too short, now
 you can play further from your TV. Pretty useful accessory if you have a big TV.

-Dance Mat: Ever thought in playing a game with your feet? Now you can, with a Mat Controller.
 Mats will work perfectly with dancing, surfing, skateboarding or snowboarding games, but you
 can also use them with any other game released for PSX. There are several mats in the market,
 but all of them were made in Japan.

-Densha de Go! Controller: Specific controller for using with the game series Densha de Go!.

-Dex Drive: With this accessory, you can record your Memory Card saves inside your computer,
 and you can exchange them through e-mail or through the WWW. It will also be very useful if
 you need extra space to save your game and you only have one memory card: now you can easily
 transfer the data to your PC's HD, and keep with a brand new clear Memory Card.

-Dual Shock Controller: Add two new analog d-pads to Playstation and two new analog buttons,
 L3 and R3, when you press down the analog d-pads.

-Fighting Arena: This accessory is the dream of many players. If you are either a karate-champ
 or an ordinary human being, I guess you ever thought, at least once, in assuming the position
 of the character in a fighting game, and punching and kicking to the bone your virtual enemy,
 didn't you? Well, if so, the fighting arena is for you. This accessory have two vertical bars
 to the left and to the right of where the player must be, and every time you use your body to
 punch or kick, the character on the screen will do the same. Surely, you'll have to configure
 this device to some game before you start punching or kicking in the air, but the idea is very
 good. The problem is that this accessory is not that accurate, and you may be frustrated when
 the character seems unresponsive, even if you are punching/kicking in the correct position...

-Footbal Square: This accessory rather looks like a Dance Mat, but instead it is green, and it
 features sensors around the edge. These sensors will copy the movement of your feet into a
 soccer game, so you can kick, pass or drible as you would do in real life, and the character
 in the screen will do the same. Well, sort of...

-GameRider Model GR3: This is the weirdest accessory that a console may have (maybe more
 than a Mat). This is a -BIKE- where you have to use your feet to speed up the character or
 vehicle on the screen. The faster you use the pedals, the faster your character/vehicle
 will move. You can turn to the left/right by using the handlebar. Also, if I am not wrong,
 the brakes will work as buttons. Not sure about the developer, but probably Thrustmaster.

-Gameshark/Xplorer/Action Replay: With one of these devices, you can insert special codes to
 use with EVERY game released for PSX, conceding privileges such as Infinite Lives or Stage
 Select. You just need to know a -working- code for each game you want to cheat... Also, with
 the Action Replay, you can play Japanese games on your American/European hardware and vice
 versa.

-Gameshark CDX: It has the same purpose of Gameshark and Action Replay, but now it is in the
 Compact Disk format.

-Glove: Special controller in the shape of a Glove.

-i-mode Adapter: See section 7.3

-LCD Screen: Independent screen for playing games. Only works with PlaystationOne.

-Link Cable: With the Linking Cable, you can link two Playstations in order to play a two
 player game in separated TVs. You need two Playstation units, two TVs and two copies of the
 game. Also, you have to find a game that -works- with the Link Cable, such as Test Drive 4...

-Memory Card: Self explanative, huh? Ok, it makes possible to save your games. Now, a litlle
 (but very useful) trick: if you just deleted a very important save (something that you did
 not wish to delete at all), hold down L1+L2+R1+R2 before the the icon of the block containing
 the saved data completely disappears. So, you will be asked if you really want to delete that
 file. Just note that you have to hold down the buttons before the icon disappears, or else...

-Mini Bike: This accessory is pretty much a handlebar adapted for Playstation. It works very
 well with Motocross, MountainBiking and SuperBike simulators.

-Mouse: The Mouse will let you have more precision on playing some strategy games, or games
 from Tsukuru series in Japan. The only game from Tsukuru series released in english was RPG
 Maker, by Agetec.

-MP3 Player: The only MP3 player for PSX is MP3 Station, but there are reports around the Net
 that this is not a very reliable device. Anyway, if you really want to hear MP3 on your PSX,
 you will have to previously burn the songs on a CD, and execute them through this device.

-Multitap: This device has 4 extra controller ports. If you connect two of them in your PSX,
 up to EIGHT people can play simultaneously. Only works with some specific games.

-Pistol: Self-explanative. There were several models released, being "Namco GunCon" one of the
 best available.

-Pocket Station: See section 7.1

-Pop'n Music Controller: Controller for using with the game series Pop'n Music.

-Power Flash: Do you want to play Pokémon or Wario Land on your Playstation? Believe me or not,
 but now you can. Through the Power Flash, by Datel EuroSystems, you can plug an original cart
 for GB Classic or GB Color, and play it on TV through your Playstation! This device is plugged
 on the port where you connect the GameShark, and emulates both Game Boy and Game Boy Color!
 Older games will have some colors, and there are a bunch of cheats included in the accessory.
 As far as I know, it is not illegal, since you still have to use the original cartridges in
 order to play the games. Remember, this is NOT a product licensed by Nintendo, but not piracy
 either.

-Quest for Fame Controller: Specific controller for using with the game Quest for Fame.

-RF Modulation: Input/Output cable to TVs that can not use AV Cables.

-S-Video Cable: Input/Output cable to S-Video designed TVs that can handle better resolution
 graphics output.

-Seitek PX 5000: If you are a fighting game addict, then this accessory is for you. This is a
 black coloured controller (pretty much as Dual Shock2, for Playstation2), but it features a
 built-in LCD screen. "So, why would I need a LCD screen on my controller? I'm playing on PSX,
 not on Dreamcast!". Ok, I know. The LCD screen if for displaying the commands you previously
 entered on your controller. So, all you have to do is input a complicated button sequence,
 usually combos, and assign this combinations to one of the 15 independent buttons on your
 controller. So, you will perform a your favorite destroyer combo just pressing ONE button.
 Simple, isn't it?

-Thrustmaster Freestyler: It seems like a big snowboard or skateboard, and makes you playing
 skating, surfing or snowboarding games much more "realistically".

-Up Scan Converter: Released in Japan only, this device will allow you playing games for PSX
 using your PC screen for a better graphic resolution, and improved overall graphic quality.

-Wheel: Self-explanative. Mainly designed for racing games, but some wheels were designed in a
 half-circle shape, in order to play with flight-simulator games. Several models were released,
 being "MadCatZ" one of the best available.

-Wireless Controller: Remote control. Indeed, it is pretty boring to use, since you have to
 stay directly in front of your console if you want to avoid problems.

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7.1 - In-Depth: Pocket Station
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Pocket Station is a mix of a Memory Card and a Game Boy. Pocket Station has five buttons (four
buttons composing a D-Pad and one Action button), and its own tiny black and white screen. You
can use Pocket Station as as a Memory Card, as a portable videogame and as a Personal Digital
Agent (PDA), where you have a clock and a calendary. It is even possible, through an infra-red
system, that you exchange data with other Pocket Station, and even play a 2 player mini-game!!!
The idea behind Pocket Station is both original and ambicious: a Memory Card where you can play
mini-games through previous saved games. You can save your game at home and play some sets of
mini-games while you are waiting in the line of the bank, and come back to home to play with
your original game again. Surely, all of your progress at the mini-game will be valued, and you
will earn some brand new items at your console original game. Pocket Station was, sadly, only
released in Japan, and only japanese games will work with this device (with the exception of
Rayman 2). It is not confirmed if american versions of japanese games that used Pocket Station
would detect Pocket Station, such as Final Fantasy VIII, Grandia and Street Fighter Alpha 3.
Some games that works fine with Pocket Station (besides Rayman 2, Final Fantasy VIII, Grandia
and Street Fighter Zero 3) are: Dance Dance Revolution (Series), Doko Demo Issyo, R4: Ridge
Racer Type 4 and Samurai Shodown: Warriors Rage. Bellow goes a Pocket Station Guide, wrote by
Gurty Gurt (gurtygurt@dancegames.com). This was retired from his "Complete Unofficial Dance
Dance Revolution Series FAQ", available at [ http://www.gamefaqs.com ].

-Obvious enough: Remove the tab from the battery cover when you first want to use it. This is
 so it doesn't turn on accidentally before purchased!
-The reset button is under the control panel, right next to the big button at the back. Push
 it with a pin or something.
-Pushing the enter button (the one with the hard to see <- on it) on the main menu brings up
 some other stuff.
-The Pocket Station goes into 'sleep' mode after a minute. Push enter to restart it on the
 last screen you were on.
-Pushing the up button on the first menu alters the volume level (mute/low/high).
-Holding the down button on the first menu lets you view the memory card icons. In the lower
 right of this first menu, you can see the second counter.
-Obviously, the date scrolls along the top of the second menu. Hold up to set the time/date
 again. Hold down to set the alarm.
-Push left or right to select mini games (if available).
-The lifespan of the battery is 1-2 months of moderate usage. It uses the lithium battery
 type 'CR-2032'. The supplied battery has a PSX logo on it!

FAQ
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Question: Is Pocket Station compatible with Dex Drive?
Answer: Well, I am not pretty sure about it, but I believe it is, since Pocket Station is,
        essentially, a Memory Card.

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7.2 - In-Depth: Net Yaroze
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***       Part of the following info was extracted from Net Yaroze FAQ, available at       ***
***    rec.games.video.sony and gamefaqs.com, written by Steve Wolff (swolff@pond.net).    ***

Yaroze was the black version of Playstation, only released in Japan in a very low quantity. But
it was not just a different coloured Playstation. Net Yaroze is an extension of the services
provided by SCEA's Research & Development department. Net Yaroze is not a mass market product
and was not available from retailers. The Yaroze hardware offers no territorial lock-out, which
means that that it can play both PAL (Europe) and NTSC (Japan/U.S.) PlayStation discs. However,
the user will need a multi-format TV to play all of these properly. The Yaroze came with some
development tools allowing you to become sort of a Playstation programmer. Useless to say you
HAVE to have a basic knowledge of C, Basic and other computer languages, otherwise Net Yaroze
is not for you. The Net Yaroze PlayStation development system provides a simple and easily
understood development environment by providing a subset of the libraries and tools of the
professional development system. The problem is that the software language is japanese-only.
Net Yaroze is not like SCEA's professional developers' program. SCEA's professional developers'
program is much more intensive. The commercial package includes a more detailed level of
hardware/software tools, hardware with greater RAM capacity, an in-depth array of on-site
assistance and on-call technical help. The Net Yaroze system detects whether the software is
intended for NTSC or PAL and outputs the appropriate signal. A monitor is needed, which is also
capable of handling either signal if you wish to use software for both formats. The objective
of Net Yaroze was to getting people to work together and compare their results as software/game
makers. Sony was planning to release Yaroze in USA and Europe, but they never did it. Today,
Net Yaroze is a only-for-collectors piece, and it is not available anymore.

FAQ
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Question: What does Yaroze means?
Answer: It means "Let's do it together".

Question: Why it has this means?
Answer: Because, in Japan, there are a Internet address where members go for support, and share
        their results. It was planned to the USA/Europe version, but it never released.

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What is i-mode? Basically, i-mode is the Internet access system for PlaystationOne only
available in Japan, pretty much as Nintendo 64's RandNet System, available through the Disk
Drive 64. In order to connect your PlaystationOne (sorry, no Playstation compatibility), you
will need an i-mode compatible mobile phone, the link cable (SCPH-10180k) and the i-mode
browser Portable Edit. So you can view the i-Mode functions like internet browsing, e-mails
and phonebook management on TV screen, as well as saving your mobile phone content into memory
card. The first i-mode compatible game for PlaystationOne is I-Mode Mo Ishou - Doko Demo Issyo
(translate to I-Mode Accompaniment Append Disc - Accompaniment Anywhere), released on April 29
for 2800 yen, a scheduling program featuring the popular Sony cat Toro. You can send mails,
maintain your task schedule, business calendar and even exchange business cards over the mobile
phone. An i-Mode version of the popular PocketStation game Doko Demo Issyo is included in the
CD as well, called I-Mode Mo Ishou. Bellow are listed the games that works with i-mode Adapter:

Doko Demo Issyo
Doko Demo Issyo Deluxe Pack
Doko Demo Issyo Tsuika Disc: Koneko Mo Issyo
GoGo I-land (Unconfirmed)
i-mode Moissho
Mobile Tomodachi (Unconfirmed)
Motto Trump Shiyouyo! i-Mode de Grand Prix
One Piece Mansion

FAQ
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Question: Why can't I play in the network mode of my game?
Answer: First -- I hope you are playing one of the games listed above, or else there is not
        a network mode at all. Second -- You have to use a japanese Playstation, no modded
        hardwares. Third -- and the most important -- you have to live in Japan, so you can
        get the i-mode adapter to work with your i-mode cell phone. The i-mode feature is
        ONLY available in Japan, so if you live anywhere else around the world, it will not
        work at all.

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8.0 - Emulators for Playstation
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There are emulators for Playstation about Arcade, NES, ZX Spectrum, MSX and Master System. In
order to use these emulators, you also have to download games in a format to work with these
emulators, called ROMs. You can only play the games if you own the original software. There is
also two beta versions of Game Boy emulators for Playstation. To use the GB emulator you would
have to have your PC connected to your PSX through a Xplorer. Remember that you can also use
the original cartridges for Game Boy (and even Game Boy Color), through an accessory called
Power Flash (see section 7.0 for more details). Important - emulators are legal, roms aren't.

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9.0 - Exchanging data/Linking Playstation to Arcade
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In Japan it is possible, if you have a Playstation and a Memory Card, that you exchange data
with an Arcade machine/Coin-op. I.e., if you own the game New Japan Pro Wrestling 3, you can
play your game at home, earn new moves, save your game to a Memory Card and use your new moves
in the Arcade. You just need to connect your Memory Card to a Memory Card slot into the Arcade
machine. Now, play the game in the Arcade, earn some brand new moves (not possible to find at
the home version of the game), save the data in the Arcade game, and just play the game with
the newest moves at your home. Easy, isn't it? Yes, but just for the ones who lives in Japan...

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10.0 - Cleaning your console
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Just use a damp cloth (with water). You can use this cloth only in the external section of your
console. Do not use ANY industrialized product and do not use cotton or alcohol. If you want to
clean the CD reader, you will need a special CD Cleaner device, sold in CDs stores. Don't touch
the CD reader anyway, or you will damage it. I am not responsible for any damage caused by a
wrong way of cleaning your console, so do not blame me if something goes wrong.

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11.0 - Copyright, Thanks and End Notes
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This FAQ is a Copyright of Simon (Thiago Simões), and you are NOT allowed to translate,
post it in your site or any other media-vehicle without my consent, as well as rewrite this
FAQ and sell this to ANYBODY. The only site allowed to post this FAQ is:

http://www.gamefaqs.com

I want to improve this FAQ more and more. Help me and you will receive all the credits. Contact
me through e-mail: thiagosimoes84@hotmail.com

Thanks goes to:
-GOD, for All.
-You, for reading this FAQ.
-Mom, for listening all my my stuff :)
-Steve Wolff, for the Net Yaroze FAQ.
-El Portal (http://elportal2000.metropoliglobal.com)
-Gamers Brazilian Magazine (http://www.progames.com.br)
-SuperGamePower Brazilian Magazine (http://www.gamepower.com.br)
-Emus 4 PSX (http://9power.metropoliglobal.com/emus4psx/english.htm)
-Gurty Gurt (gurtygurt@dancegames.com), for his great Pocket Station Guide.
-IGN (http://psx.ign.com), for providing nice informations about the accessories.
-EGM Brasil Brazilian Magazine (http://www.egm.com.br - Website not ready yet...)
-The World of Game Boy (http://www.worldgb.com) - Extracted the information about Power Flash.
-Nemesis (thebeefycow@hotmail.com) - I got the Dual Shock controller ASCII art from his R4 FAQ.

Note that anything here were copied from anywhere, or retired from any other place, with the
exception of the Pocket Station Guide, wrote by Gurty Gurt (gurtygurt@dancegames.com), and
available at his "Complete Unofficial Dance Dance Revolution Series FAQ". All the products,
accessories, sites and videogames listed here are Copyright of their creators.

Also, some few sections were wrote with the help of Brazilian Video Game Magazines, such as
SuperGamePower (issues 73, 82 and Special Playstation Magazine 10), Gamers (issues 35 and 72),
EGM Brasil (issue 3), Playstation Unofficial Magazine (two issues), and Ação Games (issue 141).

I hope you enjoyed!

See you!

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