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    PocketStation FAQ by ZMerritt

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                                Pocketstation FAQ v.99  
                                         by
                                    Zane Merritt
                                (inverse@ignmail.com)
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    Table of Contents
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    1.1 What is a Pocketstation?
      1.2 How do you use it?
      1.3 What does it run on?
      1.4 Where can I buy it?
      1.5 What games support it?
      1.6 Will it ever come out in North America?
    
    2.1 Getting Started
      2.2 Exiting Games
    
    3.1 Troubleshooting
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    1.1 What is a Pocketstation?
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    The Pocketstation is a small Playstation memory card with a screen and five 
    buttons on it.
    
    1.2 How do you use it?
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    It can be used to transfer data from video games onto it, and play it 
    portably until you transfer your status back onto the actual game.
    
    1.3 What does it run on?
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    It runs on a CR2032 lithium (watch) battery.
    
    1.4 Where can I buy it?
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    I've seen a handful of places. I got it from Buy-Rite (www.buyrite1.com),
    I've also seen that it is sold by Tronix (www.tronixweb.com) and Next Gen
    (www.next-gen.co.uk).
    
    1.5 What games support it?
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    The first games that come to mind are Final Fantasy VIII, Metal Gear Solid
    Integral, and Street Fight Zero 3 (Only the Japanese version supports it).
    
    1.6 Will it ever come out in North America?
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    At first, they were definitely going to bring it out over here, but as 
    time progressed, it has become less and less likely. What I'm hearing
    now is that they are going to wait until the Playstation 2 comes out,
    and release a better version of it, but the original Pocketstation will
    still be compatible with the Playstation 2.
    
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    2.1 Getting Started
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    To start up the Pocketstation, pull out the tab on the back of it. You'll
    then be able to fill out the time and date.
    
    2.2 Exiting Games
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    Once you load a game from the PSX onto the Pocketstation, hold the large
    button until it says Continue or Exit. Select exit, and it will show the
    title screen of the game. From there you can select between the game, 
    and the time menu of the Pocketstation. If you wait a while from there 
    the Pocketstation will turn off automatically.
    
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    3.1 Troubleshooting
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    Can't get out of a Pocketstation game: See section 2.2
    
    It won't turn back on after it automatically shut off: Replace the 
    lithium battery
    
    Can't get it to transfer the data back to the Playstation: It varies 
    through different games, try to find a FAQ for that specific game.
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    7-1-99 Zane Merritt. Anyone may use this FAQ as long as they credit ZANE
    MERRITT.
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    Pocketstation and Playstation are trademarks of Sony Computer Ent.
    Final Fantasy VIII is a trademark of Squaresoft
    Street Fighter Zero 3 is a trademark of Capcom
    Metal Gear Solid Integral is a trademark of Konami

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