Change PlayStation Classic game framerate, toggle scanlines, and more.
PlayStation Classic owners can easily customize the console settings if they have the correct keyboard.
PlayStation Classic launched yesterday, and as expected, people are bouncing around the hardware looking for ways to hack the console. It turns out that it's as easy as plugging in a keyboard and pressing the Escape key while in a game.
Discovered by YouTuber Retro Gaming Arts and his mate Matt, the pair initially took the console from each other before they put together and plugged in a keyboard ̵
"Virtually everything I did was taking a USB keyboard and plugged it in, and then I went into one of the games and hit Escape, and then gave me all access to the emulator myself," Matt explains in the video .
Emulator settings include a swap for scan lines, access to cheat codes, and change of region. Owners of the mineconsole on ResetEra who have given this a swirl report, changes Tekken 3 back to NTSC, causing the game to run at 60fps. Tekken 3 is one of nine PAL versions of games included on the console. The complete list of PAL games as described in the PlayStation blog is as follows:
- Battle Arena Toshinden
- Cool Boarders 2
- Destruction Derby
- Grand Theft Auto
- Oddoworld: Abe's Oddysee
- Resident Evil Director's Cut
- Tekken 3
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
At this moment, this trick just seems to work with Logitech and Corsair keyboards, with Logitech G15 and Corsair K95 Specifically mentioned in the thread.
As with all things involving fiddling about hardware, try this at your own risk. Retro Gaming Arts reports are experiencing issues even when you do this, so take it under counseling.
While you can not access these emulator settings under normal circumstances, you can pop in a cheat code and we have a load of them for you, so do not forget to bookmark the page.
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