PS2 via Firewire?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lieb39, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    I notice that the PS2 has a iLink port, which is the same as a firewire connection. I'm curious, if I were to connect my PC and PS2, what would I be able to do / what software would I need?

    Thanks.
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Plug it in and see what happens.
     
  3. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    I plugged it in and.... nothing happend. Computer didn't detect it. Need special software?
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I wouldn't know ... you'll have to wait and see if someone can help u out.
     
  5. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    you would need specialy coded software to recognize the hardware.
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    And when they are connected, what would you do? I don't think you can run any multiplayer games. :)
     
  7. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Kinda pointless :p
     
  8. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    i tried this about a year ago when i got my audigy. yeah, nothing happened. at the most, i was hoping i could backup my saved games on my hd.
     
  9. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    From http://au.playstation.com/technology/ilink.jhtml
     
  10. ignipotentis

    ignipotentis OSNN Addict

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    Probably not in use at the moment

    I'm guessing thats for possible future upgrades.

    However, if you wanted to mess with it, you could get this:

    http://playstation2-linux.com/

    I'm guessing then you'd have access to the firewire port.


    However, if you just want to hook your ps2 up into your network as a streaming media box (just a hunch) then the following is what your looking for:

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/ps2/ps2soft/5c3b/