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Can't play original playstation game on my ps2

I got the x-files game for the original playstaion, why won't it play in my ps2?

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Re: can't play original playstation game on my ps2

Check your x-files games CD is which type of System it is(eg: PAL,NTSC-J,NTSC-U/C ) and compare it with your PS2 console system if both are same then only it will work. i mean to say that for example if your game CD is PAL so your PS2 console system should also be PAL version.

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Re: can't play original playstation game on my ps2

Maybe the disk speed isn't set right, sometimes. Older PS1 games require a higher or lower spin speed than what you have set, try changing it to either high or low and see if that helps any. Also, have you checked the disk for scratches?

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