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PS2 hangs I bought some games for my PS2.. And when i played about 30-40 hrs of the game it starts to hang. for example. Shining force exa I played it for 30 hrs+ and now when i play it the BGM suddenly goes silent and when i go to another area it takes a long time to load. What happened to my PS2???

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Re: PS2 hangs

It might just be the game if that's the only one giving you problems. I have Shining Force Neo, and occasionally it will lag so bad I'll have to wait several minutes before I can resume gameplay. It seems to be a problem with the game itself, not your system.

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I thought playstations are all formated to play any made of equal or lesser p.s. value such as p.s.3. should play p.s.2. games

I believe you're asking about backwards compatibility. While I agree a PS3 should be able to play PS2 games, it's sadly not always the case. While they all can play PS1 games, not every PS3 can play PS2 games. PS2 compatibility depends on the model.

Backwards compatibility with PS2 games has slowly been phased out. The original PS3's had hardware emulation (quite literally there is a PS2 inside of your PS3). The later revisions had software emulation only (PS3 processor pretends to be the PS2 processor), and then none at all. No slim PS3 has backwards compatibility.

Hardware emulation:
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60 GB PS3 Fat/Original - Model CECHA01

Software emulation:
80 GB PS3 Fat/Original - Model CECHE01

In my personal experience, there's no real difference between software and hardware emulation in terms of actual game play. Software emulation has a few hang-ups on some older games, but overall it works pretty well. And it's infinitely better than not having any ability to play PS2 games at all.

Wikipedia - Comparison Table
Sony - check compatibility of games with PS3

Hope that helps!

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If problem persists, post full info here for your problem and we shall check to see if any hardware compatibility problems exist.

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they will return just the game for same one at stroe no recupt sam etitle ok just say not working try disk cleaner lens cleaner cd ok thx nick

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