PS2 through iMac

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  1. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    So quick question, is it possible to play my Playstation 2 through my iMac? Either using an emulator, or by preference, through a hardware adaptor. Any advice gratefully taken.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    This has been asked quite a number of times. You cannot play PS2 games on an iMac. You can connect a PS2 to an iMac to use the screen via some sort of digitiser hardware (EyeTv for example) but this always introduces a delay that tends to make it unplayable.
     
  3. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah figured I might hear that. oh well :) It surprises me somewhat that they didn't design the G5/iNtel (I like that format for the intel ones - very Apple :p) iMac's capable of acting as an external display for their other devices. My iBook G4 would've loved it ;)
     
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  6. IEatApples macrumors 6502a

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    I have the EyeTV EZ and it works variably with the XBox and the GameCube. But from what I understand it doesn't work with the next generation of consoles like the XBOX 360. Does anybody know a great solution for playing the 360 on a iMac G5? And how would the quality be?
    Any help would be appreciated. :)
     
  7. DNC70 macrumors newbie

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    It has a composite input so should work with the 360 (and other next-gen consoles) but only via composite - e.g. standard def not hi-def. The cable that comes with a 360 includes composite out and carries a standard def image so unless the 360 outputs something weird it should work. If you want High Def that's another matter!
     
  8. jamesmcd macrumors 6502a

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    What about emulators? I have a PS2, but I would rather play the games on my imac.
     
  9. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    There aren't any PS2 emulators for the Mac. And it's probable against the rules to ask.
    So don't ever speak of this again. :cool:
     
  10. IEatApples macrumors 6502a

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    My personal experience is that the EyeTV EZ doesn't work equally well with all the games. Some comes out black and white, while others doesn't show at all. My guess would be that the next gen. of consoles would have higher requirements, and even if the connection works it doesn't mean the games will, right :confused:
    Info from Elgato:
     
  11. motulist macrumors 68040

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    I don't think it's against the rules to talk about hardware emulators. I believe the only thing against the rules regarding emulators is talking about pirated games and such, but if you are just talking about using a reverse engineered software emulator to play games you already own then it's fine. I don't think the moderators have any objection at all to discussing emulators or their use. Just don't ask about how to get copied games to run or where to download roms or any junk like that.
     
  12. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    What else would you use a PS2 emulator for except to play pirated games.
    Sure, you may have the original games; but you can't trust everybody.
    Nothing personal. :cool:
     
  13. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Asides from the fact that nobody here asked how to get pirated games...
     
  14. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Well duh! It would get deleted in a second.
    Say there was a Mac PS2 emulator, and someone gave you the link to download it. What would you do after that?
     
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  16. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Rip my games to my hard drive and play them through the emulator because there would be hardly any load time since it doesn't have to read off the disc.


    Why the hell is everyone here so uptight about piracy and assume that just because someone asks for something that *might* be used for illegal purposes, that they are using it for illegal purposes.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go listen to some pirated music on my iPod.
     
  17. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    I could care less if you pirated some software. I just thought asking about it was frowned on.
    Please, carry on.
     
  18. yg17 macrumors G5

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    There was no mention of piracy until you bought it up.

    Emulators aren't illegal. If they were, it would be like saying iPods should be illegal because they could be used to play pirated music.
     
  19. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Game emulators and piracy are like synonyms.

    Yeah. But I don't think many people who are looking for emulators are going to play legal game downloads. Though some may..... :cool:
     
  20. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Look as I say, I want to play my legally owned games. If you're so narrow minded that you can't see that concept then just leave the thread, you're not going to convince me that I'm using a pirated game so give it up now, walk away with some pride.
     
  21. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    I was talking to yg17. Not you.
    Now, if your done getting all patriotic about your "legally" downloaded games, there aren't any Mac PS2 emulators.

    I love you. I just had to say it. :)
     
  22. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not downloaded :rolleyes: Bought. DVD Case. Retail Store.


    Gee I give up. lol Some people...
     
  23. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    You mean like put the PS2 game disk into your computer and play it that way? I never heard of that.....
    Now Im interested! I'd love to be able to play Final Fantasy X on my Mac. :eek:


    Well sorrrrrry. You just have to be patient with people like me. :p
    I still love you. :D
     
  24. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well that'd be what an emulator is...just like Virtual PC's an emulator of Windows on a mac for example.
     
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