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« on: November 27, 2006, 04:22:17 AM »

WTF is this thing good for?

A friend mentioned I could use it as an external hard drive, but I don't have one.  Yet.  But I -do- have a 2GB flash drive.  So what does that and a smile do for me?

Now I know I can make certain... alterations... to add enhanced capabilities, but what is this intended for on the stock device?
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2006, 05:32:35 AM »

i used that USB socket once for the PS2...it was a looong time ago,and people were still without electricity,the earth was flat and a video game called SOCOM came with a headset...the headset connected to the usb...after about 3 days tha game went back to the shops and the USB socket was never used again<<<<<<true story
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2006, 05:52:12 AM »

LOL, so they added on a hard drive... which can be used for one game.  And they added on USB ports... which can be used for one game.

Niiiice.
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2006, 06:09:41 AM »

I thought you could also connect a USB keyboard for that one game that actually needed a hard drive.
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2006, 07:20:00 AM »

Technically I think the USB ports were there from the begining. Some games had mouse and keyboard support I think.  Not sure which ones though.
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2006, 01:51:51 PM »

well, remember, the PS2 was supposed to be a multimedia machine, and orriginally they had designed them so you could connect a USB device (flash memory, camera, etc) and view pictures or whatever you had on it, but I guess there was no support for that kind of thing. 

Yeah... a keyboard and the headset are about the only things I know of that can go into it. 

Never tried the external hard drive...
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2006, 02:30:14 PM »

All the Karaoke games use the usb ports for headsets. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2006, 02:54:24 PM »

I think my wheel used the usb port as well.
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2006, 03:10:31 PM »

Didn't they Eye Toy use the USB port?
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2006, 03:32:29 PM »

Quote from: warning on November 27, 2006, 03:10:31 PM

Didn't they Eye Toy use the USB port?

You are correct sir.  Some mics for singing games used it too.
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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2006, 04:24:23 PM »

Actually, it has had several (yet limited) uses...

- Keyboard/mouse (a couple of games supported this - Unreal Tournament was one)
- Network adapter (the only way to get online with THPS3 before the official network adapter was released)
- USB Extreme (hard drive loader)
- mics/headsets
- EyeToy
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2006, 04:33:52 PM »

Gran Turismo 4 allowed you to save pictures onto a USB Flash memory stick. You can also supposedly connect certain Epson printers to the PS2 to print the pics.
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2006, 07:00:07 PM »

Quote from: Austin on November 27, 2006, 02:54:24 PM

I think my wheel used the usb port as well.

Yup, this is correct. My PC wheel connects to my PS2 via the USB connection.
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« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2006, 03:37:58 AM »

I have a USB flash drive that came with some Action Replay software.  It allows you to play Genesis ROMs, backup saved games, and listen to MP3's.
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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2006, 03:57:09 AM »

Right now, I use my USB for the Mic and Headset. To play Karaoke Revokution.

I have like 4 different versions of the game, and just love it.

I also have a Keyboard/Controller, that I connect, EyeToy too.

Um, Ipod Shuffle.

What else? Oh thats about it.
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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2006, 08:39:54 PM »

DDR Pad?  Just guessing.
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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2006, 09:28:54 PM »

Quote from: unbreakable on November 28, 2006, 08:39:54 PM

DDR Pad?  Just guessing.
Those use the regular controller ports, IIRC.
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