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  emeraldalyemeraldaly

I don't have an actual PS1, but I do have a PS2 and 3. Is either necessarily better than the other for speedrunning use? Does it depend on the model? I have Superslim PS3 and Slimline PS2.

I also mod the game in question, so if/when I do runs, should I still mark them as PS1? Or PS2/3? The game was never properly released for either of those platforms.

 
  xDrHellxxDrHellx

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Is either necessarily better than the other for speedrunning use?

i think PS2 (with fast loading enabled) is faster than PS3, though i haven't read anything about that in a while so i could be wrong

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when I do runs, should I still mark them as PS1? Or PS2/3?

You should mark the console you use (for example if you're using a PS1 disc on PS2, submit the run as PS2)

(You're litterally just putting the disc in the consoles, and it works, it's a legit, "official" way of playing the game, so it makes sense to submit the run as PS2 or PS3 if you're using them)

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  CoopeZzCoopeZz

It's ok. The console support it so you are able to do run.

 
  KrayzarKrayzar

FYI, the SCPH-79001 with fast loading is likely the fastest possible PS2 for PS1, but any PS2 is faster than PS3.

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  CoolHandMikeCoolHandMike

Not sure if this is the same deal, but was speedrunning a ps1 game Silent Bomber on the fat PS3, and at some points there was lag at a couple small points that I did not see on the PS1. Probably because it was emulating the PS1 but not doing it great.