Ps2 Networking ...

Postby Mr_GTR on Wed 15/Jul/09 12:34pm

Does anyone out there know if its possible to join 2 PS2's to 2 tv's and play like that? I mean this totally seperate from the internet.
Mr_GTR
User avatar
"Who, me?"
Member for: 7 years 10 months

Re: Ps2 Networking ...

Postby phunk on Wed 15/Jul/09 12:46pm

Im pretty sure it is. You just need the right cable between the two.
phunk
User avatar
Member for: 10 years 6 months

Re: Ps2 Networking ...

Postby phunk on Wed 15/Jul/09 12:49pm

Try a cat5 crossover cable between the two LAN ports.
phunk
User avatar
Member for: 10 years 6 months

Re: Ps2 Networking ...

Postby Chickenman on Wed 15/Jul/09 1:03pm

phunk wrote:Try a cat5 crossover cable between the two LAN ports.


Yeah, but not all, in fact most don't support it. You will still need 2 copies of the game.
Chickenman
User avatar
Member for: 12 years 2 months

Re: Ps2 Networking ...

Postby phunk on Wed 15/Jul/09 2:07pm

Chickenman wrote:
phunk wrote:Try a cat5 crossover cable between the two LAN ports.


Yeah, but not all, in fact most don't support it. You will still need 2 copies of the game.


Apparenty there is a module for the older ones. Slimline ones have inbuilt LAN ports.
phunk
User avatar
Member for: 10 years 6 months

Re: Ps2 Networking ...

Postby Chickenman on Wed 15/Jul/09 2:18pm

phunk wrote:
Chickenman wrote:
phunk wrote:Try a cat5 crossover cable between the two LAN ports.


Yeah, but not all, in fact most don't support it. You will still need 2 copies of the game.


Apparenty there is a module for the older ones. Slimline ones have inbuilt LAN ports.


Yeah it's the Network adaptor, I know I have one. I was more meaning from a software standpoint.
Chickenman
User avatar
Member for: 12 years 2 months

Re: Ps2 Networking ...

Postby phunk on Wed 15/Jul/09 2:37pm

Chickenman wrote:
phunk wrote:
Chickenman wrote:
phunk wrote:Try a cat5 crossover cable between the two LAN ports.


Yeah, but not all, in fact most don't support it. You will still need 2 copies of the game.


Apparenty there is a module for the older ones. Slimline ones have inbuilt LAN ports.


Yeah it's the Network adaptor, I know I have one. I was more meaning from a software standpoint.


Ahhhh gotcha.
phunk
User avatar
Member for: 10 years 6 months

Re: Ps2 Networking ...

Postby Mr_GTR on Wed 15/Jul/09 5:55pm

So all you pretty much need is a network cable, and two copies of a game that supports LAN play? Or will any 2 player game do it?

And software wise, will I need the CD that came with my Slimline PS2? Chuck that in and see what it tells me?

Haha, or is there any websites out there that will answer all my questons? I tried ye olde Gewgle, but theres just so many results ...
Mr_GTR
User avatar
"Who, me?"
Member for: 7 years 10 months

Re: Ps2 Networking ...

Postby Chickenman on Wed 15/Jul/09 6:20pm

Mr_GTR wrote:So all you pretty much need is a network cable...


No, it needs to be a cross over cable, it allows two computers to be linked directly together, and not through a hub or switch. The DSE ones usually have red plugs, not black.

Mr_GTR wrote:...and two copies of a game that supports LAN play? Or will any 2 player game do it?...


You need two copies of the game, and the game needs to support LAN play: think Time Spiltters 2 for example. A STD 2 player game will be split screen only.

Mr_GTR wrote:...And software wise, will I need the CD that came with my Slimline PS2? Chuck that in and see what it tells me?...


By software I was referring to games. All the network stuff is handled in game.

Mr_GTR wrote:...Haha, or is there any websites out there that will answer all my questons? I tried ye olde Gewgle, but theres just so many results ...


No, finding info on PS2 Networking is tough, not many games supported it, and some that did were flaky at best: think Gran Turismo 4.

Phunk also bought up a good point, the pre slim line PS2's needed a network adaptor to play network games because there was no inbuilt Ethernet port. So if one of the consoles is the bigger style, you'll be shit out of luck. I have one, and I hunted high and low for it when I bought it, so I won't part with it! Any further q's just ask.
Chickenman
User avatar
Member for: 12 years 2 months

Re: Ps2 Networking ...

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Wed 15/Jul/09 6:23pm

In short, get a new console.
E Dogg Capizzle
User avatar
"Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man."
Member for: 11 years 11 months

Re: Ps2 Networking ...

Postby Chickenman on Wed 15/Jul/09 6:23pm

E Dogg Capizzle wrote:In short, get a new PS3.


Fixxored for ya.
Chickenman
User avatar
Member for: 12 years 2 months

Re: Ps2 Networking ...

Postby MattV on Wed 15/Jul/09 6:26pm

I've got a network access disc and the network adaptor if anyone wants it
MattV
User avatar
"If the world was how it should be, maybe I could get some sleep"
Member for: 9 years 3 months

Re: Ps2 Networking ...

Postby happybaboon on Wed 15/Jul/09 6:27pm

I :love: my PS3 :)
happybaboon
User avatarMedal
Member for: 12 years 6 months

Re: Ps2 Networking ...

Postby Mr_GTR on Wed 15/Jul/09 6:30pm

I've got the slimline PS2, and the network assist disc. And would it be possible to find a list of games that support LAN play? Or any other way of finding out?
Mr_GTR
User avatar
"Who, me?"
Member for: 7 years 10 months

Sifting | Video Games - Latest Posts

Who is online

43 Users browsing this website: DotBot, Exabot [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 37 guests

VORB SUPPORTERS


  • Vorb Shop
  • Butterfly Customs
  • GT Bicycles