PSIO (Project PlayStation Input Output) - Upcoming PlayStation 1 Mass Storage & ISO Loading Solution

PSIO-Project-PlayStation-Input-Output-Upcoming-PlayStation-1-Mass-Storage-And-ISO-Loading-SolutionWith the arrival of countless Everdrive flash cards supplying cartridge based systems with a ROM loading solution, where does it leave the optical media driven consoles? Luckily enough a similar solution for the Sony PlayStation 1 is in development which would allow disc images (ISOs) to be booted up straight off an SD card.

Don't throw away your game discs just yet though. The promising Project PlayStation Input Output, or PSIO for short, is still very much a work in progress with little to show right now. That said though, the thought of being able to access a menu driven library of PlayStation 1 games off an SD card might just be reality in the near future. The Australian developers behind the project have already managed to load up technical demos and several games with their prototype hardware already via a USB CD drive.

As we await further updates from the PSIO team, we're left wondering who will step up to create a similar solution for the Sega Dreamcast.

Link: PSIO (Project PlayStation Input Output) SD Card ISO Loader for the PlayStation 1


Last Updated ( 31 July 2012 )  

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(Link to this comment) Lord_Santa 2012-07-31 22:16
this would truly be awesome, if made properly

and... the Dreamcast has had this functionality for years:

http://www.dcisozone.com/tutorial/1427/how-to-buybuild-a-dreamcast-sandisk-adapter.html
(Link to this comment) BuckoA51 2012-08-01 23:45
The Dreamcast ISO loader via the serial connector is far from an ideal solution. It's too slow, and not every game works with it. A proper GD-ROM emulator for the Dreamcast would be fantastic. People have tried, there's a huge discussion on it here http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/showthread.php?27608-Replace-GD-ROM-with-Flash-Card and some here http://dknute.livejournal.com/ but nobodies fully succeeded yet. I'm hoping for one for the Sega Saturn too eventually.
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