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PlayStation 3 advice needed

I just bought a used slim PlayStation 3 and controller on eBay.

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I plan to buy a 1.5TB internal hard drive and a couple of HDMI cables.

The PS3 comes with a power cord, and a charging cord for the controller.

I have my own source for games.

I've had a PS1, DreamCast, and PS2.

I've never owned or used a PS3 before.

What other hardware should I buy to go with the PS3?

 

EDIT:  Almost forgot...

I also have two PS4 controllers for my laptop that I could use on the PS3.

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How about a decent HDMI projector for outdoor game nights, a small amplifier and some speakers.

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I can only think of one thing, and that’s Resident Evil skin/sticker for your console and controller.

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toddcshoe wrote:

How about a decent HDMI projector for outdoor game nights, a small amplifier and some speakers.

LOL, I've never even heard of an HDMI projector!

Sounds interesting but I play video games indoors and don't have a blank wall to project an image on to.

I have an amp for some nice headphones, and some speakers, though I do not play games loudly without headphones.

I like your thinking, however.

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hIKARInoob wrote:

I can only think of one thing, and that's Resident Evil skin/sticker for your console and controller.

I had a sweet Tekken 3 skin for my PS1!

I hope that RE8 is at least as good as RE7, though I'll probably have to play it on a Windows machine.

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A 3m USB cable.

It is really useful to have when you run out of battery in a game, and not having to charge the battery ever is extremely useful.

An external HDD just in case for some reason.

Headphones when you want to play and people are sleeping, mostly kids.

And that is about it.

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I don’t know if I would go with a HD that large but I would say get a 256GB SSD for an actual upgrade.

I still use mine for a media center, netflix, you tube, bluray player, and sometimes a game machine.

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strayz wrote:

I don't know if I would go with a HD that large but I would say get a 256GB SSD for an actual upgrade. I still use mine for a media center, netflix, you tube, bluray player, and sometimes a game machine.

It is a big hard drive.

I plan to install a lot of games onto it.

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Projectors even come in 4K now. They are wicked fun outside. Drop in to your local Home Depot, grab a big white tarp, string it up on the side of the house or between a few trees. Run all the appropriate wires, hook up some decent sound and just have a great night with friends and family. We do it here, weather permitting, with movies instead of games but the same principles apply. I have a acre big side yard and all the neighbors from around my area come and we watch a good fun movie, have some beverages, pop a bunch of popcorn and let the kids run wild. You could do the same thing with some 100 inch plus gaming, depending on what you want to put out on a projector.

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Looks like my PS3 is coming from the bottom of Camp Crystal Lake:

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BlueSwordM wrote:

A 3m USB cable. It is really useful to have when you run out of battery in a game, and not having to charge the battery ever is extremely useful.

Do you know if that's a double-male USB cable?

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No, it’s just a mini-B to USB-A cable.

So just take any long mini-B USB cable you have, or just buy the cheapest one you can.

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BlueSwordM wrote:

No, it’s just a mini-B to USB-A cable.

So just take any long mini-B USB cable you have, or just buy the cheapest one you can.

Okay, I need to buy a 6-foot cable because I won't be that far away from the PS3.

Very good!

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raccoon city wrote:

strayz wrote:

I don’t know if I would go with a HD that large but I would say get a 256GB SSD for an actual upgrade. I still use mine for a media center, netflix, you tube, bluray player, and sometimes a game machine.


It is a big hard drive.


I plan to install a lot of games onto it.

Sounds like your video game source is the same as mine

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https://www.google.com/search?q=ps3+media+server&oq=ps3+media+server&aqs...

That is pretty handy. Run it on your pc to stream media to the PS3. Been years since I had mine, but I think that is what I used.

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You might want a BT mic if you plan on communicating with others online

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i bought a used ps3 a couple of years ago and its still my main gaming system for the few times in the week i do play, now i mainly read books on my kindle. the only things for me that were a must was a mic for online play, and a charging dock for my controller so i dont have to deal with a bunch of cables and i just put it back on the dock when im done playing. for the first 2 weeks or so i used the cable that came with it and a 6 ft usb extension i bought off of monoprice really cheap

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I ordered two USB extension cords from Monoprice.

I don't play games online, so I don't need a mic.

If I like the PS3 controller more than my PS4 controllers, I'll probably get another one and a charging stand.

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sweet, the extensions i have are still running strong and monoprice is amazing for cheap good quality various cords and cables. i have them running from the usb ports on the back of my pc to my desk and they show no signs of fraying or a loose connector. i also bought one of their cheap 50 ft. ethernet cable to run under the house to my bedroom since the house wasnt wired with ethenet ports and its been great for over 5 years now.

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Send it back! https://rpcs3.net if you have a good video card you can upscale the game and make it look way better.

 

I have a fat modded PS3 that has no working bluray drive lol. The PS3 controllers are not better but they last days instead of hours. Much preferable. Or if you can mod it: http://www.rivalgamer.com/threads/using-ps4-xbox360-xboxone-gamepad-on-ps3-using-ps3xpad-plugin.5625/ Use a real controller like a xbone. Or just use your PS4 ones.

 

I think the xbone controllers are the best, but since you already have PS4 ones why not use those?

 

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Lick wrote:

Send it back! https://rpcs3.net if you have a good video card you can upscale the game and make it look way better.

I tried to emulate Disgaea 3 and Persona 5 on a gaming laptop (Asus G75VW) and the games were unplayable.

EDIT:  (Low frame rate and stuttering audio)

EDIT:  My video card is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M.

I guess my video card isn't that great.

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raccoon city wrote:

strayz wrote:

I don’t know if I would go with a HD that large but I would say get a 256GB SSD for an actual upgrade. I still use mine for a media center, netflix, you tube, bluray player, and sometimes a game machine.


It is a big hard drive.


I plan to install a lot of games onto it.


PS3 doesn’t support TRIM anyway, so once it has filled every blank spot at least once, it will be no better than a good HDD for speed, and still a lot smaller too.

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@raccoon city, dont worry about your framerate at all.

RPCS3 is still in its infancy, and there is a LOT of optimizations needs to be done.

Also, emulation does not require that strong of a GPU, but a very powerful CPU.

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Laptop is your problem. Did you see the other links I sent? Maybe its your CPU. Use a good controller, not that the PS3 ones are any bad.

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My laptop's CPU is an i7-3630QM, which was considered fairly quick five years ago when I bought the laptop.

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Maybe the emulator got better since, I am not sure. I did not emulate much, I just did it for the wii/gc and dreamcast

 

since you know about modding maybe you can get a desktop or spend a bit more to make one that can emulate well.

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Lick wrote:

since you know about modding maybe you can get a desktop or spend a bit more to make one that can emulate well.

According to this website,

"As of June 2018, RPCS3 has been able to play more than 33% of the PS3 library from start to finish. The emulator is capable of running around 980 games at a playable speed with no major glitches, though it requires very demanding hardware on most games."

I do have a desktop, but my laptop is more powerful, and I don't feel like spending a lot of money on a new desktop that will play some PS3 games.

A real PS3 is cheaper and plays more games.

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You wouldn't get it just for PS3. I never found the PS3 library very exciting. Strange that disgaea didn't load for you. Disgaea 5 runs on switch emulator already... https://www.dsogaming.com/news/ryujinx-the-best-nintendo-switch-emulator-can-now-run-disgaea-5-and-axiom-verge/

 

I played 1 and 2 on my PSP as a CSO. Wink

 

I'm more of a fan of the PS2 and dreamcast myself. What were you going to play on the PS3?

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I was going to start with Disgaea 3 and Persona 5, though I am getting some more highly rated games.

I like RPG's, especially JRPG's.

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raccoon city wrote:
A real PS3 is cheaper and plays more games.

Yeah but the point for using an emulator is one can avoid the cost of purchasing games. Cash



I remember those good ole PS2 era when I installed a modchip and then I could play a ton of pirated ps2 games and play dvds without those dreadful region lock.
Never needed a HDD to play games because consoles were purely consoles back then and not a pseudo PC.

and on the first day he said "Let there be light"...

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raccoon city wrote:

A real PS3 is cheaper and plays more games.

Yeah but the point for using an emulator is one can avoid the cost of purchasing games. Cash

I remember those good ole PS2 era when I installed a modchip and then I could play a ton of pirated ps2 games and play dvds without those dreadful region lock. Never needed a HDD to play games because consoles were purely consoles back then and not a pseudo PC.

My PS2 is chipped, and has a hard drive, though it doesn't work very well any more.

By the way, I won't be paying for any PS3 games.

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