Older PS2 support 480p games?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Charlie Campisi, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Charlie Campisi

    Charlie Campisi Screenwriter

    Aug 20, 2004
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    Hey guys -

    I apologize if this has already been covered, but I did a quick forum search and wasn't able to get a definitive answer. I have one of the first PS2's. I got it for xmas the first month it was out. I know that the original PS2's did not support progressive scan dvds, but read something that said it would support 480p in games. Do I just need to buy the component cables (recommendations for price/quality would be helpful) and enable the component out in the system config menu? My tv has both component and a DVI connection. I already have an optical connection for the audio. I am looking forward to getting GT4 which I understand is in 480p. Any chance there is a software or firmware download that enables the ps2 to play dvds in 480p? Don't need it, but might as well get the most recent firmware or software if I can. Thanks.
  2. Ken Chui

    Ken Chui Supporting Actor

    Jun 20, 2003
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    As far as DVD movie playback is concerned, there are no firmware updates planned by Sony (that I'm aware of) which will support progressive scan on earlier PS2s (I bought a PS2 at launch as well, so I can empathize [​IMG] ). Thankfully, 480p mode in games are supported throughout all of the models.

    On a side note, CompUSA has GT4 advertised in this week's flyer for $37.99. You can either pick it up in-store or take one of their flyers to Best Buy or Circuit City for a price match + 10% difference.
  3. Charlie Campisi

    Charlie Campisi Screenwriter

    Aug 20, 2004
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    Thanks, Ken. Yup, i saw the compusa flyer and that's what got me thinking. I've come across some of the other titles that were supposed to be in 480p - tekken 4 among them - is there a definitive list somewhere?
  4. Ken Chui

    Ken Chui Supporting Actor

    Jun 20, 2003
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    I'm sure someone has assembled a comprehensive list somewhere; I just haven't found it (yet). The following titles support 480p (I'm sure there are more):
    • .hack Infection
    • .hack Mutation
    • Alien Hominid
    • ATV Offroad Fury 2
    • Beyond Good and Evil
    • Burnout 2
    • Burnout 3: Takedown
    • Commandos 2
    • ESPN College Hoops 2K5
    • ESPN NBA 2K5
    • ESPN NFL 2K5
    • ESPN NFL Football 2K4
    • Ghosthunter
    • Gran Turismo 4
    • Guilty Gear Isuka
    • Guilty Gear XX
    • Guilty Gear XX Reloaded
    • Jak II
    • Jak 3
    • Jet Li's Rise to Honor
    • Lowrider
    • Mega Man X8
    • Mortal Kombat: Deception
    • MVP Baseball 2004
    • MVP Baseball 2005
    • NBA Street Volume 2
    • NBA 2K3
    • NFL 2K3
    • Primal
    • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
    • Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within
    • Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
    • Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
    • Robotech Battlecry
    • Robotech Invasion
    • Shadows of Rome
    • SOCOM: US Navy Seals
    • SOCOM II: US Navy Seals
    • Soul Calibur II
    • Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild
    • SSX 3
    • Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
    • Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
    • Suikoden IV
    • Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
    • Tekken 4
    • Tekken 5
    • Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven
    • The Getaway
    • The Simpsons: Hit & Run
    • True Crime: Streets of LA
    • Vampire Night
    • Van Helsing

    The problem is that activating progressive scan isn't the same for every game. Some are done through the PS2's display options, others through the in-game menu, others require holding down the Triangle / Triangle + Square / other button sequences while the program is being loaded, etc.
  5. totalz

    totalz Auditioning

    Aug 17, 2006
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    Thanks Ken for the list of 480p games. I was searching the web for the same thing and find this link http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=100055 but I think it's either lost or I have actually find it, this thread!?

    Have you find the more updated list? Will you update this one for more details, like GT4 supports 480p and 1080i!!

    cheers [​IMG]
  6. MandyHan

    MandyHan Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 28, 2006
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    Stopped paying attention after GT4. I know Tourist Trophy supports it though, i think Soul Caliber 3 might
  7. Ken Chui

    Ken Chui Supporting Actor

    Jun 20, 2003
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    In addition to those listed above, the following games support at least 480p:
    • 24: The Game
    • ATV Offroad Fury 3
    • Backyard Football 2006
    • Black
    • Burnout Revenge
    • Capcom Fighting Evolution
    • Crimson Tears
    • Destroy All Humans!
    • DragonBall Z: Budokai 3
    • Fatal Frame 3
    • FIFA Soccer 2006
    • FIFA Street 2
    • Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
    • God Of War
    • Haunting Ground
    • Hitman: Blood Money
    • Jak X: Combat Racing
    • King Of Fighters 2002/2003
    • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
    • LEGO Star Wars
    • Magna Carta: Tears Of Blood
    • Major League Baseball 2K6
    • Marvel vs. Capcom 2
    • Megaman X8
    • MLB 2006: The Show
    • NCAA Football 2006
    • Need For Speed Underground 2
    • Outrun 2006: Coast To Coast
    • Pump It Up: Exceed
    • Radiata Stories
    • Ratchet: Deadlocked
    • Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc
    • Resident Evil 4
    • Shadow Of The Colossus
    • Shadow The Hedgehog
    • Shrek 2
    • Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2
    • SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos
    • Street Fighter Alpha Anthology
    • Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure
    • Soul Calibur III
    • Suikoden Tactics
    • The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
    • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
    • Tourist Trophy: The Real Riding Simulator
    • UFC: Throwdown
    • Urban Reign
    • Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria
    • Vexx
    I'm still trying to find a site with a comprehensive listing of games that support 720p and/or 1080i; the problem is that these sites are usually dependent on user contributions for info and updates.

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