This PS2 mod is a handheld dream come true

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GingerOfOz, the console modder you may keep in mind from his very good Sport Boy-sized transportable Wii, is again with one more dwelling console that went handheld. This time round, it is the flip of the PS2, objectively the most effective console ever constructed and which occurs to be the primary I’ve ever owned.

The mod, dubbed “PS2 Eclipse”, concerned reducing an authentic PS2 motherboard and packaging it in a 3D printed case with an array of PlayStation Vita buttons, Nintendo Swap joysticks, a 5-inch 480p show , Batteries and some extras customized printed circuit boards.

It is a very good little handheld, and the truth that it makes use of authentic PS2 {hardware} as a substitute of emulation means it does not have any main compatibility points with the console’s library of almost 4,000 video games. Nonetheless, the best way the console is gradual to load video games from a USB drive signifies that some titles could be jerky and seemingly a little bit of a problem to load. The battery life is round two and a half hours.

Whereas GingerOfOz did an incredible job with the usability of the hand held, together with the built-in audio system, headphone jack, and battery stage indicator, he admits that it may be troublesome to inform when a controller is plugged in at instances. Consequently, some video games will refuse to load and are successfully unplayable. GingerOfOz hopes this may be fastened within the software program at a later date.

Sadly, if you wish to get your palms on the transportable Wii, GingerOfOz says he does not plan on promoting it like he did on his earlier transportable Wii. After making fifty of the hand held consoles prior to now two years, the modder says it is “just miserable to make so many to order”. So if you wish to take your PS2 library with you on the go, chances are you’ll have to prep your soldering iron and 3D printer. Within the meantime, I extremely suggest subscribing to GingerOfOz’s YouTube channel and studying his full report on what went into the PS2 Eclipse.

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