How to Check a PSX Image in Pal or NTSC

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How to Check a PSX Image in Pal or NTSC
A USB gamepad can be used to play PSX images on your PC. (blue computer gaming pad image by Warren Millar from

A PSX image is created when you rip the contents of a Sony PlayStation game into a single file. You can also download PSX images from file-sharing sites. A PSX image commonly appears in the .ISO format, allowing you to burn and play it on a modded PlayStation or directly on your computer using an emulator like ePSXe. An emulator may be able to play images from all regions but to play a burnt disc on your modded PlayStation, you need the disc to be region compatible with the console. The two regions you can find on a PSX image are NTSC and PAL. NTSC is United States and Japan and PAL is Europe.

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Things you need

  • Daemon Tools
  • ePSXe

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    Mount the PSX Image using Daemon Tools. This should create a virtual drive [F] for your computer that now contains all the information of the PSX game.

  2. 2

    Click "START" on your desktop. For most PC users, it's the circular Windows icon on the lower left side of the toolbar.

  3. 3

    Click "Computer."

  4. 4

    Right-click drive [F]. This drive number may be different if you use a program other than Daemon Tools.

  5. 5

    Examine the contents of the image. If there is a file that begins with "SL," it will have the region next. U is US, E is PAL and P is Japan. If there is no "SL" file, you'll have to boot up the image using ePSXe or another PSX emulator.

  1. 1

    Run ePSXe.

  2. 2

    Click "File."

  3. 3

    Click "Run ISO."

  4. 4

    Examine the black box that loads prior to the Sony PlayStation logo. You should see a line that says "Pal CDROM detected" or "NTSC CDROM detected."

Tips and warnings

  • Games bought where you live will almost always be in your own region.
  • When downloading images, they will typically say "PAL" or "NTSC" in the name.
  • It's illegal to download copies of PlayStation Games.

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