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
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.
Click "START" on your desktop. For most PC users, it's the circular Windows icon on the lower left side of the toolbar.
Right-click drive [F]. This drive number may be different if you use a program other than Daemon Tools.
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.
Click "Run ISO."
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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