The cat is out of the box ladies and gents. A couple of days back, hackers managed to bypass PlayStation Classic’s security measures, and the console is now jailbroken. Yes, the PlayStation Classic will now run games from a USB stick and may be set up in just minutes if done right. Because of all those independent modders who invested their time in jailbreaking the PSC. Moreover, today, we have an extra piece of software (BleemSync) for you that may allow you to play PlayStation 1 Games on PlayStation Classic with even more ease as compared to the first technique of using Gpghax.
BleemSync, Say What?
BleemSync is a piece of software that permits you to sideload your favourite PlayStation 1 games onto PlayStation Classic using a USB drive. Bleem sync achieves this by automating the game database generation method so you won’t need to alter any database file. That is what you’d have done if you were using Gpghax.
In short, the full method of sideloading games onto PSC has become extraordinarily convenient, and you’ll be able to do it by following a couple of steps.
BleemSync: Key features
- Overmounts portions of the PSC’s filesystem to securely enable modifications
- Modifies the stock UI to indicate added games
- Supports multi-disc games
Requirements to Run BleemSync on PSC
- USB Drive (4GB or more)
- USB Drive should be named SONY
- USB Drive should be formatted as FAT32
- BIN/CUE files From the PS1 Games you own on Disk. (We don’t condone Piracy. Therefore, it’s advised that you copy the contents from PS1 games that you legally own)
- Optional: A PNG image for disk art(resolution 226×226)
How to Play PlayStation one Games on PlayStation Classic using BleemSync
Step 1– download Bleemsync for your respective system from here.
Step 2– Extract the zip file you downloaded and copy all the extracted contents to the USB drive that you just named SONY in the requirements above.
Step 3– create a new folder called Games in the root of your USB drive. The folder might exist already in extracted files that you copied.
Step 4– now make additional folders inside the Games folder depending on the number of games you wish to put there. The folders for games should be named sequentially like in the image below
Step 5– each game folder should contain a Gamedata folder that in turn must contain a Game.ini file, cover art image, pcsx.cgf file and the game’s bin and cue files.
Note: you must be able to find all these files once you insert your PS1 game disk into your computer’s CD-ROM.
A template of a correct folder structure looks like in the image below
Note: The pcsx.cfg file can be copied without modification as it’s the same config that’s shipped with the system’s games.
Step 7– for each game, the Game.ini should be customised to be displayed on the menu correctly. The Disc’s value ought to be the name of the cue file without the file extension. Example below:
Step 8– For games based on multiple disks use the following example.
Add each bin and cue files for every disc into the game’s numbered folder and make a config that looks like:
Step 9– now that you have successfully added the games in the right order with the properly customised .ini files. Head over to the BleemSync folder that you copied to your USB in the beginning and double-click BleemSync.exe
Step 10– this will create a new system folder containing the newly generated database and a script to mount the games securely.
Step 11– Insert the USB Drive into your PlayStation Classic console and turn it on. Voila! Your games should come up on display.
There you’ve got it, enjoy your favourite games on your PlayStation Classic without any problem. Besides being convenient, Bleemsync poses no threat to your PSC as it doesn’t mess with the system files. Therefore even if you make a mistake following the directions, the games will merely not run and an error message will appear on your display. Just remove the USB drive from PSC, turn it off then on again and you’re good to go.
Let me know within the comment section if you’ve got any queries or thoughts concerning the method.