PlayStation 1: Fan-Fave 27 Year-Old console gets unofficial mouse support


PlayStation One

The PlayStation 5 may be Sony’s console of the moment! After all, it’s the brand new console that kickstarts the company’s new generation. However, it is yet to become the dominant console for the company. Sony keeps facing issues with production, and also, there are not many games to justify the upgrade. The PS4 has Horizon Forbidden West, and Gran Turismo 7. In the same way, it will also get the upcoming God of War Ragnarok. The situation may change in the next year as more PS5-exclusive titles will emerge. However, the old consoles will never be forgotten. People didn’t forget the PS3, the PS2, and didn’t forget the PlayStation 1. The PlayStation 1 still has a strong community of enthusiasts. Thanks to a talented developer, the old console is getting mouse support thanks to a talented developer. 

PlayStation 1 gets mouse support via Raspberry Pi Pico

The developer Vojtech Salajka managed to bring mouse support to the original Sony PlayStation 1. The developer used the Raspberry Pi Pico and a lot of dev skills to bring the project to life. After concluding it, the software’s project has been open sourced. Now, everyone with enough skills can use the same steps to bring support to the original PlayStation 1. Obviously, this provided you still have a unit of the PlayStation 1 laying around.

PlayStation 1

The project may sound simple for those who enjoy this kind of do-it-yourself work. First, you’ll need a cable compatible with the original PlayStation 1 interface. One can remove a handle and connect the cable with the mini PFM Control DC-DC USB 0.9V-5V to 5V DC boost power board to the Raspberry Pi Pico. As aforementioned, the software of this PlayStation 1 project is open source. As a result, anyone can download it straight from GitHub, and then flash the software to the Raspberry Pi Pico.

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PlayStation 1

Interestingly, after completing the project, the console is ready for play. Therefore, you’ll be able to enjoy some popular PlayStation 1 titles with the mouse. The list of compatible games includes Command and Conquer, Doom, and Quake 2. If you’re a retro-gamer enthusiast, this project will keep you busy.

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