The cat is out of the box ladies and gents. A few days back, hackers managed to bypass PlayStation Classic’s security features and the console is now jailbroken. Yes, the PlayStation Classic can now run games from a USB stick and can be set up in mere minutes if done right. Thanks to all those independent modders who invested their time in jailbreaking the PSC. Moreover, today, we have an additional piece of software for you that will let you play PlayStation 1 Games on PlayStation Classic with even more ease as compared to the original method of using Gpghax.
Update: A new official build of Bleemsync has been released. You can follow the tutorials below to install Bleemsync 1.0 on your PS Classic.
BleemSync, Say What?
BleemSync is a piece of software that enables you to sideload your favorite PlayStation 1 games onto PlayStation Classic using a USB drive. Bleem Sync achieves this by automating the game database generation process so that you won’t have to alter any database file. Which is what you would have done if you were using Gpghax.
In short, the whole process of sideloading games onto PSC has become extremely convenient and you can easily do it by following a few steps.
BleemSync: Key Features
- Overmounts portions of the PSC’s filesystem to safely allow modifications
- Modifies the stock UI to show 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 do not condone Piracy so it is 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 1 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 named SONY in the requirements above.
Step 3- Create a new folder called Games in the root of your USB drive. The folder may already exist in extracted files that you copied.
Step 4- Now make further folders inside the Games folder depending on the number of games you want to put there. The folders for games must be named sequentially like in the image below
Step 5- Each game folder must contain a Gamedata folder which in turn must contain a Game.ini file, Cover art image, pcsx.cgf file and the game’s bin and cue files.
Note: You should be able to find all these files when you insert your PS1 game disk into your computer’s CD-ROM.
A template of a proper 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 is shipped with the system’s games.
Step 7- For each game, the Game.ini must be customized in order to be displayed on the menu correctly. The Disc’s value should 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 both bin and cue files for each 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 correctly customized .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 safely mount the games.
Step 11- Insert the USB Drive into your PlayStation Classic console and turn it on. Voila! your games should come up on the display.
There you have it, enjoy your favorite games on your PlayStation Classic without any hassle. Besides being convenient, Bleemsync poses no threat to your PSC as it doesn’t mess with the system files. So even if you make a mistake following the instructions the games will simply not run and an error message will pop up on your display. Simply remove the USB drive from PSC, turn it off then on again and you are good to go.
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions or thoughts regarding the process.