Saving PS1 games on a PS2 memory card

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#1 Posted by buttons2010 (188 posts) -
Just bought R Type Delta (amazing!) only problem is that the game won't recognise my memory card even though its inmemory card slot 1. Do I need to use a ps1 memory card? I'm pretty sure its an official 8MB card as it has the sony logo on it (also says magic gate on it). I've got a slimline ps2 if that makes any difference. Any help would be hugely appreciated. Cheers.
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#2 Posted by BuryMe (22017 posts) -
You need PS1 cards to save PS1 games
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#3 Posted by Agent_305 (758 posts) -

You can save PS1 games on PS2 memory cards but not the other way around!

And i know you can because i have PS1 saves on my PS2 cards!

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#4 Posted by Cypher_VR (1396 posts) -
You can -store- your PS1 memory card saves on a PS2 memory card, but you need a PS1 memory card for your PS1 games
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#5 Posted by ILostOnJeprody (338 posts) -
You can -store- your PS1 memory card saves on a PS2 memory card, but you need a PS1 memory card for your PS1 gamesCypher_VR
Correct, you can store PS1 saves on a PS2 memory card, but you can not access them while playing a game. Essentially, you need a PS1 memory card.
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#6 Posted by buttons2010 (188 posts) -
Thanks for the help. I googled the topic earlier and came to that conclusion. Ended up buying a cheap official card from amazon. Cheers. By the way R Type Delta was well worth tracking down, its so much better than R Type Final!
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#7 Posted by SPD_WeBmAsTaH (2668 posts) -
In truth, say you have a PS1 memory card and you want to make backups of your favorite save files just in case. You can then copy from the PS1 memory card to the PS2 memory card just for backup purposes. You cannot access the PS2 memory card for the PS1 save files because that's just not how it works, the hardware is incompatible. You could always get a PS3 and have it work easy with no hassles.
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#8 Posted by rocketman001 (874 posts) -

Yes you need a Ps1 mem card to save ps1 games

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#9 Posted by aots_twilight (1402 posts) -
*suddenly remembers Suikoden III* ...heh
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#10 Posted by PSP107 (16739 posts) -
i have 2 PS1 memory cards for sale. $20 Hey how bad do u want to save R Type?