I recently nabbed an Xplorer FX cart for cheap, and it has the ability to interrupt the PS1 via the cart's physical on/off switch. So here I am, toying with the interrupt switch during Tekken 3's attract mode, and fucking up the graphics in the process.

This also inadvertently shows how old and busted my original-model PS1 is, the poor thing struggles with so many games. I really gotta get brave and install PS-IO already.

While playing with Xplorer FX's interrupt switch, one detail that I thought was super cool is that Tekken 3's models are selectively smoothed.

Like here, Kazuya's arms, chest, and face feature smooth shading, but his hair, neck, and gloves are flat-shaded. Count those neck tris.

Gotta check if there's a PS1 emulator that can disable textures, I'd love to study these models more closely.

If PS1 hackers could come together & build tools to universally rip clean models from PS1 games, that'd also be very good. Make that happen for me specifically, thanks.

@Lollie years ago I had a setup where I could rip N64 models, but the texture mapping was all messed up

I did find some smiley faces in unused texture data, which was really cool

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