The Hyrule Field thing has piqued my interest. I'm aware that textures were rarely streamed from disc on the PS1 but I assumed that was because the laser would have been busy streaming the music. Was it actually not possible for some reason?|
Regardless if Hyrule Field was not possible on PS1 I'd assume that was due to it having half the RAM rather than anything to do with the storage media.
21 consoles, 5 handhelds, 2 PCs, 1 Mac and about 700 games from the past 30 years. Every major manufacturer and developer represented. Still a fanboy for disagreeing with you.