I have a question:
I recently got this sony bravia tv with ps2 in it (http://hotcellularphone.com/wp-conte...ony-ps2-TV.jpg)
and I have a memor32 card with free mcboot on it and a normal memory card with free mcboot.
But the integrated ps2 starts normal. the memory card doesn't have any effect.
when I put the memory card in the ps2 from a friend of mine, it works perfect.
Does anybody have the same problem or knows a solution to this?
Exploit was patched about two years ago, every ps2 made after this can't be unlocked with FMCB.
What szlifier said is correct in that new PS2 versions have no pure MC boot method anymore. Sony blocked that with a bios update affecting all consoles made after some time during the third quarter of 2008.
Originally Posted by edson13
What you need to do to get something very close to the FMCB experience is to buy a set of SwapMagic boot discs. Two versions of this can do the job you need, these being "SwapMagic v3.6" and "SwapMagic v3.8 Coder", the latter of which also includes a cheat engine (one of the few which work well on new PS2 models). I use the coder version myself...
These versions allow you to boot a homebrew 'elf' file from a FAT32-formatted USB drive, provided only that you name it "SWAPMAGIC.ELF" and put it inside a folder named "SWAPMAGIC" which you store in the root directory of the USB drive using a PC.
Whenever the SwapMagic boot disc is launched on the PS2 its main program looks for a USB drive containing such a homebrew file, and launches it if found. A similar homebrew search is also made for the PS2 memory cards. So after your first boot into a homebrew program you can then use it to copy the "SWAPMAGIC" boot folder from USB to MC, thus allowing you to boot that homebrew in future without needing the USB drive connected.
Older SwapMagic versions, such as v3.3 only have the ability to boot from MC, which makes it a bit harder to get started with homebrewing, as you'd have to burn some homebrew to a PS2 bootable disc and use the 'swapping' method to boot it.
With the newer SwapMagic versions that problem doesn't exist, as you can boot from a USB drive the first time, and then use the booted program to install the same boot folder on the MC for all future boots.
Personally I never use the 'disc swapping' methods to boot backup discs, as I dislike the CDVD disc sensor modifications required, especially as done with the cheap plastic 'tools' often supplied. (Those never survive long when you need to 'unmod' the sensors occasionally.) But fortunately such 'disc swapping' is not really needed.
Once you can boot one homebrew elf you can use it to launch any other homebrews you need to handle your disc backups, either as patched physical discs via ESR, or as virtual backup discs on other media (USB or LAN) via OPL (== Open PS2 Loader).
For the main boot elf, the one stored as "/SWAPMAGIC/SWAPMAGIC.ELF", I suggest using "uLaunchELF v4.42a", as it can handle all the launching and copying tasks I mentioned above. (Just like it does when used with an FMCB setup.)
Best regards: dlanor
hey guys, thanks for the reply.
I'll try it out. I have a swap magic disc from my brother, but I don't know which version it is. I'll have to check it out later.