So I've decided to finally mod my PS2. I've modded ~40 M$ xbox systems (which are easy as hell, even in the early days).
Here's the details:
-I've identified my PS2 as a V9
-I want to go HDD, so I've ordered a DMS4 Pro SE
-I'm obviously going to use Toxic OS
-I want to shove the largest HDD I can fit in there (Barricuda 750 GB anyone? j/k 300GB probably)
Okay so here's where I have questions:
First, from what I understand, only certain hard drives are compatible with the PS2. I used to play FFXI on my PS2 so I've got the $ony package with the network adapter and HDD in there right now. I figure I can wait on figuring out which HDD to get, and just use the existing one when the chip comes in.
When compatability is in question, what sort of issues will I most likely encounter (aside from size/fit)?
Second, I understand there is some sort of Romeo mod for the V9's. I've honestly used my PS2 quite rarely since I got into the xbox thing, and most of the time it was FFXI which ran off the HDD anyhow. I'm pretty sure my laser is as good as new, so would applying the romeo mod be a good idea?
Third, I know the homebrew scene for PS2 is inferior comparitavely to Xbox, but when it comes to emulation (snes, Mame, nes, sega, atari) , I'd like just a brief heads up of the level of difficulty that I'll encounter. I'm not by any means a newb when it comes to the area, (5 GB of roms
Basically is it an install > run sort of thing? Or is it a pain in the ass (in which case I won't bother)
Thanks in advance! I did a lot of lurking on this forum over the past couple of days, and I hope my questions aren't too n00b.