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questions about crystal chip abilities
questions about crystal chip abilities –
I just ordered a premodded ps2 slimline with a crystal 1.1 lite installed. I read a ton of stuff but I'm still confused about a few things. Your help is greatly appreciated. Now the questions start
What media can I use to make back up copies of my games and movies? Can the PS2 with crystal chip read cd-r, cd-rw, dvd-r, dvd+r, dvd-rw, and dvd+rw or can it only read certain types? What type of double layer media will the ps2 read?
When trying to play a game online (original or backup of original) do I need to do anything to turn the chip off or will it go into sleep mode? If I need to turn it off what do I need to do to do so?
I've read a little bit about the bootmanager software but I'm still not sure what all it is capable of? What tasks do I need the bootmanager for?
I've been reading about people hooking up hard drives to their PS2 and have become interested in that. I have a USB external hard drive case that I could use, what all do I need to do to get it hooked up to the PS2 where I can play my games directly off the hard drive? I know I have to purchase some software but I'm not sure what all else is required or if the crystal chip will work with a hard drive.
Thanks for all your help. I'm sure I'll have more questions. I've learned a lot from this website and am hoping to learn more and eventually be able to help others.
Last edited by aggiebrandon; 06-26-2006 at 07:51 PM.
First off read the crystal chip FAQ:
Then be happy that I also bought and installed a crystal chip and have modified the latest firmware to allow gamebackups to play PM me for the ISO.
Will Crystal Chip allow me to play copied (aka "backups") or import games?
Crystal Chip will not allow you to play copied or import games. While it does allow you to read "burned" media discs, we have specifically designed our software patches to disallow the execution of game discs.
*EDIT* Haha or get it here: http://www.psx-scene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42485
I use DVD+R to make backups and they run fine. There are 3 selections when trying to boot a game: "Enhanced Mode", "Sleep Mode" and "Minimal Mode"
Its generally not a good idea to use a backup online, you can put the chip into sleepmode for original copies. I havent put my ps2 online yet, not much of a console gamer.
For the bootmanager, it lets you select your homebrew software, game, DVD etc etc... which is nice.
Last edited by nak; 06-27-2006 at 02:15 PM.
What type of media you can read depends on the model of PS2 you have. CDs don't matter nearly as much as DVDs. You can't go wrong with Taiyo Yuden DVDs. The PS2 generally likes the First and Second class medias listed here: http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm
Originally Posted by aggiebrandon
Sony created a special online serial number verification scheme called DNAS that usually blocks backups from going online. The newest revision of the hacked CC firmware gets around this, though, so you can indeed play backups online.
If you just stick in a game and run it, it will work, but if you need some special modes turned on, such as PAL/NTSC fixing or DNAS patching, you'll run bootmanager first. When you boot up a firmware upgrade disk, it will also offer to write BM to a memory card. If you then reset the PS2 with that memory card inserted it will boot off the memory card, not the disc. Then you can change all sorts of settings and boot the disk from there.
Thanks for the replies so far guys..keep em coming
Games like GTA and time crissis will not fit on DVD+R disks.
so on those games you have to use a double layer dvd? Is there a list of games that require double layer discs somewhere?
Originally Posted by anarchy2007
actually every GTA game is on a normal single layered disk
Cool I should be getting my premodified console by the end of the week hopefully.
maybe you miss understood. GTA and any other game that is 3.47Gb will not fit on a DVD+R disk, but will fit on a DVD-R disk.
Originally Posted by mike10
Aren't DVD+R discs 4.7GB just like DVD-R discs?