For years I have relied on Memento and Memor32 to play imports and backups without any problems...
Recently I have been working on a side project that requires using and older version of Action Replay Max. I have a legitimate retail version of Action Replay Max, but it is too recent for this side project. Luckily I was able to snag an older version of Action Replay Max off of Torrents a few years ago, so I should of been okay.
Well, this topic isn't about my side project.
I converted the CD ISO to DVD as described in a "PS2 CD > DVD" guide (cannot post link; new member), then I made a patched version of that DVD as described in a "Memor32/Mememto Hack Team/Vast Ps2 modchip user guide" (cannot post link; new member).
It seemed to work the first time, until I tried to start a game with a code active. It froze.
Then I find out that my Memor32 and all the data on it was completely wiped!
I had to reformat Memor32 and dump the firmware again.
Then the patched DVD I made stopped working all of a sudden! After constantly turning the PS2 on and off again for hours (while holding down the start button), it eventually started "working" again.
Then it froze again when I went into the AR memory card manager.
And wiped out my Memor32 again.
So I had to dump the firmware again. And now I can't seem to get my patched DVD version of this old Action Replay Max to start up again. I just wasted an entire Saturday doing this shit! (And lost all my game saves, too!)
I work 12 hour shifts. I don't have the free time (or patience) to do research on a more compatible soft-mod that may or may not work.
Where can I buy a pre-modified PS2 console online? Before some smartass says Amazon or eBay, I already searched and can't find one on either site (unless you can prove me wrong and give me a link).