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General questions about PS2 modchip that I couldn't find answers to elsewhere
General questions about PS2 modchip that I couldn't find answers to elsewhere –
Hi, how you doing guys? I'm a newbie to the PS2 modchipping scene and I got a couple of questions before I invest in a pre-modded PS2. These questions will help me in deciding if I should buy one or not. Thanks for your time and cooperation...
For the newest PS2 modchips out there, I was wondering if it's installed is it just like the Dreamcast method in booting up the game? For those of you that weren't in the DC scene, what I mean is... is it just as simple as popping the disc in; closing the lid and pressing the power button, VOILA! the backup will play? Or am I missing something in the process of booting up a backup?
When you boot up a backup on the modded PS2, does it always work? What I mean is, do you guys ever have problems in the CD or DVD not booting right and then you had to try a second time? Or is it 100% fullproof that the new modchips will get it right on the first boot and theres no need to boot up again?
What are some reliable and trustworthy places that sell pre-modded PS2's? I'll pay a higher price as long as the goods i'm getting is quality.
You guys have any recommendation on getting a DVD burner that's really good at making backups for PS2's (or other video game consoles such as XBOX) and also dvd movies for that matter?
This question correlates with the last one... what do you guys think are the best media to write on as far as making ps2 (or other video game consoles) backups and movies?
Like I said before thanks for your time, I appreciate it.
OK let's see if I can answer some of your questions since no one else has.
1. It's almost as simple as putting the disc in and voila! However with some chips you have to hold down certain buttons to select what type of disc you are trying to boot, eg PSX, PS2, DVD. With other chips you have to hold down the on\eject button for a certain length of time to switch modes. However with one of the latest chips (Matrix Infinity) you do just put in the disc and play exactly like you would an original, I can't confirm this as I have yet to use one.
2. In my experience the discs always boot first time. However this does depend on the quality of the modchip install and also the quality of the disc used.
3. Where in the world are you, just so I don't give you good UK sites when you're in Australia
4. Personally I've never had any problems with my DVD burner in making backups, Sony DRU-510, although it is getting a bit old now and there are probably better burners out there.
5. I always use Ritek Grade A disks, I've never had a single disc related issue with them. The main thing is to make sure the dye the disk uses is the G04 dye. I did once try some Princo disks (not sure what the dyd was it was a long long time ago) and they were rubbish, one scratch and you couldn't read them to save your life!
Hope that helps you,
Thanks for the informat Acestes... FYI, I live in the Big Apple (New York City) so if you have a good recommendation for a store or a person that lives around that area that deals with chipping that would be great. (Or heck if you have a good recommendation for an online store that is reliable and trustworthy, i'm down for that)
Another question that I forgot to ask but I should've is... is it a good idea for me to burn an image that was ripped from a PS2 group on the internet? Or would it be better if I just ripped an original PS2 game by myself and burn it? What's your take on that if any?
Thanks for your time
Sorry I can't help you with anyone in or around the NY area, I can't even recommend anyone online who ships there, but someone around here must be able to help you.
Technically speaking as you are only ever backing up games you own it's probably easier to just copy them yourself. However I have downloaded several games from the net and all have worked just fine. Oh and I've always had the original of course