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Newb Returning to PS2 Scene, need a bit of help.
Thx for the reply. I was considering a no swap chip such as Messiah or Magic 3 but figured that I already have the Gameshark to do PS1 games so thought the flip top would do just about as good as a chip. Is there any downfalls to the flip top other than swapping/dvd rips/psx1 games? I saw there were a few games that you cannot get to run with flip top but none of those were of interest. The only reason I dont have the system modded with a chip is due to its age, I have had it since about 4 months after PS2 was released
Plus, just because the games that do not currently work with the flip top and swap magic don't interest you today....what do you do if a game that interests you tomorrow ends up not working with the flip top?
honestly speaking, mods arent the perfect solution either. for example, the magic 3.0 freezing on a couple popular games (originals even), and the dvd9 originals..
all in all tho, once you no-swap, you can't stop..
get a no swap modchip.
anything that requires any sort of swapping is just stupid. do you really want to sit infront of your ps2 swapping discs everytime you boot a game?
at first it may not seem like a problem, but i can almost gurantee you will regret it after a week or so. there are GOOD noswaps out there, get one.
Thanks for all the input. I have found a place here in Las Vegas that will mod the system with a Magic 3 for $150. Does that seem close to the going rate? This is the only place that offered an install here that I could find. If this seems about right ill probably go with it sometime this weekend.
Last edited by Terrantula; 01-30-2003 at 12:22 PM.
sounds a bit high.
for a magic 3, you are looking at about $30 for the mod and maybe $50 or so for the install..
DO NOT get magic3, these chips are f***ed
get yourself a messiah2 or magic3.1
check people in the buy/sell/trade vendors area of this forum for installers and their prices, 150 is too much
there are plenty of people doing chip + install for under $100