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Please help, a few questions...
Please help, a few questions... –
Im new to the whole PS2 modding thing, so sorry if i sound a bit stupid..
I'm wanting to get a Mod for my PS2, The only thing I'm really interested in is being able to play backups/copies of Playstation 2 games, since i have an xbox modded to play movies, emulators etc.
Iv'e been reading up a bit on mods and the Crystal Chip 2.0 SLE seems the most liked, but I don't really understand alot of the features.
I was just wondering sombody could please confirm if this Mod will allow me to play backup PS2 games with ease and success.
Is the Crystal Chip 2.0 mods the best if i only plan on playing Backup Games?
Also, What is the advantage to having a "2mb Dataflash" as apposed to the non-SLE versions 1mb DataFlash?
Finally, Ive read about a "Laser Fix". Im not sure what these do, Im guess they protect your laser form damage?.. Will i need one of these?
Again, sorry if i sound dumb, and for all the questions.
I just want some assurance before i go and buy a mod.
ps. SCPH-30002.. thats the number on my PS2 Fat, im pretty sure it is v5/v6 (incase this info is relevant)
30002 is v3 if it has 10 screws or v4 if it has 8 screw. the console is pretty old so make sure the laser is still healty before making a decision to get it modded. as you stated you only want to play back up games, there are a lot of budget chips available that will meet your need. considering the age of your PS2 and the condition of the laser, personally i don't think you should spend a fair bit of money for a high end chip.
hey, thanks for the reply.
I just realised the model is "SCPH-30002 R" I left out the R.. woops.
What cheaper Modchip would u suggest if I wanted to only play backup games off DVDs, but mostly off a Harddrive?..
I am in the same boat as you are benofbodom. I also have an xbox with all the beels and whistles but i just want to be able to play ps2 backups.
Once chipped can i just burn an iso and put it in and it will play?
HDD i have already with HDl, will i be able to use this harddrive to store games?
Other things i should know?
there are many modchips for playing games off HDDs from Magic serries..to the new mochips like Crystal , DMS, matrix Infinity..
Originally Posted by benofbodom
so if you are gunna play from HDDs the best modchips are :
1-Crystal Chip: which is the best modchip till now ..look at the Crystal Chip Thread to get more info.
2- DMS: which is compatible with Toxic Os which is More compatible than HDL..
many ppl use this chip if they want to play games from HDD .
3-Matrix Infinity: which is also the best Modchip but its cheaper modchip..
and also there are many like Ghost ..etc,,
thats the best mochips for me till now ..
so if i get a chip i would still need to have my HDL disc to play games off the harddrive? or is there a menu try dashboard that i can select games? These chips will all play backups but am i going to need to update the bios alot to keep up with the new games coming out?
you can play any backups ..CD/DVD
so if i get a chip i would still need to have my HDL disc to play games off the harddrive?
you can also load hdl from... MC,Pen Drive,HDD,CD/DVD
you can use Dev1 and Dev2 (only for mochips that support Dev1 and Dev2 like Matrix infinity and DMS3 ..etc..)
Magic Series dont support develutions..(only for play backups)
select games on the Main screen of HDL.
or is there a menu try dashboard that i can select games?
yeah .but also there alot are a few games very few games that doesnot run from HDL..and others working fine and the other reguired some modicfications like patches
These chips will all play backups but am i going to need to update the bios alot to keep up with the new games coming out?
.but be ware from Clones like Modbo clone of matrix Infinity they can NOT be Upgraded or Updated or Even changing setting or using dev2 cuz they will make your modchip useless
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP SO FAR!!!!! Ok i was looking at a no solder chip, im wondering how i would be able to but HDL on my harddrive so that i dont have to have the CD in everytime i want to play something on the harddrive. I know this is really picky but i just want it like the xbox, i load hdl and play games i have saved on HDD, and when i put in a burnt backup it will play just fine! Is my thinking correct????
im wondering how i would be able to but HDL on my harddrive so that i dont have to have the CD in everytime i want to play something on the harddrive
ou could just put the HDL.elf in your hdd (anywhere).then you use Ulaunchelf to run your hdl from HDD.
if you are gunna run any elfs on MC or HDD or Pendrive you just need that elf ..
als if you have CD/DVD (HDL,HDA, SMS,etc...) and if you want only use that elf in the CD/DVD use UltraIso to Extract that elf and then put it in your MC or Pen Drive or HDD ( thats if you are looking for any elfs and you didnot find it but iam sure you will find anything in here ).
in this case you need a Pen drive to put your hdl from PC and then Plug it to your PS2 then you can run the ULE(ulaunchelf).
Ulaunchelf Elfs Launcher)...
to transfer and copy and past ,delete stuff in your ps2 you need Ulaunchelf
for example i have modbo 3 which is matrix infinity clone ..:
i have pen drive (not all pen drive are compatible with ps2).and then i put my hdloader in the pendrive and then i pluged to my PC and i have MC to run ULE.from MC ..here is the setting for any elfs in the MC:
MC_BOOT_BOOT.ELF (BOOT.ELF) is my ULE how can you run that by Pressing the R1 on Joypad ( support Dev1)
once its run i can access my PS2 ..
this is just a brief you go to the ULE main Section for more Info and Tutorials that will help you so much
..i created a folder in the hdd i have all my stuff in that folder..
Making a Partition which can be done by ULE.
i dont know too much about Xbox ..
I know this is really picky but i just want it like the xbox, i load hdl and play games i have saved on HDD, and when i put in a burnt backup it will play just fine! Is my thinking correct?????
but if you burned your game correclty it will be able to play ..
Note : always burn your CD/DVD at lowes speed i use alcohol 120.
to use winhiip (an apps to Install and Edite Delete ..etc games to your HDD PS2 ..its also you need to format your New HDD to PS2HDD..
for games that you want to put on your hdd i recommended to use DVD Decrepter to make an Iso first and then use winhiip to install it to your PS2 HDD..
well ..i think you are just a newbi at PS2 ..so all you need ( Tutorials and Help and Apps anything you will find here in this site )..
you just dont use anything you dont know about it just ask here ..
and sorry for that mess.