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someone help n00b to ps2 mod scene
someone help n00b to ps2 mod scene –
how's the Slide Card + Swap Magic Combo(swap magic 3.3)?
if that one isn't good what modchip out there is the best? and what's a elf file?
i'm new to ps2 modding. so i can back up the ps2 games on my dvd drive with nero, then burn the image to a regular dvd-r with nero, then play the game on my ps2 with the modchip? that's how it all works?
Last edited by vazel; 03-07-2005 at 08:03 PM.
...slide cards are kind of a pain.....i made my own quite a while ago out of an empty gift card....and used an old gameshark instead of swap magic...it works...but its kinda cheap.....if you know someone who can solder pretty well....then get them to put a chip in for you....if not....go for a swap magic or hd loader
yep that's pretty much it.
Swap magic basically fools the ps2's copy protection check by loading your backup from within the program.
modchips control and manage the loading proccess so no user input is neccessary
why use swap magic?
*no need to solder anything "unless you want to install a laser fix"
*undetected by DNAS for online gaming "need disc ID patching tho"
why use modchips?
*Not everything can load in SM "limited by the TOC size"
*its frustrating and takes a while to do the whole swap thing for every restart/game change
*DVD is NOT region free "you can either play PAL or NTSC movies"
*Chips have a sleep mode for online playing
*Run homebrew apps
*PS2 hard-disk support
*Some chips can load apps from your memory card "including from the slimline" like the Crystal chip. Examples of apps "mp3 player, Divx player, picture viewer"
do i need a specific dvd write media? does it have to be either dvd-r or dvd+r? and i don't know if this matters but does it have to have a specific write speed rating? can i just get a 50pack of 4x dvd-r's?
thanx for the link. looks like i'm going dvd+r. just so i'm clear on this no ps2 games are dual layer right? do i have to get dual layer discs? my drive is capable of writing dual layer dvds but i buy single layer 4.7gb discs 'cause they're cheaper.
Dual layer discs don't work on swap magic because of the limitation of the TOC. U need a modchip to play those bad boys
ah, so there are dual layer games... oh well, the dual layer games i come across that i want i guess i'll just buy.
last n00b question. even with swap magic/mod chip i still can't play pal games on my usa ntsc ps2, correct?
You can!! u can't however play them online