You need a genuine Playstation game, and it must be meant for your PS2's region code.
Originally Posted by senzer
E.g. If your console is a PAL console, it will only boot PAL Playstation games. If it's a NTSC-J console, it will only boot Japanese NTSC-J discs. USA consoles (NTSC-U) will only boot NTSC-U games.
PSXLauncher does something like what Swapmagic does:
1. Trick the Playstation 2's drive MECHAnics CONtroller (MECHACON) into thinking that a Playstation disc is inserted (And was never exchanged for an 'illegal' disc).
2. Stops the CD/DVD drive for you to swap the discs.
You need to swap the discs without just pressing the eject button to eject the drive tray (Or for slimlines - without triggering the drive door's sensors). Hitting the eject button will let the MECHACON know that the disc was swapped and it will re-check the disc's type and region.
So yes, you need more than just PSXlauncher and any old Playstation game.
EDIT: And oh - please do not use cheap discs if you value your console's laser! If I remember correctly, Sony CD-Rs are the best. If your console can't seem to get a good grip on the disc and makes a horrible scrapping sound, add some tape to the centre of the disc to make the disc thicker.
If you can't get it to work, try using Sony CD-Rs. It's the same as using ESR: If you use cheap discs or your game isn't burned properly, it might not boot properly.
Last edited by SP193; 06-02-2012 at 11:32 PM.
Reason: Corrected phrasing.
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