I recently got a GameShark 2 disc at WalMart for 20 bucks to install FreeMCBoot to start my PS2 development, until I get a chip. I have a Fat NTSC PS2 SCPH-39001, and a slim NTSC PStwo, SCPH-79001. I had the clicking noise in the slim, but not the fat, and this is a design flaw in the Gameshark software, as there is some bad batches of GS2 cd's.
a DVD Blank, MUST be good quality media ( I use Sony DVD-R's, Maxell DVD+R's)
a DVD burner, has to support burning at at least 4x or higher.
Win XP Home or higher (I have ALWAYS used XP Pro SP2, there's NO need for SP3.)
ISO Buster (http://www.isobuster.com/)
Gnies IML 2 ISO program (attached)
a way to boot DVD or CD backups, let it be ESR for DVD or CogSwap, Swap Magic, or a chip.
Dreamcast Dummy File Creator (attached)
Step 1: Pop in the faulty GameShark CD, and fire up ISO Buster. You may notice that some GameShark's have a disc title of Crazy Taxi (odd isn't it). Right click the Disc name (in my case, Crazy Taxi) and select Extract "Crazy Taxi" to a temp working folder for this project.
Step 2: Don't close ISO Buster just yet, we need it for step 3!
Use the Dummy file maker to make a dummy file of 2000MB, and place it in the temp folder. Rename the dummy to z.z. Dummy files need to be last in abc order.
note: cdgenps2 is a free version of $ony's cdvdrom gen program. cdgenps2 is attached to this post.
Step 3: Fire up CDGenPS2, and open the ISO Buster window. Sort the LBA smallest to highest, as this IS important. Drag the files into CDGenPS2 in order. Now, click Advanced > Export to IML. Save it as IML.
Step 4: Fire up Gnie's IML 2 ISO maker, select the IML you made, and hit Start. It will create a file named IML.iso or whatever you named it, in the directory that the IML file is.
Step 5: If you load DVD's with ESR, then patch it.
Now, burn the ISO to a DVD-R or a DVD+R with a DVD-ROM booktype (search on the forum to find out how to). Make sure to burn it at 4x or 8x, or if you use ESR, burn it at whatever you like, preferably 12x, if your burner supports it, to speed up the process.
Step 6: Boot the disc, and you should have a working copy of GameShark 2!
NOTE: GameShark does NOT have any CD or DVD checks, as it is NOT licensed by Sony, so it doesn't have to follow any strict rules.