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Play Backup Games on PS2
Play Backup Games on PS2 –
i wanted to ask you if someone could tell me how i can make my PS2 able to play PS2 Backups/Isos. A link to a good tutorial would also be fine but remember: i know NOTHING about the system, it's not modded or something else. It is in the same state like it was when i bought it...6 years ago? it is the Fat one. I have some experiences with hacking a PSP but i think its not very helpful now ^^ is there a way to play the games without a modchip or something this way? I would be very thankful
where did you got that backups/ISOs ?
i think this not relevant but i can say i own them
Making that console play backups is easier than you think, even without any expertise at all of your own.
Originally Posted by KICKinYaFACE
All you need do is to browse into the forum for "Homebrew/Dev & Emu" stuff, and further into its subforum for "Free MC Boot". There you will find a "Sticky:" thread (so it always stays near top of the listing) for the FMCB installer volunteer service. Here you check out (and THOROUGHLY read) the first post of that thread, to find out the important rules for this service, as well as to find the installer closest to you with a console compatible to your own. (You may need to check the clearly labeled 'SCPH-xxxxx' product code of your console, for comparison of its last two digits. That's if you are unsure of the precise region of that console.)
When you've picked a suitable volunteer from the list, you should PM that person to arrange for the installation of the FMCB boot system to your own MC, including some standard homebrew applications, and here it is a good idea to ask explicitly for "OPL" in addition to those normally supplied (uLE, ESR, SMS, HDL).
Once all is agreed, you simply send your MC inside a bubble wrap envelope, with another such envelope inside as well, with prepaid postage for the return journey to you after installation. Those conditions are NOT negotiable. It is you who must provide both packaging and postage for both journeys of the MC... The volunteers are willing to provide their work free of charge, but they are not willing to also pay for the privilege of helping you...
When you have your MC back again with FMCB installed, it will effectively work as a software modchip, allowing you to boot into a homebrew menu from which you can then use homebrew applications for multiple purposes, as follows:
uLE == A generic maintenance program for your PS2 console. This includes a FileBrowser for all PS2 media, to handle generic copying needs (gamesave backups etc), plus built-in HddManager (partitioning etc), TextEditor and many other features.
SMS == A superb player for MP3 music and MPG/AVI video with support for USB, internal HDD and LAN (SMB protocol for PC fileshares).
ESR == A backup game loader for use of burned backup discs on unmodded consoles (requires application of a special patch before burning ISOs to disc)
HDL == A backup game loader for internal IDE HDD. This is an old loader now largely replaced by OPL, but still useful as it can install games directly from original disc, which is a feature OPL still lacks.
OPL == A backup game loader currently supporting three different game storage media, these being USB drives, internal IDE HDD, LAN (SMB protocol for PC fileshare access).
For use of either internal IDE HDD or LAN, a fat PS2 console will need a "Network Adaptor" add-on, since it is this that provides both the LAN interface and the IDE interface. Such an adaptor is plugged into a connector normally hidden by a removable plate in the back of the PS2. With that unscrewed you will see the internal 3.5" drive bay as well as the connector into which the adaptor needs to be plugged, after which you can fasten its integral screws binding the assembly tightly to the console case.
To use the more advanced backup game methods and media playing methods, with internal HDD and LAN access, you will need to pay for a network adaptor in addition to the console you already have.
But in order to get the ability to burn backup discs and play these through the ESR driver, all you need do is to pay for package and postage both ways for sending your MC to a volunteer for FMCB installation. And OPL and SMS will also be able to play games and media files from USB drives, having only the base installation of FMCB and its applications, without needing any additional hardware.
Read more about this in the subforum I described how to reach at the top of this post.
Best regards: dlanor
thanks for this detailed answer but i want to do this on my own because i dont want to send it to some persons i dont know and live thousands of miles away from me ( i live in germany)
Nobody asked you to send it 'thousands of miles'. If you had at least bothered to check out the thread I told you about you would already know that there is one volunteer in Germany (currently unavailable though) and another in the Netherlands and another in France etc, so distance should not be a problem. But if you won't trust someone of that group to do it then you are of course on your own.
Originally Posted by KICKinYaFACE
There are various tutorials available, but I'm not sure what use it would be to tell you about them, since you didn't bother reading the last thread I told you to check out.
I suppose some distrust is a useful defense mechanism, as nobody wants to get 'ripped off', but it is not a good idea to overdose the distrust when asking for advice, to such a degree as not to bother reading the information you are told can help you...
Even if you do not want to use the volunteers in that thread for having your own install made, it is still that subforum you should visit for further advice on how to proceed. And you should also check out the "Free MC Boot" tutorials, which should have a link of their own near the top of this page (and nearly every other page on this site).
Best regards: dlanor
okay i'll do it, thank you