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is there a way to play the backups with out a swap methid
is there a way to play the backups with out a swap methid –
okay i have free mc boot installed with all the stuff like the disc luncher and ive tryed to play my backups with that but it dont seem to work and i do have the sm3.8 but the cd for that dont work but the dvd dose is there a alturnitiv to make it work
i have a ps1
SCPH-101 ChippedWELL I DID HAVE THIS 1 BUT i just fried it
and i have a ps2
I hope you realize that FMCB is intended to use ESR for running backup discs, and this will allow burned backup game discs to be run without any disc-swapping procedure at all.
Originally Posted by DeathIsHere
But in order for this to work each game disc ISO must be patched with an ESR-patcher before being burned to the DVD-R (or DVD+R) disc.
The ESR boot method relies on the ESR patch on the disc, to trick the mechacon (== CDVD hardware controller) into allowing read access to a burned disc, mistaking it for a DVD-Video movie thanks to the ESR patch. The ESR device driver also intervenes between the PS2 bios and the mechacon access, so that the bios sees the disc content as a normal PS2 game, despite the mechacon's belief that it is a DVD-Video movie.
Backups made without such an ESR patch to the disc content will not load this way.
And that is what I suspect you have been doing, using only non-patched discs.
So if you want to use the ESR method, then you will have to re-burn those backups after adding the ESR patch to each such ISO file.
Also, the ESR patch can only be applied to DVD disc ISOs, so any CD games must first be converted into DVD form (if possible) before they can be used with ESR.
Alternatively you may want to consider using OPL (== Open PS2 Loader) to run games from other media than physical CD or DVD discs. OPL supports three different media types.
1: Internal PS2 HDD connected by IDE interface (for those models that can have such)
2: External USB drives (for all models)
3: Remote drives on PC/NAS units accessed over LAN (for all models with network ports)
The last of those methods is what I mostly use myself, giving each of my three PS2 consoles access to over 230 games that I've stored on one of the PCs in my LAN.
In my opinion that is the best method of all to eliminate physical PS2 disc issues.
Best regards: dlanor