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007: Agent Under Fire Method Without PS1 Trigger Disc
007: Agent Under Fire Method Without PS1 Trigger Disc –
Well, glad to say that the method mentioned below actually works! I, surprisingly, had the somewhat uncommon game and I was able to pull off the method mentioned on a fat PS2, (model SCPH-390001). Surprisingly, I found an easier method for his "disc swap" method though. The method mentioned risks scratching the disc because on most of the fat systems, when you open the tray using that method, it does not lower the laser's arm, so it ends up messing up your disc. I found that opening the case and taking off the drive's cover, and physically slowing down the spindle and switching discs, was much easier, although you're welcome to try the way he mentioned anyway. Believe it or not, the method works perfectly. No PS1 disc is needed to trigger it, and all you need is what they mention on the list. Free McBoot 1.8b is running perfectly on my old PS2, and even my friend who hacks his PSP and PS3 on a regular basis was impressed.
Here's the method:
I must also say, I'm highly impressed with Free McBoot itself. It has a great installer and GUI, and the plugins available for use with it are awesome. The only issue I found with Free McBoot was that it was lacking direct HDD support in the custom browser. When using it, only my memory cards showed up. Nothing from the HDD. When I switch back to my normal PS2 OS, it shows up fine. It's kinda an inconvenience for myself, and after searching for awhile I couldn't find anyone else reporting this, or any solutions/plugins. Nonetheless, I love Free McBoot. Glad to get the old PS2 back on it's feet and kicking ass again!