Originally Posted by themuse
So to get it straight:
but i read before that you needed t have a swapmagic, iforgot over which version # to install these programs to the memory card ,but then i saw a tutorial that says install freemcboot with metal of honor vanguard and then it mentions something about a james bond game also in the op of that thread
so does that mean that i can use one of those original game discs to install freemcboot AND opl2 to my memory card and that i wont need a swapmagic disc to play backups?just an external usb device and a memory card and one of those games on original disc?
regardless which method you prefer, if it is a cheat-disc, a swap-disc, a game-disc, an exploit, or any other method which you can use to run Homebrew...
It is only the 'starting point', which is used to install FMCB (and all apps you want) onto your MC.
Once you have FMCB installed, you can even load your ELFs/Homebrew-Apps from USB directly and don't need to have any ELFs on MC...
Well, if you intend to start Homebrew through a disc-swap, like the game-swap-trick is one, then YES.
and will i need to mod my drive ,like cover the sensors on a slim to trick to think it hasnt been opened to do the swap part of the tut?
You need to block your sensors, if it is a slim, or you should open the case, if it is FAT.
Yes, you can!
and could i do it on a fat?
Open your case and take the top off,...
Take the top of the drive off and use the whit magnet-wheel directly to swap...
There are a few videos about game-swapping on youtube.
For example: search for '007 AUF swap'
If your drive is opened, I think it even works a bit faster then on a slim...
or would i not be able to swap the discs fast enough?
I sugest you to NOT try it with a slide-card, if the game/disc is still spinning!!!
No! You should open your PS2s case, since the disc doesn't stop spinning (swap-discs intended for a swap do stop the spinning, but if you try the 'game-swap' you shoul open your case...)!
because i have 2 slims and a fat but both mt slims have broken dvd drives ,so i would like to do this with my fat ,but im not sure if the discs can be swaped fast enough , also i assume if the drive needs to be tricked i will have to fasion some sort of makeshift drive drawer unlock tool ,like the one that comes with swapmagic?
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