Swap Magic ELF, no disc swap? –
Ok I got a friend with a slim looking to play imports, I thought I would run some tests on my fatty, and put my swap magic elf on the MC, thinking I would bypass the first (swap magic) disc, run the elf directly with uLE, then just put in the import and boot.
It fails. It tells me the disc isn't a valid PS2 disc, but it's my original initial d dvd. It boots using the disc, just not by the elf alone, any ideas on how to get this to work, or any other program that may boot a game by running it's elf from MC, or MASS, just not by boot disc?
I would just give him my swap magic disc as I don't even need it anymore, but he doesn't want to swap discs at all, wear and tear and all that other stuff (which didn't bother my fat, but I have a flip top lid on it).
Tried cogswap, either I don't know how to use it properly, or it isn't working for this method either.
Edit: forgot to mention, this is on USA NTSC machines, game tested was Japanese NTSC.
Edit 2: After some more googling it seems a disc is required, so swapping is required, however the postings I read this from pre dates FMCB, so kinda old, has anyone figure out a way to do it without swapping discs, or is it still a mechanical issue with the PS2 disc reading itself?
Edit 3: Sigh, may as well delete this lol I told him to either patch for ESR or run open ps2 loader, neither of which he seemed fond of.
Last edited by pio_masaki; 12-23-2009 at 11:53 AM.
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