Familiar with modding but new to PS2.
Hi all, this being my first post here I think I'll get straight to the point. I have modded systems in the past, but I'm a noob when it comes to PS2. Here's my questions (that I'm sure are answered in a FAQ somewhere I just couldn't find it):
1. If I were to buy a brand new PS2 at this point, what is the most likely version I would have? Is there any advantage/disadvantage for this version compared to an older version? I would like to get a slim PS2.
2. I'm not affraid of soldering and am fairly knowledgable on the subject but for the sake of simplicity; which mod chip requires the least amount of soldering, or to phrase it better, which is the simplest to install? Keep in mind I'm not really thinking about a HD mod, I really just want to boot backups from discs.
3. What kind of software/hardware will I need to aquire for all of this to work? Do most of the mod chips have thier own dashboards/OSs?
4. Will someone provide me with just a couple of links here to get me rolling? Mainly I'd like to see pictures of assembly/disassembly and solder points.
I appreciate everything and I can't wait to become a knowledgable member of your community here.
Thanks in advance,