I there a general help thread for new users like myself I can get answers on questions of mods and things of that nature. I have modded a few xboxs and am toally in love with it,but from what I read on this site PS2 can do about the same. I would love to learn how to do this, but I am having some difficulting sifting through the threads to find anything. I currently only have a PS2 and HDloader disc no mod chip. I did read sometime ago on how to use the ME for ftp server which did work, but I did not get any listing for my HD. I would really love to see if the ps2 can be modded with no chip or softmod, but if it is not possilbe or not recommended for a n00b. Can someone please help point me in the right direction to what I should do. I wish to have my ps2 be able to play from HD, and backups. I would like to be able to ftp into to backup my games to my computer HDs. I also would like to be able to play back media avi,mp3,svcds,vcd,dvds and so on. If possible I would like to be able to play emulators any anything else it is felt I should know for a noob. Thank you anyone who can help me I very much appericated it.