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just your standard newb question...
just your standard newb question... –
ive recently become interested in turning a ps2 into my rom library so i can box up all my old nes snes and ps1 junk. im tired of having to hook up my snes when my cousin comes over and we want to settle an arguement over super mario cart. im trying to find the best way to do this, but when i google 4 info i get a bunch of outdated crap. and ive used the search function but im kinda paranoid about gettng obsolete info... i was planning on installing a modchip (dms4) but what little info i found with the search function said that they can fry ur laser and that there were better alternatives. i havent bought the ps2 yet so if any1 can just kinda point me in the right direction so i can order it i would really apreciate it. im not sure how feasable it is but i would like to use a hdd to backup all of my nes and snes games(i doubt 64 controls would map over well) and burning all of my ps1 and ps2 games so that i can put them in storage. (i have a black label ff7 and an extensive nes snes collection) ive read something about mailing some1 a memory card that i can unlock a pst hdd with but im pretty unknowlegeable... im a person who dosnt stop on projects until i master it so difficulty is not an issue if a harder way would work better.i have soldering exp so if a chip is better... ty 4 any advice and im sry 4 posting on this since im sure this topic has been beaten to death.
i think i have it narrowed down to fcbm. is that compatable with all fat models? what iso program is most compatable with fcbm and ESR. is this the wrong topic??? i know esr has its own thread but since i needed help with snes emu and ps1 (esr dosnt cover ps1?) i thought general would get the most views and help.
I assume you mean FMCB == Free MC Boot.
Originally Posted by thatguy56
This is a pure softmod method of booting homebrews, through special content on a PS2 memory card.
Yes, it is.
is that compatable with all fat models?
I have no idea what you mean by "iso program".
what iso program is most compatable with fcbm and ESR.
To me this mainly brings to mind the kind of programs used to rip an ISO file from an original disc, but there are no such programs available that run on a PS2. But it is possible that you simply meant a game loader program of some kind, but none of them would have any direct compatibility at all with ESR, since that is a game loader program in its own right, using a unique method not available with any other such loader.
ESR is normally installed together with FMCB, and is what provides the ability to run backup games from burned DVD-R discs on an unmodded console. (FMCB itself has no such ability.)
This ESR method requires first ripping the original game discs to ISO files, and thereafter patching each ISO file using a special ESR patcher program, after which you burn the resulting modified ISO file to a DVD-R disc. None of those tasks is done on a PS2 and therefore compatibility to FMCB in the performance of those tasks is irrelevant. All three tasks are to be done on a PC, and normally either "DVD Decrypter" or its 'descendant' called "ImgBurn" is used for the ISO ripping and burning, while the ESR patching is done with one of the tools to be found in/through the ESR subforum of this site.
For using ISO files or ripped games in other form not using physical DVD discs, the best tool currently available is OPL == Open PS2 Loader, which has its own subforum on this site.
That depends on the subtopic you want to focus on.
is this the wrong topic???
It might be better to split your queries up into separate posts for separate subforums.
Please be aware that there are no fully working pure softmod methods available for PS1 backup games.
i know esr has its own thread but since i needed help with snes emu and ps1 (esr dosnt cover ps1?) i thought general would get the most views and help.
The only pure softmod available is a preview version of a PS1 emulator called PS2PSXe that is still incompletely developed (lacks sound implementation). All other methods of using PS1 backups require some form of hardware mods, either by modchip or by forced disc-swapping.
Best regards: dlanor
ya i meant fmcb sry. and i did mean an iso ripping program. i was wondering if it played straight isos or patched so ur answer was helpful. i will try putting this inquirys into seperate sub topics tyvm