PS2 Modding/Softmod tips?
I've been thinking about getting a PS2 and enabling it to run back ups. I originally thought a modchip was my only option, but I've heard a lot of about softmods.
If I were to go to the store and buy a brand new PS2 right now, what would my softmodding options be? Will I still be able to run back ups, through an external HDD, burnt through a disc? Can I play backed up PS1 games?
A few important things to note:
1. I want to be able to play PS1 back ups too.
2. I want to be able to play games from an HDD.
3. Playing from burnt disc would be nice.
Can any of these be done to a new PS2 model and softmods, or are modchips my only option?
If I just went out and bought a new PS2, what options would I have in terms of sofmods? There is so much info floating around not sure what to make of it all.