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PS2 Modding VS XBOX Modding
PS2 Modding VS XBOX Modding –
I have just re-assemled my ps2 after after years of disrepair and recalibrated my laser for a few RPG's coming up in the next 6 months. so i came here to see what has changed in the modding community.
I was floored on what has changed, when i left Sjeep just released his second version of Pgen, now i am reading about HDLOADER, and the EXPLIOT?! WTF!
I had to use a swap chip with a gameshark to load hombrew when i stopped using my ps2. now all i need is a PS1 GAME! It ia wild how much has changed in couple of years. I am so glad i wasted that money on a Network Adapter back then, i thought i wouldn't see a decent game for it
I love to play my NGC and XBOX,game cube just has some REALLY sweet games. but the best thing about my xbox, which is modded, is that it is just a sweet as hell attached to a my home network. i can run all sort of crazy emulators, even psx and n64!!! i can watch almost any video format,streaming with XBMC, and not even have to do anything but share it's download directory on my network.that means no using up space on my xbox!
now this Question goes out to only those who do both....
What console do you like modding more?
be fair, and just weigh pros and cons. like...
"PS2 has a larger selection of games, but XBOX does every multi platform game better then PS2"
i can't wait to see see what everyone else thinks...
PS2 has more appealing games to me, but for the most part a little more finicky than the Xbox when modded.
The Xbox is great for an all around entertainment center, but I rarely ever play any Xbox games other than the multiplatform releases. I believe the last Xbox game I played was NFSU2.
PS2's are definitely more difficult to mod than an Xbox. I've only modded my PS2 for the few select games I own, which is very small. I have maybe 3-4 games I absoloutly must keep, but the rest I never play. As for my Xbox I've played the hell out of that thing. I've had it since day one without trouble. My v4 died on me so I traded up to a PSTwo, only to find it was a v14 so now I'm waiting for the MI team to release an update to their chip. Anyways, I've got a 360 now, so both my Xbox and my PS2 will collect dust.
Hands down - xbox, a modded ps2 will play games... that pretty damn near it.. but a modded xbox will do... omg where do i start, play classic games well (cmom guys, ps2 emus airnt that great) xbmc is great, different dashes are awsome, homebrew apps are mindboggling... yeh.. i just love my xbox... i bring it to every party for halo and xbmc jukebox action
v7 NTSC PS2 Duo2 SE
here is anothe 2 sided comparison....
PS2 homebrew is LEGAL, and XBOX for the most part isn't.
once you find a source for the XBOX binary it doesn't matter much, but PS2 homebrew can be downloaded off of HTML pages.so..
PS2 = easy to find.
XBOX = stable.
also with the PS2 expliot you can mod without chipping your system, you just need to make a single swap (or have a friend with it on his MC, like i have become.) but you still need a network adapter and spare HD to use it.
for XBOX you would have to solder to the LPC port to flash the new bios or go the easy route and buy a solderless chip that you only have to screw in. but to get the most out of it, you still need a new HD.
PS2= no chip, but you need a NA and HD. 50-100$ (depends on your HD size)
XBOX= Need Chip and a HD soon after. 50-100$ (depends if you only want 1 game on HD)
seems like a tie there. but i still give it to the XBOX considering you can fiddle with the stock drive before investing in a larger one.
actually, you can softmod an xbox much easier than you can softmod a ps2..
v7 NTSC PS2 Duo2 SE
ps2 is definately way easier to mod than a xbox, but I prefer modding a ps2 - its more challenging Before you've started modding the xbox its all over.
I've also found that the PS2 is a much better money-maker than the Xbox. There are a bunch of adventurous users out there that would risk it all with a softmod or a solderless Xbox mod, but for people looking to get their PS2 modded almost always turn to a professional. If they don't, then they end up paying for a repair and a mod install
i did forget about soft-modding on Xbox, but I have heard of fools frying their tsop. kinda lame trying to hotswap as well. but there are a ton of methods....
yeah, i do agree about xbox being easier.
i remember when i started playing with it, i had everything set-up and running all the software i had dreamed of in less then a week. then the only thing i had left was networking tweaks, like creating an smb network, getting XLINK to run off of XBMC so i could play online from my basement (my computer room is on the third floor!!!) soon i had nothing to do but create working configurations for games on PCSXBOX and SURREAL64.
i honestly prefer playing PSX off of my xbox rather then PS2. sad for the sony....
I have fun modding both systems. PS2 because it's very challenging to solder. Xbox even more so because it's easier to customize the shit out of it with LEDs, fans, custom jewels, paint, LCD screens- even the controllers are a blast to mod.