Swap magic help needed.
I've had SM for about 4 years now and Ive never had this problem until recently. To start, SM sometimes likes to load up (it spins, stops, starts spinning again, etc) but that's the least of my worries as I can get to the boot screen after a couple of resets. My main problem is in the boot screen; whenever I try to take the SM disk out of the tray the laser immediately starts to read the disc causing it to spin on its own locking me out of using the load program option. If I manage to get passed that when I try to put my own game in the tray the same thing happens. Any suggestions?
This is on a slim PS2 just in case if there is confusion.
EDIT: I figured out my problem, it's because my flip top lid has gotten really loose so the slightest movement as I try to swap discs causes the PS2 to realize the tray is open. Think something like tape will work in holding the lid down?
why not use SM to install FMCB to the MC then you wont need the disk any more unless its one of the newer slims with the new BIOS. do normal game disks play ok? could be the laser dying or it could be your SM disk is worn out....
what model slim is it ?
I looked up the free mcboot you were talking about (it seems convenient not switching disks every time) but I have a problem, I downloaded and put all the files correctly on my USB, connected it to the PS2 but whenever I go to the swap magic splash page I see the flashdrive flash like it's been detected but it just hangs. I've reset like 5 times but it's the same thing each time.
And to answer your questions: regular games play fine and my model is a black SCPH-77001.
try another flash drive. not all work well with the PS2 USB drivers we have.
sandisk generally work , a 1G Toshiba i bought wont work, some kingston also had problems. Also try as small a drive as you have. Preferably less than 1G.
i mostly use a 128Mb flash drive i have had for years.
Well I just installed free mcboot by burning a noobie package iso (I only have one other flash drive and it's a kingston), now I don't have to swap discs anymore. :) But I have another question, if my PS2 dies for one reason or another and I get a new one will I have to reinstall fmb? Or do I just plug the memory card in the new one and everything will be back to normal?
EDIT: I also want thank you for referring me to fmb.
As long as the installed version of FMCB is compatible with your new Playstation 2 console's region, you do not have to reinstall FMCB at all.
Originally Posted by Konkquin
If you want to avoid that risk totally, download and launch the Unofficial FMCB v1.8C installer and select "Multi install". That will install a version of FMCB that is totally region free.