writeup - action replay max and mc exploit
Just a quick thanks to everybody up here. I was finally able to get my unmodded ps2 to work. Here's what I did...
- Got a Maxtor 120gig drive
- Pack of 100 cd-r's (not needed, found out later!)
- network adapter
- action replay max evo
OK, so here is what you do. I figured out the AR max thing thismorning. I know there's a million writeups about it, but this worked awesome for me and some of the writeups are confusing.
So far, find a PS1 original game. If not, go to a used game store and buy the cheapest one. Take it home, check out the disc ID number. Do this by putting the cd in your computer, going to the cd-rom drive and opening a file called 'system.cnf'. In this file, you will see a code that is also on the front of the disc. That's the disc id. It looks like slus-006.05 or something like that.
Then, go over to this awesome web page. This guy was nice enough to take his mod'ed ps2, a few games, and upload the different memory files for you to download. Hats off to you and thanks again for doing this. The site is.. http://home.comcast.net/~avitus/wsb/...ome.html-.html
Download the different files. Once downloaded, open each zip and the file titlex.txt. Search the file for the disc id number (IE: 006.05). Go through every zip until you find it. If you can't, then try another ps1 game.
Then, take the .max file and copy it to the usb thumb drive. Take the thumb drive, insert in ps2. Then, put in the AR max disc in, go into the memory manager. Choose the thumb drive as the primary, and select the system backup image. "Uncrush" the image to the memory card 1. Power down, put in disc that you used the disc ID for, power up, and you should be golden.
I was shocked this worked! I am so happy that everything went smoothly. Thank you again (avitus) for putting this stuff up there. If not, I would be scratching my head again today. I haven't tried any imports or copying anythign to the HD yet, but I have a pretty good feeling it will work.
Thanks again and good luck!