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007: Agent Under Fire - Black Screen
007: Agent Under Fire - Black Screen –
I have fat ps2. (SCPH-30001R)
Made image from original.
Edited ISO with latest "uncompressed boot.elf" which I changed name to driving.elf
I'm sure I got that part right because I have tried 4.42, 4.40, 4.12 and had to change the size before I could "update selected file".
Burned edited/updated ISO to Sony DVD-R.
Loaded 007 from original in ps2.
Loaded saved game so I could select driving level (level 2).
Took original disk out, screen would freeze, then put copied 007 in and screen would unfreeze.
Selected the driving level and it goes to a black screen.
Not sure what else to try.
Last edited by i3one21; 07-02-2010 at 10:04 PM.
As I understand it there are two critical points to this trick, and I'm no expert in either of these things, unfortunately for you, so I can't provide all the details you may need. Only someone accustomed to disc-swapping methods can do that.
Originally Posted by i3one21
In all disc swapping without special tools that halt execution (and disc rotation) for the swap, the timing of the swap is time-critical in two ways. You must do it at the proper point in time, and you must do it in a short time.
All disc swapping methods rely on being able to swap the disc without having the bios or game routines detecting that any swap occured. At most they can be permitted to note a temporary inability to read data on the disc, but they can not be permitted to note that the tray was opened in any way. So on a fat PS2 this means that you can NOT use the eject button but must have some other way of swapping the disc (mechanically forced tray ejection or fliptop tray lid.) And using any of these methods right probably takes some practice. (I don't use such methods myself, so I can't advise you well on that.)
Best regards: dlanor
That crossed my mind. I tried looking up "swap trick". Didn't find much. Now I just saw a video of a "cogswap". Maybe that will work. Will try and report back. Thanks.
If there are other ways to swap if someone wants to advise before I attempt the cogswap. It would be apprecaited.
Well, with the fat PS2, the only swap methods I can think of is using the "slide tool" for a cogswap or completely removing the top of the PS2 case and the top of the dvd tray to gain access to the disc while it's spinning. YouTube has tons of videos of both methods. Since you are trying this "Agent Under Fire" method, I'm assuming you'd rather do this yourself versus sending your memory card to an FMCB installer. If you happen to have (or can obtain from a friend) a cheat device that can transfer game saves from a USB stick (gameshark, codebreaker, action replay) and a PS1 game lying around, you could install the independence exploit first and then switch to FMCB.
Mission accomplished, with some scary run-ins.
I first attempted the cogswap and made a tool using a casino like credit card. Watched a youtube video, tried the swap. Couldn't get the tray to eject. Then it would only eject half way. I guess I screwed it up.
Watched video how to take apart ps2. Got my tray working. Then did the swap with the ps2 taken apart. I highly recommend this way. May take a few minutes longer, but take your time and don't rush. Find a good video how to take apart on youtube.
Thanks for all responses.