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why not try swap magic instead?
The main reason why many people prefer an old 'fat' console model is that these have an internal HDD drive bay which can be used together with the network adapter add-on to install an IDE-connected HDD. That is the kind of HDD required for using HDLoader/HDAdvance, which allows the majority of all PS2 games to run from HDD.
Originally Posted by lorre851
The new slim models can never use that method, as the only HDD they can have is one connected by USB 1.1 interface. This not only makes all such HDD transfers very slow, but also limits the running of commercial games on such an HDD to the use of USBAdvance/USBExtreme, which has rotten game compatibility. Opinions differ, but my experience is that a majority of games will not work at all by this method, and even the ones that do so have severe limitations. FMV video sequences in particular will often be almost useless, so incoherently 'stuttered' as to make it impossible to follow any 'story-telling' they may contain.
Some few games that do not contain full-quality video sequences in-game can still play very well (eg: several RPGs by Nippon Ichi), but games with many such sequences are really not worthwhile to play by this method (eg: Final Fantasy 12).
Both old and new consoles should work with all original games, but only for as long as the CDVD drive survives. That is the critical bit which makes most people want to run games from HDD instead, to prolong the life of the console.
I paid 100 euros for it, i dont want another one (and it works fine with the games i have now, so...)
I believe that USBAdvance/USBExtreme will work on your console, as I'm not aware of any reports to the contrary. (But it will always suffer from the limitations I mentioned above.)
Thanx djflexmaster and gulimsoto for the links. I'll see if it works when i'll recieve the disk...
As far as I know the new bios was released ONLY to stop the Memento (and thus also FMCB+ESR) method of launching copied games, and that this was done at the demands of the game developers/suppliers. Otherwise no bios update would have been made.
Best regards: dlanor