Use of the SWAPMAGIC.ELF method is for booting homebrews, not games, and the same is true of FMCB booting. That has nothing whatsoever to do with any games ever... The running of backup games is handled by other programs, which you can start thanks to FMCB. But it is those other programs which determine the game compatibility.
Once you have FMCB working, one of its homebrew companion programs known as ESR can allow you to boot backups without any swapping necessary, provided only that you patch each backup iso with a special ESR-patcher before burning iso to DVD-R disc. And ESR does have excellent compatibility with games. And while there may be a few rare games that have a problem with ESR (you can still use SM for those), ESR does have another advantage in that its backup system completely ignores the region limits of PS2 releases.
FMCB also allows the use of other game backup methods without using any physical discs, and these methods also ignore region limits, allowing you to use import games almost as if they were made for your own region (a special tool named GSM can adapt the video modes if needed).
Again I'm not sure I follow you. Once you have a way (any way at all) of booting uLE, you will never again have to burn a disc just in order to copy something to the PS2, or to run any homebrew programs. The normal procedure is to just put all such stuff on a USB drive (FAT32 format) and then use the uLE FileBrowser to copy what is needed to MC and/or launch any homebrew elfs you want from that USB drive.Quote:
I am going to try to burn this into a DVD tomorrow.
In the case of an FMCB installation, that must always be done by running the FMCB installer from a device path that also contains the rest of the FMCB installation package. And that is best done from a USB drive, though it should also be possible from a DVD disc, if you insist on that method. But I'm not sure how the swapping of such a disc needs to be done.
Best regards: dlanor