how the heck do you mod this thing
this is too confusing and the site is so unorganized you can barely find information w/o doing serious digging.
I have a SCPH-39001 (fat) ps2 that im trying to mod. dont want to send my card to a stranger, not trying to buy anything other than what i have. don't want a mod chip, screw AR max, not looking to break my disk drive with swap magic, etc.
its my understanding that i can soft-mod my ps2 like so:
take a game (in my case mgs 3 snake eater), use imgburn to rip the disk to my desktop, use apache to edit the TOC and replace the NETDOWN.ELF, use imgburn to re-burn the iso to a DVD-R.
Open the system and remove the white spindle thing so the disk can spin with no top. load up the original mgs 3 sn disk, press start, swap the disks, go to special and then camo download and the ulauncher is suppose to start.
now my problem is after swapping the disks and going to camo download the disk will either stop spinning, go to the red screen telling me to insert a PSX disk, or show a disk symbol and a ? at the top left of the screen.
what am I doing wrong? do I have the wrong .elf file? I am tired of wasting my dvd's.