Kamatari?s ?No swap disk? Cogswaploader Memory Card Exploit Install guide
For this guide I am using Blaze Xploder v4 and X-Link, you can also get this guide to work with Xport and Nport
Take your X-link cable (or equivalent) and plug it into you pc and ps2, for the pc you will have to install some drivers which will be supplied on a disk with your equipment, if not you may have to look on www.google.com or manufacturers website.
Put in you Xploder (or equivalent) disk into your Playstation 2 and let it load up onto the main menu.
Now on you pc start up X-link (or equivalent), make a backup of you memory card for safety reasons.
Now on your memory card you want to copy to your hdd the file called: Your SystemConfiguration. Save this to you SAVES folder of Xlink or the program you are using
Now go to: www.tftgp.com/ps2.rar extract the ps2 folder to your desktop.
In the ps2 folder contains a ps2 save builder, Titleman frontend and boot.elf.
The first thing we wan to do is go into the titleman frontend program and open up titleman frontend:P. This program will be creating our custom title.db.
Now in title man front end you see four buttons you can click. The first thing you want to do is click: Create TITLE.DB.
Now after you have done that you will need to find a PS1/PSX game, with your PS1/PSX game in your pc go into the cd drive, you may see a file that says something like SLES_350.52, the bit before might be different depending on the region you are in and the numbers will be different because of the game you are using. If you have this file go skip the A, B, C part. There are now two possibilities:
A) If No files are showing try a different game disk and repeat and/or:
B) If you see a file called system open that up in notepad and look for the string of text mentioned earlier
C) Look on the disk for the string of text but there will be one difference: it will say like SLES-35052 instead of SLES_350.52
Now after you have found the number make a note of it. If you had to use part C, you should note down the SLES-35052 code AND write down a copy but replacing the ? for _ and after the first THREE numbers add a . so you have SLES_350.52
Back in the title man front end program you see a drop down box, change the code to match what yours is and then enter in your numbers. Now once you have the numbers entered in you will need to click: Add Exec, this will add the code to the title.db
If you had to use part c in step six you will have to add in both codes you noted down. To see if your codes were added click: List current contents of TITLE.DB and you should see it show up in the window
Now you will want to open up the ps2-save folder which is in the ps2 folder you downloaded. Inside there will be a program called: ps2save-builder.exe.
With that program open, click the little folder icon and navigate to where you saved Your SystemConfiguration and open that up. There should be about three files in it:
Now what you need to do is right click one of the cells and choose add file.
You are then going to want to navigate to the ps2 folder you downloaded and add in the boot.elf file that is in there.
With that file added, you are then going to want to right click another cell and choose add file again, but this time navigate to your titlemanfrontend folder and add in TITLE.DB.
Now you should have:
In the window, you now want to click the floppy disk icon to save, call it something you will know to look for like EXPLOIT and make sure you save it in your SAVES folder of the X-Link or similar program directory.
Now with that file saved where all your cheats are in the SAVES folder, go ahead and load back up Xploder or similar program on the ps2 and then load up X-Link or similar. You are then going to want to upload the file under EXPLOIT or whatever you called it and you should see a file which should be called Your SystemConfiguration. You are then going to want to transfer it to your memory card; this should then overwrite the existing file called: Your SystemConfiguration on your memory card.
Now restart your PS2 with your game that you got the SLES_350.52 type of code and it should load cogswaploader, if not I suggest re-going through this guide.
Now if you want to know how to play your import or backups at this stage here is what you do:
1. boot up cogswaploader with your ps1/psx game
2. press eject once cogswaploader has loaded
3. insert an original ps2 game
4. when it says ?ps2dvdrom? on the screen press X once
5. using either slide card or flip top lid, swap ps2 original game with your import or copy
6. Press X again and wait for game to load
If you do not have a slide card or flip top lid I will tell you how to make a slide card:
1. get a old credit card or similar item
2. cut it to this design
3. you will need to remove the front bit off the cd tray on your ps2, I cant really say how as the ps2?s can be different
4. you will then be moving this pin when doing the slide card bit
When using the slide card you slide right to open the cd drive, pull out the cd drive, swap the disks, close up the cd drive and slide the pin left to shut the drive
COMING SOON: HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN FLIP TOP
Thanks for your time and look out for tutorials from me in the future