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Newb help on Swap Magic/Swap Card/Independance Memory Card Xploit
Newb help on Swap Magic/Swap Card/Independance Memory Card Xploit –
Hey I am new to these forums. I have a soft modded xbox and a 1.5 psp both with tons of emu homebrew. I love the things. Now someone recently gave me their ps2 to fix/mod. I have been reading up on the ps2 independance memory card xploit and i am a little confused/unsure of what to do/ how to go about it. My buddy has an original swap magic disc i can borrow but he swears he needs to put it in every time he runs homebrew or backup. This is my understanding that if I take the front cover off the drive tray, carve a swap card from one of the many available templates take his original swap magic cd run it then swap it for my ps2 independance installer cd-r i can install the needed files (from a ps1 game the .elf and title/db?) to a memory card and prestor xploited ps2 that can run unsigned code right? Not needing his swap magic again or a retail harddrive? (i want to do this without any hard drive for that matter) any help is greatly appreciated sorry for the newbish querries but i cant seem to find a step by step answering these q's especially without me having retail hd....
I may be wrong, but...
I may be wrong, but... –
as far as I know, you can do either boot from media or hdd using the independence. I too am recently new. I slapped in a hdd w/ the official network adapter and bought a seperate memcard for this. I used the uLaunch elf for the hdd and tutorials can be found in the sticky section of the HD related section of the forums. Great tutorials as I got it up and working in no time. I only had to use the swap magic 1x to get the exploit, then pretty much the trigger disc runs it from there (no need for the swap magic after that). also google 'sks apps' for some of the elf's and other info. good luck. Oh, and just for the record, you need an original psx game (trigger disk).
Hope that helps a little. and read all the stickies.
Veni Vidi Vici
update i got the cd 3.0 to the swap magic star screen? it says to boot program? I use swap card put my independance installer in it switched to a red star screen with like bright colors at the borders? but it hangs? any ideas?
it should boot thgouh. U should indeed load the exploit install cd with use of the swap magic.
then u will be able to boot any program of choice, located in mc0:/BOOT/BOOT.ELF, when u insert a certain ps1 game disc. u will need this ps1 game disc everytime u want to load your program.
not quite sure... –
you need some original psx games (first of all), then you must use titleman to add their SLUS, SCUS, or SCES #'s into the title db. As for retail hdd... do you mean... need a sony retail hdd? You can use any hdd over 40gb's... but you also must have some .elf's in the file folder. These elfs are the programs you wish to run from the memcard and I used an iso version of the hdl_7c to format the drive. Then you run the exploit using the original psx title that you used titleman to put in the database. The iso of hdl_7c I used swap magic to format the drive for my backups so that the memcard could run it afterwards. I'm not sure what you meant by retail hdd. check out ps2hd.com for compatible hdd's. Sorry, I'm new to the exploit scene as well... but it's working ok. You can get elfs from some of the links off of this site for you're files folder.
Veni Vidi Vici
thx for the responses quick update on my progress i used a tutorial on www.magicswapfix.com to make a cog swap exploit installer disc which did boot up (yay!!) but after install complete when i put in my trigger disc no luck lol now after retracing my steps i think i made the title db with SLUS-00277 when it really was SLUS_00277 doh!! so i am attempting reburns tonight but i take it i am almost there? i tried to make a disc with independance compiler 4.1 but it never works i think that has to do with my media thought so far only maxell cd-r booted can i use swap magic 3.0 disc cd to boot dvd backups? or do i need the swap magic dvd for that? i was thinking of maybe making an installer 4.1 dvd? wierd when i made the cog swap installer from swapmagicfix guide that cd was only like 40mb but it booted compiler was like 129mb? any ideas suggestions good tutorial links? oh and re above what i am trying to say is i want to mod this ps2 with no hd involved at all is that clear retail or pc no hd just mem card ps1 disc is what i want to boot backups/emulators with....
I don't think you can boot backups direct using a ps1 and the exploit. Unless that's what the cog swap does. I think it only applies for hdd's. Not sure though. Also, make sure you're slus is like this in the titleman prog. "SLUS_###.##" don't forget the underscore AND the decimal... it makes a difference. As for links... on the main page there's some links. i.e. exploitstation
Try that and again... google sksapps (that one helped me). And, on another note regarding the titleman app, I couldn't get the GUI versions to work right for me, so I had the best success with the command line version. Also, if you decide on the hdd option, I had to use Winhiip to transfer the iso's because I couldn't get backups to be recognized via dvd's. In regards to what you want to burn the exploit ISO, I tried making an exploit dvd with no luck, but the cd version worked fine. I also have been using a dummy file creator to make my dummy.dat files as a filler. Hope that helps, it worked for me.
Let me know how you make out with the exploit dvd... I'd be interested to see if itworks and how.
Veni Vidi Vici
hey i got it to work believe it or not my ps1 justs boots to cogswapper off of memory card thx for all the help....
in addition i also got independance compiler 4.1 to work as well....