possible exploits available to me
I have a PS2, v4 (I'm pretty sure), two original ps2 games, an 8mb memory card, Gameshark disc, and a 2gb USB stick...
I do not have a modchip (I have purchased two of them and waiting for them. One I am canceling because their payment processor wants me to give them informationt hey should already have???? and another coming from modgameconsole.com).
I have no way to connect the memory card to my computer. I don't even have a USB-to-USB cable to possibly connect my PS2 directly to my PC...
I am not adverse to soldering. I like to think I am rather profficient, and I have soldering desk ready to go for when the chip arrives...but for curiosity's sake....is there anyway I can just solder a cpuple pieces of wire to the board or bridge a couple gaps to allow for backed-up copies to work?
I am also just greatly interested in hardware and what makes these consoles 'tick'. I have two mroe PS2's I can destroy in experimenting, but I'm curious if there are any other exploits out there that do not involve the following:
swapmagic type stuff
Action Replay/Gameshark save exploits
basically some serious hardware hacking here. There was some discussion about a hardware hack like I am thinking of with the XBox, but last I checked it never really materialized; everyone sticks with the tried and true mod chip or 007/Mech Assault saved game softmod.