PSTWO (slimline 70003) - what are the options without chipping? PLEASE HELP!
I posted this (quoted below) a few days ago.
I'd like some help / advice on exploiting my slimline PS2 which is a 70003 PAL model. I'm new to all this, but do work in IT, so am comfortable with the connectivity, using FTP and all the rest of it.
I understand I can't make use of the independance exploit on a slimline PS2 and my main question is; is Swap Magic the only way to run stuff without a mod chip?
Sub question; is there an easy way for me to launch ELFs like from a USB device with a list of the ELFs to launch, etc? Whether this is dependant on starting initially with Swap Magic or not.
I've had Swap Magic 3.6 delivered and have used it to boot a CD of Reality Player. Only used this to play stuff from my PC using ps2vfs over the network so far and video was a bit choppy (XviD)... am using a Wi-Fi (54Mbps) link to my PC for this at the moment, but intend to run a cable to see if it's the Wi-Fi that's the problem.
I've also tried (and failed so far) to run SMS 1.5 from an old USB 1.1 64MB pen drive I had lying around using Swap Magic. It just doesn't seem to do anything with the drive - the LED lights on the drive when I power up the PS2, then it goes off and shows no activity when I try to load program using swap magic. I have done all the renaming as per the manual \swapmagic\swapmagic.elf, etc (tried upper and lower case). I do have a different external USB device lying around (an Archos 20GB USB HDD) and wondered about trying that?
This all sounds a bit garbled - sorry. Any advice would be greatly appreciated... I don't seem to be able to find a lot of info on exploiting the slimline PS2.
I've got a slimline PS2 and want to get exploiting the beastie.
I don't want to chip it unless I have to and the main reason I want to use exploits is to make use of a media player such as Reality or preferably SMS 1.5 (which I understand is the best?) to play DIVX/XVID over wi-fi (hopefully... I've got the PSTwo wi-fi'd via a DLink AP which has worked great for online gaming so far).
I've read what feels like a million articles on the web about this exploit and that exploit and how this one doesn't work on a slimline PS2 and now I'm plain confused.
In my confusion, I've ordered Swap Magic 3.6 plus the "keys" to put into the PSTwo to allow me to open the lid and swap discs. I dunno if it was a mistake or not, but I'm sure someone will be able to tell me if it was! If it was a mistake and I don't need this product, I can return within 7 days (it's not been delivered yet, due tomorrow or Friday). I figured I needed swap magic to kick start the first exploit and allow me to install anything further, exploit wise.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Like I said, the main motiviation is to use the PS2 as a media player - but to learn as much about it as I can along the way. I also wondered about using a USB HDD (USBExtreme perhaps?) as well that I have lying around.
Apologies if I've missed existing posts on this subject... I couldn't find anything specific to my query, hence this.
my PS2 is a model: SCPH-70003 PAL... I think this is a V12.
Thanks in advance.