why ESR rules over swap magic
swap magic is just plain too old and a big hassle. i honestly think that cogswap is better for swaping discs and its free. why spend $40-50 bucks plus shipping for two discs? i guess that i'm still a noob but becoming more than a novice. i've realized after messing around with my exploit and with so many different elfs that ESR is just the best for booting your ps2 back up. i love backing up my originals and then just patching them with so much ease. i hate swapping discs. i actually only swap discs with PSXLauncher so that i can play my PS1 back ups. and so far, PSXlauncher is also an easy way to play your ps1 back ups if you have a flip top.
i freaking enjoyed modding my ps2 with a clear case and especially with a flip top cover. if you ever need to use swap magic again then just download the elf and boot it from your memory card. all that you need to get started is just to get your hands on an old gameshark 2 or codebreaker, indepedence compiler, and a usb stick to set up your exploit. just surf to sksapps and they'll have everything you need to get started. if you are a noob then i suggest that you get your hands on an exploit instead of blowing your money on some bull$Hit to play your games.