KINGDOM HEARTS 2 i already put the info to make the game work on hdd. check this out
After looking for some information on the internet about this game how to work after the gummiship, i couldn't find anything especific about how to make it works, and everybody were saying that we have to wait for a patch (maybe this never going to happend or somebody release one and i don't know about it), or buy the original, well i just want to know if there's interested people to know what i did to make this game works, i didn't make a patch, just the easiest way to play kh2 on hdd i'm actually playing after the gummiship on hdd. ;)
ok, what you need to have is:
1 - a PS2 and a hard Drive,a memory card and an original game (any kind of ps2 disc with big toc). (wow)
2 - a fresh image of Kingdom Hearts 2.
3 - a DVD disc ready to burn with nero or dvd decrypter (DVD+R or DVD-R both discs play fine, i recommend a Sony DVD or TDK, but i guess you can use Verbatim, but if you can buy a Sony DVD better)
4 - a method to run hdloader or hdadvance (it can be from memory card exploit or if you bought the original hdl or hda it's fine or any other method, ok)
5 - a swap magic image (i test the game with swapmagic 3.6, i guess it's going to work with swap magic 3.3, but better with swap magic 3.6, try to find this image in www.google.com, search as swap magic 3.6 DVD bittorrent, and you'll find it)
6 - you have to know how to do the cogswap or knife trick whatever you call it)
7 - in case you don't have the tool to do the cogswap go to this web site: http://www.bytelove.com/?p=16 to check how to make one tool for the cogswap, start to read when it says: NOW IT IS TIME TO CUT SOME PLASTIC Reading all that, check the photos and make one yourself, you can save some bucks or if you have this tool already forget about doing this step.
8 - It's time to start your playstation 2 with the method that you like, example: original hdloader or original hdadvance or mc exploit using hdl or hda, now you are going to see the list of your games, i forget to tell you that you need to install swap magic image in you hard drive (however you put your ps2 images into your hdd that's the way you should put the swap magic image in there), with the modes 1,2,3,6 & 7 enabled, you can change the modes if you highlight the image and press select, change them and press select again to return to the games list, ok now press x in your controller, now the swap magic dvd 3.6 will boot from your hdd, you are going to see the title of swap magic saying load program and the video mode: ntsc or pal, don't move anything in this screen, press eject in the ps2, put a disc with big TOC, i use Soul Reaver 2 practicly is 4.30gb something like that, you can see in this web site some games with bigger toc and maybe you have some of those, check them out: http://www.ps2nfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60
9 - After you put the game with the big toc, you're going to see something that says: you can put your own program disc, well this is the time to change the original disc with the kingdom hearts 2 disc using cogswap, after you do this don't press x, press square instead and you're going to see the game disc booting and after that wait untill you are in the main screen and go to load game, select your memory card where you have your save file of kh2 and load the file, now pass the door where everybody get stuck (in the hdd) and play untill you pass the gummiship level (the asteroids) after that level, go to the island you need to go and press triangle to land, after a while when you find a save point, well save the game and turn off your ps2, turn it on again and do your method using hdloader or hdadvance and now select the image that you still have in your hdd and press x and the same thing go to load game and you're going to continue where you save the game, so everytime you complete the islands and you have to open a door when you have to start the gummiship levels, do the same thing that i told you before and that's it.
I hope you understand my tutorial and you're going to enjoy playing this game believe me is awesome to play it without spending 50 bucks, i'm going to buy someday this game when they drop the price to 20 bucks hehehe :D
NOTE: It's very important that you use Sony DVD, more then any other brand because the ps2 laser read very good those Sony discs, ( i waste some discs using princo, maxell, & e-gear, i didn't test verbatim or tdk, use them at your own risk, you're going to have use Sony in case you waste discs with those brands, Dynex seems to work fine (i test a game with this brand and plays good) but i really recommend Sony DVD more then anything else, ok.:)