FreeMCBoot FAQ + Install Guide.

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    FreeMcboot FAQ + Install Guide



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    Q: What is FreeMCBoot?

    A: FreeMcBoot is a app launcher that can let you run various homebrew on your PS2. It runs files called .elfs through USB Sticks and such.

    Q: Do I need anything special to install it?

    A: No, you just need a PS2 Memory Card And USB Stick. Depending on what method you use though, you may need a cheat disc, backup disc or a game.

    Q: Does this work on every PS2?

    A: For SCPH-9000xx PS2 with a datacode of 8B and earlier will work. Datecode of 8C, the bios must be version 220, not 230. Bios version can be check in uLaunch
    WARNING! Spoilers inside!


    Q: Do fats and slims have different ways of hacking?

    A: Yes, if you want to do the game swap trick, than you will have to do some mods to your Fat or Slim.

    Q: Can my hacked memory card work on other PS2s?

    A: Yes as long as that PS2 was made before mid 2008 and is in the same region as your PS2

    Q: Can I Play Backups With FreeMCBoot?

    A: Yes you can by either using OpenPS2Loader for USB,HDD and Networking Or ESR for Backup Disc.

    Q: Can I use a backup copy of AR Max, Codebreaker, or SwapMagic to install FreeMcBoot?

    A: No


    Installation Method 1: AR Max EVO




    Things Needed:

    1: AR Max EVO disc

    2: Latest FreeMCBoot. You can find it at the top of the page.

    3: USB Flash Drive.

    Step 1:Once you've downloaded the file, copy the FREE_MCBOOT.ELF and the INSTALL folder to the USB.

    Step 2: Start up your PS2 and put in the USB Stick and AR MAX EVO.

    Step 3: Once AR has booted go to the Media Player.

    Step 4: Use the "Next Item" Button to go to the FREE_MCBOOT.ELF.

    Step 5: Select Play and the the installer will boot.


    Installation Method 2: Codebreaker (8.1 or newer)




    Things Needed:

    1: CodeBreaker 8.1 or newer

    2: UlaunchELF in cbs format (Download)

    3: Latest FMCB

    4. USB Flash Drive.

    Step 1: Put the FMCB files and the UlaunchELF in the USB Stick. Don't put the pelican.bin on there yet.

    Step 2: Start up your PS2 and put in the USB Stick and CodeBreaker

    Step 3: Once booted select "Device Manager" and then go to the USB icon.

    Step 4: You should see "UlaunchELF" file. Check the little circle by it and press X to select it. Then press Triangle and select "Copy" and copy it to where you have your PS2 Memory Card inserted.

    Step 5: Go back to the main menu and take out your USB Stick and put the "pelican.bin" file I talk about earlier and put it back in the PS2.

    Step 6: Restart your PS2 and it should boot up to SMS

    Step 7: Press Start to bring up the menu

    Step 8: Go to "Browser settings"

    Step 9: Go to "Exit to" and keep pressing X till you get "mc0:/BOOT/BOOT.ELF"

    Step 10: Press Triangle to bring your self back to the menu and go back to "Exit to", it should launch UlaunchELF

    Step 11: ulanuchelf will start up, press O to go into the FileBrowser menu.

    Step 12: Select mass, that is your USB.

    Step 13: Select FREE_MCBOOT.ELF on the next screen and the installer will start. Install FMCB from there.


    Installation Method 3: SwapMagic




    Things Needed:

    1: USB Flash Drive.

    2: Latest FMCB

    3: Swapmagic

    4: UlaunchELF (Download)

    Step 1: Make a folder called "SWAPMAGIC" on the USB Stick. Make sure it's named just like that without the " "

    Step 2: Put all of the FMCB files onto the USB Stick

    Step 3: Put the BOOT.ELF from the UlaunchELF rar. into the SWAPMAGIC folder and rename it to "SWAPMAGIC.elf."

    Step 4: Put the Swapmagic and USB Stick in and boot up. It should show the Swapmagic Screen and then the ulaunchelf screen.

    Step 5: ulanuchelf will start up, press O to go into the FileBrowser menu.

    Step 6: Select mass, that is your USB.

    Step 7: Select FREE_MCBOOT.ELF on the next screen and the installer will start. Install FMCB from there.


    Installation Method 4: Game Swap Trick.




    Things Needed:

    1. Apache v1.1 (Download)

    2. IMGBurn (Download)

    3. UlaunchElf (Download)


    With this one it depends on what game you want to use. I'm gonna use 007 Agent Under Fire, as it seems to give the best results.

    For Slims: This video will show you how to block the senors so that you can swap disc.



    All Credit for the video goes to gamedexterity.

    For Fats: You just need a credit card (or gift card), cut it to make a slide tool, take the faceplate off of the disk drive (it pops on and off), and use the tool to quickly swap the discs.

    [IMG]

    You can also take apart your PS2 Fat. In which you just take out the magnet, take out the disc, put in the backup and replace the magnet.


    Step 1: Make an iso out of the game.

    Step 2: Rename the BOOT.elf from the ulaunchelf rar and rename it to DRIVING.ELF.

    Step 3: Start up Apache and use it to open the iso.

    Step 4: Click on other DRIVING.elf in Apache.

    Step 5: Go to the top and select the tab "ISO Tools" and then select "Change TOC for Selected File"

    Step 6: Change the size "dec" to 915196.

    Step 7: Click out of it and go back to "ISO Tools" and then select "Update Selected File"

    Step 8: Go to the file you renamed update the original.

    Step 9: Burn the modified ISO to a DVD

    Step 10: Put in the game and USB Stick with the FMCB files.

    Step 11: Play until level two and go back to the main menu.

    Step 12: Quickly replace the disc with the backup.

    Step 13: Go back to Level 2 and start it. It should start up ulaunchelf.

    Step 14: ulanuchelf will start up, press O to go into the FileBrowser menu.

    Step 15: Select mass, that is your USB.

    Step 16: Select FREE_MCBOOT.ELF on the next screen and the installer will start. Install FMCB from there.


    Installation Method 5:HD Loader/HD Advance




    Things Needed:

    1: PS2 with a HDD connected to the Network Adapter
    2: Retail HDL/HDA disc
    3: PS2 Memory Card
    4: USB device - formatted to FAT32
    5: uLaunchELF ISO
    6: FMCB
    7: Winhiip

    Step 1: Extract the ulanuchelf ISO to your desktop or where ever you want to extract it.

    Step 2: Connect your HDD and Install the ISO using WinHIIP (If you don't know how, read this guide on how to use WinHIIP.)

    Step 3: Download FMCB and install the contents into the root of your USB.

    Step 4: Put in your HDD, USB, Memory Card and your copy of HDL or HDA and start up the PS2.

    Step 5: Once HDL or HDA has fully loaded up, start ulanuch from the Games list (Note: You may need to switch to Mode 3 if you happen to get a blackscreen.)

    Step 6: ulanuchelf will start up, press O to go into the FileBrowser menu.

    Step 7: Select mass, that is your USB.

    Step 8: Select FREE_MCBOOT.ELF on the next screen and the installer will start. Install FMCB from there.

    Installation Method 6: Finding someone (In your region) that has FMCB already




    No things needed here, if you happen to find someone that has FMCB, than they can install it for you.

    Devin, wolffangalchemist and me can do installs for free. Just pm one of us if you're interested.

    I've put a lot of work into this,so I hope you like it. [IMG]

    TY Devin for the revised guide


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    funny thing i just recently did this with 007 agent under fire, and i'm currently working on getting my usb hard drive set up with Open PS2 Loader

    also, for videos on how to set up your ps2 for swapping and then doing it, check out this (phat) or this (slim)
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    PS2 is allowed for the competition ? I thought the other consoles are these stuff like gizmo and dingoo and whatever.
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    I actually had problems with it at first. It the Usb extreme program wouldn't read my drive. Turns out I had to put them on my computer's HDD and then transfer them to the usb stick.

    And thanks for the vids.
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    It's allowed, as far I know.
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    I tried it with Snake Eater, but it always either freezes or goes to the red error screen...
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    Yeah, that can happen. I thought NightFire would work, but nope, nothing. I got Agent Under Fire and it worked perfectly. I recommend it for doing the swap method.
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    i got agent under fire used from gamestop for $4, but remember it has to be black label, the greatest hits version was patched so it doesn't work
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    As far as I know, PS2 isn't allowed.

    Your guide will be useful though if I ever get my PS2 repaired. (which I probably won't do in the foreseeable future)
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    Oh really? I didn't know that. Guess I got lucky with my purchase. [IMG]

    I'll add that to the tut so that people know.
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    theres actually another method via hd loader
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    Nujui I need something to do.

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    I know of that method, but I've looked and cannot find a retail hd loader or advance disc anywhere for sale. So I didn't include it. If you can find one, I'll happily add it.
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    WRONG!

    You don't need to take apart the phat in order to pull this off. You just need a credit card (or gift card), cut it to make a slide tool, take the faceplate off of the disk drive (it pops on and off), and use the tool to quickly swap the discs.

    You shouldn't be writing a FAQ if you don't know what you're talking about.
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    I do know what I'm talking about. It works either way.

    I'll replace it with that if it makes you happy...

    Sorry if I'm not a know it all.
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    He's not wrong. It's just an alternative method of doing it. You should edit in, because the magnet method can be hard to handle for people that are unsure about it. It's also pretty easy to mess up your PS2 if you make a mistake - and that's from personal experience xD.
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    Same here.

    I'll just put what he said in their instead, more safe.
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    Well, Costello said that PS2 is not allowed, but he said that "you posted in the right section as far as I'm concerned", so this guide can stay up, I guess.
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    I've had a retail hd loader disc since it launched
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    I know, but I mean for other people. Do you expect a lot of people to still have the disc? And for the people who don't have them, they can't buy them.

    If people really want it, I'll add it.

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