Best PS2 SLIM Softmod?

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  1. DunkrWunkah
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    I've seen a lot of methods, but I don't know which ones are the best.
    Anyone who has a ps2 slim softmodded, how did you do it?

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    I had someone install Free McBoot to my memory card. and everything works fine. (:
    No opening the PS2 or covering sensors, just a few simple files taking up a little space on the card lets you load from USB drives and of course discs.
     
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    Do you know what method they used to install McBoot? Did you already own of the discs?
     
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    Can it load DVD backups?
     
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    Yes it can, you use a app called ERS to load dvd backups.
     
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    I don't know what method he used to get his, but there's a package you use if you already have it installed, to install it to someone else's card.
     
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    I googled ERS and I cant seem to find it-can you pm me a link?
     
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    Yep, definitely FreeMcBoot with ESR. All it requires is a USB, a game disk, a blank DVD-R, a Memory Card, and some files. ESR can run all your backups, and installs with FreeMcBoot, no extra files needed in the right download pack. Also for the website try http://freemcboot.psx-scene.com/.
     
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    So after looking at some things what I've gathered is I need either an Action Replay, Codebreaker, SwapMagic, or some odd memory card with usb. I don't have any of those things, so which is cheaper? Buying a modchip, or buying one of the hack discs?
     
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    AFAIK. There is only one software method of running homebrew on ps2 - freeMCboot. and there is only 2 method of playing backups - ESR and open usb loader. 1-st one has moor compatibility, second one more innovative.
     
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    There are older methods like Independence Exploit, which used a PS1 disc for some buffer overflow bug which exist in older PS2. ESR and open PS2 loader is recommended now a days. Old backup loader include cogswap, hdadvance, usbadvance...
     
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    I bought action replay + usb stick, patching my discs with ESR, loading them in my ps2 with Freemcboot. Works like a charm.
     
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    I'll check my local used game store for a copy of one of those hack discs. If I can't find it, I'll just order a swapmagic online I suppose. Thanks guys.
     
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    You can always buy a game and do the swap trick to install FMCB
     
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    Right, im going to see if I can buy a game soon from the used game store.
     
  18. Nujui

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    I would suggest Agent Under Fire, it usually works the best.
     
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    Okay I'll look for that. I wonder if they're open on memorial day?
     
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    If your ps2 is one of the old "fat" ones - you can also try the tric using one of your ps1 games - there's a guide at the freemcboot website