Buying a Swap Magic in the UK

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  1. satopunch89
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    satopunch89 In a galaxy, slightly too far away...

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    I've wanted one for years (For Kingdom Hearts, obviously) but can't seem to find any legit/still in business websites that sell them. Anyone have any ideas? I don't mind if it's the 3.6 or the 3.8.

    Edit ~ If I were to install FreeMcBoot, would that, in any way, allow me to play NTSC games that I have the official disc of, rather than playing from a hard drive?
     


  2. Riyaz

    Riyaz Black Ace/Red Joker

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    sorry dude i looked at the official site and all the uh buy links are dead
     
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  4. satopunch89
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    satopunch89 In a galaxy, slightly too far away...

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    Riyaz Black Ace/Red Joker

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    http://gbatemp.net/topic/289287-discoazul-experience
     
  6. Magsor

    Magsor I am watching you

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    If you were to have freemcboot you can play NTSC but you would have to make a copy and your TV have to support ntsc signal.
    Maybe you could launch it directly from the disc but id have to try it I will later.
     
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    Magsor I am watching you

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    The problem is i don't have a PAL original to try it out but i am 98% sure now you can load up your import originals using freemcboot+cogswap. We need someone who has one to confirm.
     
  8. satopunch89
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    satopunch89 In a galaxy, slightly too far away...

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    Thanks for finding that out. I'm afraid you'll have to refresh my memory on what cog swapping is as I've totally forgotten.
     
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    Magsor I am watching you

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    Cogswap is a homebrew that basically is like swapmagic but using an original game to do the swap. So using cogswap and loading an original you don't need to swap so no need to crack open your console.
     
  10. Minox

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    Shop.01media.com has Swap Magic in stock, and while they may not be the cheapest around they are pretty reliable.

    They're not located in the UK, but they do ship all over Europe.
     
  11. yusuo

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    Free mcboot would do the job for you. I'm in the UK and would be willing to install free mcboot for you at no charge other then the postage.

    Let me know if you're interested
     
  12. dilav

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    Not sure if cogswap would let you use a different region orignal to do the swap, you could also try using the swap magic elf file to force video region to PAL


    Shop.01media.com is a good site, quick email replies, quick shipment.
     
  13. satopunch89
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    satopunch89 In a galaxy, slightly too far away...

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    Thanks. I'm definitely considering it at the moment. Is there any guide that shows how to play region free with FreeMcBoot?

    Good find, I'll be sure to have a go with it if I can't find any other options!
     
  14. Magsor

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    You don't need a tutorial theres nothing to do just load up the homebrew and press x a few times.
    like i said before i am 98% sure it will load up your ntsc game.

    At worst just patch the iso with esr i have many pal games and my system is NTSC its just that i pirated them all...
     
  15. satopunch89
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    satopunch89 In a galaxy, slightly too far away...

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    Alright then. Would it be ESR needed to run the game then?
     
  16. Foxi4

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    Agreed, you don't want a Swap Magic, you want freemcboot. ;) That and a Network Adapter.
     
  17. satopunch89
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    satopunch89 In a galaxy, slightly too far away...

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    Lol, not sure if I'd ever need a network adapter. :P
     
  18. yusuo

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    You just need a disk loader program on the memory card, it allows you to play backups and different region disks by disabling the security check. Then all you need to do is just click on the icon and boot up the game, simples
     
  19. jonthedit

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    Yes. You could use the official disc.
    Just use the XYZ PAL patch in Freeamcboot 1.8
     
  20. Foxi4

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    The Network Adapter's primary use is to connect an HDD to the console, alternatively to use streaming via SMB. ;)