Can you play PAL games on a USA PS2 with SwapMagic 2.00 Built?

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by Jakob95, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Jakob95
    OP

    Suspended Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,344
    Location:
    New York City
    Country:
    United States
    I got Swap Magic and I want to burn PS2 PAL game into a DVD and then play it on my USA PS2 with Swap magic will it work?
     
  2. Jakob95
    OP

    Suspended Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,344
    Location:
    New York City
    Country:
    United States
    I burned a PAL game into a DVD and when I put it into my PS2 the PlayStation 2 read the disk with SwapMagic but the game was all wierd and black and white. Is there a way I can patch the Pal ISO and make it be a USA ISO. I need to do that because I can not find the US version of the game anywere online only in torrents but I don't download torrents. Thanks. And the game is NBA Live 09
     
  3. Jakob95
    OP

    Suspended Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,344
    Location:
    New York City
    Country:
    United States
    Please help and what does PAL and NTSC stand for
     
  4. Finishoff

    Member Finishoff GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Messages:
    351
    Country:
    United States
    Pal - European

    NTSC- American/Japanese

    Region locked

    If you have a NTSC console and you are trying to play a Pal game chances are you are going to see a green screen or a black and white screen. Its because of the tv.
     
  5. Jakob95
    OP

    Suspended Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,344
    Location:
    New York City
    Country:
    United States
    Yeh I got that problem its black and white. Is there a way I can fix that.
     
  6. Finishoff

    Member Finishoff GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Messages:
    351
    Country:
    United States
    Try this:
    Boot a copy of Swap Magic 3. After it loads, eject it. Insert the PAL game. Let it read the new TOC. Select NTSC on screen, then press the SQUARE BUTTON for special boot
     
  7. kobykaan

    Member kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    2,994
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    PAL = , short for Phase Alternating Line, is an analog television encoding system used in broadcast television systems in large parts of the world.


    NTSC (National Television System Committee) is the analog television system that was used in most of the Americas, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Burma, and some Pacific island nations and territories


    region map

    [​IMG]

    more info avail on wiki [​IMG]
     
  8. Jakob95
    OP

    Suspended Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,344
    Location:
    New York City
    Country:
    United States
    I got Swap Magic 2.00 Built. Its the old one.
     
  9. Finishoff

    Member Finishoff GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Messages:
    351
    Country:
    United States
    Okay you can try the: Patching PS2 Pal games to NTSC method. Basically patch the ISO of the game and then burn it. Google it, there should be instructions online, not 100% wokring for some titles though.
     
  10. Jakob95
    OP

    Suspended Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,344
    Location:
    New York City
    Country:
    United States
    There is no way I can do it automatically with the Swap Magic 2.00 Built. This is how the Swap Magic looks like when you turn it on It just says Insert Disk then you take it out and put the backup you can't switch the video mode like you could in the new one.
     
  11. Jakob95
    OP

    Suspended Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,344
    Location:
    New York City
    Country:
    United States
    There is no way I can do it automatically with the Swap Magic 2.0 Built. This is how the Swap Magic looks like when you turn it on It just says Insert Disk then you take it out and put the backup you can't switch the video mode like you could in the new one.
     
  12. Finishoff

    Member Finishoff GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Messages:
    351
    Country:
    United States
    Don't think so. Personally I have never used a Swap Magic, but there are only four ways to get pass this.

    -Swap Magic 3.0 ability to load special boot.
    -modchip
    -a signal converter for your television
    -software base patching.

    Try software patching seems to be the lease expensive out of these cases.
     
  13. Jakob95
    OP

    Suspended Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,344
    Location:
    New York City
    Country:
    United States
    What if I download Swap Magic 3.ISO and then burn it into a CD or a DVD and then use it with my Original Swap Magic 2. It could be like a backup or something.
     
  14. Finishoff

    Member Finishoff GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Messages:
    351
    Country:
    United States
    Try it. It might work. As long as the Swap Magic uses .ELF files to boot, it should boot.
     

Share This Page