NOTE: i tried searching the topics and couldnt search for esr since it was only 3 letters. i flipped through a few pages and didnt see a topic devoted to it and it seems to be fairly new news. if there is such a topic, i apologize. just tell me or delete this or whatever needs to be done. i have just learned about the beta of ESR which is a program that can load ps2 backups via the memory card exploit. supposedly its better than Memento and you still have to patch discs. the program is also free. you still have to patch discs. here is the link: http://psx-scene.com/forums/freevast/58441...ublic-beta.html i couldnt get it to work, but i think my ps2's laser is dying. i will try to try it on another console. however, it sounds promising.