Got a PS2, want to play illegal games

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  1. Satangel
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    I've got my hands on a PS2, and I would like to pirate games on it. Doesn't matter if it's by DVD or via HD.

    I've got these specs, which I'm pretty sure will help.
    Sony model no. SCPH-39004
    Playstation 2 PAL
    AC 220 - 240V 50/60Hz 50W
    Serial C6589125

    I haven't seen the firmware version, because I currently have no screen to hook it up too.... Can someone help me out?
     


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    look for someone to install free mc boot to a memory card for ya then just patch iso's with ESR and burn em up and they should boot up great just make sure to use good quality media
     
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    Someone's blunt about their morality.

    You can hard mod the console, or you can choose to buy a mem card with a soft mod per installed on it.
     
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    Well if someone near u have a softmodem/hardmoded PS2 then you can easily install FreeMC Boot and play from HDD,DVD or SMB.
     
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    FMCB + HDD adapter ftw <3

    I'd got for FMCB.
    It's better then a hardmod cause it gives you a menu to execute homebrew etc
    Along with various settings.
     
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    Do you always have to buy something to pirate games? Or is there any way to be a total cheapass and not spend a dime?
     
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    You're always going to need some media to play the games from, ranging from (depending on system) a hard drive, external drive, flash drive/sd card, or optical disk media.

    You're also usually going to need something to transfer the mod to the system with.

    Wii - SD card/hdd after that
    DS - flash cart
    Xbox 360 - something to flash the DVD drive with, then disk media after that OR ODDE
    PSP gets away with it, only needing a MS Pro Duo.

    Edit - I mean, if you REALLY want to cheap out on it, if you have a pretty beefy computer, grab PCSX2, download your ISOs, then use a wired 360 controller, PS2 with a USB adapter, PS3 controller with a bluetooth dongle, or just mouse and keyboard that shit, yo.
     
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    SCPH-39004 is a fat model, right? As DinohScene hinted, you should try to find a network adapter, and an EIDE hard disk (these are old, and possibly hard to find now. SATA won't work). Then you can play your games off the internal hard disk, once your PS2 is exploited and you can launch an elf file. This site is still a good resource: http://www.sksapps.com/
     
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    Spend a couple bucks to get "backups" working or spend a lot of bucks and buy originals. Still well in cheapass territory.
     
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    Well if you pay shipping I'll softmod a memory card for you. I provide SF 2.0 or FreeMcBoot 1.8[Final]
    That or do it yourself with an original copy of 007 Agent.
     
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    Rather than using SwapMagic just look for someone who installs FreeMcBoot on memory cards - it's the cheapest solution.
     
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    god no!

    no no no no no no a thousand times no

    That means the card cog eject trick known to fuck up disc trays for PS2 deffo still be a cheap ass (you will need a memory card anyways right) get someone in PAL region to sort you Free MCBoot on your memory card and ship it back and use that to enable your mods
     
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    there are no illegal games just pirated games and yes memory card method above is best.
    modding is simplest.

    I remember i used an external hard disk (the size for the ones for the laptop) and it was working great. some games did have issues running on it like Ratchet
     
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    FreeMcBoot it yourself; it's not that hard and it'll be far more rewarding in the end. With regards to media, well...
    It's like my auto-mechanic always says:
    "We offer 'Good,' 'Cheap,' and 'Fast' services...but you can only pick two."

    Good and cheap is playing off a usb drive; but it'll be slow.
    Good and fast is getting a network adapter card and an IDE hdd; but it won't be cheap.
    Cheap and fast is playing burned games; but it won't be good*...for your PS2.

    *"good" is a relative term here. Bad disc media can possibly mis-align your optical's lens and "wear and tear" on an already old system should not be disregarded. The chances for "mechanical failure" on a FreeMcBooted PS2 constantly playing burnt discs as opposed to one playing them off of a hdd should be obvious.
     
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    oh it does not
    I have been using cogswap for about 8 years now and my ps2 is still working fine
     
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    I'm happy for you, But that is not going to change what I have personally seen :P
     
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    Well I'd rather let someone with more knowledge do it, just to be sure. I don't have any experience with hardware too, so it's only logic I'm a bit scared....
    I've done a bit of searching and come across these 2 sites, which seem pretty cheap too!
    http://www.pstwo.co.uk/
    http://www.toveyonline.com/memorycards/freemcboot.html

    Any feedback on these 2?

    Thanks so much for the (quick) replies btw!
     
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    I bought mine from http://www.toveyonline.com/memorycards/freemcboot.html - It was cheap and quick delivery - most importantly of all it works great :)

    I hope this helps.
     
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