Is it possible to play PS2 backups + cheat codes?

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  1. xhaborymx
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    I'm pretty sure I've got an old DMS3.0 installed in my ps2 phat. Anyway, I've got the Action Replay (retail) disc and it boots up just fine. But, when I pop in a backup, it tells me there isn't a disc in the system. My question is, is there any way to use both Action Replay and backup discs? I'm even willing to get another PS2 and get a different mod chip or try anything else. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I think you would be better off if you get a network adapter for your ps2 instead of another ps2. I am sure you can get cheat codes running with HardDisk backups.
     
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    I'd be perfectly fine doing that. How would that work?
     
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    Try to burn a copy of Action Replay Max for the ps2. It burns onto a cd and it works no problem with any ps2 games i have (Legit copies or burned)
     
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    I already tried that. The problem is that AR doesn't read burned discs, only retails. Thus the reason I'm asking the question in the first place.
     
  6. dilav

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    update dms firmware?
     
  7. xhaborymx
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    For whatever reason, the update .elf and the update disc both give me black screens. Which is why I said I wouldn't mind buying a second ps2. It's about time for one, anyway. But I just wanted a solution that would allow me to play both an AR disc AND backups.
     
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    With the new peek/poke capabilities in the PSGroove it might be possible to get some kind of cheat mechanism going.
     
  9. dilav

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    ps2, not ps3...

    and im not really sure then... I know that the newer update supports a backup ar disk and back up games. Maybe try a copy of codebreaker?
     
  10. xhaborymx
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    Well, after being so absolutely frustrated today, I decided to disassemble my ps2. It turns out that the guy that modded it for me used a XENO chip instead of a DMS3.0. [​IMG]

    So now it looks like I will definitely be buying a new console. I'll most likely get a slim, since those seem to be everywhere. What are my modding options for a slim? I'm perfectly fine with buying a chip to throw in there, but I need it to support botting of both AR and backups so I can cheat. [​IMG]
     
  11. dilav

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    Yeah, you may want to look up if the newest slim supports AR, I think some of them don't.

    And I have no idea about the xeno chip. I seen pictures and heard of them, but never installed them or researched them.

    Slim, well theres the free mcboot crap but I don't think it will work cheating with off disk...

    if you want a cheap chip stick with a duo3 or modbo matrix clone

    dms are too expensive and buggy for me to recommend anymore, there more of a hdd thing tho with toxicOS (pro version)

    Crystal chips work online with most(?) games without DNA$ patching
     
  12. Devin

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    Hm....What I did was, download the Patched CodeBreaker .elf, and it had a redirected path. So, instead of it directly wanting to play the burned game, it would run thorough ESR first. I have no clue if this is relevant to your case or not..... If you can, install FMCBoot, and try running the Codebreaker App.