Is it possible to run games on USB on thin PS2 (SCPH-90001) ?

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  1. dreampeppers99
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    Hi guys,

    Although I already made a search about this topic, I usually trust mostly gbatemp... anyway

    The context:

    My ps2 is scph-90001 and it's modded (Matrix) and I want to play games through USB, is it possible? is it feasible (aka run properly)? If yes, do you have any link / text / indication about the process?

    Thanks
     
  2. Zoel

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    There is a USB loader that lets you load games through a USB hard drive. Though its not very really relilable, games will take longer to load than their Disk counterpart. Its better to get a fat ps2 and use OPL with a IDE hard drive.
     
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    Yes, but they run like shit for most games
     
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    Thanks, so I'll stick with disks. Do you have any tips for burning PS2 DVD/CD on MacOS?
     
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    I haven't actually used that yet. I am intending to set up my Raspberry Pi to stream my games to my PS2 with it, but I haven't gotten around to buying a bigger/faster SD card to do so.
     
  7. Flyingsky

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    Use SMB, this PS2 should have a lan port if i remember right. It's superior to all of the other methods.
     
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    its just the phats/fats you need a network adapter for them. luckly i got one for 5 bucks cad
     
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    what adapter do you need to connect an HDD to a fat ps2?
    the broadband (modem) or the lan one?
     
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    As far as i know either one will do, but i rather have someone confirm that.
     
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    Either will do.

    The one with both an ethernet port and dial-up modem is the NA adapter, the one with just an ethernet port is rest of the world. For some strange reason Sony added a dial-up modem to the NA release because of course you want to play online using 56k :rofl2:
     
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    i thought the one with 2 ports on it was phone line in and phone line out, you know just like in the old days
     
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    nope its just dialup and broadband for me aleast.
     
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    Considering at the time most people were still on dialup, yeah, it was that or nothing. Same reason Dreamcast had a dialup modem included, not a BBA. It was actually quite a surprise for MS to make the Xbox ethernet only when it came out.
     
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    I'd take nothing over the rediculous latency dial-up gave. MS were correct, sometimes people need to be told what's good for them, rather than ruin it for others. Luckily Sony EU didn't follow.