Mod a Phat PS2

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by ShadowNeko003, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. ShadowNeko003
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    ShadowNeko003 ~Nyah~

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    So, finally I was thinking of modding my PS2. It's a Phat PS2 (the one that originally came with a network adapter.)

    I'm currently using magic swap (or whatever it's call.) Is there any way to play games off of HD?
     
  2. Foxi4

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    Yup. All you need is a memory card with FreeMCBoot, a Network Adapter, a compatible HDD and OpenPS2Loader installed. FreeMCBoot installation requires using either some kind of a cheat device/swapmagic disc or an already modded system, but you shouldn't have a problem with finding a helpful temper who'll install it for you. Seeing that you're using SwapMagic though, you should be able to install it yourself - instructions are available on the FreeMCBoot website. :)
     
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  4. ShadowNeko003
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    I heard that there was lag with HHD? As for compatibility, is there a list for it? And would any USB drive work for SwapMagic install?
     
  5. Foxi4

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    No lag with HDD's. The only loading method that does cause lag during FMV sequences is USB (or SMB when done wrong).
     
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    I'd deffo get an Internal HDD for the PS2.
    USB loading is extremely slow.
    It's more a POC then a real way for loading backups.
     
  7. ShadowNeko003
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    ShadowNeko003 ~Nyah~

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    Ok. Is there a list for compatible internal HDD for PS2? Memory limit, etc?

    I actually gave my network adapter to my cousin when I got my PS2, cause I was $20 short and he said he would pay the difference if he took the adapter. I'm pretty sure he still has the adapter, but do I need the install disc that it came with?

    And all necessary instructions can be found at the FeeMcboot site?
     
  8. Joe88

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    http://ps2drives.x-pec.com/?p=list
    compatibility hdd list

    you do not need the network adapter setup cd (I think the servers went down along time ago anyway) to use hd loader
     
  9. player594

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    Wish I could install fmcboot on my ps2 but my USB ports don't work. Anyone have any ideas how to fix?
     
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