Please help !!

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by allanj87, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. allanj87

    allanj87 Advanced Member

    Jun 12, 2013
    Ive not purchased anything yet and after fucking up with my 3ds flashcart choice i thought id ask the tempers for my best options first

    I want to download a few ps2 games burn them to disc and then play them on the console ive read a little into mcboot and just ended up mega confused

    I dont mind buying 007 agent under fire or a memory card but what i dont want to do is have to buy a network adapter/hd

    Whats my options?
    What do i all need to buy?
    Is it even possible to do what im asking?
    If not whats my other options aka modchip
  2. The Real Jdbye

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    With a phat PS2 you can use a network adapter + IDE HDD to load your games.
    With a slim your only option is either disc loading or USB. USB has bad game compatibility so I would not recommend it.

    It's pretty simple to use FreeMCBoot once installed. The installation process is quite simple too (this requires you already have a way to run homebrew or you can get someone else to install it for you)
    You only have to remember to patch ISOs if you are burning them to disc.

    In response to your message on IRC
    Pretty much, as long as you remember to patch the ISO before burning with ESR ISO patcher GUI.
    It might be cheaper for you to buy a unmodded memory card and use the Free MCBoot Install Service - they do the install free of charge so you only have to pay postage, and there are volunteers all around the world.
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  3. blaisedinsd

    blaisedinsd GBAtemp Maniac

    Dec 6, 2012
    United States
    FYI network adapters are dirt cheap.

    I just got a used one at gamestop for under $2.

    If you don't have a spare hard drive lying around you can prolly find one online for $20-30

    I did the FreeMcBoot install myself using Metal Gear Solid 3. Was not too difficult but if you can get that Service to work and don't mind waiting that would probably be easier. Playstation 2 is notorious for Disc Read Errors and unless your PS2 is working in tip top shape you may have some trouble with burned games (even with a brand new laser I occasionally have issues but they may be due to a bad rip/bad burn).

    The only thing that stinks about HDD is ripping games from disc is pretty slow and taking the hard drive out to put games on it with a computer is a bit inconvenient.

    I thought slim PS2 can still use SMB with OPL....they have built in network port.
  4. jinnpan

    jinnpan GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 22, 2010
    United States
    OPL is the way to go.
    I got a 1.5TB in my PS2 and the only limit is the number of games that can be displayed, 256 max, anything after that will not show up.
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  5. allanj87

    allanj87 Advanced Member

    Jun 12, 2013
    Gwaaahaaa success using auf exploit :)

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