Possible to play backups/ISO's on an unmodified Japanese Slim PS2?

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by StriderVM, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. StriderVM
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    My friend has this Japanese Slim PS2 unit which is unmodified.

    Is it possible to be able to softmod this unit to run ISOs or Burned DVDs without using any original media?

    The only thing I have is a Japanese PS2 FAT, which has a matrix modchip and runs ISOs through a hard drive using a network card. (I bought it already modified like this a few years ago.)
     
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    I think you can do this hack using the memory card and later load games through USB, but they run sluggish as hell.

    Look for FreeMcBoot. And I think it doesn't work on every SLIM model.
     
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    It's OK, just as long as it works. Any links to help me get started? :)
     
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    Yep. I edited my original post. I think you can prepare the memcard on you modded PS2 avoiding the need of the swap magic disk, but I am not sure.

    EDIT: FreeMcBoot would allow you to run homebrew, then you will need the PS2 USB Iso Launcher, I don't even remember the name but it shouldn't be hard to find.
     
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    .... So what's the latest version of Free McBoot?
     
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    I don't really know. Last time I used it was... Perhaps ~2009?
    I've been away from the PS2 scene for a very long time.
     
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    Thank you very much for the help......

    Looks like I need to find a PS2 console with the same region as my friend........ :P