PSTwo Softmod

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by Dylaan, Apr 16, 2008.

Apr 16, 2008

PSTwo Softmod by Dylaan at 5:13 AM (4,144 Views / 0 Likes) 21 replies

  1. Dylaan
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    Member Dylaan GBAtemp Fan

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    My friend's got one of those slimline PS2's sitting around, just collecting dust...

    How hard would it be to softmod it to play backups and/or homebrew? Is there a way to do it without using Action Replay? What would be the best way to go about it? (I'm cheap, and AR goes for like $50 on eBay) Thanks!
     


  2. Fellow

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    You can use an external HDD for USBeXtreme, it can run games from an external HDD.
     
  3. jalaneme

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    swap magic, usb extreme is way to slow to use for backups or anythign like that.
     
  4. Bob Evil

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    Yep ... you can get Swap Magic discs and tools from Hong Kong for next to nothing.
     
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    how about the plug and play modchip? Retails for about $35, just plug it in the memory card slot.
     
  6. Bob Evil

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    If you buy a swap set from HK, it's cheaper than that, and more reliable.
     
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    Where can you find the plug&plug modchip for $35?
     
  8. Fellow

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    Isn't that Memor32?
     
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    yes it is, you should get it, works really nice
     
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    its not meant to serve as a modchip its meant to just be a memory card u can copy saves from but some team (memento i believe) hacked the firmware on it to transform it into a chip
     
  11. diew

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    Hmmm, back to the external hard drive situation. What other programs do you need to run games from the hard drive? Just have the ISO files in the hard drive and it should work? Feedbacks are needed as I also have a slim ps2 collecting dust =/
     
  12. Harsky

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    Sorry to hijack this thread but I remember ages ago there was a hack that could turn a normal PS2 memory card into something that could boot ISOs. The downside from what I remember was that it needed a modded PS2 or something.

    Fastforward to now and my relative wants to play my ISOs on his unmodded PS2 so I thought about that method since I now have a PS2 with a chip but I forgot how.
     
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    So I have a portable HDD, tehn I get the Memor32... Someone guide me through the next step..
     
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    if you have a fat ps2 you can use the ps1 memorycard exploit.
    it requires a ps1 game (dont matter wich one) but to install the exploit you need a modded ps2 for time.

    read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS2_Independence_Exploit

    I have my fat ps2 boot hdloader now so i can play all games without loading times.

    for ps2 slim the best thing is the memor32, usb harddrive is too slow.
     
  16. Joe88

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    there is loading times
    its just reduced by 40%
     
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    @lenselijer how do I get that thing to boot a DVD-R backup? Show DL links to the programs you used to get it to work.

    Thanks
     
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    Nevermind. You use CogSwap correct? well thats what I'm going to be using.

    Is there any special way I need to burn PS2 ISOs like how X360s use layer breaks?
     
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    no just burn it to a DVD-/+R
    the older PS2's cannot read DVD+R
    so you might stick with DVD-R unless you wanna test it

    but mine works fine with +R

    burn @ 2.4x speed with nero mounting ISO
     
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    Nah, no need to burn PS2 ISOs the same way you burn X360 ISOs, Remember that X360 ISOs require you having a Dual Layer DVD burner, along with a DLDVD-R.
     

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