Softmoddding Chipped PS2

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by rockstar99, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. rockstar99
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    rockstar99 Hi

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    I have a PS2 with a modchip(dont know which) and I really wanna try some homebrew now i have 3 questions:
    1.Can a hardmodded PS2 get softmodded without any additional hardware like Swap Magic, Action Replay etc.?
    2.Is there a USB loader to load ISOs from a HDD?
    3.Are there any custom menus like an XMB?
     
  2. Magsor

    Magsor I am watching you

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    Dec 1, 2010
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    1. You can just run a cd(dvd?) with your modchip. http://freemcboot.psx-scene.com/disc.html

    2. Yes but PS2 usb port is only USB1.1 which means usb loading is very slow vs. disk loading. PS2 network adapter (only for fat ps2) has a very good speed tough because the hdd is internal. another solution is to stream games thru network . http://opl.psx-scene.com/

    3. No not really. you can customize the choices in ps2 menu but thats it.
     
  3. rockstar99
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    rockstar99 Hi

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    But my lens are kinda broke so they wont play most games and I have no network adapter
     
  4. WiiPower

    WiiPower GBAtemp Guru

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    Oct 17, 2008
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    If your laser is near dead, then go network loading(slim) or internal HDD(fat + networkd adapter). You can try usb loading, but the read speed is only 1.1 MB/s(or lower) then, while the dvd speed should be 4x(~5MB/s).
     
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