Swap Magic 3.8 on 60gb PS3...

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  1. Nottulys
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    Alright, I'll be getting Swap Magic 3.8, and I was wondering if I can get any advice from anybody who uses this? (What I need to start and whatnot)
     
  2. Joe88

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    I thought it the hack only worked on europe PS3's
     
  3. Nottulys
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    Naw on any launch PS3's 20gb and 60gb ANY region
     
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    I dunno where I read (probably wrong) but they used 60GB PAL and 80GB (I'm guessing PAL too?)
    Had a compat list, etc.
     
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    20GB and 60GB have (virtually) full compatibility
    Old 80GB with software emulation will work for many games too.

    The problem with Swap Magic is that you need to gut your PS3 and void the warranty when you can just get a PS2 for cheap.

    I have 60GB and still bought a PS2 one year after getting PS3 because I didn't want to cut open my PS3 for whatever reason (save for pirating PS3 games if the day ever comes?)
     
  6. Nottulys
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    Naw, I dont think we have to gut our PS3's for swap magic to work
     
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  8. Captin

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    How would you get the disk out to "Swap" it?

    I would think that USBExtreme might work. I used it on my slim PS2 to load games from a USB external hard drive. I just loaded the USBExtreme disk and it loaded the games, no need for messing with the memory card.
     
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    Being that I have a launch 60gb PS3, I can just use a external HDD to load PS2 backups. Thanks everybody
     
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    Ah, I vaguely remember being able to use my PSP as an external HDD. One of the reasons I got 16GB MSPD but I totally forgot, I've been busy recently and the information must have been flushed.

    I'll try it over the summer too.
     
  11. jalaneme

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    nope, all you need is a few files a memory card or psp or external hard drive and you are good to go, only problem with usb advance is it's compatibility is like 10% or something.
     
  12. Xale

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    mad old thread i know, but i just got a ps3 and decided to give this a shot, got it to work but one question, is it supposed to lag like all hell during cutscenes? only tried it for 2 games, Megaman Anniversary Collection and KH1, and both were lagging in the opening cutscene, and megaman just froze afterwards, any advice? or am i going to have to deal with it?
     
  13. Magsor

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    Well if you are running from USB Yes it would be normal to get lag because it will only run at USB 1.1 speed. You need to be running the game from network to experience no (or much less )lag.
     
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    Hey I have an 80gb and I'm sure it has a broadband engine and it does play ps2 and ps1 games. It's practically the same as the 60gb, can somebody please tell me how to play PS2 games from a Ext.HDD. I'ts BS if it's impossible. I already JB my PS3 console and I have both swap magic disc. Please help or lead me to the answer and It would be highly appreciated.
     
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    Does anyone know if the USBloader method still works on 3.55 cfw?
    I am aware of the need to have launch PS3 and i do own one, thanks for any information
     
  16. wyndcrosser

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    Wow what a thread of confused information.

    Original Poster, you're fine.

    Copy the usbadvance elf to the ps3, run via swapmagic boot disc.

    Make sure the usb driver is working as well, so the Ps3 reads it.

    Copy your games to the external hard drive with the correct software.

    Run the .elf, it should show you the games you've loaded, and hopefully they work (not all do, or are REALLY slow).

    Wynd
     
  17. flo

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    I imagined this would work easier , rename USBLD.ELF to SWAPMAGIC.ELF , place in in the root of a stick in the SWAPMAGIC folder . Then insert the disc and the program should be automatically loaded. Does it not work like that , you need to launch it from the virtual memory card ?
     
  18. nissanahmed

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    I recommend that you use Open PS2 Loader (OPL)
    Also running games from the network minimizes lag.
     
  19. flo

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    Ok..OPL ..i agree but how do i launch it ? Do i copy it to the virtual mc on ps3 or launch it from the root of and usb stick ?
     
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    mad old thread i know, but i just got a ps3 and decided to give this a shot, got it to work but one question, is it supposed to lag like all hell during cutscenes? only tried it for 2 games, Megaman Anniversary Collection and KH1, and both were lagging in the opening cutscene, and megaman just froze afterwards, any advice? or am i going to have to deal with it?