USBExtreme vs. Memor32 hack

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by rad140, May 16, 2011.

  1. rad140
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    I'm planning on modding my PS2 to play backups off an external hardrive.

    I was wondering which is better in terms of compatibility, features, etc.

    Price isn't that big of a deal, as they're both about the same price.
     
  2. WiiPower

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    I thought Memor32 is just the expensive commercial version of Free McBoot + ESR? Just with lower compatibility. (ESR is a program that allows you to boot patched game discs)

    If you really want usb loading on your ps2, i'd say Free McBoot + Open PS2 Loader is the way to go. If you would insist on USBExtreme or USBAdvance, i think you could boot that from Free McBoot too if you want. But both are outdated and Open PS2 Loader should be better in every way.
     
  3. rocketen

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    Freemcboot is the way to be honest. It lets you load up many different ps2 homebrew programs. I use it with ESR and it works great.
     
  4. Heran Bago

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    There are certain online forums (such as PSX-SCENE) where several members offer a free service where you send in a memory card with shipping and they send it back wiped with free mcboot on it. That's probably your cheapest starting solution.

    I have always been curious about which gameshark or whatever is the cheapest way to do it oneself.
     
  5. rad140
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    So as I understand it, you can basically do the same things with Free McBoot + Open PS2 Loader?
    I already have ESR, so there's no concern about that.

    Could someone post a link where I can find more info about FreeMcBoot/Open PS2 Loader?
    Thanks.
     
  6. OmegaVesko

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    Freeboot + Open PS2 Loader is basically just installing homebrew on your PS2 memory card. You need another hacked PS2 to do it however, since the memory cards are a proprietary format (unlike the DS/Wii SD cards, PSP memory sticks etc.).
     
  7. WiiPower

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    What do you mean, you have ESR?

    psx-scene.com is the best source for Free McBoot and Open PS2 Loader, because both were born there.
     
  8. rad140
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    ESR is a program for patching backups that creates almost 100% compatibility. I'll check out that site, thanks for the tip.
     
  9. WiiPower

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    Ah, no. The ESR patcher is what you mean, ESR is the ps2 homebrew that boots these discs. I think it was also born on psx-scene.com