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AR MAX; Questions before I buy.

Discussion in 'PS2' started by legato777, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. legato777

    legato777 Member

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    Just want to ask a few things before I go out and but it.

    I heard you can do the swap trick with this. I also heard you could do it with gameshark, so I went out and bought one, and it turns out, it was only the first versions, cause they fixed it, where the disc tray ejects on its own.

    http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/237338.asp

    Will this one work?

    http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/226496.asp

    What about this one? (It would be better if this one worked, since its cheap.)

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Jizmak

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    PS2 games are actually pressed DVD/CD discs, they are not burned. PS2 games use the Burst Cutting Area (BCA) of the disc to identify themselves to the PS2 unit. The BCA is not part of a disc that you can burn on, it is only replicated on pressed discs. So, the only way to play backups is to get boot-discs or a mod-chip.

    AR MAX WILL NOT LET YOU BOOT BACKUPS
    however you can use swap magic with ar max
    and your play backups with cheats heres how:

    DVD BACKUPS
    1. Boot AR MAX
    2. Select the codes you want
    3. Select Start Game
    4. The cd/dvd drive will now eject automatically.
    If you have a version 1-8 ps2 replace the AR MAX with the swap magic cd.
    If you have a version 9/10 ps2 replace the AR MAX with the Swap magic dvd.
    Once you have made the appropriate swap press eject to close the cd/dvd drive and press x.
    5. Once the Swap magic cd/dvd has loaded do the following...
    If you have a version 1-8 ps2 swap the swap magic cd with the cdloader using ea method and press x.
    If you have a version 9/10 ps2 swap the swap magic dvd with the dvdloader using ea method and press x.
    6. Once the cd/dvdloader has loaded press eject and swap the cd/dvdloader with a high toc original such as the swap magic dvd and press eject to close.
    7. Wait about 7 seconds and press x.
    8. Once the screen that says "swap dvdr by ea method" comes up swap the high toc original with your dvd-r backup using ea method and press x.
    9. Your backup will now load with cheats.

    If action replay booted backups,
    it would make things a lot easier.


     

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