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Before I start backing up my games...

Discussion in 'PS2' started by fenshysa, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. fenshysa

    fenshysa Member

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    I've spent the last hour going over some past threads and doing a little independent research, but I just wanted to make sure I have everything clear before I start ordering things. I currently have:

    - A version 10 PS2
    - A DVD+R writer

    I tried playing one of the DVDs I backed up on the +R disk and it played fine in my PS2. From the threads, I gather that after v4 the PS2s are less picky about playing +R or -R.

    I've decided to go the route of SwapMagic, as I don't feel right about mailing my PS2 to a stranger to have a chip installed. For convenience, I was going to purchase a flip top for my case. I found a place to purchase a flip top cover specifically for v9/v10.

    I also noticed that some people have received SwapMagic disks of...questionable quality. I noticed someone had linked to http://www.swapnslide.com , so I checked them out. The price seems fair, and the person who posted the link says they received a decent product. If anyone knows of another reputable site, please feel free to mention it.

    I use DVD Decrypter to backup my DVDs, so I'll most likely use that for my games also - which I wish I could have done before my dog chewed up my copy of FFX. The general consensus seems to be to copy at 1x write speed, since higher speeds = more chance of failure. Also, the quality of the blank DVD makes a big difference. For some games it may be necessary to get fixes from http://www.swapmagicfix.com .

    Do I have that all correct? Is there anything I missed? I don't want to seem anal retentive or anything, but before I start dropping $$$ on the venture, I'd like to think that I know what I'm doing...
     
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    "For some games it may be necessary to get fixes from http://www.swapmagicfix.com "

    I have never had to fix any game with the mod chip that I have. I have never used Swap Magic but if it were me I would spend the extra $ and Mod it.
     
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  4. fenshysa

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    I ended up doing the following:

    Purchasing SwapMagic 3.3 ($24.00)
    Purchasing v10 specific Flip-Top case ($26.00)

    Total: $50.00

    Thanks for the advice, but I just wasn't comfortable sending my system away to have a chip installed or trying to clip on the EZI.
     

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