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can i use action replay max as a boot disc????????????

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by jimmy7386, May 2, 2005.

  1. jimmy7386

    jimmy7386 Guest

    hi all
    first attempt at the whole ps2 backup thing but gonna give it a go. I will start by telling you what i know. I have backed up dvd films for a while now so have no prob with dvd decrypter. What i need to know is can the action replay max disc i bought to get cheats be used for booting backup discs? ps2 is new slim one if any help?
    yours
    jim
     
  2. Jizmak

    Jizmak Regular member

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    Action Replay will not work to boot backups
    get ORIGINAL swap magic disks.


    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.

    You have to have original SWAP MAGIC disks,
    and a way to open the ps2 without pressing eject.

    http://www.swapmagic3.com

    MAKING BACkUPS WITH DVD DECRYPTER

    Use Quality Media I use
    Verbatim dvd+r

    ***** BURN AT NO MORE THAN 2X****** <-----------(IMPORTANT)
    TURN OFF ANY BACKGROUND APPLICATIONS


    1. Take the ps2 game put it in the dvd rom or dvd burner, your choice.

    2. open the dvd decryptor program then go to to tool bar and hit MODE>ISO>READ. Then choose the correct dvd drive that the game is in as the "source". Also choose where you want the files to be stored on the pc hdd. THEN CLICK DECRYPT , or the huge graphical picture at the bottom of the program which makes it run. The game is now copying to your HDD. Take the game out when finished (it might take a while).

    3. Go to the same tab in dvd decryptor and choose MODE>ISO>WRITE. This will then let you look for the files you just created in step 2. Select the file that you just created. (There is only 2 files creadted so pick the .mds) (The smaller file)Then click WRITE, make sure there is blank DVD in the drive.
     
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  3. jimmy7386

    jimmy7386 Guest

    hi
    thanks for the prompt reply. So all i need is the "swap disc" and away we go? you also said i need something to eject the tray but on the slim ps2 i just press a button and the lid pops open?
    yours
    jim
     
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    For the new 'slim' ps2 you will STILL need a tool.

    You will need a ghost switch or a slim tool.
    You can preview how they work at www.swapmagic3.com
     
  5. jimmy7386

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    cheers will give it a go
    yours
    jim
     

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