Hi guys, new here, have been using this site alot over the years but have never had the need to sign up as ussually all my questions are answered Anyway the situation is that i have a PAL PS2 v7(39002)and i want to make it (mod or whatever) play all my backed up games. I recently got a ps3 and realised i wasnt getting enough out of my ps2 so i decided to spice it up a bit and go back to playing my classics. Keep in mind that my ps2 is 100% stock and i have never done anything or experimented with it. I am like really really new at all this so i want to get it right the first time. Now I have about 130 PS2 PAL games in my collection which I have been recently backing up to an external HD and want to know what i need in order to play them. Now I live in Australia and here ps2 modding is kinda like, not really known. Well not in my state anyway, there used to be a couple of shops but now everything is shut down. Now I have been doing a bit of research on swap magic and that but i dont really think that's what i need. What I want (if its possible) is to play those games straight of my harddrive without having to burn each one to a disk. Thats all i need, i have old backups on a massive external HD and want to plug it in the ps2's usb and play the games off it. How do i do that? Will i need a modchip? I have been hearing stuff about memor32, is that good/reliable? Do i have to open up my ps2 (warranty is long gone but i'm afraid of screwing things up)? Can i play American or Jap games? (I'll buy, backup and then play ofcourse ) How much money all up for whatever option i need? Do i need to have a dedicated HD for the games or can i just plug and play? The one i have i share with my pc for somethings, thats all. Will i get any slowdowns? Sorry for long post, thanks to those who reply.