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ok i honestly need experienced peoples advice on this...

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by solarwnd, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. solarwnd

    solarwnd Member

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    can lots of people please tell me
    ( like a vote ) which is better to buy:

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    SWAPMAGIC 3.3
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    or
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    DMS 4 MODCHIP
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    [bold]and by the way, im using a slim ps2!!![/bold]

    i really appreciate this a lot!!
     
  2. nelberto

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    with the shi*te im going threw wi sawp magig 3.3 i would honestly say get it chipped,Im gonna smash my slim ps2 of a wll shortly#:(
     
  3. chromdome

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    I use SM 3.3 with Flip Lid with my slim ps2 and love it, never have had any problems.

    In reading these forums, seems like different people have different problems with all types of mods and all versions.

    my 2 cents anyway.
     
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    I use swap magic and love it. I also have a flip-top. I have never had a problem

     
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    Fliptop and Swap Magic Definately... Easy to use and install Never had a problem....

    http://www.clearxbox.com/site/ has one of the best deals on the fliptop and Swap Magic
     
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    Depends on the money you want to spend.
    Flip top and swap magic would be the cheap way to go and would work just fine, i have those on my old V7

    DMS4 Pro on the other hand is a bit more expensive, but that is what is in my Slim PSTwo and i love it.
    Once you flash the chip with ToxicOS you will love it even more. The ToxicOS will allow you to load all of your back ups just like original, no more swapping.
    It also detects what type of game it is PAL or NTSC and loads it correctly. I have some PAL games and they load up perfect on my PSTwo with the DMS4 Pro chip. But i would get it professionaly installed. I bought a pre modded system with the chip already installed and the ToxicOS already on board too.
     
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    i have a dms4 lite... after i put it in i have had no regrets, it has booted everything, patched all of my pal games to ntsc and soon it is going to enable me to play dvd 9 games
     
  8. solarwnd

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    yo stiemy,

    does the dms4 come with toxicOS, if it does not, where do you get it, and is toxicOS free?? and what do you mean when you said something about "flash"?
     
  9. solarwnd

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    ... and will toxicOS work with dms 4 [bold]lite[/bold]??
     
  10. solarwnd

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    and do swapmagic discs work with just magic switch or slim tool and why do you guys prefer fliptop?, or even my special homemade version of "slimtool" (made it for fun to see how the disc spinns with the cover off, it works!!)
     
  11. solarwnd

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    i know i have a lot of questions and i really appreciate this!

     
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    and i found something on dms website about some bios upgrade or something, this is what readme says:

    <!---------------------------------------

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    DMS4 Official Flash Release 0.4
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    How to use
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    Either:

    - Burn the upgrade BIN/CUE to CD-R and boot, then follow the onscreen directions
    - Execute the provided ELF file using your favourite loader program, and follow
    onscreen directions.

    NOTE: This flash upgrade is compatible with BOTH DMS4 Lite and Pro modchips.


    DMS4 Flash Features
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    - Autodetect disc type
    - Boot homebrew applications
    - DVD region free with green screen removal
    - MC and HDD Dev.olution mode. Run homebrew applications directly from the
    memory card or HDD.
    - Modchip disable mode


    While the console is booting, holding down certain buttons on controller
    1 will activate certain features as described below:

    TRIANGLE - MC Dev.olution mode
    START - HDD Dev.olution mode
    SQUARE - Disable modchip

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    ChangeLog for DMS Flash:
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    0.4 Release:

    * Added fastboot for homebrew PS2 discs
    * Added support for DMS HDD Explorer v1.3+. Older versions are
    no longer supported.

    0.2 Release:

    * Initial release.


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    so............... what is an ELF file, i have it but how do you use it and it says use ur favourite loader, what loader does it mean? i really need help! i really appreciate your help
     
  13. solarwnd

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    please answer!
     
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    get the swap discs it works really good i just ordered mine like 2 weeks ago. i refer the swap magic discs
     
  15. solarwnd

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    but someone please answer my abover questions about toxic os and elf files and the loader and the flash thing, please!
     
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    i dont kno about that but i heard that if you install a mod chip in ur ps2 it will mess up ur ps2 thats what i heard
     
  17. solarwnd

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    so your saying swapmagic 3.3 is the best and easiest and cheapest and most reliable way to play backups?
     
  18. solarwnd

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    and lets say that i have made my own little version of "slimtool" (home made version). I know it works great because i have the cover open while the game is running and the disc is still spinning, i completely fooled the ps2 into thinking taht the cover is down, but is actually up.

    so since i have that... all i need to buy now is swapmagic discs? and im up and running?


    --thanks
     
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    I don't have a DMS chip, but I do have a chip. There are some things I really like about a modchip over swap discs. The main thing is you can boot the burned game directly and don't have to swap anything. Also, there are some games that have to be rebuilt if you are using swap discs (Mercenaries for example) but not if you use a modchip.

    The only real drawback is the installation. That was a real pain in the @ss. But you can buy one pre-modded or ship off your PS2 to get modded if you don't feel like doing the work yourself. It's really personal preference. I think you'll find that most people here use swap magic, so naturally you'll get more replies telling you to go with the swap magic.

    Another thing, with the swap disc method, the flip top lid (unless you're using the new PStwo) will be a dead giveaway that you've done something to your PS2, so you'll have to hide it if someone comes over that you don't want to see it.
     
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    Oh your using the slimline is see, def buy the fliptop and swapmagic disks. it looks nice and its easier to use then slide tools and b/s like that.
     
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