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Playing Burned PS2 games With gameshark

Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by ModSlayer, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. ModSlayer

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    How do I do this? I searched on the forum but, I couldn't find any other thread that helps me. What do I need besides the gameshark? Can anyone post up a tut with pictures possibly?
     
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    This is what I have found.

    Booting a Playstation2 DVD (Silver or DVD-R) Gameshark 2 V1.99b and BELOW

    • Boot GS2 disc 1.
    • At the main screen, press the EJECT button to eject the CD tray.
    • Replace the GS2 disc with an original PS2 DVD game, such as Devil May Cry.
    • Close the CD tray (press EJECT again) and wait for about 30 seconds.
    • Select START GAME and then select WITHOUT CODES.
    • Once the GS2 is asking to change the game disc, press the EJECT button till the light changes from green to orange.
    • The CD tray will now open and you can replace the DVD game with your backup copy.
    • The CD tray will automatically close after about 5 seconds.
    • Wait till the the power LED changes from orange to green again and press X now to start the game.

    Booting a Playstation2 DVD (Silver or DVD-R) Gameshark 2 V2.01 and ABOVE

    Thanks to Nighstalker for this method!

    • Boot GS2 disc 1.
    • At the main screen, press the EJECT button to eject the CD tray.
    • Replace the GS2 disc with an original PS2 DVD game.
    • Close the CD tray (press EJECT again) and wait for 15 seconds.
    • Select gameshark codes and turn on or off any code on any game.
    • Press start, select with codes and press x to load game.
    • A black screen will appear saying "updating codes please wait"
    • Do the R-mod swap by pressing and holding eject, swap with backup, tray will close and game will load.

    • NOTE: The swap must be performed within the time you see the black screen.

    • Nighstalker has tested this method with GS2 v 2.01 through 2.11.

    • It works 100% of the time providing the backup is good.

    Booting a Playstation2 CD (Silver or CD-R)

    • Boot GS2 disc 1.
    • At the main screen, select START GAME and then select WITHOUT CODES.
    • Once the GS2 is asking to change the game disc, press the EJECT button till the light changes from green to orange.
    • The CD tray will now open and you can replace the CD game with your backup copy.
    • The CD tray will automatically close after about 5 seconds.
    • Wait till the the power LED changes from orange to green again and press X now to start the game.

    Booting a Playstation 1 CD (Silver or CD-R)

    • Boot GS2 disc 2.
    • At the main screen, select START GAME and then select WITHOUT CODES.
    • Once the GS2 is asking to change the code archive, press the EJECT button till the light changes from green to orange.
    • The CD tray will now open and you can replace the CD with your backup copy.
    • The CD tray will automatically close after about 5 seconds.
    • Wait till the the power LED changes from orange to green again and press X now to start the game


    You could also use your Gameshark to load an exploit cd to install to your memory card. You must have an original PS1 disk to do this.
    Then you would be able to always boot your PS1 disk and run things like Ulaunch.elf and be able to load cogswap or cdloader to boot games.
    PS2 Exploit Utility 5.1
    The instructions are included.
     
  3. ModSlayer

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    How do I tell which version I have?
     
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    You do have an original Gameshark disk, don't you. I assumed you did by your question. The methods posted above are for an original disk only.
    It should say on it, or load it up and see. It should then tell you.
     
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    I didn't get the Game shark yet, but I researched all the methods this one seemed safest and cheapest way to play backups, since I don't trust myself as a 12 yr old the use a solder... Just to make sure Is there any way to tell the version by looking at the box, or can you give me a box shot for the 1.0 versions?
     
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    Are you only 12? I find that hard to believe, lol.
    Anyway what version of PS2 do you have?
    I have never purchased Gameshark so not sure, but I would imagine the Version Number would be on the box.
     
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    My ps2 is A Slus50001 so its a 9v/10v, I am 12 a very smart one at that,
    Ive burned about 15 Dream cast games which I play, Learning how to Backup ps2 games now( I'm almost done I think, just gotta get my game shark and exchange these memorex DVD-R for a pack of Verbatim) I think I'm the smartest kid in my school( btw its 7-8th grade ) Ive hacked the school web filter(The bess one) Yea so school isn't so boring when I get to slack off...
     
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    Ok well thats cool, and yes you seem pretty smart... not too get off topic but remember to always use that skill in the proper manner.
    Anyway you would be better off to get a fliptop for your PS2 and use Action Max Replay to play backups. But there are a few options and don't cost a whole lot.
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/291684
    another thread to read.
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/337567
    Is supposed to also work on FAT PS2
    Some great faqs here all in one: Ultimate PS2 Faq
     
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    Yea, I have the Chubby Ps2, the gameshark method seems easier and cheaper, for the ARMax method I need the ActionReplay AND a Flip top, plus flip tops aren't sold in stores, and I don't like buying stuff online. But what is the difference between the ArMAX method and the Gameshark one?
     
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    Could the ARMAX-EVO EDit work with the exploit?
     
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    The Gameshark method might be the way for you to go then.
    I don't know much about the Action Replay Evo Retail edition. I only use the backup one with Swap Magic.
    You could always post in that that thread if you like or read a bit more. Do a search and see if you come up with anything.
    Good luck with it all.
     
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    Jesus God, do the newest Gamesharks that they sell at stores currently not work for the boot trick?

    Everytime i go to switch, the tray opens up automatically, not giving me time to do the knife swap thing. and if i try to switch the disc before it tells me, it locks up.

    someone just please tell me if im wasting my time.

    (oh yeah, not sure what version it is either, i swear, it doesnt say on the disc or program anywhere, but like i said, its the newest one, once disc, no memory card thing)
     
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    I think you're doing it wrong then, reread the second post. Yea Im gonna go the gameshark method...Unless I cant find one.
     
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    It may be the gameshark is also to new. One thing to note on using Gameshark, I have never even tried this only posting info I have found, and from what I understand it is a CD is it not, so it may only boot PS2 CD backups, meaning you may have to also use Cogswap or Cdloader to boot DVD backups.
    Do a search on those terms or searh playing backups with Gameshark.
     
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    oh man, ive searched my butt off for GS-related tricks. correct, its just CD-R, my PS2 has a lil bit of a hard time reading em, but once i do get it to read, it wont work as explained.

    my eject light doesnt turn orange if i hold it either. my PS2 must be too old (V.4)
     
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    The eject button is blue not green...And do I hold the eject button or press it repeatedly to change it orange?
     
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    I would guess you hold it, I am not really sure about those instructions as I have never tried them. I only found them.

    I also found this for CD backups.
    First things first, you must remove the front of your game drive on your PS2(not a big deal, it can snap on and off).
    Now insert your gameshark 2 cd(make sure the gameshark memory
    card is in one of the 2 slots, doesn’t matter which one.)
    In the gameshark options, choose “start game”, then “without”. Your screen should read “Please insert game disk then press X to continue.”
    Now this part can be trickey for beginners, so I will provide pictures
    -the main purpose of this starting method is to open up the PS2 and
    swap the gameshark disk with your burned game without the PS2
    knowing you did it. DO NOT press the eject button on the PS2!!!
    -with the PS2 cd tray cover removed, you will be able to look in and see a while tab inside the PS2. With a credit card (or something like it) gently slide the white tab all the way over to the right, if you did it correctly, this should allow you to manually pull open the PS2 cd tray.
    5) Next, take the gameshark disk out of the PS2 and put in your burned
    game.
    Gently push the PS2 cd tray fully back into the PS2 (Don’t press the
    eject button).
    Now you need to slide that white tab all the way back to the left (its
    origional position). To do this you get a strong papper clip(needs to be a strong one) stick it into the PS2 on the right side of the white tab and push the tab back to the left.
    If you pushed the tab all the way back to the left and did every thing
    else right, you are ready to play your game. Just press X on your PS2 controler and watch as your burned game loads. ( It may load slower than an original game, depending on the cd-r you are using, I use Verbatim cd-r’s and have no problems.)

    If that method works, then use cdloader to play backup DVD, get it from sksapps.com under swap magic tools, burn it to CD.

     
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    Could anyone test these methods for me since I don't have my gameshark yet?
     
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    All I can really tell you is that gameshark works with playing backups of PS1 games for sure on certain versions of PS2's, so how they are doing it for PS2 backups I don't know unless it is only the older Versions of Gameshark, then loading the cdloader like I suggested. But yes if someone else has been successful for sure post it.
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/341229#3344910
     
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    Double Post. Not sure how that happened but can be deleted.
     
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