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PS2 back-ups with an SBOX mod

Discussion in 'PS2 - CD backup discussion' started by rabbit619, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. rabbit619

    rabbit619 Member

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    I have an SBOX external mod. how can I make PS2 back-ups? The SBOX mod doesn't support DVD-R. I have a game shark to go with it. IS there another way to make DVD backups and use it with my SBOX?

    I guess what i need is this:
    1) What do I need to make PS2 backups?
    2) Since most games are now on DVD, will I need to get a new Mod in order to back-up PS2 games?

    Thanks, i absolutely know nothing about this.
     
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    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO FIND INFO ON BURNING PS2 DVD-ROM GAMES ON CD-R, FOR USE WITH THE SBOX MOD.
     
  3. odb992001

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    hey i don't have info on what u want.but i can tell u that it's a lot of work to get it to fit on a cd.i think it would be better to just get a dvd burner,u can fine them cheap.some under a 100 bucks.and all ur worry's will be gone.and u will have a perfect copy of ur game.it won't look all that great on a cd.trying to squeez 4.7gb on a 700mb cd.won't look good at all.
     
  4. rabbit619

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    Hey bro, thanks for responding. I have a DVD burner. but the SBOX mod chip that came with my PS2, doesn't support DVD-R and most games are DVD-Rom games. It will only support CD-R. What should I do? do those swap magic disks work, and where can I get a cheap pair or copy them?
     
  5. nelswick

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    just get a new modchip like a magic 3.1 from http://www.impactmods.com for like 5 bucks or something. its definetly worth it.
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    Hey Nelswick, Thanks alot. do you have a magic 3.1? Is it hard to solder in? also, does it work well? Thanks
     
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    Does the swap magic work as well as the mod chip. I have a version 4 ps2. Will it allow me to play games, even with double check? Where can I get a cheap swap magic?
     
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    Version 4 PS2's don't support the double-check protection so a Magic 3.1 chip will do just fine in that machine. Ripping your DVD games to CD's will not work for your existing problem in either case unless you rip them to 650MB. Most people rip them down to 700MB and the SBOX and Swap Magic discs will not read them even though they are CD's without the use of a Breaker Pro disc which must be a purchased disc in order for it to work properly.
     
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    Thanks Ice. I guess the best thing to do is buy the SWAP MAGIC disks, so I don't have to deal with all the solder stuff etc. I have a version 4 and if swap magic allows me to play DVD-R games, then thats great. Can anyone recommend a good cheap place to pick up the swap magic cds. thanks
     

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