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PS2 GAMESHARK SWAPPING > Help plz!

Discussion in 'PS2' started by Ithxan, Dec 13, 2002.

  1. Ithxan

    Ithxan Member

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    I have a PS2 with a modchip installed (unknown to me) and I must perform the Gameshark disk swap (boot up Gameshark, take GS disk out of tray, insert back-up PS2 DVD game, hit "play without codes" , and go...

    Yet the other day I did an image copy of GTA: Vice City (A game I own, just backing up!) and when I tried this with my PS2 nothing happens..the disk spins but nothing loads up.

    I used Primo Prassi, a Sony DVD-RW, and a Panisonic DVD burner (DVDR 104).

    Question: What am I supposed to do to solve my problem? New disk (non dvd-rW maybe)? , different game? Can I just try to copy another game on the disk cause its DVD-RW or wont it work (like CDRW's).
    thanks!
     
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    Still searching for the answers...
     
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    I use DVD+rw and work fine !
    I am not sure about -rw but oke..
    Before you put in the copy .. you don't need to swap first with an original ? (with a larger TOC than your copy)

    You have to look here:
    http://www.modchip.com/ps2/directions.htm
    Choose one of the modchips and read what boot procedure they have. Mayby your booting is incorrect (because you don't know your modchip)

    Good luck
     
  4. haxxej

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    follow this method & it's guaranteed to work....put on d ps2 with d gameshark disc in....keep holding d reset button....when disc loads up swap with original game (or if u don't have original try a dvd disc found on a ps2 magazine maybe it works).....now go to d cheats section & select any game (i use onimusha warlords)....press triangle on every single cheat ( don't worry u only do it once)....now press start,then on with codes...a saving up option screen should come up...now release d reset button...disc should open automatically....swap with dvd back up....d tray will close auto.leave it for a few secs then press x and VOILA!! it should load like magic.....now everytime u wanna play back ups all u have to do is uncheck/check with triangle a single code & repeat d procedure...it only take 30 secs upmost...let us know if it worked 4 u man....
     
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    That's exactly what i mean :)
     
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    Thanks guys ill give it a try and let you know shortly...
     
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    What do you mean by "press triangle on every code"? I go to Onimusa (just to keep with the harmony) and I am faced with a list of uncecked boxes and their code (max health etc..) . When I press triangle on one of the codes another code screen comes up and i cant press triangle any more, but must press X or START to leave the code-edit screen. What do I do in this code edit screen and do I have to do this with every Onimusha code on the list (there are alot). Do you release the RESET button while save screen is up or after? I apologise for my retardedness but im relitivly new at this sort of thing....please help!
     
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    Oh yes BTW, I followed the link mentioned earlier and for some reason no matter how long I hold the EJECT button I cant get the STANDBY light to flash orange (or any color for that matter)..

    any suggestions?
     
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    press triangle on every code...i know there's a lot but u have to do it only once....then press start, press x on with codes and release d reset button only when d saving up changes screen shows up...there u have a few secs to swap original with back up b4 the tray closes up...
     
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    ok...when I select Onimusha in the GS menu I counted 73 different codes. Its not the number thats the problem, but when I DO press TRIANGLE on one of the codes it just goes to a "code edit" screen and then the only way to exit this screen is to press X and then it takes me to the "PLAY WITH/WITHOUT CODES" menu. So, in effect I cant press TRIANGLE on every code cause it takes me to the with/without code screen. When I press CIRCLE to go back I notice that the box I pressed TRIANGLE on (Onimusha code screen) isnt even checked. When I do this will all codes eventually be checked off before it works? Please give me just a bit more details if you could....
    I really appreciate the help thus far, I only wish I could get this to work. I just got myself a DVD burner and just cant WAIT to start backing up all my games :)

    let me know..
     
  11. haxxej

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    yep there's like 72 codes there....it's strange that u can't activate all of them, just one....maybe we've got different versions...infact i got action replay but they'r d same....i helped 1 with this same method who had a gameshark like u....let me think...erm....try then to activate the only code it lets u & do d procedure on my first thread....the important thing is to obtain that saving or updating changes screen to release d reset button...
     
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    could you please describe the process in detail, from choosing ONIMUSHA (specificly, so we are on the same page) to the "let go of reset and tray opens up auto-style" part? When faced with the huge code screen, when pressing TRIANGLE, does this (on your system) check the code boxes or go into a "code edit" screen? All I seem to get when I press TRIANGLE is this code edit screen...

    I purchased my PS2 a year after it had been out in the states (April 2001). Doubt this will help u any but im not sure so...maybe an instant messenger chat session could solve our problem, but I get the feeling that its just some small, retarded detail im overlooking . Please, your support is greatly appreciated...
     
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    ok let's start this from the beginning....i'm sure it's just a small misunderstanding....
    1>start ps2 with ar/gs disc in...keep holding reset button
    2>when disc loads up swap with original
    3>press x on select game to go to the cheats section
    4>go on the right of the screen and press x on onimusha
    5>go again the right of the screen where there are all those codes and press triangle on each of them...it's supposed to let you check them all
    6>press start then press x on with codes
    now a saving/updating changes screen should come up....it's the time to let go off reset & the tray should open up....swap with back-up...
    a screen telling you to insert disc should come up but you already did so wait a few secs and press x
    that's all to it....hope u manage to get it right....
     
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    I dont think I have the same version (?) of Gameshark or somthing, cause pressing TRIANGLE while looking at the Onimusha codes only brings up a code edit screen. I can check the boxes by pressing X, but not TRIANGLE. When I check all the boxes with X and exit it wont go into a SAVE/UPDATE screen. Just wondering, do I let go of RESET during the save/update screen, or afetr?
     
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    maybe we got different versions but when you check d codes with x try pressing start instead of exit....u should release d reset button during the saving changes screen
     
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    don't forget to press on with codes after pressing start
     

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