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PSTwo: Swap Magic or Mod Chip?

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by fee, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. fee

    fee Member

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    OK, here's the ultra-n00b question of the week:

    What are the pros/cons of using a SM disk (of course with the necessary sensor mods done) and a mod chip (keep in mind the extra mods that need to be done to avoid laser damage for some of the chips with the slim PS2). I'm looking for performance advantages/issues, compatibility with different media types, potential damage caused to either the PSTwo or the discs, etc.

    I'm guessing opinions might be biased in this forum so I've posted in both HW boot and SW boot forums.

    Thanks a bunch
     
  2. Deimos218

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    Well i would have to definetly recommend swap magic, i havent had a problem yet i usually use a company called ridata they have really good media. Im sure there are advantages of a mod chip over swap magic such as not having to swap disks before playing every time.
     
  3. ciderv2

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    i'd recommending getting the ps2 lid to use witht he sm discs
     
  4. easy123

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    does swap magic 3.3 supports dvd+r backup games??
     
  5. ciderv2

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    as far as i know, dvd-r is the best format to use for backups, i've heard a lot of people having problems with any other formats.
     
  6. EdChung

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    wut i did is that i have SM and HdAdvance so if they don't work on hd then i use SM to play. I think this is the best way without modding your ps2 to prevent laser waring
     
  7. vrg

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    Hi all,
    I have read somewhere that action replay 2 can be used instaed of swap magic. Does this work with PSTwo (V12).? Did any one try using this or Action Replay Max instead of Swap magic ?
     
  8. Deimos218

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    I havent had any problems with using dvd+r's the only problems i have are finding rentals to copy that arent scratched to hell.
     
  9. ag22

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    I just got a PStwo (slim) and I decided to mod my first console ever. I am familiar with the PS2 mod chip termanology (as far as I know), but I dont know which type of mod to gt with my PStwo. You guys are talking about the swap magic, but I dont know how that works on a PStwo, since its already top loading. Also I dont know what 'sensors' you guys are referring to. And as for a chip, I have never soldered anything before, and yoyu guys said you had to use a special laser or spmething. NE help would B good help. Thanx
     
  10. Deimos218

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    What ps2 are you talking about? the slim version? if so i didnt know those had top loading. But if they do it works out even better for you because then you dont have to buy a flip top case all you have to buy is swap magic www.swapnslide.com is a good place to purchase swapmagic.
     
  11. ag22

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    No, u cant do that becuz the PS2 slim has sensors on it, and when you open the square piece the sensors arent pushed in (kinda like the light on a refridgerator (SP). The swap magic ones are circular so the sensors are always pushed down but Im worried if it will ruin my console.
     
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  13. Graphix

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    I too am really interesting in knowing objective opinions about both the advantages and disadvantages of these two possibilities.
     
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  15. Deimos218

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    never knew about those sensors good to know though.I recommend swap magic though havent found a game yet that it doesnt work with. Good luck.
     
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    Interesting replies!.. Anymore contributions?
     
  17. ag22

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    Whats the difference between the CDR and DVDR boot disc?
     
  18. ciderv2

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    cdr boot discs are for loading backup PS2 CD games, the dvd boot disks are for loading backup DVD games
     
  19. jasonosei

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    You can BUY a magic switch which lets you use Swap Magic 3.3 on your PsTwo used it my self works great got it from was only £5:
    http://consolemoduk.co.nr
     
  20. ag22

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    That swap tool looks dangerous.
    I rather just use straws, toliet paper, and maybe a house hold cleaning solution.
     

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