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Swapmagic failing, or something else ?

Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by mePingu, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. mePingu

    mePingu Member

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    This is a cry for help !
    I have bought a used playstation 2 from a good friend.
    I got this:
    No-Solder chip
    Swapmagic 2.0 CD
    Swapmagic 2.0 DVD
    Swapmagic 3.0

    I have burned games using Alcohol 120.
    using 1x speed, and "good-quality" CD-r discs.

    Those games doesnt boot up,
    ALong with buying the ps2, I also got
    some CD-r with games on. And they work
    very well.

    Some of the starts up directly after just
    using swapmagic 2.0, some requires to boot
    from swapmagic 3.0...

    But my own games that I burn doesnt work.
    I have burned cue-files onto the cd as described
    above. So it shouldnt be any problem I would think.

    What is happening when I try to boot games
    such as Timesplitter 2, SSX3 (CD-r media)
    -if only using the swapmagic 2 CD:
    The Insert-disc screen will freeze, and
    sometimes show a pink/red stripe at top of the
    screen.

    -if using the swapmagic 2 CD, and swapping it with 3.0:
    Then I have tried hitting "Load Program" in both
    Normal mode and special Mode. But the screen turns
    red for me..

    What can possibly be wrong ?
    Swapmagic, should I try another burner.. ?
    Is there something vital that I have missed ?

    / martin klasson



    Do you know what can be wrong ?

     
  2. sly_61019

    sly_61019 Senior member

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    You wouldn't happen to be downloading games would you? If the game is over 632megs, swap magic cant boot it, you need to buy breaker pro.
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  3. mePingu

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    I got a game on cd-r that is on 697mb. AND IT WORKS on my playstation. It is GTA Vice City..

    Strange that it doesnt work.

    I have tried to get a "read-up" on "Breaker Pro"..
    but the info I find says that it is used to boot ps1 games.. doesnt say anything abouting booting 632+mb games.

    So can you point me in a good direction of where to find good info about the "Breaker Pro" ?
    -is there a manual on how to use it as well ?

    And no, I am not downloading any games.

    / martin klasson
     
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    ...me again.

    I believe the answer in why GTA Vice City works.. is that the exceeding size in GTA is en the end.. or so.. thats why it still hasnt crashed.

    thanks for clearing this up !

    / martin k
     
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    its very strange that vice city even boots up. if your not downloading games, how are you getting dvd based games on cds?
     
  6. hack1

    hack1 Guest

    I bought my swap magic discs from http://ijustgotbannedforthis.com and they boot up all my dvd and cd based backup games.I am using a brand new satin siver ps2 PAL model.I flogged my old console because it would not read the dvd swap magic disc every time.I reckon the age or condition of your laser has a lot to do with it.If your going to experiment with different burning tools and a range of blank media,then you are better investing in a good console first.The other option is to buy a pre chipped console.Go to http://www.ispammedtheforumsandgotbanned.com and have a look at theirs.
     
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