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which version of swap magic do i need??

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by shmave, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. shmave

    shmave Member

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    which v. of swap magic do i need?

    . any possible way of backing up my games without swap magic or mod chip or?

    . can somebody explain the gameshark idea?

    . i have regular ps2 and brodband connector.
    . i just found out about backing up games today.
    . i need help please.

    i have the following programs on my pc already.
    . dvd shrink
    . dvd decrypter
    . nero 6 ultra edition
    . alcohol 120%

    Thanks for all your help!!
     
  2. dragulaAC

    dragulaAC Active member

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    I don't know too much about it, but you could go the hdd route if you don't want to do the modchip or Swap method. Basically, you install a hdd to your ps2 and you load your games onto the hdd to play them, might need dvdloader or cdloader to play those i think. But those are free to download i think.
     
  3. shmave

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    does any hdd work?? like get i stick a western digital 250GB in there??
     
  4. Jizmak

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    PS2 games are actually pressed DVD/CD discs, they are not burned. PS2 games use the Burst Cutting Area (BCA) of the disc to identify themselves to the PS2 unit. The BCA is not part of a disc that you can burn on, it is only replicated on pressed discs. So, the only way to play backups is to get boot-discs or a mod-chip.

    http://lib1.store.vip.sc5.yahoo.com/lib/tisinc99/ps2scinst.htm <----Slide card instructions

    get swap magic 3.3
    It works great and its easy.
    http://www.swapmagic3.com

    Now for a modchip, The ps2 has VERY SMALL POINTS,
    It takes a high amount of soldering skill to add
    a modchip to the ps2, if your going to try then
    Also i suggest getting a 15W soldering iron, no-corrosive flux, de-solder braid, and a 0.1mm iron tip. As well as 30 AWG kynar wire and 22 AWG wire for the ground and 3v3 connections.

    Dvd decrypter will copy and burn all your backups,
    Get some quality media (4x max -r media)
    And burn slow as possible.

    Good luck


     
  5. shmave

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    thanks a million guys!! =)
     
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    No problem :)
    Keep us posted on how it goes.
     
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    i wanna try external harddrive via usb first
     

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