I have a gamesharks so i use the swapping trick to boot up games. But i have only tried it for Compact Disc games and it works fine. I have a +/- DVD Burner ready to use I still yet to buy a blank dvd disk ( what brand do i buy ) I have DVD DEcrypter and once i burn my game i use this method to boot it: 1. Have AR/GS dongle in a memory card slot (if needed by your disc) 2. Power on your PS2 3. Insert AR/GS/SM* disc, press Reset 4. At the AR2/GS2 menu, press EJECT 5. Swap AR/GS disc for an Original-TOC-DVD* and wait 10 seconds 6. Select "AR/GS Codes" 7. Highlight "Add new code" and press X to get to the next screen 8. Press X three times. You will see "Updating code list please wait" each time) 9. Press "Start" on controller 10. Select "Without codes", press X 11. Press X again, you will see "Updating code list please wait" 12. You will hear Original DVD stop spinning 13. You will have about 10 seconds to do the following 2 steps 14. Immediately after disc stops spinning open Flip Top or use Swipe/Slide Card to open PS2 tray 15. Close Flip top or Use Swipe/Slide Card to close PS2 tray then press X 16. Screen will change and game will now boot Am i ready to burn my first game or am i missing something? Thanks.