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Game Swap Trick with SOCOM II

Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by V0rl0n, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. V0rl0n

    V0rl0n Member

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    I followed the tutorial for the game swap trick using a PAL Socom II which resulted in it failing to launch ulaunch and asking me to insert a genuine playstation disc

    Already checked around but not much information about using Socom II other than this thread http://forums.afterdawn.com/t.cfm/f-114/fmcb_swap_tick_install_method_help-799749/
    but no firm conclusion.

    PS2 is SCPH-39003, Disc is Verbatim DVD-R, Extracted and burnt with DVD Decrypter at 2x using all the software on the Free Mcboot site.

    Anyone got any tips
     
  2. prateek96

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    If all you have is a PS2 and some PS2 retail games, then it may be possible for you to install FMCB with just a backup disc. This guide will show you how to boot into uLuanchELF to boot the FMCB Installer. You can refer to the User Guides to show what to do after the FMCB Installer is running.

    Note: The disc will still be spinning while you swap in the backup, so you risk disc damages to your original PS2 Game.

    This trick started with 007 Agent under Fire , so i will use that as the main guide. Other games also work using the same process, but the ELF file and locations on the disc may be different. If you dont have any PS2 games in the list (below), then try the ones you have or a PS2 Demo disc.
    My suggestion is to try games older then 2001, some newer games have a disc check and will fail to load the backup's edited ELF file.

    A more indepth guide is available for 007 - Agent Under Fire written by Hypno
    Requirements:
    Original retail PS2 Game disc
    Blank discs - Use good quality
    Apache v1.1
    DVD Decrypter / IMGBurn
    PC with CD/DVD burner
    uLaunchELF - Its just the uncompressed BOOT.ELF

    Step 1
    1. Make a .iso image of 007 Agent Under Fire using dvd decrypter or imgburn.
    2. Extract the uncompressed BOOT.ELF from the uLaunchELF rar and rename it to DRIVING.ELF

    Step 2
    1. Use Apache to open the .iso image u made.
    2. highlight "DRIVING.ELF" in apache on your right side
    3. select "ISO Tools" from the tab above, now select "Change TOC for Selected File", change the "Size (dec)" to 915196, don't change the LBA. This is the file size of the "uncompressed BOOT.ELF". (if your using a different uLaunchELF file, right click the file on your pc and select properties, the first "Size" is the size in bytes. This is the size you need to use in Apache)
    4. with "DRIVING.ELF" still highlighted, select "ISO Tools" again, now select "Update Selected File", select the DRIVING.ELF file that was ulaunchelf's "uncompressed BOOT.ELF" you rename, it will say "selected file replaced".
    5. Burn the edited ISO to disc with DVD Decrypter / IMGBurn


    Step 3
    1. Put the orignal ps2 game in your ps2 now.
    2. play the game until you make it to the 2nd level which is the DRIVING level, then save your game
    3. Return to the main menu, swap trick your original for your backup and when you select the 2nd level, it'll boot to ulaunchelf

    You should now see the uLE main screen and from there you can install FMCB off your USB stick.
    -- Ensure the USB stick is connected. Press O button for the FileBrowser in the uLaunchElf screen, move down to mass:/ and hit O, then move down to select FREE_MCBOOT.ELF and hit O to run it.
    Just look at the CodeBreaker guide (click the Installations tab) if you need screen shots to view


    Games reported to work:
    *** Confirmed to work
    *** Unconfirmed
    *** Confirmed as NOT working

    Please help by reporting if any game worked or didnt work for you. Here

    ***007 Agent under fire, DRIVING.ELF {info is in the tutorial}

    ***007 Nightfire, DRIVING.ELF [ go to the 2nd level and save, return to main menu and swap discs, select 2nd level and it will boot ulaunchelf ]

    ***007 from Russia with love, NFS.ELF [ go to the need for speed DEMO from the main menu, and it will boot ulaunchelf ]

    ***SOCOM Combined Assult, SCUSNGUI.ELF [swap at main menu, select "MULTIPLAYER", now select "LAN", you will go to another screen where you exit, upon exiting that screen ulaunchelf will start.]

    ***Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater, NETDOWN.ELF [ press start, your now at the main menu, swap disks, select "SPECIAL", now select "CAMOUFLAGE DOWNLOAD" by pressing O button, ulaunchelf will start]

    ***Socom 3, SCUSNGUI.ELF [from main menu, select your save, select "ONLINE", select "LAN", select "EDIT CONFIGURATION", ulaunch will start ]

    ***Socom 2, SCUSNGUI.ELF [from the main menu, swap in your backup, select "LAN", select "EDIT NETWORK CONFIGURATIONS", ulaunchelf will start.]

    ***Syphon Filter The Omega Strain, NTGUI2CN.ELF (in netgui folder)[first create a save game, then select "PLAY ON-LINE", it will now ask you to "Launch NetGui application now?" select yes, ulaunchelf will start.]

    ***Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, SC3_ON.ELF [swap at main menu, press start, then select "MULTIPLAYER ONLINE", ulaunchelf will start]

    ***Battlefield 2 Modern Combat, GUI.ELF (in the NETGUI folder)[at main menu swap, "press start" & select "PLAY ONLINE", a series of loading screens will happen, select "create/edit", select "create/edit" again, another screen will ask you the same question., ulaunch will start]

    ***King of Fighters Neowave, NTGUI2.ELF [press start, now select "NETWORK MATCH", highlight the first option and enter that, now select the second option, uLaunchelf will start]

    ***StarWars Battlefront 2 NTGUI.ELF (in the NETGUI folder)[go to the main menu, swap and select "multiplayer", now select "LAN", select "Add/Edit", now select "EXIT WITHOUT SAVING", ulaunch will start]

    ***Jak X Combat Racing, NTGUI_UC.ELF (in the NETGUI folder)[first create a save, from the main menu, select "Exhibition", now select "LAN", now select "ACCEPT", ulaunchelf will start]

    ***Ratchet Deadlocked, NTGUI.ELF (in NETGUI folder)[select "MULTIPLAYER", now select "ONLINE PLAY", select "NETWORK SETUP", ulaunch will start]

    ***Smackdown vs. Raw 2006, NTGUI2.ELF (in the NTGUI2 folder)[select "ONLINE", now "ACCEPT", now select "Edit/Create Network Configuration", ulaunchelf will start]

    ***NHL 2004, NTGUI.ELF [Main Menu > Game Modes > Play Online > Continue without saving, then Swap at Network Configuration screen and hit X, ulaunchelf will start]

    *** Demo Disc 066 [NTSC-U] [SCUS-97241],ROCKY.ELF (in rocky folder) [select "playground", there is a little video so press X to skip, then select "rocky". Press X and it gives you a controller diagram, SWAP here and then press X. uLaunchELF will start.]

    ***Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, Replace SLUS_201.99 file in DEMO folder > Go to Settings on the main menu and select Dave Mira BMX demo, Swap disc when menu appears asking if you want to load demo, Hit yes, ulaunchelf will start]


    ***Hitman: Blood Money, Replace URBAN.ELF file in URBAN folder > In the main menu go to extras and select the demo for Urban Chaos, ulaunchelf will start]


    ***Madden 2007, Replace NTGUI.ELF file > swap cd at main menu, go to "Play Online" select "Create New Account" and ULaunchElf will start]


    ***Need For Speed Underground 2, Replace NTGUI.ELF file in the NETGUI folder > swap disc at main menu, selected Online, then Add/Edit and ULaunchElf will start]


    ***FIFA 2008, Replace NETGUI_NA.ELF file >-Select "Online Mode" from the main menu (it's recommended to have a saved profile for the game on Memory card) -Select "Add/Edit" option (configure a new account and then go to the "Add" option again) -The screen goes to black & then ulaunchelf appears!

    ***Mortal Kombat Armageddon [SLUS 21410GH] (Replaced NTGUI.ELF, but disc check was performed before it was launched in every situation I tried in the Online Play area. No other *.ELF to replace on disc.)
     
  3. V0rl0n

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    Thanks for the reply, that is pretty much the guide I was using I cant seem to get it working using my retail SOCOM II disc, I guess I'm not performing the swap fast enough or it just doesn't want to work with SOCOM.

    Will see if I can pick up a retail Agent Under Fire looks like it has the least problems.
     
  4. Levygs

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    I tried Swapping with NFSU2, did the iso and stuff, placed the original NFSU2 on the tray, swapped the copy, went to Online and when I pressed "x" so i could select online it said that no internet adaptor was detected (Indeed, I do not own the adaptor) so I could not run the ULaunchELF, because of the adaptor.

    However I found another .elf file inside the game that is called B3_NTSC.ELF

    The direction is this:

    (or whatever your disc drive is) F:B3/B3_NTSC.elf

    What can I do with this, is it the burnout demo included?.
    What can I do o run the online feature?, do I need to change anything to the iso file?.
     

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