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How to burn and play PS2 games without a modchip

Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by aburman, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. aburman

    aburman Member

    Nov 21, 2004
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    I found this as a torrent and thought I would share it to you guys, haven't tried it myself so no guarantees!

    “How to burn and play PS2, and PSX games on your PS2 without a modchip”

    Welcome! Thank you for ordering the “How to burn and play PS2 (Playstaton 2) games”. In this guide, you will learn the very easy method of making copies of your PS2 and normal Playstation games so that they are playable on the PS2. This guide will provide you with all the information you need to burn PS2 games.
    You will need the following things to burn PS2 games:
    -a computer with a cdburner
    -a blank cd-r (don’t use the re-recordable type a.k.a. cd-rw)
    -CDRWIN – The version in this guide is 3.8D
    -FireBurner –
    -PS2 patcher –
    -GameShark 2 for PS2
    -the GameShark 2 is available at most stores that sell video games,
    a few examples would be Best Buy, Circuit City, or Target. You
    want version 1.0 of the GameShark 2. I have heard that all other
    versions work, but I have only tested version 1.0. GameShark2
    costs about 29.95. Believe me, its worth it!!!
    -and a PS2 to play the games.

    Burning the PS2
    The process of burning ps2 games is easy. It is really only a 3 step process.(read
    the game, patch the game, and burn the game.)
    1) insert game into cd drive.
    2) Open up CDRWIN and click on the extract disk/tracks/sectors button.
    3) Your settings should be as follows:
    For “extract mode” select disk image/ cue sheet
    For “read options” select “raw”
    For “error recovery” select “abort”
    For “jitter correction” select “auto”
    For “subcode analysis” select “auto”
    Data Speed and Audio Speed should be the same
    For “read retry count” type 0
    For “subcode threshold” type 300
    Make sure you selected the drive that your PS2 game is in
    Make sure you typed in the file name (just type the name of the game) and
    Check the directory that you’re putting your file in.
    Then just press “start”

    If you get an error in the middle of reading the disk that says something like “can’t read sections xxxx-xxxxx of disk”, it is becase the disk is scratched and CDRWIN can’t read it. Try to clean the disk, if that doesn’t work you just have to use a different game (a different copy of the same game)

    4) Once CDRWIN is done, click ok and then exit CDRWIN. Open up the
    PS2 patcher, select the game file you just created and patch it (make
    sure you select the “RAW” option.
    4) Close the PS2 patcher, next open up Fireburner. Click on the visual
    cue burner button. When you created your .bin file (the game file) in
    CDRWIN, a .cue file should have automaticly been created. In that
    case, drag and drop the .cue file into the Fireburner window. If the
    .cue file was not created, just drag and drop the .bin file into the
    Fireburner window. After you have done that, right click (click with
    the right side button on your mouse) on your file in the Fireburner
    window, and select “Burn/Test burn”.
    5) In the options window that appears, select your cdwriter, select your
    write speed(doesn’t really matter), and make sure you select “Track at
    once (TOA) for the recording method. As for the options on the right side of the options window, make sure only the following are checked:
    “eject cd” and “close session”. When you have selected the options, click ok and your PS2 game will burn. That’s all you have to do to burn a game.

    Starting the game on you PS2

    1) Now for the fun part (and challenging part the first couple of times)
    This may sound a little complicated at first, but after you do it 3 or 4
    times, it’s supper easy. First things first, you must remove the front of your game drive on your PS2(not a big deal, it can snap on and off).
    2) Now insert your gameshark 2 cd(make sure the gameshark memory
    card is in one of the 2 slots, doesn’t matter which one.)
    3) In the gameshark options, choose “start game”, then “without”. Your screen should read “Please insert game disk then press X to continue.”
    4) Now this part can be trickey for beginners, so I will provide pictures
    -the main purpose of this starting method is to open up the PS2 and
    swap the gameshark disk with your burned game without the PS2
    knowing you did it. DO NOT press the eject button on the PS2!!!
    -with the PS2 cd tray cover removed, you will be able to look in and see a while tab inside the PS2. With a credit card (or something like it) gently slide the white tab all the way over to the right, if you did it correctly, this should allow you to manually pull open the PS2 cd tray.
    5) Next, take the gameshark disk out of the PS2 and put in your burned
    5) Gently push the PS2 cd tray fully back into the PS2 (Don’t press the
    eject button).
    6) Now you need to slide that white tab all the way back to the left (its
    origional position). To do this you get a strong papper clip(needs to be a strong one) stick it into the PS2 on the right side of the white tab and push the tab back to the left.
    7) If you pushed the tab all the way back to the left and did every thing
    else right, you are ready to play your game. Just press X on your PS2 controler and watch as your burned game loads. ( It may load slower than an original game, depending on the cd-r you are using, I use Verbatim cd-r’s and have no problems.)
  2. jonjakjam

    jonjakjam Regular member

    May 19, 2004
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    Ive tried it so I can confirm to you that it does work, but only with PS2 CD GAMES =)
  3. Raiten

    Raiten Regular member

    Dec 6, 2004
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    A really ghetto/poor mans way of doing something like that for DVD games is pretty simple really. Oh you WILL need the Swap Magic discs. First you just keep your PS2 open, as far as the top cover anyway, and also the DVD cover will just need to be unscrewed, since the magnet will hold it in place enough. Insert the swap magic disc, one the "load disc" image appears, take the DVD tray cover off, take out the SM disc and insert the DVD game and cover the tray up, then hit X.

    Same principle as the flip top, but if you don't want to buy it you don't have to. But you WILL have to buy the Swap Magic discs. And no there is NO way to copy the swap magic discs. So don't ask! :p

    p.s. i figured this out when i was at work...i was really bored. as you can tell lol
  4. Nanks

    Nanks Guest

    Can you burn PS2 games on to a dvd because the games won't fit on the cds

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