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***Official PS2 Guides and FAQ Thread***

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    To make information easier to find all our various guides and FAQ lists will be collected here in this thread. Anyone wanting their guide added to the list or changed/updated needs to pm either myself or any other mod with the relevant information.

    Before posting any questions please have a look at this excellent FAQ written by Ender88,

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/69274


    We also have three excellent compilations of guides put together by simmo2302 so check them out!

    Unofficial PS2 Guide WORD Version
    Unofficial PS2 Guide PDF Version
    Unofficial PS2 Guide Rev. 1.0 PDF Format




    Here's a list of the guides and lists that follow:


    Ace's guides: A TRUE working exploit for slim PlayStation 2s(CD, Memory Card, and USB Memory Stick) Also available for users of fat PlayStation 2s.
    by Ace_2


    Copying game save from PC to PS2 using uLaunchELF.
    by dan168


    PS2 Versions And ModChips.
    by Glitched


    Playing games from HDD using HDLoader/HDAdvance GUIDE
    by dan168


    Playstation 2 cd list cdr compact disc games PS2 cdr games PS 2 games cd-rom based
    by umar323


    A Complete Guide: Loading Backups with Action Replay Max (no modchip required!)
    by jjax.


    PS2 Slimline guide: external USB hard drive & game playing (NO CHIP REQ'D).
    by MasterChu.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2007
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    Ace's guides: A TRUE working exploit for slim PlayStation 2s(CD, Memory Card, and USB Memory Stick) Also available for users of fat PlayStation 2s.


    For those of you who had problems using with jjax's guide to loading backups, or for those who want a working Memory Card Exploit for their slims, here's how to make a working exploit to boot from the Memory Card, the actual CD-ROM, or tdude's method, through a USB Memory Stick.

    CD method

    1) First off, you need the following things:
    -Action Replay MAX(V 3.36 was used)
    -MAX Media Creator(included with Action Replay MAX)
    -1 blank CD-R(Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim, or Sony)
    -CD Loader ELF(found here: http://www.geocities.com/jjax1975/CDLOADER.zip)
    -Cog-Swap ELF(link is down, will find a new one)
    -PS2 Exploit Utility 5.1(found here: http://www.iscentral.net/console/PS2_Exploit_Utility5.1.zip)
    -WinRAR(to extract the compressed files)
    -Alcohol 120%(to burn the exploit disc)
    -USB Memory Stick(to put CD Loader)

    2) Now that you have all you need, un-zip all the files you downladed with WinRAR and launch PS2 Exploit Utility.

    3) Here's what you have to do for each of the tabs:
    -Title.db: nothing
    -Loader: nothing(keep uLaunchELF 3.61 selected)
    -Files: click "Browse for file", locate COGSWAP.elf, click it, and click "Add"
    -IP Options: click "Yes" ONLY if you will use your PlayStation 2 over a network
    -Region: NTSC for NTSC U/C consoles, PAL for PAL, and JAP for NTSC J
    -Extras: keep the dummy file the way it is and assign Cog-Swap to one of the buttons
    -Create Exploit: select "CD/HD image (bin/cue)" and select "Live CD" in "Options for CD image"

    4) Now that everything is set up, click "Create Exploit!". You will get a window saying that there are no title IDs in Title.db. Click "Yes". When the job is done, you will see this message:
    A CD image has been built here: C:\IsCentral\ that can be used as a CD or HD image!

    5) When the image file is made, put in your blank CD-R and start Alcohol 120%. Click "Image Burning Wizard". Locate your CD image, click it, then click "Next". You will now be at a window called: Prepare your CD/DVD recorder. Set the write speed to 4X, datatype to PlayStation 2, check "Rectify Sub-Channel Data", then click "Start".

    6) You now have the Exploit CD ready. You now need a way to boot it. We'll use CD Loader. Install MAX Media Creator and start it up. Click "Add file", and locate CDLOADER.elf. Click "USB Drives" in "Output Media", select the location of your USB memory stick, and click "Create".

    7) You now have CD Loader and your Exploit disc. Put Action Replay MAX in your PlayStation 2 and power it on. When it's loaded, look for MAX Media Center(called MAX Media or Media Player), select it and press X.

    8) Once it's loaded, plug in your USB Memory Stick and wait until CDLOADER.elf is displayed on the top right of the screen. If you get a message saying that nothing was found on the USB Memory Stick, keep plugging and unplugging it until CDLOADER.elf shows up. Once it does, highlight "Play" and press X.

    9) When CD Loader is loaded, swap the Action Replay MAX disc for your Exploit boot disc and press X. If you get a screen that becomes red with a pink border turning to yellow and disappearing, the boot is a sucess, but if the border stays pink, you did something wrong.

    10) You should now see LaunchELF's main menu. If you get an error message while trying to boot Cog-Swap, press "Select", locate the button you assigned Cog-Swap to, press O, press O on Cdfs, press O again on "BxDATA", find COGSWAP.ELF, and select it with O. Return to the main menu, and press the button assigned to Cog-Swap.

    11) Here's how to use Cog-Swap:

    CD-ROM:

    1) Swap the uLaunchELF disc with your backup when the Cog-Swap screen loads with a blue disc and the writing "PS2 CD-ROM" or similar underneath.

    DVD-ROM:

    1) Remove the piece you have put over the front lid sensor of your PlayStation 2. The piece should be over this thing: [​IMG]

    2) Insert a high TOC ORIGINAL DVD-ROM game(one that has a silver base) whose size is over 4GB(you have to check on your computer, and you CANNOT use a Dual Layer DVD-ROM game, which are those that are over 4.37GB).

    3) Place the piece you removed from the lid sensor shown earlier back where it was.

    4) Keep an eye on your screen until a yellow disc shows on the screen with "PS2 DVD-ROM" or something like that under it.

    5) Once you see the yellow disc with "PS2 DVD-ROM" or similar, press X on your controller. The disc will spin again(it stops when the screen shows the yellow disc). When the disc spins, keep your eyes on your TV screen until you see the yellow disc turn purple and "PS2 DVD-ROM" or similar kind of writing change to "Use Cogswap".

    6) When that change happens, swap your original with your backup.

    Memory Card method

    What you need:
    -Action Replay MAX(V 3.36 was used)
    -MAX Media Creator(included with Action Replay MAX)
    -USB Memory Stick
    -1 blank CD-R(Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim, or Sony)
    -CD Loader ELF(found here: http://www.geocities.com/jjax1975/CDLOADER.zip)
    -Cog-Swap ELF(link is down, will find a new one)
    -PS2 Exploit Utility 5.1(found here: http://www.iscentral.net/console/PS2_Exploit_Utility5.1.zip)
    -PS2 Save Builder(found here: http://www.exploitstation.com/index.php?page=downloads)
    -WinRAR(to extract the compressed files)
    -Alcohol 120%(to burn the exploit disc)

    1) Now that you have all you need, un-zip all the files you downladed with WinRAR and launch PS2 Exploit Utility.

    2) Here's what you have to do for each of the tabs:
    -Title.db: nothing
    -Loader: nothing(keep uLaunchELF 3.61 selected)
    -Files: nothing(Cog-Swap will be on a save that will be uncrushed through MAX Memory)
    -IP Options: click "Yes" ONLY if you will use your PlayStation 2 over a network
    -Region: NTSC for NTSC U/C consoles, PAL for PAL, and JAP for NTSC J
    -Extras: keep the dummy file the way it is and don't touch any of the options for the buttons
    -Create Exploit: select "CD/HD image (bin/cue)" and select "Live CD" in "Options for CD image"

    3) Now that everything is set up, click "Create Exploit!". You will get a window saying that there are no title IDs in Title.db, and that no files have been chosen. Click "Yes" both times. When the job is done, you will see this message:
    A CD image has been built here: C:\IsCentral\ that can be used as a CD or HD image!

    4) When the image file is made, put in your blank CD-R and start Alcohol 120%. Click "Image Burning Wizard". Locate your CD image, click it, then click "Next". You will now be at a window called: Prepare your CD/DVD recorder. Set the write speed to 4X, datatype to PlayStation 2, check "Rectify Sub-Channel Data", then click "Start".

    5) You now have the Exploit CD ready. You now need a way to boot it. We'll use CD Loader. Install MAX Media Creator and start it up. Click "Add file", and locate CDLOADER.elf. Click "USB Drives" in "Output Media", select the location of your USB memory stick, and click "Create".

    6) Now, it's time to make the save that will be uncrushed through MAX Memory. Open PS2 Save Builder. Click "File", and scroll to "New". With that, click "Edit", "Add File", locate COGSWAP.ELF, and select it. You should now see COGSWAP.ELF as part of the list of files in the save. Now, change the Root/ID to BADATA-SYSTEM for NTSC U/C PlayStation 2s, BEDATA-SYSTEM for PAL, and BIDATA-SYSTEM for NTSC J. Save it as "exploit.max".

    7) Plug your USB memory stick in one of your computer's USB ports. Locate "exploit.max", right click, copy. Browse to your USB memory stick, and paste the file there.

    8) Now that you have everything you need, it's time to install the exploit. Turn on your PlayStation 2 with Action Replay MAX. Once loaded, select "MAX Memory". When that is loaded, go to "My devices", select your Memory Card, and delete "Your System Configuration". When that's done, go back and select your memory stick. Select "NEW_FILE" and uncrush it to your Memory Card. Once that's done, your exploit is installed.

    9) Return to Action Replay MAX main menu. This time, choose MAX Media Player(called MAX Media or Media Player) and press X.

    10) Once it's loaded, plug in your USB Memory Stick. Wait for CDLOADER.elf to show up(it will sometimes say that there's nothing in the USB Memory Stick. Unplug it and plug it back into another port until you see CDLOADER.elf on the screen) Highlight "Play" and press X.

    11) When CD Loader is loaded, the Action Replay MAX disc will stop spinning. Swap it for your Exploit boot disc and press X. If you get a screen that becomes red with a pink border turning to yellow and disappearing, the boot is a sucess, but if the border stays pink, you did something wrong.

    12) You should now see LaunchELF's main menu. To assign Cog-Swap to a button, press "Select", press O on the button you wish to use to boot Cog-Swap, press O on mc0(or mc1 if your Memory Card is in slot 2), press O again on "BxDATA-SYSTEM", find COGSWAP.ELF, and select it with O. Return to the main menu, and press the button assigned to Cog-Swap.

    14) Here's how to use Cog-Swap:

    CD-ROM:

    1) Swap the uLaunchELF disc with your backup when the Cog-Swap screen loads with a blue disc and the writing "PS2 CD-ROM" or similar underneath.

    DVD-ROM:

    1) Remove the piece you have put over the front lid sensor of your PlayStation 2. The piece should be over this thing: [​IMG]

    2) Insert a high TOC ORIGINAL DVD-ROM game(one that has a silver base) whose size is over 4GB(you have to check on your computer, and you CANNOT use a Dual Layer DVD-ROM game, which are those that are over 4.37GB).

    3) Place the piece you removed from the lid sensor shown earlier back where it was.

    4) Keep an eye on your screen until a yellow disc shows on the screen with "PS2 DVD-ROM" or something like that under it.

    5) Once you see the yellow disc with "PS2 DVD-ROM" or similar, press X on your controller. The disc will spin again(it stops when the screen shows the yellow disc). When the disc spins, keep your eyes on your TV screen until you see the yellow disc turn purple and "PS2 DVD-ROM" or similar kind of writing change to "Use Cogswap".

    6) When that change happens, swap your original with your backup.

    USB Memory Stick method(credits go to tdude511)

    What you need:
    -Action Replay MAX
    -MAX Media Creator(included with Action Replay MAX)
    -USB Memory Stick
    -1 blank CD-R(Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim, or Sony)
    -CD Loader ELF(found here: http://www.geocities.com/jjax1975/CDLOADER.zip)
    -Cog-Swap ELF(link is down, will find a new one)
    -PS2 Exploit Utility(found here: http://console.iscentral.net/index.php?go=downloads&cat=5)
    -WinRAR(to extract the compressed files)
    -Alcohol 120%(to burn the exploit disc)

    1) Now that you have all you need, un-zip all the files you downladed with WinRAR and launch PS2 Exploit Utility.

    2) Here's what you have to do for each of the tabs:
    -Title.db: nothing
    -Loader: nothing(keep uLaunchELF 3.61 selected)
    -Files: nothing(Cog-Swap will be on the USB memory stick)
    -IP Options: click "Yes" ONLY if you will use your PlayStation 2 over a network
    -Region: NTSC for NTSC U/C consoles, PAL for PAL, and JAP for NTSC J
    -Extras: keep the dummy file the way it is and don't touch any of the options for the buttons
    -Create Exploit: select "CD/HD image (bin/cue)" and select "Live CD" in "Options for CD image"

    3) Now that everything is set up, click "Create Exploit!". You will get a window saying that there are no title IDs in Title.db, and that no files have been chosen. Click "Yes" both times. When the job is done, you will see this message:
    A CD image has been built here: C:\IsCentral\ that can be used as a CD or HD image!

    4) When the image file is made, put in your blank CD-R and start Alcohol 120%. Click "Image Burning Wizard". Locate your CD image, click it, then click "Next". You will now be at a window called: Prepare your CD/DVD recorder. Set the write speed to 4X, datatype to PlayStation 2, check "Rectify Sub-Channel Data", then click "Start".

    5) You now have the Exploit CD ready. You now need a way to boot it. We'll use CD Loader. Install MAX Media Creator and start it up. Click "Add file", and locate CDLOADER.elf. Click "USB Drives" in "Output Media", select the location of your USB memory stick, and click "Create".

    6) Transfer COGSWAP.elf to your USB Memory Stick.

    Now we're ready to boot our backup! Here's how to boot it(instructions written by tdude511 and editied by xXGhostXx):

    1) Start cdloader.elf from the memory stick in Max Media Player

    2) When the AR disk stops spinning, swap it for the uLaunchElf disk, the one you created with the utility and alcohol and press X.

    3) uLaunchElf should load. If it didn't, then one of three things are wrong, 1. You burnt the media wrong, 2. Your laser may need cleaning, or 3. You're using crap media(Memorex and the like).

    4) Press select to access the options/config.

    5) Scroll down to any button you want. This button will load cogswap.elf from your memory stick when you press it at the main menu. Press O.

    6) There should be about 6 or 7 different drives listed here, like both memory cards, etc. Scroll to one that sounds most like your memory stick, mine said "mass" or something like that, it might be that for everyone but idk. Press O.

    7) Scroll down and select cogswap.elf and press O.

    8) Scroll down to "OK" and press O.

    9) Okay, we're down to final step! You should now be back at the main menu. Press the key you assigned to load Cog-Swap. And Voila!!! Cog-Swap will load!

    Here's how to use Cog-Swap:

    CD-ROM:

    1) Swap the uLaunchELF disc with your backup when the Cog-Swap screen loads with a blue disc and the writing "PS2 CD-ROM" or similar underneath.

    DVD-ROM:

    1) Remove the piece you have put over the front lid sensor of your PlayStation 2. The piece should be over this thing: [​IMG]

    2) Insert a high TOC ORIGINAL DVD-ROM game(one that has a silver base) whose size is over 4GB(you have to check on your computer, and you CANNOT use a Dual Layer DVD-ROM game, which are those that are over 4.37GB).

    3) Place the piece you removed from the lid sensor shown earlier back where it was.

    4) Keep an eye on your screen until a yellow disc shows on the screen with "PS2 DVD-ROM" or something like that under it.

    5) Once you see the yellow disc with "PS2 DVD-ROM" or similar, press X on your controller. The disc will spin again(it stops when the screen shows the yellow disc). When the disc spins, keep your eyes on your TV screen until you see the yellow disc turn purple and "PS2 DVD-ROM" or similar kind of writing change to "Use Cogswap".

    6) When that change happens, swap your original with your backup.

    Enjoy! You now have a good alternative to Swap Magic to boot your backups.

    This was tested on a Version 14 slim. If you have any questions(including people who have fat PlayStation 2s), feel free to ask. I'll be glad to take your questions.

    DISCLAIMER(proposed by Ghost): This guide is only intended for people who make LEGITIMITE backups of their games. I am [bold]NOT[/bold] responsible for people who are using this guide for wrongdoing(piracy).

    Update: Edited the USB Memory Stick method using a proposed layout by xXGhostXx and did a slight edit on the use of CD Loader in the CD and Memory Card methods.

    If people have no lid MODs for their PlayStation 2, I have made a MOD for that. Here's the link(also in my sig): http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/308926

    Originally posted by Ace_2.

    Further information can be found and questions asked in the original thread here,

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/337567

     
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    Copying game save from PC to PS2 using uLaunchELF.


    This is a tutorial on how to copy game saves to your PS2 memory card using uLaunchELF (required for games like GTA)

    What you need:
    - PS2 Save Builder (http://www.ps2savetools.com/download.php?op=viewdownloaddetails&lid=74)
    - Game saves (I get mine from http://www.gamefaqs.com/)
    - uLaunchELF (http://www.sksapps.com/index.php?page=launchers.html)
    - How to boot uLaunchELF from CD (thanks kiwi1 for the link!) (http://www.sksapps.com/index.php?page=bootelf.html)

    I’ll use Gran Turismo 4 (PAL) save as an example here.

    1) Use PS2 Save Builder to open the save file you obtained

    2) Select all the files on the left hand side of the program, right click and select on “Extract”
    [​IMG]

    3) Create a folder with the same name as the game ID (in this case, it’s the first file in the list, BESCES-51719GAMEDATA (everything after the “B” could be different, depending on the game and which region the game came from, but this file should be really easy to find), then click on OK (the filename will say “not used”, don’t worry about that)

    4) Open the folder you just extracted the files to, if you did it correctly this is what you should see:
    [​IMG]

    5) Copy the FOLDER (not just the files) to your USB flash

    6) Load uLaunchELF on your PS2, browse to your USB flash (under mass:/). Locate the folder you just copied, then press R1 and select “Copy” to copy the entire folder

    7) Browse to your MC (mc0:/ for the first MC, and mc1:/ for the second MC) and in the base folder press R1 again and select “mcPaste” to paste the entire folder here (do NOT use “Paste”, while it works for most games, some games like GTA, GT4 will only work if you use mcPaste)

    8) You should see a folder called "BESCES-51719GAMEDATA" (again, name varies for different games) under mc0:/ (you may need to exit this folder and go back again to see it), and if you go into the "BESCES-51719GAMEDATA" folder, you should see the 4 files in there

    9) Reset your PS2 and load the game, the game should now load the game save correctly.

    You can also reverse this process to copy your game saves from your PS2 MC to your PC

    [bold]Region of the game save:[/bold]
    It IS possible to use game saves from different regions, what you need to do is to change this file "BESCES-51719GAMEDATA" (again, going back to my GT4 example) to match with the same game from a different region.

    Using a different game as example (Kingdom Hearts 2), the Japanese version is "BISLPM-66233-01" and the US version is "BASLUS-21005-07". If you want to use the Japanese save on the US game, you'd need to rename "BISLPM-66233-01" to "BASLUS-21005-07", save this change, then save the whole thing to a folder called "BASLUS-21005-07"

    Originally posted by dan168.

    Further information can be found and questions asked in the original thread here,

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/366481
     
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    PS2 Versions And ModChips.


    Most People Don’t Know What Version Their PS2 and What Modchip To Get, So Here’s A Guide On PS2
    Versions And Modchips !!!!!!!

    V1/V2/V3

    To check if you have the V1/V2/V3 PS2
    Turn the Playstation upside-down and check how many screws there are.
    The screws are covered by black plastic or rubber hole covers.
    You can easily remove the screw covers by prying them off with a small flat head precision screwdriver
    If you have 10 bottom screws you have a V1, V2 or V3 PS2 model.

    V4

    To check if you have the V4 PS2.
    The model # can be SCPH-30000, SCPH-30001, 35001, SCPH-30002, 35002, SCPH-30003, 35003, SCPH-30004, 35004
    If the marked screw doesn't show up in the expansion bay of your PS2 then please take a look on the bottom of the PS2 case. If there is an electrical hazard warning on the bottom of the case then it is a V4.

    V5/V6

    To check if you have the V5/V6 PS2
    The model numbers can be SCPH-30000R, SCPH-30001 R, SCPH-30002 R, SCPH-30003 R, SCPH-30004 R, SCPH-30006 R
    But also some SCPH-30000, SCPH-30001, SCPH-30002, SCPH-30003 and SCPH-30004 PS2 have a V5/V6 main board.

    V7

    To check if you have the V7
    If your model# is SCPH-39000, 39001, 39002, 39003, 39004 or 37000 you have a V7 PS2 main board.

    V8

    To check if you have the V8
    The V8 was only released in the Japanese market. The model # can be SCPH-39000 or SCPH-39006 (GH-022 BIOS 090).

    V9

    To check if you have the V9
    If your model # is SCPH-50000, 50001, 50010, 50002, 50003 or 50004 you have a V9 PS2 main board (GH-023 board).
    SCPH 50001 / 50010 date code 3a-3b-3c is a V9.
    SCPH-55006/55007 GT (white console) is also a V9.

    V10

    To check if you have the V10
    If have a USA/CANADA SCPH-50001 AND if you can find DATE CODE 3D as shown below, you have a V10 PS2 main board (GH-026 board).
    SCPH 50001 / 50010 Date Code 3D is a V10
    If have a PAL (EUROPE/AUSTRALIA) SCPH-50002/3/4 AND if you can find "a" as shown below, you have a V10 PS2 main board (GH-026 board).

    V11
    To check if you have the V11
    It was only released in Europe.
    The model # is SCPH-50004 with a GH-027 or GH-029 board.
    Same board as V10 but console comes with a new laser unit.

    V12

    To check if you have the V12
    The new mini PS TWO SCPH-7000x
    SCPH-70012 CB (for United States)
    SCPH-70011 CB (for North America)
    SCPH-70002 CB (for Oceania)
    SCPH-70003 CB (for UK)
    SCPH-70004 CB (for Europe)
    SCPH-70000 CB (for Japan)

    V13

    To check if you have the V13
    SCPH-70001 (for North America)
    The Warranty Sticker location has moved from the back and is now located directly over one of the (6) screws on the v13 underside.
    Another major change includes the removal of the Phone Line from the back of the v13 console; however, the Network Line is still present.
    There is also a small layout change around the Motor Driver IC of the PSTwo main board (now GH-032-XX).

    SCPH-70004 (for Europe)
    Main board is GH-032-13


    What Is A ModChip?
    A Mod Chip allows any console to play imported games, backup CD/DVD media, homebrews and media from a PC (such as MP3’s), without any setbacks. A PS2 Mod Chip permits the purchaser of the original game to play backup copies in case the original copy is lost or damaged. A gaming console has a protection system that eliminates the ability to use such copies, but with a console equipped with a mod chip will disable this protection enabling you to boot backups and imports that original consoles cannot without the assistance of a mod chip.

    Different Types of Modchips and There Capabilities(Prices US):There Are More Modchips But These Are The More Popular….

    Solder less-There Is Only 1 Kind
    The DMS4 E.Z.I
    Lite

    Auto-detect and boot of all media types:
    DMS4 EZI will automatically detect whether a PS1, PS2 CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD9 or DVD+RW, original domestic CD/DVD is inserted and then boot it without any interaction from the user.
    High security:
    DMS Technologies has protected its design using a military grade secure FPGA to prevent cloners and fakers. You are buying an original high quality product.
    Unrivaled boot success rate and compatibility:
    The boot rate of DMS4 is nigh on 100%. The DMS4 EZI Supports v5-v11 USA/ASIAN and PAL
    Flash upgrade via CD:
    The popular CD flash upgrade first introduced by DMS3 and has been retained offering a choice of firmware upgrade options.
    DVD region Free with RCE support:
    Watch all region DVD movies on your PS2.
    Colour Fix:
    Force the colour mode to your choice.
    DEV.olution Mode 1:
    Load appliactions and software from your PS2 Memory card using DMS Tech. specially integrated DEV.olution mode.
    DEV.olution Mode 2:
    Load applications and software from your PS2 HDD using DMS Tech. specially integrated software. DEV.olution 2 is the successor to DEV.olution 1 mode.
    Configuration Mode:
    Boot to DMS Tech. config mode and select the startup boot mode of your choice. You can enable/disable and configure the DMS4 Lite features within the attractive GUI.
    Software Modchip disable:
    Disable the Modchip in software by pushing Square on the Joypad.
    PS2 Media Player compatible.
    Supports multi disc games, MP3, DivX, MPEG4, classic video game emultaors.
    Network adapter (PlayStation 2 broadband connection) ready.
    ActionReplay MAX, ActionReplay 2 and GameShark2 ready (for all who use GS2 / AR2 cheatcodes)
    Overheating protection - the chip will switch off if the chip or the PS2 Motherboard gets too hot!

    Pro
    The feature packed big brother of the DMS4 EZI Lite has a 2MB flash to store homebrew software (PS2 media player, utilities, demos, emulators) within the internal flash memory. The DMS4 Pro has all the features of the Lite, further it boasts enhanced security, larger flash memory and will have extra features added in software at no extra cost in future update builds. The ultimate upgrade for the hard core PS2 user!

    Product Compatibility:
    Compatible with all v5-v11 PS2 Consoles.
    Absolutely no soldering required .
    Not compatible with PS Two Slimline (v12/v13)
    EZI Pro: US$ 79
    EZI Lite: US$ 69

    Solder:

    DMS4 Pro/Lite

    DMS4 Lite:
    Auto-detect and boot of all media types:
    DMS4 will automatically detect whether a PS1, PS2 CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD9 or DVD+RW, original domestic CD/DVD is inserted and then boot it without any interaction from the user.
    Reduced wire Count:
    17 wires for v1-v7 PAL/USA or 18 wires for v1-v7 Japan/Asian
    18 wires for v9-v13 USA and PAL (19 with DVD+/-RW support / T wire) or 19 wires for v8,9 and 10 Japan/Asian (20 with DVD+/-RW support / T wire)
    High security:
    DMS Technologies has protected its design using a military grade secure FPGA to prevent cloners and fakers. You are buying an original high quality product.
    Unrivaled boot success rate and compatibility:
    The boot rate of DMS4 is nigh on 100%. The DMS4 Supports v1-v13 USA/ASIAN and PAL
    Flash upgrade via CD:
    The popular CD flash upgrade first introduced by DMS3 and has been retained offering a choice of firmware upgrade options.
    DVD region Free with RCE support:
    Watch all region DVD movies on your PS2.
    Colour Fix:
    Force the colour mode to your choice.
    DEV.olution Mode 1:
    Load appliactions and software from your PS2 Memory card using DMS Tech. specially integrated DEV.olution mode.
    DEV.olution Mode 2:
    Load applications and software from your PS2 HDD using DMS Tech. specially integrated software. DEV.olution 2 is the successor to DEV.olution 1 mode.
    Configuration Mode:
    Boot to DMS Tech. config mode and select the startup boot mode of your choice. You can enable/disable and configure the DMS4 Lite features within the attractive GUI.
    Software Modchip disable:
    Disable the Modchip in software by pushing Square on the Joypad.
    PS2 Media Player compatible.
    Supports multi disc games, MP3, DivX, MPEG4, classic video game emultaors.
    Network adapter (PlayStation 2 broadband connection) ready.
    ActionReplay MAX, ActionReplay 2 and GameShark2 ready (for all who use GS2 / AR2 cheatcodes)
    Overheating protection - the chip will switch off if the chip or the PS2 Motherboard gets too hot!
    DMS4 Pro:
    The feature packed big brother of the DMS4 Lite has a 2MB flash to store homebrew software (PS2 media player, utilities, demos, emulators) within the internal flash memory. The DMS4 Pro has all the features of the Lite, further it boasts enhanced security, larger flash memory and will have extra features added in software at no extra cost in future update builds. The ultimate upgrade for the hard core PS2 user!
    What is the main difference between DMS4 Lite and Pro?
    The main difference is that Pro has 2MB of flash memory which allows you to store homebrew software (ps2 media player, utilities, demos, emulators) in it's internal memory. The Lite version requires the user to boot homebre software either from CD/DVD or a memory card.
    Product Compatibility:

    Compatible with all v1-v13 PS2 Consoles.
    Compatible with PS Two Slimline.


    Lite: US$ 49
    Pro: US$ 59

    Matrix Infinity

    AUTOMATIC SELECTION for PS2/PS1/DVD SUPPORTS. (Just insert any support and the Infinity will play it !!)
    DVD Region Free Incorporated !! ( to play all regions DVD without need of any extra operation.)
    Full 512 Kb Flash Memory on board (Flashable with our future updates and software releases!!)
    Compatible with Playstation 2 USA/PAL/Japanese - v1, v2, v3, v4, v4R, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10, v11, v12 and v13
    Jumper less (Automatic Version detection)
    Software selectable "PS2 Quick Load" option. (To skip PS2 logo and Quick boot PS2 Games!!)
    Software selectable "PSX Quick Load" option. (To skip PS1 logo and Quick boot PSX Games!!)
    Easy to Install. (only 18 wires for v1-v8 and 20 wires for v9, v10, v11, v12 and v13)
    ACTEL based IC for enhanced stability
    AUTOMATIC "GREEN FIX" (No more need to change the cable to see your DVD movies on the PS2!!)
    Import Games Fix (All PSX import games are played at FULL SCREEN and FULL COLOR !!)
    STEALTH-Mode (The Modchip can be switched off and becomes invisible to Online Gaming)
    Sleep-Mode (The Modchip will switch off itself after boot)
    100% NO SWAP (Direct boot for all the PS2 and PSX games)
    Supports games on DVD-9 media !!
    PLAYS ALL THE CD’S and DVD’S Games (both, Import or Backup’s)
    SUPPORTS MULTI-DISK GAMES !!
    SUPPORTS ANTI-MOD PS1 GAMES !!
    SUPPORTS DATEL MEMORY CARDS!!
    Very Reliable (All the Modchips are 100% tested before delivery)
    Very Stable (Thanks to the sleep mode the IC will never Overheat)
    CD Lens Safe (Avoid CD lens damage by sending un-necessary signal to the Drive Controller)
    Media types supported:
    CD-ROM / DVD-ROM / DVD-ROM 9 / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+RW
    Product Compatibility:

    Matrix Infinity Chip is for all PS2 consoles except JAP SCPH-10000/15000/18000
    Compatible with Playstation 2 USA v1, v2, v3, v4, v4R, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10, v11, v12 and v13
    Compatible with Playstation 2 PAL v3, v4, v4R, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10, v11, v12 and v13
    Compatible with Playstation 2 JAPAN/ASIAN v4, v4R, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10, v11, v12 and v13
    US$ 49

    Magic 3.1+

    World's first 17 wire install for V1-V8
    New ON / OFF technology to deactivate the Modchip function
    New low profile design for easy mounting and installation
    Network adapter (PlayStation 2 broadband connection) ready
    Direct boot Imports / Backups without the swap method - just like Originals
    Direct boot of PSX original Imports
    Direct boot of PSX Backups (CD-R)
    Direct boot of PlayStation 2 original Imports (CD, DVD and DVD 9)
    Direct boot of PlayStation 2 Backups (CD-R, DVD±R)
    Multi Disc ready
    NTSC and PAL ready
    ActionReplay MAX, ActionReplay V2 and GameShark2 ready (for all who use GS2 / AR2 cheatcodes)
    Does not affect your DVD player - all original features of the PlayStation 2 remain the same
    Autodetect the PlayStation 2 version and region (NTSC, PAL) - doesn't matter which country you're in.
    Bonus Feature:

    Overheating protection - the chip will switch off if the chip or the PS2 Motherboard gets too hot!
    Product Compatibility:

    Compatible with V1-V8 USA, EUR, JAP PlayStation 2 consoles and DVD 9 ready
    Network and Online ready
    NTSC and PAL ready
    Multi Disc ready
    US$ 15

    Crystal

    High Quality Actel Pro Asic Plus FPGA provides:
    Flash-based configuration means we are able to quickly and thoroughly test and debug many different configurations before arriving at a stable release.
    An excessive number of "gates" allows the use of an internal "ROM" for infallible "Recovery Mode". This means you will never be stuck unable to recover from firmware errors.
    ISP (In-System Programming) and Boundary Scan allow us to program and test every single device on the Crystal Chip board after population. This will detect any flaws in the manufacturing process, such as bridged pins or defective components.
    Internal SRAM allows us to provide unique features unavailable with many other FPGA devices.
    General hardware features:
    Custom "Glitch Detection" logic automatically detects and filters noise on strobe lines (A, R and W). This results in 100% boot rates for bootstrap hook software.
    Ground-bounce is a non-issue due to an intelligent patching method which reduces current spikes, and the aforementioned "Glitch Detection" logic.
    4kbyte software-accessable (read/write) EEPROM for storage of PS2 bootstrap hooks and data.
    3kbyte software-accessable (write) SRAM for storage of PS1 bootstrap hooks.
    on-board oscillator(clock) means you don't have to worry about installing a clock wire or the annoying issues associated with bad clock wiring.
    very compact circuit-board and optimized solder-pad layout for easiest installation.
    only 18 wires for v1-v7 consoles, 19/20 wires for v8 consoles, 18/19 wires for v9-v13 consoles (DVD+/-RW requires the optional "F" wire) regardless of region.
    Upgrade features:
    Upgradable via software loaded from CD, host (Naplink, ps2link, etc), memory card, etc. EEPROM is blank when shipped.
    Recovery Mode uses an internal ROM in the FPGA rather than external flash which may become corrupted. This means you will never be unable to boot an upgrade disc, even if the EEPROM were removed or physically damaged(of course you wouldn't be able to upgrade then..).
    Internal checksum to ensure data integrity. If the checksum fails, the console will automatically boot in Recovery Mode so that you may fix the problem with the Utility Disc.
    Application support:
    Open-Source API and documentation provided for software-interaction with the CC1.0 hardware and writing your own firmwares. Some basic example codes are provided with the API which show bootstrap patching for direct-boot unsigned "homebrew" discs and loading a "dashboard" or similar application from memory card.
    Memory Card boot (aka "Dev.olution Mode", "Dev Mode", "Dev Mode 1") allows you to load software directly from memory card on system startup.
    Also unlike the other modchips you dont need to patch the game to go online because of a new hack
    Boot homebrew software CD/DVD discs as you would a regular game disc.
    Media types supported:
    CD-ROM / DVD-ROM / DVD-ROM 9 / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+RW
    Product Compatibility:

    Crytsal Chip is for all PS2 consoles except JAP SCPH-10000/15000/18000
    Compatible with Playstation 2 USA v1, v2, v3, v4, v4R, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10, v11, v12 and v13
    Compatible with Playstation 2 PAL v3, v4, v4R, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10, v11, v12 and v13
    Compatible with Playstation 2 JAPAN/ASIAN v4, v4R, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10, v11, v12 and v13
    US$ 39

    Neo-Magic

    New ON / OFF technology to deactivate the Modchip function
    New low profile design for easy mounting and installation
    Network adapter (PlayStation 2 broadband connection) ready
    Direct boot Imports / Backups without the swap method - just like Originals
    Direct boot of PSX original Imports
    Direct boot of PSX Backups (CD-R)
    Direct boot of PlayStation 2 original Imports (CD, DVD and DVD 9)
    Direct boot of PlayStation 2 Backups (CD-R, DVD±R)
    Multi Disc ready
    NTSC and PAL ready
    ActionReplay MAX, ActionReplay v2 and GameShark2 ready (for all who use GS2 / AR2 cheatcodes)
    Does not affect your DVD player - all original features of the PlayStation 2 remain the same
    Autodetect the PlayStation 2 version and region (NTSC, PAL) - doesn't matter which country you're in.
    Bonus Feature:

    Overheating protection - the chip will switch off if the chip or the PS2 Motherboard gets too hot!
    Product Compatibility:

    Compatible with v12/v13 "slim" SCPH-700xx USA, EUR, JAP PlayStation 2 consoles and DVD 9 ready
    Compatible with v5-v11 PS2 SCPH-3000x-R, SCPH-39001/39002/39003/39004 and SCPH-50001/50002/50003/50004
    Network and Online ready
    NTSC and PAL ready
    Multi Disc ready
    US$ 19

    DUO2 SE

    World's first 17 wire install for V1-V11 PS2 consoles
    New ON / OFF technology to deactivate the Mod-Chip function
    New low profile design for easy mounting and installation
    Network adapter (PlayStation 2 broadband connection) ready
    Direct boot Imports / Backups without the swap method - just like originals
    Direct boot of PSX original Imports
    Direct boot of PSX Backups (CD-R)
    Direct boot of PlayStation 2 original Imports (CD, DVD and DVD 9)
    Direct boot of PlayStation 2 Backups (CD-R, DVD±R)
    Direct boot of PlayStation 2 DVD9 silvers
    Multi Disc ready
    NTSC and PAL ready
    ActionReplay MAX, ActionReplay V2 and GameShark2 ready (for all who use GS2 / AR2 cheatcodes)
    Does not effect your DVD player - all original features of the PlayStation 2 remain the same
    Auto-detects the PlayStation 2 version and region (NTSC, PAL) - doesn't matter which country you're in.
    Bonus feature:
    Overheating protection - the chip will switch off if the DUO chip or the PS2 Motherboard gets too hot!
    Product Compatibility:

    Compatible with V1 -V11 PS2 consoles.
    Not compatible with V12 slim PS2.
    US$ 19

    Apollo 7

    TOP FEATURE: DVD Region Free - play any region DVD*
    *Plays any region DVD movie on the PAL PS2s and other territory NTSC movies on the USA/ASIAN consoles.
    PS2 Media Player compatible
    Supports multi disc games, MP3, DivX, MPEG4, classic video game emultaors
    New ON / OFF technology to deactivate the Mod-Chip function
    New low profile design for easy mounting and installation
    Network adapter (PlayStation 2 broadband connection) ready
    Easy to use, no swapping required
    Easy to change the PS1 / PS2 / DVD mode - just press the reset button
    Direct boot of PS2 originals / imports / backups (all media and multi-disc titles)
    Direct boot of PSX originals / imports / backups (all media, anti-mod and multi-disc titles supported)
    Compatible with DVD-R , DVD+R , DVD-RW , DVD+RW
    Compatible with DVD 9 games (Xenosaga)
    NTSC and PAL , V9 and V10 ready
    Multi safe system design - protect your PS2 console
    Does not effect your DVD player - all original features of the PlayStation 2 remain the same
    ActionReplay MAX, ActionReplay 2 and GameShark2 ready (for all who use GS2 / AR2 cheatcodes)
    Autodetect the PlayStation 2 version and region (NTSC ,PAL) - don't worry which country you are in
    Overheating protection.
    Product Compatibility:
    Apollo 7 is compatible with V9/V10/V11 USA, EUR, JAP PlayStation 2 consoles (NTSC and PAL).
    US$ 19

    ModBo V1.2

    Jumper less (Automatic Version detection)
    Full 512 Kb Flash Memory on board (Flashable with future updates and software releases!!)
    Supports CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW
    Direct-boot HomeBrew and Open-Source applications from CD discs or via Naplink.
    Memory Card boot "Dev Mode" will allow you to load software directly from memory card.
    Boot homebrew software CD/DVD discs as you would a regular game disc.
    Easy to Install. (only 18 wires for v1-v8 and 20 wires for v9, v10, v11, v12 and v13)
    STEALTH-Mode (The Modchip can be switched off and becomes invisible to the PS2 system.)
    Sleep-Mode (The Modchip will switch off itself after HomeBrew software boot)
    DVD9 compatible (No compatibility issues with the latest DVD9 Original Games)
    DVD region Free with RCE support: Watch all region DVD movies on your PS2.
    Very Reliable (All ModBo Modchips are 100% tested before delivery)
    Very Stable (Thanks to the sleep mode the IC will never Overheat)
    CD Lens Safe (Avoid CD lens damage by sending un-necessary signal to the Drive Controller)
    Ground Bounce effect is _NOT_ existent (No more black screen on installation)
    Action Replay and Action Replay MAX compatible!!
    Codebraker8 and latest Codebraker 8.1 compatible !!
    Supports multi disc games, MP3, DivX, MPEG4, classic video game emultaors.
    Network adapter (PlayStation 2 broadband connection) ready.
    DivX and MP3 Mediaplayer compatibility (Watch your movies and hear you music on your PS2 !!)
    Overheating protection - the chip will switch off if the chip or the PS2 Motherboard gets too hot!
    Product Compatibility:

    Compatible with all v1-V13 PS2 Consoles.
    Compatible with PS Two Slimline.
    US$ 19

    Mars III MA-502

    TOP FEATURE: Compatible with V7-V11 PS2
    100% boot success rate
    New ON / OFF technology to deactivate the Mod-Chip function
    New low profile design for easy mounting and installation
    Network adapter (PlayStation 2 broadband connection) ready
    Easy to use, no swapping required
    Easy to change the PS1 / PS2 / DVD mode - just press the reset button
    Direct boot of PS2 originals / imports / backups (all media and multi-disc titles)
    Direct boot of PSX originals / imports / backups (all media, anti-mod and multi-disc titles supported)
    Multi safe system design - protect your PS2 console
    Does not effect your DVD player - all original features of the PlayStation 2 remain the same
    ActionReplay MAX, ActionReplay 2 and GameShark2 ready (for all who use GS2 / AR2 cheatcodes)
    Autodetect the PlayStation 2 version and region (NTSC, PAL) - don't worry which country you are in
    Overheating protection.
    Product Compatibility:

    Compatible with DVD-R, DVD±R, DVD-RW, DVD±RW
    Compatible with DVD 9 games (Xenosaga)
    NTSC and PAL, V7/V8/V9/V10/V11 ready
    US$ 19

    Neo12

    World's first 12 wire install for V9-V11
    New ON / OFF technology to deactivate the Modchip function
    New low profile design for easy mounting and installation
    Network adapter (PlayStation 2 broadband connection) ready
    Direct boot Imports / Backups without the swap method - just like Originals
    Direct boot of PSX original Imports
    Direct boot of PSX Backups (CD-R)
    Direct boot of PlayStation 2 original Imports (CD, DVD and DVD 9)
    Direct boot of PlayStation 2 Backups (CD-R, DVD±R)
    Multi Disc ready
    NTSC and PAL ready
    ActionReplay MAX, ActionReplay V2 and GameShark2 ready (for all who use GS2 / AR2 cheatcodes)
    Does not affect your DVD player - all original features of the PlayStation 2 remain the same
    Autodetect the PlayStation 2 version and region (NTSC, PAL) - doesn't matter which country you're in.
    Bonus Feature:
    Overheating protection - the chip will switch off if the chip or the PS2 Motherboard gets too hot!
    US$ 19

    Magic V PLUS for V5-V8
    Magic V PLUS 50k for V9
    Magic V PLUS 5k6 for V10 PS2

    TOP FEATURE: 12 wire install! These mod-chips make installation much easier and less time consuming
    New low profile design for easy mounting and installation
    Multi safe system design - protect your PS2 console
    Direct boot of PS2 originals/imports/backups (all media, including DVD-9 and multi-disc titles)
    Direct boot of PSX originals/imports/backups (anti-mod and multi-disc titles supported).
    Compatible with CD-R, DVD±R, DVD±RW
    Compatible with DVD 9
    Sleep Mode: Allows you to play online games that detect mod-chips.
    These mods also work in V5-V10 machines from all countries, don't worry which country you are in.
    NTSC and PAL Ready
    Network adapter ready
    Does not effect your DVD player all original features of the PS2 remain the same
    Included High Quality Wire Install For 100% Reliable Performance
    Multi safe system design - protect your PS2 console.
    Easy to change the PS1 / PS2 mode. Just press the reset button.
    Easy to use, No swapping required.
    Product Compatibility:

    Compatible with all V5-V10 PS2 consoles.
    NTSC, PAL and Network Card ready
    For V5-V8 PS2 you have to order the Magic V PLUS
    For V9 you need the Magic V PLUS 50k
    For V10 you need the Magic V PLUS 5k6
    All: US$ 19

    By: *Glitched*


    Further information can be found and questions asked in the original thread here,

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/244546
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Playing games from HDD using HDLoader/HDAdvance GUIDE.


    I've seen quite a few threads asking about what you need to play games from the HDD, so I've decided to compile a tutorial for anyone who has question about this.

    Depending on what version you have, you may or may not be able to play games from the HDD (check your version here: http://www.mod-chip.com/en/ps2version.htm):
    - V0, very few people have this, and if you have this you can't have an IDE HDD connected to your PS2 because it doesn't have the expansion port
    - V1-V11, you can add an IDE HDD to your PS2 with a network adaptor
    - V12-V13, you can use HD Combo (http://www.hdcombo.com/) which lets you add an IDE HDD to your PS2
    - V14, you can't use an IDE HDD with this

    Now all the versions can use an USB HDD instead (I'm not sure about V0 as I've only seen one before and it was ages ago), but note the compatibility isn't the best, and is really slow, but if you have a V14 or a V12-V13 and don't want to get HD Combo, then this is your only option.

    [bold]Hardware:[/bold]
    For the PS2:
    V1-V11:
    - Network adaptor
    - IDE HDD (be sure to check for compatibility before you buy one: http://ps2drives.x-pec.com/)

    V12-V13:
    - HD Combo
    - IDE HDD (again, check compatibility)

    And if you have a laptop, an USB enclosure for the IDE HDD.

    [bold]Software (you can get all these from http://www.sksapps.com/):[/bold]
    - HDLoader (for the PS2 – to load games from the HDD)
    - Winhiip (for the PC – to copy games from your PC to HDD)

    (I won't be covering USB HDD here, because personally I think unless you have a V14, DON'T use this, it's just not worth it)

    This is my hardware setup:
    [​IMG]

    [bold]Installing the games onto your HDD using Winhiip[/bold]
    Before I start, you CAN install games using HDLoader (installing game directly from disc using your PS2), however I avoid doing this at all cost, because why put extra strain on your laser when the main goal in using HDD (in my case anyway) to play games is to avoid damaging the laser?

    Also, you can use HDL dump to install games by connecting your PC and PS2 up using a crossover ethernet cable, but this is REALLY slow (about an hour compared to 5-15minutes), and I just don't have the patience for this method, besides removing your HDD from PS2, connecting it to your PC and installing a game takes 20~30mins max, which is still a lot faster than using HDL dump.

    Now onto Winhiip…

    First you need to format the HDD, this is done by connecting the HDD to your PC (either using the IDE cable or an USB enclosure), then open up Winhiip. Select the HDD you want to use for your PS2
    [​IMG]

    when you do this the first time it'll display an error message saying that the HDD isn't in PS2 format
    [​IMG]

    so you'll need to format it:
    [​IMG]

    And it'll bring up this dialog, proceed with the following settings:
    [​IMG]

    After you've formatted the HDD, you can then proceed to installing the games, you can either install them from image file or optical drive by clicking on Add Image(s)
    [​IMG]

    After your selected the source for installing the game, this dialog will pop up, you can enter the name of the game (Menu Name), whether it's a CD or DVD game (Media Type), and lastly compatibility (as given by http://list.ps2hd.com/)
    [​IMG]

    After you press OK, the program will start to install the game, and you can see the progress in the new dialog that appeared, when it reaches 100% you are done
    [​IMG]

    Once you've installed all the games you want to install on the HDD, remove the HDD from your PC/USB enclosure, and connect it to your network adaptor, then to the PS2.

    [bold]Using HDLoader[/bold]
    Depending on whether you have a modchip/swap magic or not, you need HDLoader or HDAdvance 3.0 (pressed version of HDLoader 0.7c). However I'd suggest that you get swap magic instead of HDAdvance if you don't have a modchip/swap magic, because you can do more with swap magic than HDAdvance.

    First you need to burn HDLoader to a disc, the ISO file for HDLoader can be found in http://www.sksapps.com/ . Also if you have a modchip that supports DEV1 mode, you can also copy HDLoader to your MC so you don't need a disc. Accessing DEV1 mode for each modchip is slightly different, so have a search on the net to see if your chip supports it and how to use it.

    Once HDLoader is loaded, you'll see a list of the games you have installed on your HDD, select your game and play away! For a more detailed instruction on HDLoader/HDAdvance, check out this link: http://sksapps.com/index.php?page=hdadvance.html

    As always, there might be errors/mistakes in the guide, so if there's any mistakes let me know and I'll change it :)

    By dan168.

    Further information can be found and questions asked in the original thread here,

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/369291
     
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    Playstation 2 cd list cdr compact disc games PS2 cdr games PS 2 games cd-rom based .


    Here is a list of Playstation 2 games that are cd rom based. Please post something on this thread if this list helped you. I personally use Easy Cd Creator 5 and Swap Magic cds to use my backups of my original games. THANKS!

    Playstation 2 Cd/Cdr Games

    All-Star Baseball 2002
    Arctic Thunder
    Army Men Green Rogue
    Barbarian
    Bass Strike
    Battle Gear 2
    Biohazard Code: Veronica
    Bloody Roar 3
    Bomberman Kart
    Capcom vs. Snk 2
    Casper Spirit Dimensions
    Championship Surfer
    City Crisis
    Cool Boarders 2001
    Crash Bandicoot the Wrath of Cortex
    Crazy Taxi
    Cricket 2002
    Dance Summit 2001
    Top Gear Dare Devil
    Dave Mirra BMX
    Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2
    Disney Golf
    Donald Duck Going Quackers
    Driving Emotion Type-S
    Eighteen Wheeler
    International Winter Sports 2002
    ESPN NBA 2 Night
    Extreme G III
    F1 2002
    FIfa 2001
    Fifa 2002
    Fighter Maker 2
    Fisherman's Bass Club
    Freekstyle
    Frequency
    Frogger The Great Quest
    Gran Turismo 2000
    GTC Africa
    High Heat Baseball 2002
    High Heat Baseball 2003
    Half-Life
    Hard Hitter Tennis
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    Heroes of Might and Magic
    Jake and Daxter
    Jeremy Mcgrath Supercross World
    Jonny MOsely Mad Trix
    Knockout Kings 2002
    Le Mans 24 Hours
    Legends of Wrestling
    Lego Racers 2
    Lego Soccer Mania
    Lotus Challenge
    Madden 2001
    Madden 2002
    Marvel vs. Capcom 2
    Maximo
    MDK 2 Armageddon
    Metropolismania
    Midnight Club Street Racing
    MLB 2002
    Monopoly Party
    Moto GP 2
    Mx 2002
    Nascar Thunder 2002
    National Hockey Night
    NBA Hoopz
    NBA Live 2001
    NBA Live 2002
    NBA Street
    Ninja Assault
    P.t.o 4
    Pac-Man Fever
    Q-Ball Billiards Master
    Quake III
    Rad Robot Alchemic Drive
    RC Revenge Pro
    Ready to Rumble Boxing 2
    Real Pool
    Rez
    Ridge Racer 5
    Road Trip
    Robot Warlords
    Rugby
    Ruble Racing
    Rune Viking Warlord
    Shifters
    Shox
    Shrek Super Party
    Silent Scope
    Silent Scope 2
    Silent Scope 3
    Silpheed
    Sled Storm
    Smashcourt Tennis Pro Tournament
    Smugglers Run
    Soccer America
    Space Race
    Spongebob Squarepants Revenge of the Flying Duthcman
    SSX Snowboarding
    Star Wars Starfighter
    State of Emergency
    Street Fighter EX3
    Stunt GP
    Sub Rebellion
    Sunny Garcia Surfing
    Super Bust-A-Move
    Supercar Street Challenge
    Surfing H3O
    Swing Away Golf
    Taz Wanted
    Tekken Tag Tournament
    Test Drive Off Road Wide Open
    Tetris Worlds
    The Sims
    The Thing
    Theme Park Rollercoaster
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001
    Timesplitters
    Top Gun Combat Zones
    Tripleplay Baseball 2001
    Unreal Tournament
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    By umar323.


    Further information can be found and questions asked in the original thread here,

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/29139
     
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    A Complete Guide: Loading Backups with Action Replay Max (no modchip required!) By jjax.


    Wanna play PS2 CD and DVD backup games without installing a modchip or paying for expensive software? Action Replay Max is all you need to buy out your high-street store and the rest is easy when you learn how...

    [bold]HOW TO: Load Backups using Action Replay Max [/bold]

    This guide works for: Fat PS2 & Slimline PS2 (instructions for both bellow)

    You will need:

    - Action Replay Max PS2 CD
    - Max Media Creator PC software (comes with ARMAX)
    - 2 blank CD-Rs

    That’s all you need, if you read the following carefully you’ll have your backups playing in no time. To start off, the PS2 “program” you’re going to use to load your backups is called cogswaploader. It’s a 57KB elf file you can download from here: http://www.exploitstation.com/index.php?page=elfs

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    Action Replay Max is a ps2 cd disc you can buy out most high street console stores. It sports 30,000+ cheats for your ps2 games, a media player, all region dvd playing and a memory card manager. There are two versions on sale (the older one and the newer one - the newer one comes in a silver tin) - although fundamentally the same, there is a bit of difference in the way you use ARMAX to load cogswaploader on each.

    So, you've got ARMAX and wanna load cogswaploader.elf to load all your backup discs. Here's how:

    1. Right, to start with you need to get cogswaploader onto a medium that ARMAX understands. For the older version, you can just put the file on a pendrive(flashdisk). For the newer version (the one that comes in a silver tin), you need to put the file on a specially formatted cd.

    2. If you have the old version, just put cogswaploader on your pendrive, load the media player on ARMAX and then select your cogswaploader.elf file, it will load.

    3. Assuming you have the newer version, we need to make a specially formatted cd - here's how to do it:

    i. download the "Independence Compiler Program 3.0" from the link here (you need to click the small floppy disc icon to download): http://www.console.iscentral.net/download.php?view.1

    ii. extract the files from the .rar file you've downloaded (you'll need a compression program such as WinRAR to do this)

    iii. now load the independencecompiler3.0.exe (i'll call it IC3 from now on) file.

    4. Right - you now need to make a decision that will largely be based on whether you have a Fat ps2 or Slimline ps2. I'll try and explain this simply: The IC3 program gives you the option of installing cogswaploader onto the memory card for instant loading when you put in a ps1 game of your choice. This function is otherwise known as the "memory card exploit/independence exploit". You can only do this if you have a Fat ps2. If you have the new Slimline ps2, you do not have this option and must load cogswaploader through ARMAX every time.

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    [bold]ARMAX: Loading cogswaploader on a Slimline PS2[/bold]
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    1a. Load IC3 (see step 3 above)
    2a. Select the following options:

    STEP 1: make no change.
    STEP 2: select "other" and find cogswaploader.elf on your computer.
    STEP 3: make no change.
    STEP 4: make no change.
    STEP 5: If in America, choose NTSC, if in Europe choose PAL
    STEP 6: make no change.
    STEP 7: make no change.
    Output format: cdimage (bin/cue)
    Installer only?: NO (this option is essential!!!)

    3a. Click START - IC3 will ask you if you want to continue twice: click YES on both occassions and it will load an MS-DOS window whilst it creates the bin/cue files. It'll then tell you it's done and has put your bin/cue files in C:\AusDigital\

    4a. Burn your bin/cue file to a blank cdr using Nero or equivalent (always select the .cue file when it asks which file to burn - the .cue is a link to the .bin!)

    5a. You've just made your cogswaploader boot disc!

    6a. Now you need to be able to load your cogswaploader boot disc through ARMAX - there's only one way i know of doing this on an unmodified ps2 - the file cdloader.elf. You'll need to source 3 things for this:

    i. cdloader.elf - there's several versions of this around, and there's only one version that'll work (downloadable here: http://www.geocities.com/jjax1975/CDLOADER.zip )
    ii. another blank cdr!
    iii. A way of getting cdloader on your cdr - this is Max Media Creator PC software that comes with ARMAX. You only need one file, the cdloader.elf, on your cd - burn it with Max Media Creator (or make a bin/cue with Max Media Creator and burn it with nero)

    7a. You should now have 2 cdrs: a) Cogswaploader boot disc b) Cdloader.elf on a cdr to load through ARMAX.

    8a. It's all easy from now on!!!! - do the following:

    i.) Load ARMAX, select "Media Player"
    ii.) Put in your cdloader.elf disc and it should say cdloader.elf on the screen - press Play to load.
    iii.) The cdloader screen should display and if you press O on the controller, it'll show in English text!
    iv.) Press the eject tray and put in an official PS2 cd (ARMAX cd will do!)
    v.) Now swap the disc for your cogswaploader boot disc (without the ps2 knowing, so no pressing eject!) - use a flip top or slide tool (recommended - see here if you're unsure how: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/288331)
    vi.) Press X on the controller and cogswaploader will load!!!!

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    [bold]So, you've got everything setup and running - to load cogswaploader in future you just need to repeat the list in step 8a.[/bold]
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    [bold]ARMAX: Loading cogswaploader on a Fat PS2[/bold]
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    Right you have 2 options:

    a.) Follow the instructions for the Slimline PS2 which means loading cogswaploader through ARMAX everytime - read above.

    b.) Install cogswaploader onto your memory card (memory card exploit) using ARMAX - you'll need to use cdrs only to write the files to memory card. After then, you put in a PS1 game of your choice and up comes cogswaploader and any other elfs you want to use. (REDUCED LOADING TIME!) - read below...

    1b. Load IC3 (see step 3 at top of page)
    2b. Select the following options:

    STEP 1: Put your chosen PS1 trigger disc in your cd drive and click "Get", making sure it's looking in the right drive or it'll not find the disc! Once it displays the SLES (or SLUS) code, click "Add" and the code will appear in the box at the right.
    STEP 2: make no change (LaunchELF 3.4 is selected)
    STEP 3: Browse for, and add Cogswaploader.elf (and any other elf files you want) - the ones u've chosen will appear in the box on the right.
    STEP 4: make no change. (No - unless u want to network PS2 with PC)
    STEP 5: If in America, choose NTSC, if in Europe choose PAL
    STEP 6: make no change.
    STEP 7: Select the "Keylauncher" button.
    Output format: cdimage (bin/cue)
    Installer only?: YES (this option is essential!!!)

    3b. Click START - IC3 will ask you if you want to continue twice: click YES on both occassions and it will load an MS-DOS window whilst it creates the bin/cue files. It'll then tell you it's done and has put your bin/cue files in C:\AusDigital\

    4b. Burn your bin/cue file to a blank cdr using Nero or equivalent (always select the .cue file when it asks which file to burn - the .cue is a link to the .bin!)

    5b. You've just made your Memory Card Exploit Boot Disc (MC boot disc)!

    6b. Now you need to be able to load your MC boot disc through ARMAX - there's only one way i know of doing this on an unmodified ps2 - the file cdloader.elf. You'll need to source 3 things for this:

    i. cdloader.elf - there's several versions of this around, and there's only one version that'll work (downloadable here: http://www.geocities.com/jjax1975/CDLOADER.zip )
    ii. another blank cdr!
    iii. A way of getting cdloader on your cdr - this is Max Media Creator PC software that comes with ARMAX. You only need one file, the cdloader.elf, on your cd - burn it with Max Media Creator (or make a bin/cue with Max Media Creator and burn it with nero)

    7b. You should now have 2 cdrs: a) MC boot disc b) Cdloader.elf on a cdr to load through ARMAX.

    8b. It's all easy from now on!!!! - do the following:

    i.) Load ARMAX, select "Media Player"
    ii.) Put in your cdloader.elf disc and it should say cdloader.elf on the screen - press Play to load.
    iii.) The cdloader screen should display and if you press O on the controller, it'll show in English text!
    iv.) Press the eject tray and put in an official PS2 cd (ARMAX cd will do!)
    v.) Now swap the disc for your MC boot disc (without the ps2 knowing, so no pressing eject!) - use a flip top or slide tool (recommended - see here if you're unsure how: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/288331 )
    vi.) Press X on the controller and the MC Exploit Installation Program will load - All of your files on the disc will be put on the memory card in slot 1 (so make sure there's a couple of MBs free on there first!)


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    [bold]So, you've got everything setup! - to load cogswaploader, and any other elf files for that matter, it's simple! - reboot your PS2, put in your chosen PS1 game (the same one you put in your pc at setup) and within a few seconds the menu of elf files will appear! - just select the one you want to load (cogswaploader etc.)![/bold]
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    [bold]How To Use Cogswaploader[/bold]
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    Once you've got cogswaploader loaded (it'll show your PSX boot game as a black circle), you load a PS2 dvd game backup like this:

    1. Eject disc tray normally and put in an "big"/"high TOC" official PS2 game (like GTA)
    2. The screen will say PS2 DVD
    3. Press "X" on the controller
    4. The screen will say "Use Cogswap"
    5. Manually eject the disc tray (by slide tool or fliptop method as above)
    6. Replace the official PS2 game with your backup DVDR
    7. Push the disc tray back in and pull white cog to the left to close (or close fliptop if that's the method you're using)
    8. Press "X" on the controller
    9. Your backup game will load as normal!

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    This guide is full and easily done if you read through it properly and make sure you follow each step as you go - you don't really need to understand each step, just completing it as said will get the difficult parts of setup done - once you've got your disc/s made it's easy!


    Peace to the People,


    Jonathan.

    Further information can be found and questions asked in the original thread here,

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/291684
     
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    PS2 Slimline guide: external USB hard drive & game playing (NO CHIP REQ'D) by MasterChu.


    [bold] THIS TUTORIAL HAS BEEN UPDATED ON JUNE 21 2006- PLEASE REREAD FOR NEW CHANGES [/bold]

    This guide is for MAC users and regular PC users as well.


    [bold]:: How to use an external USB HDD on your Slim PStwo to play games ::[/bold]


    [bold]STEP 1 - Gathering your tools: (updated) [/bold]
    Get everything you need in order to copy and play games off a USB HDD from your PStwo:

    - USB External HDD
    > (usb powered or ac power, whichever)

    - USB Advance ELF
    > (http://sksapps.com/hd/USBADVN.zip)
    > (http://console-scene.net/index.php?ind=downloads&op=entry_view&iden=32)
    > (http://console-scene.net/index.php?ind=downloads&op=entry_view&iden=33)

    - Swap Magic disc to launch ELF files
    > (http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/1/350517#2064564)

    - MAC users - VirtualPC with WinXP & USB Extreme to transfer games
    > (http://www.hdadvance.com/download/USBExtreme_wininst.zip)

    - PC users - WinXP & USB Exreme to transfer games
    > (http://www.hdadvance.com/download/USBExtreme_wininst.zip)




    [bold]STEP 2 - Format the USB HDD to FAT32 - updated[/bold]
    Most USB HDD's are pre-formatted to the MS-DOS Fat32 file system, and this will work just fine.

    To format this to the FAT32 filesystem, do the following:

    PC USERS:
    - open up a MS-DOS prompt window
    - type the following after the C:\> prompt:
    > (replace "X:" with your USB drive letter)

    - FORMAT X: /U /FS:FAT32 [enter]

    - answer YES to format warning

    MAC USERS:
    - open up Disk Utility
    - unmount the USB drive
    - click on the USB drive
    - click ERASE tab at right side on top
    - under "Volume Format" select MS-DOS file system
    - click ERASE button at right side on bottom




    [bold]STEP 3a - Copying games to the USB HDD - updated[/bold]

    For both PC & MAC users, you will need to do this step via WindowsXP
    (refer to STEP 1)

    - connect the USB HDD to your system
    - insert PS2 game into DVD drive (copy's are fine)
    - launch USBeXTREME
    - select drive letter of PS2 game
    - select if game is CD or DVD
    - select drive letter of USB drive
    - type in a title for you game (eg: Hitman)
    - click copy button

    Depending on the speed of the drive and size of the game, it may take up to one hour for the game to be copied.




    [bold]STEP 3b - Alternative copying games to the USB HDD - updated[/bold]

    This is a faster method for copying games to a USB HDD, but you need a HDD and a USB enclosure case.

    - power off computer
    - connect secondary internal HDD to your system
    - power on computer
    - format this secondary HDD to FAT32 filesystem
    - insert PS2 game into DVD drive (copy's are fine)
    - launch USBeXTREME
    - select drive letter of PS2 game
    - select if game is CD or DVD
    - select drive letter of the secondary HDD
    - type in a title for you game (eg: Hitman)
    - click copy button
    - once all games are copied to HDD shutdown computer
    - remove internal secondary HDD
    - insert secondary HDD to USB enclosurer casing

    This method is way faster, for a 4.4GB game, it will only take about 7minutes.




    [bold]STEP 4 - Using the USB HDD on your PS2 Slimline - updated[/bold]

    You will need to "exploit" your PStwo Slimline so that you can launch a single ELF file called "USBADVN.ELF".

    Method 1 - Using SwapMagic to launch ELF files
    > (http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/1/350517#2064564)


    Method 2 - Using Ace's guide to launching ELF files.
    > (http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/337567)





    Remember that the USBADVANCED ELF file must be run off your USB HDD if using the SwapMagic method. I haven't tried Ace's method, so I don't know if it works or not.


    Okay, that's the end of this long winded tutorial. I believe I got every step for both the PC users and the MAC users.


    Resources used in producing my guide:
    - http://sksapps.com/index.php?page=hd.html
    - http://www.hdadvance.com/download/
    - http://usbfaq.ps2nfo.com/
    - http://console-scene.net/


    Further information can be found and questions asked in the original thread here,

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/348187
     
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