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PS2 Slimline guide: external USB hard drive & game playing (NO CHIP REQ'D)

Discussion in 'PS2' started by MasterChu, May 30, 2006.

  1. smokyrain

    smokyrain Senior member

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    I just hooked it up first to Windows XP and formatted with NTFS, then I used the UsbExtreme ul_install for Windows and formatted. I believe then it utilizes all the space on the drive.
    That is the way their site said to install.
    http://www.hdadvance.com/usb_extreme_how-to-use.htm

    I then install games with UsbInsane or UsbExtreme but I prefer UsbInsane.
     
  2. smokyrain

    smokyrain Senior member

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    Yes with SM 3.8 you can play all backups except for DVD9. I haven't come across a game yet that wouldnt play.

    And if your planning on USB drive yes that will suffice there also, you would just need to follow the steps at the start of this thread.

    Also keep in mind there are other methods instead of magic keys II.
    There is a tape method, and a straw method described in this post:
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/14/82118#2980879

     
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    smokyrain Senior member

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    Yes there is a guide to playing backups with Action Max Replay and PS2 Slim:
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/320910
    Hope that helps you out some.
     
  4. Roblet

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    thanks smokyrain!!!
     
  5. vedivini

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    thank you...will try the straw method
     
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    Your welcome Guys!!!! Hope it all works out for you.
     
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    Are there similar products for the XBOX or XBOX 360? (I already have the PS2 one). I figured that for GC there can't be because there's no USB port. Thanks :)

    Edit: Nevermind. I have discovered the word "softmod" and a world of possibilities :D
     
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    Hey hey all!
    First post, and for my first thanks,
    THANKS! for not making me blow a load of some chip i'd never need!
    Well.
    I have a 2GB shit mp3 player I don't need, Flash obviously.
    Was wondering if I can use that in place of a Fat32 drive?
    Provided a game would fit?
    Otherwise I'll wait till I buy my new bike before forking out for a Ext. HDD...

    Hopefully you can all help!!!
    Thanks =)
     
  9. That__Guy

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    Also, another prod in the shoulder =)

    Could this work for PS1 games?A
    All the aforementioned doo-dah's?

    Cause I wanna play some oldschool games,
    Like Team Buddies, Rollcage and all...
    My ps2 Slim works, but the laser is poked.
    Crappy thing.
    It's great, to sit down after 13 days of straight work to play something sweet!
     
  10. winzen

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    ok please help,
    i have a slim ps2 v12 70003 uk
    i want 2 play my back up games

    is this possible? yes / no
    if so which hdd are compatable? (list please)
    what else do i need?

    or is it simpler to just use back up dvds and if so how?

    please someone help?
     
  11. zimsters

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    hey guys,

    Awesome info provided; just got my ps2 slimline fixed up with this.

    am running a 200gb external enclosure seagate drive via USB and swapmagic 3.6 (soon to be 3.8).

    Problem: Speed. when i start up gran turismo 3, for example, the video at the start is all stuttery. plays at like 1 frame a second... the drive is DEFINITELY fast enough to support the transfer rates, and its a USB 2.0 interface. any ideas what the issue could be? I really don't want to resort to having to burn my own DVD+Rs for my games!
     
  12. NHS2008

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    Thats very common
    It's that the PS2 only supports USB 1.1 and not 2.0
    So thats why you get slower frame rate and loading times.
     
  13. zimsters

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    crap, thats no good. guess i'll have to move to burning DVD's instead. i was hoping to have a nice big collection on my 200gig drive but no fun if its all slow and stuttery!
     
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    ok have another problem...

    just got two games - fifa 2007 (PAL, dvd5, ps2) and super monkeyball (ntsc, dvd5, ps2). NEITHER worked.

    i basically downloaded them as a rar from a reliable source. extracted them to ISO, mounted ISO using daemon tools, fired up usbextreme and ripped the mounted DVD straight to the drive. no errors.

    the ps2 recognized the games there, when i click on them it just goes blank. tried hitting start etc, waiting 10 mins, no luck. BOTH games just black screen.

    any ideas?
     
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    Ok if you follow steps 2 and 3 of this link it will explain how to do a DNAS or IOPRP swap.

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/348187#2100927

    A lot of games need this in order to work on USB drive.

    There is a list of compatible games at this site as posted in the following link, but it appears to be down at the moment. Not sure if thats a permanent down or not.

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/17/348187#2953461


    I have a 300 GB full of games and yes some games the movies will be choppy but game plays fine. It depends.
    I play GT4 and it plays perfectly. I just skip videos etc
    But I also just back some up to DVD and play them with Swap Magic 3.8.

     
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    crap, none of my originals have IOPR300.img. Can anyone help me out here?
     
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    p.s. another thing: you mention a lot of games require this to run off USB.

    is this the same case with burnt DVDs?

    as in, do i need to do a swap if i get a game, burn it onto DVD, and just use swapmagic (3.6 in my case)? or will it work as-is?
     
  18. NHS2008

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    No need to do that with burn dvds.
     
  19. zimsters

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    awesome that's good to know.

    do you have a personal recommendation for what brand(s) are best suited for the ps2? seems like you know what you're talking about :)
     
  20. smokyrain

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    If you need IOPRP's just go to my Folder. Password is: windrider

    Download the USBAdvance_GlobalWar-Edition.rar and inside there is the tools folder with DNAS swap tools.

    As NHS2008 said you don't need to do this to just play backups with Swap Magic or other method.

    Good guide here on what type of media to use:

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/1/240341

    I myself mostly use Verbatim or Sony DVD-R, but I have used DVD+R and no problems either. They just say with DVD+R that you have to make sure the Book type is DVD ROM




     

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