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Swap Magic For Dummies! (Slide Card) *UPDATE*

Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by IcePeten, May 9, 2006.

  1. IcePeten

    IcePeten Regular member

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    Welcome to my easy to use guide! With pictures for you non-reader lazy type.

    Updates:

    12/07/06: Added new guide to help people who don't know how to backup their games.

    2 Guides!

    1.) How to copy your games.
    2.) How to use swap magic.


    How to copy one of your ps2 games!

    Ok, this portion of the guide is how to get that sexy ISO image from your playstation 2 games.

    Part 1: Copying your games.

    In this guide, I'm using what I use... DVD Decrypter! First you download it From here and install it yada yada. After it's done, open the program. You should see a screen like this.

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    When this pops up, pop in your playstation 2 game you wish to back up and wait for it to load. After it loads, go to the top and hit Mode > Iso > Read

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    After you hit it, the bottom icon should show.

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    Click on it and it will start reading your game. Go take a shower and then play some game until it's done.

    After, I think It will make a sound. Not sure cause I'm in school right now making this guide updated... I'll check when I get home. Just check it once in a while.

    Part 2 Burning the games onto DVD's.

    After it's done, take out your game and insert your blank DVD. Then go to Mode > Iso > Write.

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    Click on the folder on the top under the Source.

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    Browse for your file. Most likely, your ISO will be on the root of your hard drive (Start > My Computer > Local Disk C) After selecting the ISO...

    Click on this icon

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    And let it burn!


    How to use swap magic
    Well, to start things off, you're going to obviously need Swap Magic. For those who do not know what swap magic is, I'll explain. Swap magic is a disk that acts almost like a mod chip for the Playstation 2, but without having to put a mod chip in! The swap magic disk should look similar to this.

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    "How can I get this magical disk?!"

    Just google Swap Magic and find it, cause I don't think advertising is allowed.

    Anyway, back to the guide. To get things started, you're going to have to remove the front cover of your PS2 disk tray, so it will look like this.

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    It's alot easier if you just break it off... Anywho, next you'll need to open your disk tray and insert the swap magic disk. :D

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    [​IMG] <--- Sorry about the quality of the this picture, but you get the point.


    Next you'll have to wait for it to boot. You'll soon see the Playstation 2 logo come up, and soon after that, you'll see this. (Unless you have an older version.)

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    You must wait till you get to the menu. It looks kinda like this.

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    That's when the fun begins. :D

    You'll have to use the claw looking thing that you got with your package. You need this. It looks like this.

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    Well, you have to insert it in the SECOND line in the disk tray. Don't understand where? Here ya go.

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    After it's inserted, you'll have to slide it to the right, unlocking the tray.

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    And pull it out.

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    Then take out the Coder disk (Swap Magic) and insert your game. Important!: Make sure you're using the correct disk for the game you choose. For example, you know how you got 2 disks in that package? Well, they ARE DIFFERENT. One's for CD's and one's for DVD's. In this guide, i'm using a DVD game, so I'm going ot use the DVD disk for my game called Black. If you do not know what disk it is, if you look on the left side of the disk, it'll tell you.

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    DO NOT PRESS THE EJECT BUTTON!

    You must manually push it in slowly. When it goes in, you have to lock it back up. You have to put the claw thing back into the right part of the ps2 disk tray, and lock it by going left.

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    After it's locked, get your controller ready and prepare for game time, but not quite just yet.

    You'll see at the swap magic boot screen, a few options. Go to the one all the way to the left. It should say Normal. Click "x". Depending on what type of game it is (Pal, Default, or NTSC) You'll have to pick the one the game is. For my game, Black, it's default.

    Hit "x" and wait. You'll see a blank screen for about 5 seconds or so. (If it takes over 15 seconds, start over.) Then your game will boot and you can throw a party! :D

    Hope this helped. I'm going to soon be adding a video for this too, and that's not all. For you PSP users, after I make the video, I'll have a downloadable video just for the PSP! :D
     
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  2. paul1085

    paul1085 Regular member

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    Good thinkin' Batman, havn't seen a guide about it yet on Afterdawn, should help people starting out with swap magic.

    However I'd edit out your email address before the Mods catch you. ;)

    What media is that a picture of as I'v never seen them type before?
    The pictures a bit blury so I can't make out the brand.
     
  3. IcePeten

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    The only thing i could use was my cell phone, but in the future i'm going to even make a video. So meh, it's going to progress.
     
  4. kaiProton

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    That guide is all well and good, and also works for DVD-Imports.

    but what about the CD imports, I have Galactic Wrestling Featuring Ultimate Muscle, its a US-CD game, and check my post for what happens, can anyone help with it..

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/336098
     
  5. IcePeten

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    Alrighty guys, this is updated and is alot easier to understand. w00t w00t!
     
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    Fantastic,
    I have no Trouble with my DVD imports,

    its the CD swap that wont pick up the disk,

    Im wondering if maybe my Laser is out of line :-( because it takes a couple of goes to run some of my DVD originals too..
     
  7. IcePeten

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    Same with me. Thats why I just stick to DVD. :p
     
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    I understand the Stay with DVD, but this a a Game Ive Actually Bought off Ebay,

    Cant get it in the UK only United States and Japan, and it turned out to be CD, this is where all my problems started... Argh!

    Ive got "PS2Tools" off a friend, says it will make my CD game into a Full DVD Backup, so I guess then I will be able to play it..
     
  9. IcePeten

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    Well, i'd suggest CDloader. You can get it here.

    http://www.swapmagicfix.com

    Boot swap magic, and load this. After, follow instructions.
     
  10. glynnr

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    Hi, is there any way of using the HDadvance software in the same way as swap magic? as i'm having a lot of problems loading backups from my hard disk in my ps2

    Cheers
     
  11. kaiProton

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    Thanks for the advice ICE, thats how I ended up Posting in this forum,

    there is no Fix at Swapfix, for Galactic Wrestling, and I couldnt get the cdloader to work, I couldnt understand how to run it, It was the one with the other PSX Original as the Trigger for my import.

    Thanks anyway Guys
     
  12. IcePeten

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    Were you trying to boot a PSX game with the PS2 Swap magic? It would never work. You would need the PSX version to have play them.

    EDIT

    Oh, It seems it's a PS2 game... Try and use DVDloader then.
     
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    do u kno where i could dl swap magic, adn burn the cd or dvd
     
  14. IcePeten

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    Well, rajanm13. You CAN download it from torrents and stuff, but... Swap Magic is used for you to play burned DVD's or CD's. You cannot just download it and burn it. It will not work. Try buying it.
     
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    Hi im just wondering if you can open your ps2, and do stuff from there cause i heard for the slimline ps2 you would have to put tape on something...well yea something like that. Is there a thing like that i can do for the fat one? Like tape a certain part to make the thing not think that im opening the disk tray?
     
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    u just need the slider tool not tape!
     
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    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!, OK i made my own card, it works, but when i pull the tray it only open like an inch and then its stuck, i try to pull it, bit i think if i pull it too hard it will break?? anyone can help me?
     
  19. nyder

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    I noticed on mine, that I have to put my thumb and finger in each corner, and pull out. anything else it seems to get stuck.

    So if you are trying to pull it open from the middle or something, use both hands, and pull from the corners.

    Also, make sure the tab is all the way to the right. With the slider I make, after I push it to the right, I take it out, put it back in, and use it to pull the tray open an inch.

    That way I know I got it done right.

     
  20. kawsar

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    how do u make the slide card for ps2, can someone give me the teplate please so i can print out

    thanks
     

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