Ok, I've read everyware that in order to play backup/import games on a new ps2 slimline, you need either a mod-chip or a boot disc like swap magic. I read about the tape and tissue mod, and tried it out on my friend's ps2 slimline( XD i don't have one of my own). Anyway, I found that I could quite easily boot CD-R backups of PSX games without any kind of swap magic type boot disc. The process itself was easy. All i had to do was turn the ps2 on with a original psx game in it and close the cover. The ps2 os screen shows up (the one with the swirling background), and then fades out when it loads the disc. Once the screen fades out, open the disc cover, this will cause the disc brake to slow the disc (the disc won't completely stop because the motor is still trying to spin the disc). Because the brake slows the disc down, the ps2 won't be able to continue loading the disc but will keep trying (note: this all must be done between when the swirling ps2 os screen fades out and the classic psx logo fades in). I'm not sure how long the ps2 will try to load the disc for, though it will be plenty long enough to do this. Anyway, next you remove the psx disc and put the CD-R backup. Close the cover (which will release the brake) and the disc will spin up to full speed and load. The classic playstation screen will show up and the game will load normally (though i noticed that it will take a little longer at the psx logo before the game actually loads). By using this method, I was able to play many CD-R backups of PSX games. I do not have any copies of ps2 games to test, but i would assume that it would work the same (only with an original ps2 game to boot from instead of an original psx game). Anyway, i no longer have my friend's ps2 with me, so i can't test anything else with this method. Has anyone else used this method to play burned games, and if so, does it have limitations that the swap magic type boot discs don't (like for instance, could you play a multi-disc game with this method, as long as you put the original game back in for a short time before the backup). Um, anyway, I am thinking about buying myself a slim ps2, but i was wondering whether this method works for everything or whether i should buy either a swap magic or a mod-chip so i can play backups on it. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each method? btw, srry for such a long post. Lol, i do that a lot.