Firstly, if you don't know what the swaptrick was on the first playstation, I'll quickly explain. Well.. actually, i'm going to explain anyway. On the first few PLaystation1 machines, playing an import or cdr without a mod was actually really simple. It involved using a match, or some sort of spring with a bit of blutack, and jamming the lid sensor down without closing the lid. Using a match of course meant it stayed open, if you had a spring, you could close it afterwards, go figure. Anyhoo, to load your copy, you'd need one real game, and one copy/import. Without going into too much detail, it involved starting the console with a real game in it. This would spin fast, then slow down for a second. Then you would insert the copy, let is speed up, and slow down, then speed up and slow down again.. (Through the licensing text). When it slowed down teh second time you'd pull the copy back out, and put the original in for about a second, while the screen flicked, and the game loaded. Next of course, you'd put your backup right back in and watch it load. It was that simple, and there wasn't a single game I couldn't load (I had tons). This was even good for loading all the homebrew software and things. Hooray. Of course Sony sort of figured this was bad, and after the 5000 models it was supopsedly impossible.. But I'm still doing it with my PSOne... the point....? Well, it works in the PS2 too.... So for the PS2, of course you gotta take some stuff apart... First get the top cover off.. as in the cover, screws adn stuff... you know the story. Then those two tiny screws at the front of the top of the DVD drive... yup, get them off. To pull the top of this completely off you'll want to unclip the two clips from the back of the cover and it'll leave stuff exposed. Much like the good old days. I don't know how similar this is to other playstations but it'll be fairly similar. Ihave one of those new stupid silver ones... eeww. Anyway. On the cover you just removed there's a floppy little plastic bit, take this out of the cover, you'll need it to hold the disk in place. Luckily this beasty's magnetic, so you can use discs with no cover.. Try it, put a disc in , pop the magnetic thign on top (the right way up) and the PS doesn't know any different. Yay!, it loads stuff.... So the swap method. This only works with the old PS1 games remember , though ps1 games can load elfs, so you see where I'm getting? The first method. (both are simpler than the olden days). Insert your PS1 originial. Make sure you have it set to standard disc speed settings, and err stuff... sorry I got distracted. Yeah, anyhoo insert the black disc and turn the PS2 on... the disc will speed up and it'll say "sony computer entertainment.. wherever".. good start When it slows down quickly pop the magnetic bit off, insert your backup , pop the magnetic bit back on top of the spindle, and viola.. it'll load ... no second swap. Hooray! The second method: THis is good if you have no timing.. Turn the PS2 on with the disc drive out and a PS1 disc in it. When its asking you browser/system settings shove the drive back in.. (the coolest bit here is how the magnetic thing still pops it'sself into place.. yaay!) Before the disc loads , hit X, and it'll take you to the browser screen, where there's a "PS1 Disc" thingie. The idea behind going into the browser is to stop the console loading the game automatically. Anyway, once it's in browser, you switch the discs, and push X again.. it'll load your new disc... Happpy happy happy! So what's the point? Well, since you can load the memory card exploit from a PS1 disc... err.. you can load it this way... The advantage being that you only have to take your PS apart once, to get something like Sjeep's express bootdisc installer loaded and stuff. Then the ps goes back together and you're sorted... without buyign a memory card transfer thingie, or a max drive, or stuff. I.e. - real cheap For more info on the bootup disc, I believe L-Burna has plenty info on those (in these forums), though I still cant load a bootdisc. Just PS1 games... The trouble is I only have like 3 games left Legacy of kain (doesn't work on ps2), Alone in the dark (doesn't work on ps2), and FF7 Disc 2 (Half works, but I can't play anything.. yaay). I hope this sparks some interest. I've not written so much in a long time. Have fun with it!