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#1 dave4shmups OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:22 PM

The model# is SCPH-90001, and I'd REALLY love to be able to play Japanese imports on it, but I do NOT want to try modding it myself. Any suggestions for this particular model# of PS2 would be really helpful.

#2 Rex Dart OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:10 PM

Check out Free MCboot. You install a hack on a memory card, then the PS2 can load software from USB, memcard, or cd/dvd. Gotta be a region-free loader out there.

#3 dave4shmups OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 4, 2011 3:02 PM

Check out Free MCboot. You install a hack on a memory card, then the PS2 can load software from USB, memcard, or cd/dvd. Gotta be a region-free loader out there.


Thanks! What about the Swap Magic discs??

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Posted Thu Nov 3, 2011 5:23 AM


Check out Free MCboot. You install a hack on a memory card, then the PS2 can load software from USB, memcard, or cd/dvd. Gotta be a region-free loader out there.


Thanks! What about the Swap Magic discs??


I have it

tried with 5-6 games.. it works

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Posted Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:12 PM

Once you get your console "modded" with Free MCboot make sure you check out Open PS2 Loader.

OPL will let you stream PS2 games over your network via Samba shares. This means no more burning discs or messing with installing games on a PS2 hard drive ever again. I've been on a Hokuto No Ken kick recently and been enjoying the Japanese only release of Hokuto no Ken: Shinpan no Sousousei Kengo Retsuden immensely via OPL and its awesome network streaming ability.

Check out Final Fantasy XIII International as well; works great on OPL via network streaming. OPL will also let you install games on a PS2 hard drive but network streaming is where OPL really shines IMO.

Edited by guy767, Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:15 PM.


#6 Rex Dart OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:32 PM

No ****? I did not know that. Gotta try it out later. Does the streaming introduce any audio or movie issues, like it did with the Gamecube?

#7 guy767 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:39 PM

Most games will work fine but I did encounter some video stuttering with Shadow Hearts 3; nothing too bad though.

I looked for an alternative way to play PS2 games when my installed hard drive made this horrible loud popping sound while I was playing Front Mission 5. It sounded like someone shot my PS2; scared the hell out of me.

I've been using OPL for over 6 months now and simply love it. I will never go back to installed hard drives again; too terrified :lol:

Edited by guy767, Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:44 PM.


#8 Rex Dart OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:44 PM

My PS2 just has an old 8GB HDD salvaged from an XBOX, so this is good news...

#9 Argon OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:16 AM

The model# is SCPH-90001, and I'd REALLY love to be able to play Japanese imports on it, but I do NOT want to try modding it myself. Any suggestions for this particular model# of PS2 would be really helpful.


You may not even be able to use Free MCBoot, they patched the exploit it uses in later PS2 models.




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