Found 20th May 2008
Just found this and tried it and it works perfectly, makes the PS2 boot off MC and Pendrive! Now I don't need a trigger disk to lose.

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Tim

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Ha, I was then coming on the "misc" forum to see if any one had a modded console so they could be kind and make me the memory card, as I dont have access to it :
Any chance I could send you my MC and you convert it for me ?

Mike..

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Sure Mikebeaver. You'll need a pendrive that works with a PS2 too, what pendrives do you have spare (you require it for it to work - you'd need somewhere to put cogswap anyway! lol!).

Tim

timothyw9;2144421

Sure Mikebeaver. You'll need a pendrive that works with a PS2 too, what … Sure Mikebeaver. You'll need a pendrive that works with a PS2 too, what pendrives do you have spare (you require it for it to work - you'd need somewhere to put cogswap anyway! lol!).Tim



Cheers mate, I'll do some research into what pen drive I could use, think the only one I have knocking about is a 512mb so not the largest, although I swear I saw you could use an HDD drive also with this exploit, but anyway, it;'s way to late to start all ths, I will chat with you tomorrow, thanks.

harltzer: read that guide, you need a way of running the .elf file on the PS2 in the first place, which I don;t have, other wise I would have been making this a few weeks ago whn I had the original 1.0 beta release, but thanks for the effort in getting the link up :thumbsup:

Mike..

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Don't think it matters too much about the size of the pendrive, I usially find the smaller one's usually work better ( I used to use a 64mb one with my PS2! What brand is it?

Hi i've also been following this myself,though quite new to the scene.Haven't they now made further progress whereby you don't even need the usb drive now?

So you're saying if I can get hold of a soft-modded memory card I can play backups from a dvd?

Ah ok,so in order to play backups on my slim Ps2 I would have to have a mod chip installed?

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I am going to look into this but It may be possible to change Ulauncelf to Cogswap when the PS2 loads up, then you won't need to go through Ulanuchelf to access it or load it from a USB pendrive.

Any way to use thise to make a PAL PS2 play NTSC games?

John

I don't get this, i have a fat ps2, so what can I acheive from it?

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Yes, by putting Cogswap.elf (goole it and download it) on a USb pendrive or hdd and then assigning it a key in Ulaunchelf.

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Spobby, you will be able to play backups using cogswap and you can also use homebrew (eg. Emulators.
At the moment I am playing Sonic the Hedghog for the Master System using a hacked version PSMS on my PS2.

So how do i run emulaters?

Original Poster

You first of all need a way of launching FreeVast, using a modded Ps2, or any way to launch the the elf file.
You then let it do the stuff to your MC and then put it in your own PS2 and make sure it works.
Then download the emulators, I suggest you visit sksapps.com and click on PS2 Apps.
Download whatever you want for your PS2, put it on a pendrive and put it in your ps2, use ulaunchelf to load an emulator and then voila your running the emulator.

Oh yeh, you'll obviously need the roms on your usb stick for the emulator but I'm not going to tell you the site as there are legal issues with rom downloading

ok i think i get it, ill have a go later, ill pm ya if i have problems, have some rep.

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I'll PM you the FreeVast files if you want, make sure you don't have a chinese copy or anything like that, an official Sony or Datel Max Memory Card works fine.

Do you have Action Replay?

Hi, don't have action replay, do i need that?

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Well you need a modded console or the MC exploit to launch the elf file. I probably got you confused.

Action replay can be used install tje MC exploit, which you can then use to launch this FreeVast thing and let it do its stuff to the memory card

vixygwim;2182235

The fat PS2 can be soft modded pretty easily if you haven't done it … The fat PS2 can be soft modded pretty easily if you haven't done it already.



How do i do that?

Possible for some one to give me a msn talk through?

Original Poster

Tell you what spooby if you want to you can send my your Memroy card and I'll install freevast on the Memory card if you want?

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my msn is [email protected]

ps. mods I never use my MSN so I don't mind having it clearly visible on the forums.

I saw this a while ago but instructions confused me,

What I wanted to do was have a codebreaker elf and a HDloader elf for my big ps2 so I dont have to load swap magic each time, then the cheat disc, then the hdadvance disc then the game, as it wears down the laser plus it means using the slide tool to unlock the drive every time then locking it again which could damage it.

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Do you live in Chester in Cheshire ryouga?

I don't quite get what you mean but I live in Rhyl so maybe I could help you

I do yes, wha t was meaning is that I want to have HDadvance and Codebreaker 9 on my memory card/usb pen so I dont need to use the boot disc to load the cheats(as codebreaker is an american cheat disc as almost all my games are American) then the HDadvance/loader file to boot the game from HD both of which I know can be done from UlaunchELF

tim: will get mine off to you tomorrow mate, thanks again
Just wondering if this is going to run things from HDD on a slim? I know it doesn't read discs but I want to rip my jap FF-X and play through that again, cant stand the dubbed version, lol.

Ta,

Mike..

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I'm just checking codebreaker 9 for an elf orsmet

Well its easily available but you need the cracked version otherwise it wont work on umodded consoles, even as it is it only works on Swap Magic 3.2 I think it is 3.6 it refuses to load from boot disc.

Doubt id need swap magic if I have ulaunch elf and HDadvance.

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Yeh, I'm on the piratebay right now looking at a cracked version lol.

I think you could use USBExtreme on a Slim MikeBeaver and just plug in a USB Harddrive

timothyw9;2182567

I think you could use USBExtreme on a Slim MikeBeaver and just plug in a … I think you could use USBExtreme on a Slim MikeBeaver and just plug in a USB Harddrive



Cool, well let me know what files I need and I'll search for them myself if they are not allowed to be linked to
MC will be in the post tomorrow mate, do you still need a USB pendrive for this or is it just the mc now? do appreciate it, ta.

Mike..

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k mate.

vixygwim;2182582

Fat PS2 owns the Slimline.



Well, once I have this all clued up and know what I am doing I may very well pick up an old Phat PS2 with a dead laser and run about with that for a while, but no point till I understand all of it though.

Mike..

Original Poster

I'm thinking about using a hDD in my PS2 to as well, just I need to aquire the network adapter and a hdd first, will an 8gb one work? Or will it be a little on the err small side.

Think it may need to be at least a 40 to get recognised but not sure as the official is 40 so needs to be at least that I think

Maximun is either 200 or 250 gig which is recommened as many games are like 4 gig each and to put games onto the HDD you either need to connect to an ide cable in the PC, a usb casing(which I dont recommend) or use the PS2 itself which is very slow at doing it and wears laser down faster.

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ryouga mate just tried codebreaker and it works fine.

Do you want me to setup FreeVast on your MC? Do you have a Network Adapter Already? If not. my local gamestation has a pre-owned one for £10, bargain compared to eBay.

timothyw9;2182789

ryouga mate just tried codebreaker and it works fine.Do you want me to … ryouga mate just tried codebreaker and it works fine.Do you want me to setup FreeVast on your MC? Do you have a Network Adapter Already? If not. my local gamestation has a pre-owned one for £10, bargain compared to eBay.



Wow £10 that's not bad.
Shame i don't think my gamestation has one.

Yeah already have one got it last year and a 200 gig HD

If I remember correctly doesnt Ulaunchelf and codebreaker use a lot of mem card space i.e can you still use the rest of the card?

Also I need HDloader for it too thinj 0.8C is latest version

Are you local btw? just wondering why you aked where I was from.

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I live in Rhyl, which is about an 3/4 of an hour to an hour in the car along the costroad or shorter via the A55. There is the train as well which takes half an hour.

So in short, I live relitively close to you

Original Poster

still interested ryouga
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