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#1 Rob

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 10:47 AM

PS2 with NeoKey/Sbox modchip & AR/GS, PS1 CD backup booting



1. Turn on PS2 and NeoKey/Sbox

2. Press Eject


3. Insert PS1 CD backup

4. Press reset

5. PS2 tray will close

6. PS1 CD backup will now boot





PS2 with NeoKey/Sbox modchip & AR/GS, PS2 CD backup booting



1. Have AR/GS dongle in a memory card slot

2. Power on your PS2

3. Insert AR/GS disc

4. At the AR/GS menu, select Start Game, With/Without codes

5. Eject and swap to your PS2 CD backup and press X.

6. Screen will change and game will now boot




* Note - Neokey/Sbox will not play DVD-R!



* Note - Old versions of AR2/GS2 you might need to press R1+O instead of X to boot games



*Important* You have to have the correct version of AR/GS in order to boot backups





PS2 with Neo 2.2 modchip, PS1 CD backup booting



1. Turn on PS2

2. Press Eject

3. Insert PS1 CD backup

4. Press reset


5. PS2 tray will close

6. PS1 CD backup will now boot





PS2 with Neo 2.2 modchip & AR/GS, PS2 CD backup booting



1. Have AR/GS dongle in a memory card slot

2. Power on your PS2

3. Insert AR/GS disc

4. At the AR/GS menu, select Start Game, With/Without codes

5. Eject and swap to your PS2 CD backup and press X.

6. Screen will change and game will now boot



*Important* You have to have the correct version of AR/GS in order to boot backups






PS2 with Neo 2.2 modchip & AR/GS, PS2 DVD backup booting



1. Have AR/GS dongle in a memory card slot

2. Power on your PS2

3. Insert AR/GS disc, close tray

4. Power off your PS2, wait a few seconds

5. Press and Hold Reset button to load AR/GS

6. At the AR2/GS2 menu, press EJECT while still holding Reset

7. Swap AR/GS disc for an Original-TOC-DVD* and wait 10 seconds

8. Select "AR/GS Codes"

9. Highlight "Add new code" and press X to get to the next screen


10. Press X three times. You will see "Updating code list please wait" each time)

11. Press "Start" on controller

12. Select "Without codes", press X

13. Then Press X again, and immediately release the Reset button, you will see "Updating code list please wait"

14. The PS2 tray will eject allowing you to swap Original-TOC-DVD* for DVD backup and then close on its own

15. Screen will change and game will now boot




* Note - "Original-TOC-DVD" is an original DVD that is a larger file size than the backup



* Note – For a shortcut make a few “Add new codes”, or use any title you know you don’t need (you can always reset the dongle) and after step 8 just highlight one of the “newly” added codes or unnecessary ones and press square to delete it, then proceed on with step 11



*Important* You have to have the correct version of AR/GS in order to boot backups





PS2 without modchip, using GS/AR/Swap Magic with a Swipe/Slide Card or Flip Top, PS2 CD backup booting



1. Have AR/GS dongle in a memory card slot (if needed by your disc)


2. Power on your PS2

3. Insert AR/GS/SM* disc, press Reset

4. At the AR/GS menu, select Start Game, With or Without codes

5. Use Flip Top or Swipe/Slide Card to open PS2 tray

6. Swap/Insert your PS2 CD backup

7. Close Flip Top or use Swipe/Slide Card to close PS2 tray then press X

8. Screen will change and game will now boot



* Note - For Swap Magic just insert the CD boot disc, press Reset and when "Insert Disc" is shown on screen proceed from step 5.



*Important* You have to have the correct version of AR/GS in order to boot backups






PS2 without modchip, Using GS/AR/Swap Magic with Swipe/Slide Card or Flip Top, PS2 DVD backup booting



1. Have AR/GS dongle in a memory card slot (if needed by your disc)

2. Power on your PS2

3. Insert AR/GS/SM* disc, press Reset

4. At the AR2/GS2 menu, press EJECT

5. Swap AR/GS disc for an Original-TOC-DVD* and wait 10 seconds

6. Select "AR/GS Codes"

7. Highlight "Add new code" and press X to get to the next screen

8. Press X three times. You will see "Updating code list please wait" each time)


9. Press "Start" on controller

10. Select "Without codes", press X

11. Press X again, you will see "Updating code list please wait"

12. You will hear Original DVD stop spinning

13. You will have about 10 seconds to do the following 2 steps

14. Immediately after disc stops spinning open Flip Top or use Swipe/Slide Card to open PS2 tray

15. Close Flip top or Use Swipe/Slide Card to close PS2 tray then press X

16. Screen will change and game will now boot



* Note - For Swap Magic just insert the DVD boot disc, press Reset and when "Insert Disc" is shown on screen use Swipe/Slide Card for swap and follow on screen directions.




* Note - "Original-TOC-DVD" is an original DVD that is a larger file size than the backup



* Note - For a shortcut make a few “Add new codes”, or use any title you know you don’t need (you can always reset the dongle) and after step 6 just highlight one of the “newly” added codes or unnecessary ones and press square to delete it, then proceed on with step 9.




*Important* You have to have the correct version of AR/GS in order to boot backups





Swipe Card Info & Basic Template




The only modification is the front tray cover has to be taken off. On the bottom of the tray (when ejected) remove the little screw and with a quick tug (holding the faceplate on both sides) the cover will pop off. If the little clip(s) break it is okay you can always glue it back on if needed.



I made my card out of some spare sheet aluminum but you can use an old credit card, discount card (Petco, GNC, Blockbuster etc.) or something similar. Do not use the picture to "trace" onto a material; it is not to scale! It is just to give you an idea of the shape and look it should be when completed. Use the measurements given to make the card as that is what is accurate for use.











Attached picture is the Pin that is needed to be moved. Make sure it is all the way left or right when you are swapping discs in or out












PS2 with Messiah modchip



1. PSX Backups will boot directly.

2. PS2 CD-R Backups will boot directly.

3. PS2 Unpatched EA backups will boot directly.

4. PS2 DVD-R Backups will boot directly.





PS2 with DMS3 modchip




1. PSX Backups will boot directly.

2. PS2 CD-R Backups will boot directly.

3. PS2 Unpatched EA backups will boot directly.

4. PS2 DVD-R Backups will boot directly.





PS2 with Magic 2, 3 or 3.5 modchip



1. PSX Backups will boot directly.

2. PS2 CD-R Backups will boot directly.

3. PS2 Unpatched EA backups will boot directly.

4. PS2 DVD-R Backups will boot directly.





PS2 with Apple modchip




1. PSX Backups will boot directly.

2. PS2 CD-R Backups will boot directly.

3. PS2 Unpatched EA backups will boot directly.

4. PS2 DVD-R Backups will boot directly.





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Posted 02 March 2008 - 04:04 PM

nice one. if i ever get another ps2 i will give it a go. cheers