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 Post subject: Are there PS2 Converters or Region Mods...?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:18 am 



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I saw that Arkanoid thred and I wanted to know how I could go about playing Japanese PS2 games on my US Slim PS2 (short of shelling out 150 for a used JP PS2). HALP! :?


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 Post subject: Re: Are there PS2 Converters or Region Mods...?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:18 pm 


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alidayvn wrote:
I saw that Arkanoid thred and I wanted to know how I could go about playing Japanese PS2 games on my US Slim PS2 (short of shelling out 150 for a used JP PS2). HALP! :?


Pro Action Replay allows this, no?
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 Post subject: Re: Are there PS2 Converters or Region Mods...?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:23 pm 


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Not sure how easy they are to get ahold of these days (got mine something like 13+ years ago), but I have a SwapMagic boot disc for PS2 that you put in, run, and then switch discs, that allows for out of region games and such to be played.
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 Post subject: Re: Are there PS2 Converters or Region Mods...?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:55 pm 


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Honestly, the best (read: easiest) way is just to get a Japanese console only slim. Just swap out the system when you want to play Japanese games. Japanese PS2s are dirt cheap and are compatible with all North American accessories and cables.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:35 pm 


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I have a disc called swap magic, not sure how hard they are to find now.
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Seconding the Free McBoot recommendation. You can either just straight up buy a card with it installed (probably the easiest method), or do your own install using a swap magic type disc.
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 Post subject: Re: Are there PS2 Converters or Region Mods...?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:51 am 


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Specineff wrote:
Free McBoot. Get it. NOW.

Yup, softmodding PS2s can't be any easier and it gives you access to a number of useful features. My favourite feature is being able to launch GSM or Xploder HDTV directly of the memory card when I need it ( from second slot as well! ). No more swapping noisy CD-rs :roll:


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