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    Issalroc is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetnubis
    But you can get a good 3 years play before that happens from what ive heard.
    Lies, I don't know anyone that has a ps2 and didn't mod it, many of my friends have ps2s older than 4 years(and all were modded when bought) and all work perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetnubis
    Cough* EA.
    QFT

    Quote Originally Posted by tetnubis
    I agree that supporting game companys by buying their games is a good notion. But my main interest is games from the japanese market. But some of these games do make it into the english language via the american market.
    Not questioning your personal interest, it was mainly from my point of view.

    Quote Originally Posted by tetnubis
    As you personally know, i live in the UK, meaning if i were to support these companies, i would have to buy both a japanese and american PS2 console, and import the games. Now if your lucky you can get both for about 150 - 200 pounds, so thats around 400 [about 755 US Dollars] for just the two (soon to be old) consoles. And the games, depending on where you buy them range from 10 - 50 (not including ebay).
    The thing is, you (personally) wouldn't have too, except for a JP console, you don't have to support each and every company. Sony are well off enough as it is, I was talking about developers and publishers, you support them more by buying the games rather then the consoles. If modding your PS2 means you can play legit games from around the world more power to ya. The main prospect of importing is playing all the games that never came out in your region, for an American that's only Japan, but for us EU that's pretty much everywhere.

    The main prospect of modding is to download and burn games, that I can't agree with. I've done it before, and most times the pirated version couldn't stand up to the real one. I haven't played any pirated games for PS2, so I don't know what those are like, but I imagine it's similar.

    Quote Originally Posted by tetnubis
    Now i can understand if you are an American, you can simply buy the Japanese PS2. But some gamers like the European Extremem difficulty setting that we get with most mainstream games, and would be spending over 700 Dollars just to play the games they want
    That only applies to a handful of games, mainly only ones that Hideo Kojima makes. Apart from that there's no advantage to importing EU games.

    Quote Originally Posted by tetnubis
    Not just that, the PS3 is just around the corner, and its going to cost even more to buy that, and like the Xbox 360, there will be more expensive games, with minimal satisfaction.
    Like Jyuu said, the PS2 won't become obsolete for a good few years when everyone has transitioned nicely into the next generation.

    Quote Originally Posted by tetnubis
    So, tho' gaming piracy is wrong, the smarter choice would be modding your console.
    The economical choice would be to mod your PS2, I personally wouldn't call it the right choice though.

    Quote Originally Posted by tetnubis
    I know what most peoples wallets will agree with.
    As do I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elcura
    Like Jyuu said, the PS2 won't become obsolete for a good few years when everyone has transitioned nicely into the next generation.
    This was already realised, i was simply pointing out the cost of everything including the modding and buying of games.

    Oddly enough i forgot that you can play legit games on a modded PS2...

    @Issalroc, quite possible that they were talking shit, none the less, from personal experience, i have seen that a PS2 mod, can screw up the PS2 over time.


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    Issalroc is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetnubis
    @Issalroc, quite possible that they were talking shit, none the less, from personal experience, i have seen that a PS2 mod, can screw up the PS2 over time.
    They were talking shit. Unless the modder is a total noob there's no problem. Belive me, here in my country 99% os ps2s are modded. Maybe even a bigger percentage.

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    hmm i see..
    i decided to NOT get the mod chip cuz i dun want my ps2 broken like the last time >_>
    i was thinking of trying out swap magic, I borrowed the CD off a friend and tried it in my ps2, the CD worked and all except for the part where i put in the burned game.
    it got me to dat "Refreshing TOC" and just kept on loading...
    i read one of guide
    it said something about

    "you need to install the tools ( eg. magic switch, fliptop , slide tools ) to enable the console not to reset while swaping the disc"

    does dat mean i need to get the fliptop/tools and install it in my ps2(slim) ?
    ...? do i really have to install the flip top, it has its own flip top already

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    Issalroc is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
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    You'll have to "cheat" the ps2 = you can't let it notice you're changing the discs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Issalroc
    You'll have to "cheat" the ps2 = you can't let it notice you're changing the discs.
    edit: oh nevermind i found out the problem..
    i have to get the tools/flip top with the swap magic to make it work..
    the tools/flip top makes your ps2 think that the lid is closed so that you can swap the disk, without it, its pretty much useless..
    dats how you "cheat" the ps2..

    Thanks for your help,
    Last edited by LunarDuST; 08-28-2006 at 04:36 PM.

 

 
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