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Dumping PS2 Bios for PCSX2
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Hello guys I've been going around in circles now trying to figure this out so I thought I would just register and ask. I hope I'm not overstepping any boundaries.

Anyway, I've looked through your forum and found 2 threads about dumping bios. 1 related to a program called magicswap3 and 2. A "guide to dumping ps2 bios over lan"

I first attempted the "dumping PS2 bios over lan" but found out I needed an adapter that I did not own nor could I possibly buy. I went ahead and attempted it anyway but quickly found out that none of the referenced files still existed in the attached downloads.

So I tried the swapmagic3 guide and before I even started found that the links for the program in the guide were broken.

My dilemma is I just want to enjoy my PS2 games in HD and don't seem to have a way to dump my bios to do that. The hardware I own is 1 PS2 "Fat" model SPCH 30001 and 1 PS2 "Slim" model SPCH 75000. I also have a memory card PS2/PS1 games. What are my options for dumping my bios? I've done countless google searches and have found nothing. The few decent ones I found require either hard modded PS2's or software that either can't be purchased any longer.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Softmod your PS2, install Free McBoot, run the BIOS dumper. Easiest way.

Google "Free Mcboot Noobie guide" for a good tutorial on setting up FMCB.
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Bomblord, from NeoGAF?
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(02-28-2015, 11:46 PM)Blyss Sarania Wrote: Softmod your PS2, install Free McBoot, run the BIOS dumper. Easiest way.

Google "Free Mcboot Noobie guide" for a good tutorial on setting up FMCB.

Thanks for your help but every single one of those seems to be outside my ability to do. All but 1 require 3rd party programs that I do not have access to.

The 1 that doesn't requires games I don't own. Is there somewhere (not a shady ebay seller) where I can find ARMAX or CodeBreaker PS2 discs. Or am I SOL?

(03-01-2015, 12:41 AM)Bigbenn01 Wrote: Bomblord, from NeoGAF?

Indeed. I'm surprised I'm that memorable.
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Hahaha, I'm a member there under a different name.

Blyss, it might be best to link a guide that works or something on how to softmod a PS2. I only know of the Independence Exploit, but I've never done it.

A PS3 memory card adapter is one way of installing FMCB, for sure.
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Hrmm. It may be hard to find cheats discs for PS2 nowadays, aside from eBay.

The other option is to have someone install FMCB on a memcard for you. E.g. you mail them a memcard, they install FMCB and then mail it back. Anyone with either the discs or an already modded PS2 could do it.

Hell, I could do it for you, depending on where you live(I have a soft modded PS2). If you live somewhere in the states, you might consider that. I live in Alabama myself.

It's up to you, of course. I wouldn't charge you for it or anything. Let me know if you are interested.

Having FMCB on your PS2 is good for a lot more than just this too. Open PS2 Loader, emulators for other systems, media players, etc. It's quite nice.

(03-01-2015, 01:10 AM)Bigbenn01 Wrote: Blyss, it might be best to link a guide that works or something on how to softmod a PS2. I only know of the Independence Exploit, but I've never done it.

The guide I mentioned has instructions(accessed from a menu at the top) for softmodding, but they do require a cheat disc of some sort, or certain games which can be exploited.
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Right. I live in Ohio and have FMCB available.
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(03-01-2015, 01:12 AM)Blyss Sarania Wrote: Hrmm. It may be hard to find cheats discs for PS2 nowadays, aside from eBay.

The other option is to have someone install FMCB on a memcard for you. E.g. you mail them a memcard, they install FMCB and then mail it back. Anyone with either the discs or an already modded PS2 could do it.

Hell, I could do it for you, depending on where you live(I have a soft modded PS2). If you live somewhere in the states, you might consider that. I live in Alabama myself.

It's up to you, of course. I wouldn't charge you for it or anything. Let me know if you are interested.

Having FMCB on your PS2 is good for a lot more than just this too. Open PS2 Loader, emulators for other systems, media players, etc. It's quite nice.


The guide I mentioned has instructions(accessed from a menu at the top) for softmodding, but they do require a cheat disc of some sort, or certain games which can be exploited.

I would rather not send my memory card to anyone. I've read there's a way to do it on older PS2's with a PS1 disc. Do you know anything about it?
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(03-01-2015, 01:21 AM)bomblord Wrote: I would rather not send my memory card to anyone. I've read there's a way to do it on older PS2's with a PS1 disc. Do you know anything about it?

Understandable.

You need a cheat disc or PC memory card reader to do it that way.
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I sent you a private message bomblord, it should help you out.
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