FAT PS2 with Flip Top and Swap Magic 3.6 not loading backups
I just installed a Flip Top on my model 39001 (V7 I believe) fat PS2. It (more or less) loads up swap magic 3.6, yet after the disc stops spinning and I take it, and insert my backup (i've used shadow hearts, shadow hearts 2, god of war 2, silent hill 4), it shows that it's "Not a valid PS2 disc"
I am putting in the DVD, and they are DVD's, so this SHOULD work. When I hit x to load program, all i hear is intermittent single clicks from my ps2, then after a bit the clicks get loader, then it returns "Not a valid PS2 disc"
Any answers on this would be greatly appreciated. If need be I'll update this tonight with more information on what type of media, what burn speed, etc.
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I believe you're asking about backwards compatibility. While I agree a PS3 should be able to play PS2 games, it's sadly not always the case. While they all can play PS1 games, not every PS3 can play PS2 games. PS2 compatibility depends on the model.
Backwards compatibility with PS2 games has slowly been phased out. The original PS3's had hardware emulation (quite literally there is a PS2 inside of your PS3). The later revisions had software emulation only (PS3 processor pretends to be the PS2 processor), and then none at all. No slim PS3 has backwards compatibility.
Hardware emulation: 20 GB PS3 Fat/Original - Model CECHB01 60 GB PS3 Fat/Original - Model CECHA01
Software emulation: 80 GB PS3 Fat/Original - Model CECHE01
In my personal experience, there's no real difference between software and hardware emulation in terms of actual game play. Software emulation has a few hang-ups on some older games, but overall it works pretty well. And it's infinitely better than not having any ability to play PS2 games at all.
There are a few options that I know of, all of which include phsyically modding the console.
As far as I know, there's no softmod for any playstation product (other than the PSP). You'll have to either add a mod chip (which usually involves desoldering the original CPU and soldering the mod chip into place) or get a flip top (if it's a fat PS2). The flip top version is easier, as you're just replacing the top of the outer shell.
This is a problem that has too many IF's in it lol. Let's take it from the top shall we?
When you said that you owned other PS2's were they the thick ones or the slim ones. Swap magic works best in the "thick older" models. In these new slimline ones it's got issues. That model number you posted belongs to a slimline model.
So since you're using a slimline model, I have to ask, Have you blocked the 2 sensors that you need to block in order to use swap magic. The slimline models are not like the older thick models. You need to block two sensors under the flip top so when you open the flip top the PS2 still thinks there is no swapping going on. If you have not blocked these sensors head over to youtube.com and start watchin vids with seach "how to block slim PS2 sensors" or "how to block slimline PS2 sensors" out of the three sensors you only really need to block two. If you have not done this at all, that is reason why it's not working. On older PS2 models you used a slidecard or some form of a flip top to swap out your disks. Nothing has changed on these slimline models. The PS2 still needs to be tricked out so it doesn't think you're swapping disks in and outa the system.
if you'll check the disc tray side you'll see a white slot where the ribbonwire should connect you'll also find some connectors colored pink green and white if you'll look thoroughly it is located beside those connectors
well .. i have changed my mind and thought i will help you.. can you tell me if the disc is spinning? If its not then try this.. The disk is not spinning because the flip top is not making contact
with the sensors. Make sure the flip top is installed correctly. If the
sensors are still not pushed down, boot up the swap magic disk and
GENTLY put pressure on top of the flip top and see if the disk begins
to be read. If it does, this means it is definitely the sensors. Like
in my first post, open the ps2 and put a piece of thick tape over the
rear sensor and a piece of tissue paper in the hole where the front
cover opens. This will solve the problem.