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I just bought a pal based game and i have a ntsc system. How do I go about palying the pal game on my ps2. I also bought a pal to ntsc converter but when I hooked it up the screen still would read please in sert a playstation 2 game.

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You would have to mod your ps2 to bypass the region code.

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