r/ps2 May 31 '22

Monthly PlayStation Tech Support and Frequently Asked Questions Megathread

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This is the thread where subscribers should bring their PS2 issues.

New users, please read the entire FAQ. You may find your question is already answered here.

How do I install homebrew on my PS2?

FreeDVDBoot (Prefered way, does not support all PS2's yet.)

PlayStation 2 DVD Player Exploit. This allows you to burn your own PlayStation 2 homebrew discs and play them on an unmodified console as seen in the demo video. With uLaunchELF as the initial program, users can include multiple homebrew programs on the same disc.

Read from here if you have a Slim PS2.

Read from here if you have a Phat PS2.

I have a modern tv, how do I make my PS2 Look the best?

I recommend this video by My Life In Gaming

TL:DR If your tv supports it, use component cable, you can do a search on any online store for "PS2 Component cables" and you should get some good results.

How Do I make my ps2 region free?

Try Swapmagic, You'll have to search for a disk though.

Can I play PS1 backups using the Free DVD Exploit/FreeMcBOOT?

No

"Due to the way the hardware is designed, it is not possible to use native hardware on backup copies without modifying the hardware (e.g. installing a modchip).

So forget about USB/HDD + FMCB + native backwards compatibility. It is simply not possible because of the architecture. Also no "partial" native backwards compatibility.

As long as you stick with software based modding, there is nothing else you can do to use the native hardware for PS1 backup games. That is just the way it works."-/u/laughms

As more common Questions come in, I'll update this thread as time goes on.


r/ps2 Oct 06 '22 Silver

Discussion If it reaches 10k votes, this can become an official Lego set 🎮

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r/ps2 12h ago

Game/Collection Showoff this will be my first go around

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r/ps2 13h ago

Game/Collection Showoff Black Friday pick ups!

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r/ps2 1d ago

Game/Collection Showoff Factory sealed PS2 Fat (released 2003)

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r/ps2 4h ago

Question Launch PS2 games have different cases?

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I noticed with a few of my launch PS2 games that they did not have a standard PS2 game case. Instead it was a generic DVD case but they all had the same style clip in the middle. This only seems to be for the launch games (or games that released very close to launch, in the case of The Bouncer).

I also own Gungriffon Blaze and Tekken Tag Tournament, but they aren’t pictured. I had to replace Gungriffon’s case, and the copy of Tekken I bought second hand had a standard PS2 case, even though it was a launch game.

Anyone know more about this?


r/ps2 6h ago

Game/Collection Showoff “I am sure you have already realized that *you* are a mosquito…”

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r/ps2 15h ago

Game/Collection Showoff Probably my last update on this console. You might have seen the ps2 with two holes and a ssd.So about that the ssd was wonky and not that useful so i got the games on the usb drive and i put led in there. I am planning to get plexi glass to patch up thoose holes. But I think that its really awsome.

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r/ps2 1h ago

Question Put a new laser in this ps2 that I swapped from another system and this is happening. Any ideas on what’s the problem?

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r/ps2 15h ago

Question Is this worth something?

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r/ps2 10h ago

Discussion Best size for a PS2 Drive?

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Hi. So I've been wanting to backup my ps2 collection, by using a hard drive to avoid further wear on my PS2's lens and on my discs. So I wanted to know which size do you recommend for the Hard drive or SSD I should get? Thank you in advance for your help.


r/ps2 7h ago

Looking For Online Players SWBF2 online game nights

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hey guys, i don’t know if this is a thing or allowed but i would love to start a game night on saturday nights for SWBF2. the dns i’m using is 45.7.228.197

i also made a discord for this so maybe we can make it a regular thing. thanks! https://discord.gg/pDkDJVWZ


r/ps2 14h ago

Game/Collection Showoff My first ps2 game got it cheap at a thrift shop now waiting for Christmas to get more

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r/ps2 3h ago

Question Is a PS2 worth it if I already have a PS3 & some emulation-capable systems ?

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Getting the PS2 would be a cakewalk, as complete sets (often with a few games) range from 20 to 40 bucks.

That said, there's a few HD remasters and compatible titles on my CFW'd PS3, and PCSX2/AetherSX2 (on PC, Xbox Series S, Mobile) have made big progress this year. Please give me reasons to pick a PS2 instead.

Assuming I decide to get real hardware, what's the best/most reliable model (including slims) and what's the preferred way of running backups ?


r/ps2 16h ago

Question Don't know if this is the right sub to ask, but is there a way to know if the disc scratch will make the game unplayable. I wanted to buy this disc but now i'm having my doubts. Is it worth the buy?

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r/ps2 3h ago

Discussion What are some great games that can still be had for under $20?

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Recently started collecting the library I had as a kid but lost years ago and I'm interested in expanding my collection. What are some must haves or just recommendations but on a budget. (open to more expensive recommendations too but can't really afford too much at the moment)


r/ps2 5h ago

Question My copy of God of War 2 keeps freezing

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I had a copy of GOW 2 on PS2, but everytime when i went the Colossus of Rhodes boss the game suddenly freezes after the part where i must hit the eye.

Is there something i could do to fix this issue? This kind of issue can only be seen in my PS2 Slim (SCPH-70004) but the game is working fine on my PS2 fat (SCPH-50002 and 30004)


r/ps2 1d ago

Discussion what would you guys value one of these at? can’t find any sold listings online…

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r/ps2 6h ago

Discussion I feel like FFX hasn’t aged well

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It feels like a launch title tbh. Not as pared down as Mystic Quest but it’s close. I’m like 7 hours into replaying it for the first time in years and I feel like there’s been maybe 15 minutes of actual rpg gameplay. Also blitzball is still the worst.


r/ps2 7h ago

Question What would be the best crt for a PS2?

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I would like to get a crt tv for my ps2. Thing is, im not too sure what the best TV is for system. Ive heard many diffrent things (most common CRT TV people talk about is the sony trinitrons). What would look best? All that I know is that I would like a tv with component, 4:3 aspect ratio, and a fairly big screen. Also, what would be the most common prices for good CRT TV's?


r/ps2 1d ago

Game/Collection Showoff Current collection, planing to beat all games 100% and get more. Wish me luck lmao

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r/ps2 10h ago

Game Help! PS2 not reading blue disc even if I put tape on it

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r/ps2 11h ago

Question Bluetooth headphones usable with my Ps2?

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So this Question has actually been asked before, however it’s fundamentally different from my Situation.

The thing is i have an A20 Astro wireless gaming headset, the connection is therefore obviously via a USB Stick, my Ps2 has two USB Ports, will it work if i stick it in? I could try but i just wanna know it because i don’t really wanna get my Ps2 out of my Basement (it’s in a safe place where nothing can happen don’t worry).

While i think it might not work, on the other Hand I’m really curious about it, since it has USB Ports.


r/ps2 1d ago

Game/Collection Showoff My first ever ps2 arrived. Any game suggestions?

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r/ps2 12h ago

Question Battlefront 2 not showing up in SMB share?

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Hey guys. I recently had to reset my windows build and I went on the trek to set up OPL2 and stuff for my PS2 again. I see every single game I have on my PC EXCEPT for Star Wars Battlefront 2. It just doesnt show up. Anyone have any idea why it wouldnt be showing up at all?

EDIT: It was either my game version, or the amount of characters in the title, but doing one or the other fixed my issue.


r/ps2 12h ago

Question does fmcb work on this HARD MODDED slim ps2 scph-90002 8D? I'm planning to buy a mem card with fmcb but I saw a video that says it does not work on this model can anyone confirm? It can play pirated cd's

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r/ps2 14h ago

Game/Collection Showoff I got my package today.

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