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I have 5 fat PS2s I want to add Hard Drives and Emulators

Postby avmonkey » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:24 am

Where do I start
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Re: I have 5 fat PS2s I want to add Hard Drives and Emulator

Postby classyskeleton » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:51 am

It depends :

Do you require network functionality?
Are you willing to use either second hand hardware or pay the possible premium for large capacity *new* IDE/PATA HDDs?

As a side-note - the PS2 isn't exactly the best platform for emulators.
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Re: I have 5 fat PS2s I want to add Hard Drives and Emulator

Postby avmonkey » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:53 am

I am willing to give up the network. I just want to be able to play games of a HD. DO I need a mod or should I just go with the ps3
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Re: I have 5 fat PS2s I want to add Hard Drives and Emulator

Postby classyskeleton » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:19 am

You're going to require network adapters and hard drives.

If you're willing to forgo network functionality you can use the Chinese clone SATA adapter.
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Re: I have 5 fat PS2s I want to add Hard Drives and Emulator

Postby Sabkahn » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:39 am

Unless you want to stick to the retail versions of HDLoader you need to have the FMCB mod.
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Re: I have 5 fat PS2s I want to add Hard Drives and Emulator

Postby classyskeleton » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:49 am

He could simply use FHDB.
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Re: I have 5 fat PS2s I want to add Hard Drives and Emulator

Postby UnholyArceus » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:36 am

ps2 sucks for emulators.
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Re: I have 5 fat PS2s I want to add Hard Drives and Emulator

Postby CRYINGFR3MAN » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:57 am

ok so I assume you have the fat ps2 network adapter and a hard drive
do check hard drive fits (difference in some power points)

you will need to format hdd so the ps2 can read it - I used winhiip

use winhiip to move your iso files onto to hdd if you want to

Either buy a memory card with FMCB on or make one (£5 on ebay)

just put hdd in and FMCB memory card and turn on (best to put a memory card in slot 1 and FMCB in slot 2)

use hdloader on menu

easy
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Re: I have 5 fat PS2s I want to add Hard Drives and Emulator

Postby ZX81v2 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:58 am

The only HDD's you'll have issues with are Western Digital (WD) IDE Drives. They use WD's great unique spacing methods that don't fit the Network Adapters...

SATA Modded Network Adapter - ANY SATA 1-3 HDD Works Flawlessly ! (Upto 2TB)

FMCB Card will boot from eather SLOT 1 or SLOT 2 - SLOT 2 is best method as SLOT1 is used for SAVE Memory Card

Don't bother with emulation on PS2 as it sucks more than a bag of sucking sweets...
PSP is more powerful for emulation needs !
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Re: I have 5 fat PS2s I want to add Hard Drives and Emulator

Postby NoMention » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:15 pm

If you need to buy parts I would suggest that you halt right there. As others have mentioned the PS2 is not great for emulation. Instead, take the money and buy a Raspberry Pi 3. It'll go waaaay farther for emulation than the PS2 ever will. Just play PS2 games on your PS2.
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Re: I have 5 fat PS2s I want to add Hard Drives and Emulator

Postby Preston2011 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:13 pm

As previously stated emulation on PS2 aint pretty. i mean you can do 8 bit but 16 bit is crap......you wont be smoothly playing Mario world or sonic on that there ps of 2....
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