The hacker ifcaro first released away to boot PS2 backups on only NTSC/Jap PS3's and now he released his method for PAL PS3's too.
To the ones reporting this as piracy.... A Backup officially ain't piracy. A backup is a safety copy from the original one owns. Its making sure something you buy will be protected from scratches on discs etc etc. You can say all you want, but this is just news.
then you agree with the Xbox360 "backups"?
ps2 backups :)
there's no reason to.
well ur gonna be missing out on the best shooter of the year in one month..XD
you realize sony will fix this hole with their next firmware upgrade..
shop S-mart? for all those people that'll say support the developers, I say support the starving instead, at least 20,000 a day. the developers, they'll live. http://www.thehungersite.co... http://www.compasion.com the way I see it, even as it is now with fully featured browser games emerging, video games will go the way of cable televison with a set charge for consistent online servers for multiplayer with unlimited access of games, the only thing thats missing from a pirates life. (and then they'll have to compete with free services that make their dollar on advertisements.) the tech is now there to make this possible. you could argue that one should pay for cable tv instead of wiring the cable box for free cable to support the providers for more original television content. Or critize one who uses their neighbors wi-fi connection instead of buying their own...for some reason or another. :) my point is, there are so many free games to play now, and I don't believe that hype (i'm looking at you generic soulless fps...wow shooting someone in the head is "Mature".."hard core" even..[Puyo Pop is hardcore] .) someone looking to play would only need a console/pc and roms. pc gaming isn't dead. pc gaming has changed. 'console' wars (will) have changed. God never changes. may Jesus bless you in your soul.
Other people report this guy please.
could never stay online on any games as they eventually figure out which systems are custom firmware and lock out ur id and bann you, im not doin that on ps3
did anyone try this? does it work?
I dont think anyone want to mess up their PS3s... Besides my PS3 has b/c and i have a collection of PS2 games. Still havent finished FF12... bleh
I still haven't finished FF12 either im still in that Tower fighting Dr.Cid....well I then bought my PS3 around that time...also and kinda just 4got to get back to it... will eventually one day..XD
I had to start my ff12 over cause I lost my game save so I too have not finished it yet.
I'm still around lv20 and i want to kill those elementals but they kill me in one hit.
...there were several "promotes piracy" comments. That may be true, but I'm interested in this purely from a convenience standpoint. Bring on the US version!
the jap version is the usa version. it works.
Of course it promotes privacy.
firstly this won't mess up your ps3, secondly i dought sony will completely fix this as they have never managed to stop swap magic disks from working and all this is don't is enabling a piece of eggsisting ps2 software work on the ps3 with virtual memory cards
dude...wtf. Go back to school and learn to put together a proper sentence. First of all, swap magic was a PS2 method. PS2s didn't have firmware updates. PS3s do. Second, this promotes piracy.
I not the sort that picks people up on bad spelling or grammer normally cos we all do it, but "eggsisting". Haha. Thats the funniest thing I've seen this year. Trust me Dude, I'm laughing WITH you.
Or does that site have a virus on it or something cause it like crashed my computer
just you buddy.
It wouldn't surprise me. I didn't click the link, I decided not to as soon as I saw the name of the site.
yeah i just got that defender-review virus :@
Not just you. When I loaded the page I started hearing a bunch of audio clips playing overtop each other- they sounded like commercials, TV shows, and I even recognized the intro music for all Columbia Pictures movies. Then I got a popup for car dealers or something. And THEN I got yet ANOTHER popup, for a PDF- which froze Firefox like all PDF's do. CTRL+ALT+DEL, End Task Firefox, then look for any unfamiliar processes and google their names. That site can not be trusted.
My Swap magic 3.6 just came in the mail today, and I'm very happy that this works for me! You have to move the PS2 ISO onto your bootable USB drive. However IMO, this is definitely worth it. FFX loads like a friggin breeze now. Load times are basically nothing now. 1-2 seconds probably? (exaggerating a bit) And yes, I own a "legal copy" of FFX. The original FFX and not the Greatest Hits box.
SO... You still need a PS3 with backwards compatibility. I thought this was some sort of amazing thing that would let me pull my ps2 games out... put it on a HD... then load it... Actually this is sounding like a pain in the ass... Why can't i just shove my disc in like a normal person? *Fumes* (still resents Sony for not keeping a B/C ps3 available in Australia)
On the positive side, those with 60GBs can now enjoy faster, speedier, and even stabler gaming experience. My SSD is just loving it!
You made your choice Dude.
when u will beat that guy believe that will be the best cut scene in FF 12 other than that the story is crap as hell....even dragon quest 8 was good storywise. thanks
this site came up as an attack site. Only click if your virus protection is up to date
Actually, this great news for me. I own Japanese games that for obvious reason my US 60Gb launch unit won't play so this make me happy somehow. Now I can play it without problem ^^
so how does this work exactly? step by step?
The people complaining need to STFU , i bought my ps3 with the promise of PS2 backward compatibility and advertized the removal of regional game restrictions. Little did i know at release day , that it would only apply to PS3 games , with ps2 games region blocked while 98% of my huge ps2 list are us and japanese imports . Kudos to the journalists by the way , if they spent more time asking real questions and doing their work , instead of playing sales analysts , i'd known that fact . Effin idiots got to deals often with import discs , yet not a single one of them got enough brain cells to try a naruto , dbz or whatever foreign disc . Anyway thanks to that hack i'll play my games on the console , as it was meant to be .. even if it meant a detour
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