How to Mod My PS2 Slim With My Memory Card

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The popularity of the PlayStation 2 Slim (PS2 Slim) has led owners to modify its operating system to do things Sony never intended to allow. You can create a bootable memory card that will automatically load and play any PlayStation enthusiast-created program saved on it, provided the game console has been modified. You will need to first load some free programs created by PlayStation enthusiasts onto a USB flash drive on a computer and then transfer the programs to the PS2 Slim.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • USB flash drive
  • Blank recordable CD
  • CD/DVD drive
  • Download a PlayStation boot program and a PlayStation launch program to the desktop of the computer, for example, the free McBoot program and the free Ulaunch program (See Resources).

  • Double-click on the icons of each program once they have fully downloaded. Follow the menu commands to install both programs onto the computer’s hard drive.

  • Download a free CD/DVD burning program to the desktop, for example, the free IMGBurn program (See Resources). Double-click on the icon of the program once it has fully downloaded. Follow the menu commands to install the program onto the computer’s hard drive. Restart the computer.

  • Double-click on the icon of the CD/DVD burning program to launch it. Drag the PlayStation launch program onto the icon of the CD/DVD burning program.

  • Select “CD” from the "Format” dropdown menu on the CD/DVD burning program’s main screen. Select “Data” from the “Type” drop down menu on the CD/DVD burning program’s main screen. Select the DVD drive from the “Drive” dropdown menu on the CD/DVD burning program’s main screen.

  • Select “CD” from the "Format” dropdown menu on the CD/DVD burning program’s main screen. Select “Data” from the “Type” dropdown menu on the CD/DVD burning program’s main screen. Select the DVD drive from the “Drive” dropdown menu on the CD/DVD burning program’s main screen.

  • Press the “Start” or “Burn” button on the CD/DVD burning program’s main screen. Wait anywhere from three minutes to 20 minutes for the CD/DVD burning program burns the blank recordable CD.

  • Quit the program when the program says it is finished. Eject the disc tray. Remove the CD. Close the disc tray.

  • Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port on the computer.

  • Drag the PlayStation Boot program onto the icon of the USB flash drive that is on the desktop Wait for the PlayStation launch program to copy to the USB flash drive.

  • Right-click on the icon of the USB flash drive once the copying is done. Select “Eject” from the pop-up menu. Remove the USB flash drive from the USB port of the computer.

  • Turn on the PlayStation 2 Slim. Eject the disc tray. Put the CD on the disc tray. Close the disc tray.

  • Wait for the program on the CD to launch. Insert the USB flash drive into a USB slot on the PlayStation 2 Slim.

  • Press the “O” button on the game controller. Scroll down to “Mass.” Highlight the PlayStation boot program that is listed as one of the choices to select. Press the “X” button on the game controller to run the program.

  • Wait as a new menu appears on the screen Select “Install multi-version.” Press the “X” button on the game controller. Press “X” when the confirmation window appears.

  • Wait anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour for the program to complete. Press the “X” button when the program has completed.

  • Turn off the PlayStation 2 Slim. Remove the PS2 memory card that has now been modified to accept programs and automatically launch them when inserted into the PS2 Slim.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use brand-name memory cards as inexpensive ones are made of inferior materials and can become defective during use.
  • Modifying a PS2 Slim in any way voids the Sony warranty--authorized service repairs will be turned away if the console is brought in for a repair of any kind.

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