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CTurt releases a new exploit… for the PS2!


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13 Responses

  1. housecat says:

    Rad to see a new exploit, but this could be clearer. Free McBoot works fine on all but the last couple models of Slim. I have it running on a 79000 and a 75001

    • MillenniumEagle says:

      Yeah, I’m not sure what’s meant that it doesn’t work on slim consoles. The FreeMCBoot loader and installer works on any console you can plug a memory card into, AFAIK. I actually didn’t know that it had any issues with any later slim models. I personally it tested on multiple slims and one fat. The initial installation on my first memory card was done using a swap disk on a PS2 Slim, and that memory card could and still can install FreeMCBoot on any other memory card plugged into the same PS2. Was it supposed to be implied that FreeMCBoot had it’s own entrypoint to install? I mean, I assume that if you copied the necessary files onto a memory card using some memory card to USB adapter, it would work just fine. But I don’t think any unofficial PS2 software at all works without some sort of entrypoint, whether that be a swap disk, modchip, modified memory card, or disc burned on official equipment or whatever equipment pirates and swap disk manufacturers use to make their discs.

      Regardless, this development is great news. Anyone in possession of this new exploit and a working PS2 with memory card should use this method to install FreeMCBoot right away. You never know when your disc reader will go kaput, and you’ll need to read your games off an internal or external hard drive. (source: my PS2 slim with worn out laser, has to play games off of USB device or ethernet nowadays. Good thing I installed FreeMCBoot before it happened)

  2. oldschoolhacker says:

    To be exact: free mcboot runs on all ps2 consolem, almost all slims too, even latest scph-9000x ones. The only ones that are not capable of runinng are slim scph-9000x models with date code 8C or higher — bios was fixed in those. http://psx-scene.com/forums/f153/free-mc-boot-spch-9xxxx-consoles-100868/

  3. SheenuTheLegend says:

    A demo discs costs 10$ but a modchip just costs a dollar.
    But still this is great news for many as it will save the trouble of soldering.
    A reply to those also who are against releasing of any exploit on ps4 because they are worried that sony will patch it.
    This makes PS2 one of the best jailbreak scene ever.
    It was hacked a mere 2/3 months after and still seeing a very good apps and exploits 20 years after.

    • benjamin says:

      Modchips might be cheap, but unless you’re very skilled at soldering tiny wires, it’s not something you can do while having a lunchbreak. It’s lots of wires and takes some skill to do it right. In that respect, running a SW exploit is much easier.

      • m0h says:

        i can guarantee you that it all comes down to a very good soldering iron.
        Cheap ones will now work great on small solder points, but a medium-high end soldering iron does wonders.
        While I couldn’t solder jack *** at home with my own cheap soldering iron, at work I use a better one that makes wonders even for me.

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  5. ZeroSbr says:

    Yeah, kinda useless. I’m sure it was a fun project for the guy, but the application for this is very limited. You need both a PAL machine and a demo disc, and even then it’s only useful for those with Slim consoles. That’s too many qualifiers for this to be a useful hack to the general public.

  6. Munchmiller says:

    One final feature I’d love to see in a PS2 exploit, is direct booting of PS1 isos, or heck, even backups.

    I use my PS2 for PS1 games through component, and having to fiddle with “popstarter”, is just not practical at all. This is to say nothing of the compatibility.

    I really hope they find a way to direct boot PS1 stuff in the FMCB suite. Then, the PS2 would be complete.

  7. seba says:

    I have come by some different demo disk, which one is/are the better to use with it?

  8. Eneko Torres says:

    Ok but you made amistake, the ps2 slims *can* be exploited using freemcboot, the problem is the later models (i think are the last model released). I have a slim 75xxx and i bought a freemcboot memory card last year and even managed to get another card with freemcboot for my console only just in case.

  9. jerry says:

    hey something new to pick at,gonna take out the ole ps2 paperweight.Hope i can find that demo disk