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    softmoding your PS2 using an official sony ps2-ps3 adaptor

    I decided to put together a quick guide on softmoding your ps2 using an official sony ps2-ps3 adaptor as i havent seen one around so here we go.


    What you need
    Official sony ps2-ps3 memory card adaptor - Try ebay
    official ps2 memory card - Game retail shops - ebay - amazon
    memory card adaptor tools - Get them HERE or HERE
    A pc/laptop running windows (never worked for me on windows 7, worked for me on windows xp, windows vista i dont know)


    Ok lets get started, Download the adaptor tools (link above) and extract them to your desktop, one is the drivers for the adaptor and one is for the FMCB to be installed on the memory card.

    1st we need to connect the adaptor to the pc/laptop cancel the search for drivers from windows if it searches as they wont find any, we want to find the drivers manualy so on...

    windows xp
    click start/control panel/system now click the hardware tab at the top of the system properties, click device manager. Now we need to find the adaptor device it will be listed as unknown so in device manager scroll down to universal serial bus controllers click on it and scroll down to unknown device, right click on it and select update driver, now the hardware update wizard will pop up, select No, not this time then clkick next now select "install from a list or specific location" then click next now click browse and locate the ps3mca-windrv select it and then click OK now click next and finish now your drivers for the adaptor are installed, is should be listed in the driver manager libusb-win32 devices, double click on that and you will see it named as ps3 memory card adaptor. if you come across any problems installing the drivers uninstall them then try re install them again try both packs from the download links above.

    now to format the ps2 memory card, open up the ps3mca-fmcb-1.8c folder and double click the mc-format. batch file wants the format is done double click the full-install.batch file and the FMCB is being installed on your ps2 memory card this will take a wile so be patient when finished put the ps2 memory card into the ps2 and turn the ps2 on now you will have Free McBoot installed

    Windows 7

    Didnt work for me kept getting this error when trying to format the memory card and when installing fmcb (0x000007b) when solved that error i finaly formated the memory card and when i started to install the fmcb and during installaton in the cmd i would get error and would get error in the cmd when trying to format the memory card again, so it may not work for you either.

    Windows vista




    enjoy

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    Another excellent addition to the site, many thanks peire!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    Another excellent addition to the site, many thanks peire!
    thanks to the hard working devs from PSX-SCENE who adapted the FMCB installer. this also allows region free if you install FMCB 1.8c meaning it should work on any region console that supports FMCB booting.
    it still will not work with consoles date coded 8c or above.

    spud42 oficial FMCB installer from PSX-SCENE.............

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    This topic provides a procedure that you can use to install a non-Plug and Play–compliant device in your computer.

    Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

    To install a non-Plug and Play device
    1. Open Device Manager.
    2. Right-click the top node in the details pane.
    3. Click Add legacy hardware.
    4. In the Add Hardware Wizard, click Next, and then follow the instructions on your screen.


    I have installed the USB Memory Card Reader to a Windows 7 machine.

    I opened the device manager from the control panel and right clicked on the top node, that would be what you named your computer at the very top of the list, and selected add legacy device. Then I pretty much followed your instructions and navigated to where I had the downloaded files on my computer. My final selection in the adding of the new hardware was "PS3_Memory_Card_Adaptor". If you cannot figure it out I can give more detailed instructions.

    I cannot format the memory card or install FMCB. My PC don't do anything when attaching the usb mc adapter via the usb cable. I am using the sony brand adapter and a third party mc.
    Last edited by stomp_442; 03-30-2014 at 10:32 PM.

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    Not messed with mine for ages, but couldn't get it to work with windows 7 have you tried an official ps2 memory card?

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