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[How-To] Install Free McBoot on a PS2 Memory Card With A Gameshark (Simple!)

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Published on Feb 22, 2011

REQUIREMENTS:

-PS2 (I've only tried this on fat PS2s. Your mileage may vary on a slim.)
-PC
-Flash drive (maybe multiple ones if the first one you try doesn't work)
-Playstation 2 Gameshark
-Original, pressed Playstation 1 game
-Playstation 2 memory card

EDIT: People seem to be having trouble using the exploit utility. I'm not sure what the problem is; it still works for me. Right click the .exe file (PS2_Exploit_Utility5.0), click "Properties," go to the "Compatibility" tab, and ensure that "Run as administrator" is clicked. In addition, run the program in compatibility mode for Windows XP (Service Pack 3). These are the options I'm using and the program opens right up for me.

This video aims to help you install Free McBoot on a PS2 Memory Card. Installing this "exploit" allows you to run homebrew applications.

Links:

Download "PS2 Exploit Utility 5.0 Working" and "Free McBoot 1.8b Noobie Package" from here: http://sksapps.com/index.php?page=exp...

Download "PS2 Save Builder 08x" from here: http://sksapps.com/index.php?page=mis...

Download 7-zip here: http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

Once Free McBoot has been installed, it's okay to delete the Newbie Package from your Memory Card.

NEON725 sent me a message with the following: "Secondly, through some tinkering of my own I've discovered that the best way to get the GameShark to recognize the USB drive is to format it as "FAT (Default)", then set the "Allocation unit size" to 16 kilobytes. If this option isn't available, it's a strong possibility that the first USB drive you've chosen will not work. In my case, I also chose not to use a Quick Format, and set the disc label to "USBDISC"."

If you're having trouble getting the Gameshark to recognize your flash drive, I suggest following the above and see if you can get things straightened out.

Anything (links, etc) I forgot? Please comment below and tell me!

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