Try this boot method... depending on the version it will work. (namely on ver4) I use it mostly now since most CDr backups are DVD based... (try it)
Neo 2.2 and GS2/AR2 v1.9/DVD Region-X BOOTING Problems SOLVED!! For the most part...
((UPDATE!! THIS WILL ALSO BOOT PSX BACKUPS only when you do the SWAP all you do is click on the BLACK DISC image of the PSX backup that pops up, then the PSX backup WILL boot.))
I had heard about a new boot method for the 80min DVDrip backups for the PS2 the other day but today a friend was able to show it to me so I could understand what was going on and now you know...
Just do this....(Make sure PS2 is STANDING UP!)
Load up the GS2/AR2 v1.9 or DVD region-X disc. (For the ver4 PS2!)
Press the "Reset Button" and hold it while it goes into the PS2, the button will turn "red".
Now let it sit for 5 seconds and then press the "Reset button" again and HOLD it down.
Now wait 'til the logo screen comes up, the "PlayStation 2" screen! (You will hear a noise as it comes up! NOT THE 1st SONY screen!) At that moment LET GO of the "Reset button".
The disc will come out but DO NOT take it out!! (It will be spinning!)
Let it GO BACK INTO the system and it will load.
Now you can take your time and change out the disc for the backup, a normal backup boot method. You know the routine!
Just remember that when you hit "Eject" for the backup to go in the PS2 that you must click the "X" key on the GS2/AR2 at the time the disc is going in the system. The timing there is important. You hit
"Eject" and the "X" key right after one another.
Or the "Start" key on the DVD region-X disc the same way!
There you have it. I got "GT Concept" to boot which I've never had been able to do before and a few others like "WipeOut Fusion" also with NO problems. Give it a try and see what happens.
With the CDrom and small DVDrip backups you can use the EA or regular boot methods the way you like. I was told that this new method boots ALL backups but a few I couldn't get to but it is a BIG step in the right direction for those who have had alot of prblems like me... Take care and ENJOY!!
Boot DVDr's with a Neo 2.2
Turn on the PS 2 console.
Wait until the start-up screen appears.
Then press the "OPEN" button to let the tray come out.
Insert the Game Shark disc .
Press the "OPEN" button again to let the tray go back.
Then press and hold the "Reset" button for 3 second to get it in stand by mode.
Then press and hold the "reset" button until GS2 menu and when it slow down and let go.
Swap the GS2 disc with the orginal dvd game disc (you have 5 seconds).
And than tray will close by itself.
And click start game.
Then click without codes.
Then press eject and take the dvd out and put the dvd-r in and press x..
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