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vstPower Playstation 2 Playlist

Revisions:
10-30-12: Initial release.


Some of you guys know this, but some may not, but I run a Youtube channel called vstPower. I could tell you the sad sob story of how GameDexterity was shut down by youtube after 3 years, 9400+ subs, but I’m not going to.

That is what the first video upload on vstPower channel is all about. Rather, I am here to talk about something else that most people may not even realize, and that is about the PS2 playlist!

In the coming weeks, I will go back to old PS2 articles I have written and update them so that they reference the correct video, but in the meantime, did you know that everything that you need to know about PS2 modding, FMCB, and more is right here under your nose?

All you got to do is check out the PS2 playlist, watch a few videos, and get up to speed!  But don’t take my word for it, as they say, seeing is believing.

Click the link below, check out some of the PS2 videos, and if you got questions, either leave a comment on the Youtube video, or leave one here. Thanks!

PS2 Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8FB2D7062B84BBBA

 

The PSX-Scene.com – Legal Playstation News for Enthusiasts


Revisions:
4-5-11: Initial release.


Do you own a Sony game device? Maybe its a PS1, PS2, or a PSP. Did you know that all Sony game products are jail-breakable or moddable? I am a proud owner of several Sony devices, and I have taken great joy in jailbreaking them to do things that the consumer was not able to do in the first place. The greatest feat of it all is being able to make backups of my games so then I can preserve the original copies.

However, we know that the Playstation scene is a constantly moving force. It is can be tough sometimes to find good and legit news that isn’t faked, or maybe you want to know about the latest homebrew programs or hacks for your favorite Sony device. Where do you get started?
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Making Tutorials – It Really Is An Art Form


Revisions:
2-19-11: Initial release.


Finally, this is the time I get to write an article about life and not something tangible like a game or a movie.

So ever since I started the blog back in September 2006, and many years later when I started my Youtube adventure in 2008, I realized that a lot of what I do is about helping people and more specifically, creating content related about tutorials.

As I reflect on what I have done so far, why do I do what I do? Why do I continue to spend time on working on tutorials to share on the Internet, an activity that can easily take more time than focusing on friends, family, work, or myself?  Why spend the time to do it with possibly very little return on “investment”?  Well, the answer may surprise you.

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How To Connect Playstation Dual-Shock Controllers to PC


Revisions:
1-15-10: Initial release.
9-13-12: Fixed video link.


Do you have a spare Playstation 1 or Playstation 2 controller? Did you ever wish you could connect it to your PC to play your Emulator or possibly PC games?

How is it done? Easy! You have to go and purchase a Playstation to PC adapter, and these adapters are fairly cheap, especially if you go online. I bought mine from Amazon before X-mas last year, and after shipping the total was under $5 USD!

How it works is you connect the Playstation controllers to the adapter (1 or 2), and then you connect the USB to the PC. No driver download required! The one I got works great on XP and Windows 7.

Watch the video tutorial below and see what you might have been missing.

[How To] Install Programs to FMCB and Show Up Main Menu of FMCB (Fat or Slim PS2)


Revisions:
11-1-10: Initial Release.
9-13-12: Fixed video tutorial link.


Hey guys, a text tutorial will be coming with pictures (maybe), but for now please watch my tutorial video below for the quick way.

Pre-req:
1) Fat or Slim PS2
2) FMCB already installed on the memory card.
3) A USB thumb drive to hold your homebrew programs that you got off the internet. SKSapps.com is a good site to get your homebrew programs.

Now watch the video below and learn the concept of adding programs to the memory card, and how to make them show up on the main menu!


 

[How To] Transfer Playstation (PS1) Save Games From PC To PS1 Memory Card

Revisions:

10-8-10: Initial release.  I expect over time this tutorial will evolve, as this is a useful tutorial!


Did you know that if you have a PS2 that can run UlaunchELF, you have the power to transfer PS1 save games found onto the Internet and transfer it to your PS1 memory card?  How do you do that?  Simple.  This guide will teach you.

 

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Another PS3 Jailbreak Compatibility Website


Revisions:

10-9-10: Initial Release.

 


As the PS3 Jailbreak community grows, so does the number of websites that promote the list of games that do work with the PS3 Jailbreak method.

 

Previously, I had mentioned website Psjcl.com which I think is a pretty good website, and I like its interface.  Today I bring to you another website called Psjailbreaklist.com.  Although the website interface is a bit clunky, it works. Do you know of any other sites? If so, leave a comment!

PS3 Jailbreak Games Compatibility List


Revisions:
10-5-10: Initial release.


As we continue with the PS3 Jail Breaking journey, it might be important for the user to know what games are compatible with the PS Jailbreak type devices. There used to be a list running on Google Docs, but the SCEA had worked with Google Documents to have it taken down.

In light of this, there is a new website that strives to maintain this database, and you can find it at http://www.psjcl.com/gamelist-all.

If you are a jailbreak PS3 dongle owner, or just a gamer who is wondering if game XYZ is working, check the list!

PS3 – It Has Been Cracked! (PSJailbreak)

Revisions:

9-4-10: Initial release.


This might be old news for some, but this might be good news for many.  There is a device called the PSJailbreak that allows the user to run homebrew applications. Even more importantly, it gives the user the ability to play homebrew games off the hard drive.  So for example, it can copy the blu-ray game to your hard drive, and then you will be able to play it without the disc.

Before you get too excited, the price of this is $175 USD.  Even more interesting, Sony caught word of this and has already told the Austrailian modchip store that they cannot sell the modchip, and now they are going after USA retailers!

The good news is that there is another clone(s) in the mix and it is called PSGroove. The source code is open, meaning that anybody can use it, and Sony can’t sue anybody. However, the code does not let you play backed up games, but its possible someone will use it for less than legal purposes.

To catch up on all the PSJailbreak news, go here.

[How To] Boot Games Off Network (SMB) With Playstation 2 (PS2) Using OpenPS2Loader (A Novice Guide)

Note: This tutorial shows networking steps for Windows XP and Windows 7. Why no Vista love? Because Windows 7 is better, and I ask you to consider ditching Vista for 7. Thank you. – Versatile

Revisions:

3-15-10:  Initial release. Expect revisions all year round guaranteed.

8-9-10: Added more information/clarifications to the router method.

6-24-12: Fixed video links.

10-6-12: Fixed video tutorial links.


Introduction:

The Playstation 2 (Fat or Slim) is a great console to have fun with. In fact, did you know that if you have a FAT PS2 (With the ethernet adapter), or a Slim PS2, that you can share PS2 games stored on the PC hard drive through the SMB network, and have the PS2 recognize it through Ethernet?

Sorry, did I lose you?  Let me paint an easier picture to understand:

1) You rip a PS2 game to your computer’s hard drive.

2) You setup the appropriate network information and share the correct PS2 folder that has your PS2 game data.

3) You boot the Playstation 2 console, and load homebrew program OpenPS2Loader.

4) OpenPS2Loader will start the network connection and it will automatically see your shared game folder on the PC. You select a game, and play!

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