PS2 Game from USA to Uk

By ptitterington ยท 9 replies
Dec 30, 2002
  1. I have just returned from US and bought a game Bloodrayne,
    It is not recognised bah

    Is it a faulty game or is it a different system.
    Am I stuffed, is there any way to use it or do I send back for a credit?

  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    I think that if you bought your console in the UK then the US game you purchased is considered an "Import" by your console. if so then you probably cant play it without a mod chip installedd on your machine.
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Iss is correct. You'd need a MC;)
  4. conradguerrero

    conradguerrero TS Rookie Posts: 310

    That's funny to me 'cause both countries speak the same language, etc.
  5. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Yeah, and we are their favorite colony.
  6. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 255

    Have you any experience with the mod chips Is it a bad idea to start swinging a soldering iron around inside a playstation.
    I dont have access to copy dvd and games so would a mod be an expensive way to play the odd US game or are there any hidden benefits?
  7. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    I would not risk trashing an expensive console just to play an "import"game now and then.
  8. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    If you ask me your not risking "trashing" your PS2 that much. Its farily simple, they have instuctions on where to solder. MAGIC3 chips are best all around, and there is no disk swapping supports ALL PS2 versions I believe. On their diagrams, It has the chip, each wire/thread(whatever its called) comming off the chip, is labeled A/B/C/D/etc. Then they just list the points on the PS2 board A/B/C/etc. Its just a matter of matching these points up with a wire and a little bit of solder;). Put a little sticky tape on the chip so its not free hanging and VULLA! Only thing is if your going to "BACKUP" your PS2 games, you'll need a DVD Burner.
  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Almost all true ---agissi--- , except for that last statement. You only need a DVD burner to burn you dvd rips of ps2 games - but quite often there is not enough info to require that. Also, you can remove several areas to make it fit on an 80 min or even less CD. To get a perfect copy everytime no matter what game - you're right - you'll need a DVD burner then. Magic 3 is the best, but if you decide not to get it then be careful - not all mods will support DVD+or-R media.

  10. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 255

    Thanks all for that.
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