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What you need:
- Swap Magic 3.6+/3.8 (Purchase here: http://www.swapmagic3.com/Swap_Magic_Where_To_Buy.asp) (Must be actual copy, burned copies do NOT work).
- Launch PS3 (20/60gb) - NTSC/Japanese (Must have emotion engine, only launch PS3’s had this).
- Flash Drive (PSP in USB MODE will also work).
If you are a Japanese PS3 user you need to rename the folder BADATA-SYSTEM to BIDATA-SYSTEM -This guide will assume you are a USA user and call the folder “BADATA-SYSTEM” in the download pack.
1. Download the USBAdvance Tutorial File Pack (below).
2. Extract the contents of the folder USBADVANCE to the root of your flash drive/PSP.
3. Boot up SWAPMAGIC and once loaded into the menu screen, people who are using swapmagic v3.6 press UP (on D-Pad)+L2 on your PS3 controller to browse through your flash drive. People that are using Swapmagic v3.8 go to the SMBOOT menu and select uLaunch from there.
In the pack provided uLaunch is SMBOOT1. Go to configure, select any button you want (I usually use X or O), go to MISC and select FILEBROWSER binding it to the selected button, go down and hit ok. Now go to the browser. (Props to Crono for telling us how to use v3.8 Swapmagic). If you are unable to view your flash drive, then it is not compatible (use another one).
4. Copy the BADATA-SYSTEM folder and USBLD_01.ELF file to your Virtual Memory Card (on PS3).
5. Go inside BADATA-SYSTEM folder and cut/move the Pictures and SWAPMAGIC folder to ROOT the Virtual Memory Card.
6. Remove your FLASH DRIVE, press the PS button and quit the game and go back to XMB and launch swap magic.
7. At this point you should move the Playstation 2 ISO’s of your choice to your external HDD/flash drive. You need to have them properly formmated and copied over via USBExtreme or USBUtil (is included in file you downloaded above). If you are not sure how to do this, there is a quick tutorial that guides you through the process. Make sure your USB/Flash drive is plugged into your PS3.
8. Once booted, browse and launch USBLD_01.ELF
9. And there you have it, if you followed this tutorial properly you should see the Playstation 2 iSOs there and just click and launch
How to copy PS2 iSOs to an external USB/flash drive:
1. Download the USBAdvance Tutorial File Pack. (Ignore if you downloaded it in last tutorial), and extract the folder USB EXtreme to you desktop.
2. Plug in your USB HDD (or Flash drive)
3. Put a PS2 game into your disc drive (if the game is already on your computer you can mount it with Alcohol 120)
4. Open up the USB EXTREME tool on your computer.
5. Select your Disc Drive the PS2 game is in, Media type (most are DVD’s) and your USB/Flash drive.
6. Now you can name the game and hit start.
7. There you have it a properly copied game to your HDD, just pop it in your PS3 and follow step 8 from above.
Method 2 (Easier Method):
1. Download USButil: ps3usbldpal.rar (below)
2. Format your external drive/usb drive to FAT/FAT16/FAT32 format.
3. In the download pack you downloaded there should be a folder called USBUtil, go inside that and run the EXE.
4. Go to FILE and click on “OPEN iSO to create game”.
5. Search and click on your PS2 backup, and click CREATE.
6. The program will now copy the iSO over to your pendrive (it takes some time).