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Old Mar 26, 2002, 05:18 PM
upur0 upur0 is offline
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Default ~~NEW PS2 MODCHIP FAQ - by me~~

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I got tired of seeing post like "What's the difference between these two mods". So I decided to write this hoping it would stop these kinds of posts.

NEO1 - Very early PS2 modchip for the JAP console. NEO1 was designed for PSX backups on a PS2.

NEO2 - PS2 modchip designed for PS2 backups to be played with a swap with GS2/AR2 and PSX backups without a swap.

NEO2.2 - NEO2.2 is an updated version of NEO2, it allows more time for EA boot and some say is more effective.

STARCHIP - Same features as Neo2.2

NEOKEY - The first external mod for PS2. The NEOKey still requires soldering to the PS2's mainboard, only two points though. The NeoKey requires one swap to be performed with a GS2/AR2 for PS2 backups, no swap for PSX backups. The NeoKey does not support the EA swap. The NEOKey also is known as the USBMod and SBox.

NEO3/BOOTMASTER3 - The Neo3 was first designed by NeoTech, then later dropped, picked up by ChannelTech, who changed the name from Neo3 to Bootmaster3. The BM3 is a Neo2 chip with DVD features like MuilRegion, MacroOff, etc.

ORIGA - The best swap mod out on the market. The Origa will boot any PS2 backup with one swap using AR2/GS2, DVDR or CDR. The Origa will also boot IMPORT ORIGINALS with no swap.

ORIGA2 - This was the chip was going to be very good, no swap everything, then it was cancelled

NOVACHIP - Origa1.0 clone with less wires

NEO2.5/XKEY - Swap based mod with same features as Neo2.2 and less wires to install. You have to hold reset for everygame you play. Only available for V4 and V5 PS2s

NEO2.6 - Same as Neo2.5, but automatically chooses the GS2/AR2 selections.

NEO4 - The first noswap CDR mod out. The Neo4 will boot PS2 CDR with no swap. PS2 DVDRs still require one swap, which does NOT require a GS2/AR2. The Neo4 can be used in combination with the Origa for no-swap everything.

NEO4.1 - Updated verion of Neo4. The Neo4.1 supports more consoles, has the latest DVD drivers and faster boot than the Neo4, that is the only differences.

NEOSTAR - Neo4 clone

MESSIAH - As of right now this is the chip to have. The Messiah is no swap for everything! Simply a great chip!

RMOD - The mod that isnt a mod. The RMod imitates the Knife Trick and make it unable to play all games, that is why I call it a mod that isn't a mod. This is also the first "Mod" that does not require soldering.

If I have made any mistakes or left anything out please let me know. [email][/email]

Old Mar 26, 2002, 09:35 PM
CousinFizz CousinFizz is offline
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Anyone who wants to add to this? Go right ahead......

If it's cool with you I can add this to my web-site under a sub-titile... (new page) After others add to it if need be... thanks..... CFizz

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Old Mar 26, 2002, 09:55 PM
Idiotrat Idiotrat is offline
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you should add which ones are compatible and which ones are jap or pal or us only
also, separate the origa cause there're 3diff versions
i think the jap is no swap (v1.25) pal is swap except for psx and import originals (v1) and USA is swap for dvdr ( i think)
Old Mar 26, 2002, 11:14 PM
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Good point...... anyone can add in.......
Old Mar 27, 2002, 04:38 AM
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I'll bring this up again if anyone wants to add to it...... thanks for the input....
Old Mar 27, 2002, 04:56 AM
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great post mate !!

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