FreeDVDBoot is the latest breakthrough for the PlayStation 2 modding scene, allowing anyone with a compatible and unmodified PS2 to boot unsigned code with nothing but a blank DVD on hand. Although many people are using this as an entrypoint to install FreeMCBoot or Fortuna to a memory card, it was also demonstrated that you could patch full retail game backups to launch by combining the FreeDVDBoot payload with an ESR patched disc! In short, as of 2020, we can now easily create our own self-booting backup games to run on a completely unmodified PS2, just like we’ve seen on the Dreamcast.

This tutorial will go through the process of checking your PS2’s DVD Player version to verify it’s compatible with the FreeDVDBoot ESR Patcher GUI application. From there, you’ll be able to backup your CD and DVD based PS2 games, patch them, and of course play them with ease.

Keep in mind that FreeDVDBoot is completely reliant on the specific DVD Player version your PlayStation 2 has. With time FreeDVDBoot will be ported to work on more consoles, but for the time being you need to make sure your console is on a specific version. At the moment, every Slim console works with this method, with more support expected for Phat consoles.

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0:00 – Introduction & Explanation
0:55 – Explanation
1:44 – Compatibility Check
2:32 – Downloads
4:09 – Backing Up Games
5:40 – Patching DVD Games
7:03 – Patching CD Games
10:16 – Burning Patched Backups
11:52 – ESR Game Compatibility List
12:55 – Testing Patched Games


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