Have PS2 mini. what can i do to it when it comes to hacking?

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  1. frightenedcow

    frightenedcow New Member

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    so i found a PS2 mini at a rummage sale recently and i just got it started up. ive never had a PS2 (i dont keep up with the gaming scene) and i was wondering if there is anything cool i could do with it. like, hack it. im such a noob so if you could just tell me some awesome things do try i would appreciate. i heard once that you can make some console into a laptop but i dont remember what console it was. just lookin for some suggestion and thanks in advance.
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    You can get it to play back up games and play custom guitar hero songs. That's all i know.
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    frightenedcow New Member

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    wtf are the USB ports for?
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    Headset, you could plug a USB drive in for map updates, but that only worked with Socom, or they make cooling fans that can plug in there, since the slimline has no built in fan.

    But you could install Linux on it, but that's about as far as you can go with "hacking" it.
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    For things like rockband that uses usb to link the drums and mic to the ps2. You can also use it for "Roms" via usb, but that is illegal so i wouldn't do that.
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    does the mini have a hard drive? if it does how big is it?
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    No ps2 came with a harddrive. You could get a harddrive with final fantasy XI but it would only fit in the phat ps2. So no, it does not and you can't get one.
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    You can hack it to use a USB hard drive (for back up games, music etc)... Never got round to it on my first gen PS2 but it is possible I believe. You can also set up a DivX player and some emulators (the ZX Spectrum emu made me laugh - Horace Goes Skiing... has anyone else here ever even heard of it...)
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    Consoles. So simple back then. To hack it, you had to open it up and put something in. Now, with all the software hacks. *Sigh*.
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    if i try to install linux on it could i do much at all cuz it only has 32mb of ram?

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