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Swap Magic Instructions

Step by step instructions for using the PS2 Swap Magic Discs

PS2 Swap Magic

The PS2 Swap Magic is a set of discs designed to allow you to play your favourite import and backup Playstation 2 games, without a mod chip.  Simply follow our step by step Swap Magic Instructions and you'll be on your way to using your PS2 Swap Magic discs like a pro in just a few minutes.

Swap Magic 3.6 and Slide Card Combo.

You'll need both the Swap Magic and a Slide Card or PS2 Cover in order to play your PS2 Backup Games.



Using the Swap Magic PS2 to play your Playstation 2 Backup games is a quick, easy, 4 step process.  These Swap Magic Instructions will explain the 4 step process.  We will cover some of the advanced features of the Swap Magic in another article.

Insert Swap Magic Disc

The very first step you have to take when using the Swap Magic Discs, is to power up your Playstation 2 console, and insert either the DVD or the CD Version of your Swap Magic discs.  The DVD Version of the Swap Magic is used for loading up DVD based backup and import Playstation 2 games, while the CD Version of the Swap Magic is used for booting up CD Based backup or import games.  Though many of the newest games are only on DVD now, there is still a large library of CD based Playstation 2 software, especially import software or DVD-Rips as they are called.

Select Load Program

Once you have loaded up the Swap Magic main menu, you will be greeted by 2 different menu options.  The LOAD PROGRAM option is the one  you'll want to us, in order to load your import order backup or import Playstation 2 game.  The Video Mode Option is equally as useful, but only if you have to change the video mode of your system from PAL to NTSC or vice versa.  This is not an option you need to worry about 99% of the time.  Simply select the Load Program option and push the button on your controller.  This will take you to the SWAP DISC screen.

Swap With Your Game Disc

You will need to swap your Swap Magic disc with the game disc of your choice.  You can do this with the included Slide Tool / Slide Card accessory.  You can find out PS2 Slide Tool Instructions by following the link.  Naturally, if you don't wish to use a slide tool, but would instead like to use PS2 Flip Tops (PS2 Covers designed for the large PS2 Console, which allow swapping of discs) then you can take a look at some of the PS2 Flip Top Cover products.  While these require a replacement of the top of your PS2 cover, they are an excellent and easy way to swap your discs.

Start Playing Your Game

After you've swapped your game disc, by taking out the swap magic disc, you'll be able to immediately start playing your game.  Both import and backup games will load up, and play as if though you had not gone through any type of swap process with the Swap Magic discs.

An excellent alternative to the Swap Magic discs is the Ultimate Swap Disc.  The Ultimate Swap Disc includes the Swap Magic software, as well as 12 other must have swap and HDD software, such as the HD Loader, USB Extreme, HD Advance, and much more.

You can find out more about the Swap Magic Discs by visit our Swap Magic products page.