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1...2..3 CLEAR (PS2 on it's last legs+ FFXII = torture)
« on: November 12, 2006, 11:51:02 am »
I have an OLD PS2, one of the earlier models and over the year it has started acting up, giving me the dreaded disk read errors and such.

However: it is not totally dead. With a few restarts, it will generally still play any game.

Now I have FFXII, and man does it rock. Problem is: it's a beast of a game to load. I've gotten my PS2 to load the game twice so far, but now It seems to be thowing in the towel. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get to play a few more times?
(please don't suggest 'get a new ps2' or 'send your ps2 for repairs', my gaming budget is going to the Wii when it comes out)


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Re: 1...2..3 CLEAR (PS2 on it's last legs+ FFXII = torture)
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2006, 12:17:37 pm »
Sell your PS2 to some fat gullible little kid and spend the money on a console that doesnt keep breaking.

Ok, thats a pretty feeble suggestion. Anyone got a real one?
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Re: 1...2..3 CLEAR (PS2 on it's last legs+ FFXII = torture)
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2006, 05:13:15 pm »
Get a PS3!
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Re: 1...2..3 CLEAR (PS2 on it's last legs+ FFXII = torture)
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2006, 05:36:14 pm »
Not a good idea...
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Re: 1...2..3 CLEAR (PS2 on it's last legs+ FFXII = torture)
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2006, 05:53:05 pm »
You could try the usual voodoo chant of running a drive cleaner CD through your drive. It's a long shot but I guess you'll try anything if you're desperate.
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Re: 1...2..3 CLEAR (PS2 on it's last legs+ FFXII = torture)
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2006, 06:37:08 pm »
Peanut Butter :D

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Re: 1...2..3 CLEAR (PS2 on it's last legs+ FFXII = torture)
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2006, 06:00:39 am »
The old 8-bit nintendo had thousands of little voodoo tricks and chants you could do to massage one more game play out of it, sadly the ps2 is relatively immune to such chicanery. Most you can do is maybe blow in the disk drive, massage it, and whisper nice things about it. Oh, and pray to a diety, once might be listening.



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Re: 1...2..3 CLEAR (PS2 on it's last legs+ FFXII = torture)
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2006, 05:43:42 pm »
The old 8-bit nintendo had thousands of little voodoo tricks and chants you could do to massage one more game play out of it,

Speaking of which, my NES still works, with not too much blowing required.

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Re: 1...2..3 CLEAR (PS2 on it's last legs+ FFXII = torture)
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2006, 05:29:52 am »
Drive cleaner is the only thing I can really think of.
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Re: 1...2..3 CLEAR (PS2 on it's last legs+ FFXII = torture)
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2006, 05:33:02 am »
Voodoo you say?

What you do is, you take a chicken, slit its throat, then you spray the blood all over your PS2 guest and shout: "Unreasonably long load times begone!"

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Re: 1...2..3 CLEAR (PS2 on it's last legs+ FFXII = torture)
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2006, 11:32:38 am »
Here's what you do:

Open the disk tray
Spray desktop cleaner directly into the machine through the opened disk tray.

Voila!

Hey, it worked for me!

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Re: 1...2..3 CLEAR (PS2 on it's last legs+ FFXII = torture)
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2006, 06:45:05 pm »
Do they need to pray to a loa? Maybe get a little Loa statue and burn some rum and cigars?