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Credit where credit is due: OLLis8h aka N73User who have made these instructions and created the necessary archives.

I supply here a rewritten and English version of these instructions which were in German, and can be read in their original state at this link:

If I can format a hard drive to NTFS on a Mac computer, surely I can find some way or program that will allow me to format a hard drive to the ps2 file system from my PC. If that is not an option, is it possible to format my hard drive to NTFS and install the free mcboot software onto it and have the ps2 see it? Since it can read NTFS for games? This is an Free Memory Card Boot (FMCB) installer. It was previously known as the 'Unofficial FMCB v1.8C' installer. No part of it was directly re-used from FMCB v1.7 itself, but parts of it were based or referenced from the code of FMCB v1.7. The files in the fmcb-install folder are from Jimmikaelkael's PS3MCA project.

Those who have the fat PS2 may also use the PS1 Exploit by pepsi_max2k, found at:

This guide is intended for those who have wound up with a Action Replay Max Evo disc with no media player. If you have a disc with Max Media Player, you’ll be better off following this guide by

For this guide one needs the following materials:
-Action Replay Max Evo without media player
-USB-drive, formatted in FAT32
-OLLi_s8h – FMCB v1.8 _ ARMax _ USB-Pack.rar (link)
-PS2 Memory card (I used the official 8Mb card)

This guide will assist in the installation of Free McBoot v1.8. If another version is desired one should just swap the one in the archive with the other one (this is more precisely covered in the appropriate part of the guide).

It goes without saying that you are 100% responsible for any damage you do to your equipment while following unofficial tutorials on the Internet. Although damaging anything when following this tutorial seems extremely unlikely.

You probably want to get your hands dirty by now, so here are the instructions step-by-step:
1. Extract the contents of OLLi_s8h – FMCB v1.8 _ ARMax _ USB Pack.rar into the root folder of the USB drive. If you don’t already have a file archiver, I suggest 7-Zip (

The root of the USB-drive should contain:
• MaxSettings
• 00000_180_ActionRepl.max
• codelist.bin

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Optional step: Replace INSTALL and FREE_MCBOOT.ELF with a different version.

2. Boot up the Action Replay Max Evo disc in the PS2, without the USB-drive.

3. If prompted with «Internet Connection Detected. Do you wish to check online for updates?», press no.

4. Open Settings (Lower right corner), allow the codelist to load.

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5. Turn off «Automatic Update Prompt» then «Save and Exit».

6. Now turn off the PS2 and connect your prepared USB-drive.

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7. Boot up the Action Replay Max Evo disc again, this time while the USB-drive is connected to USB-port 1.

8. Open Max Memory.

9. Select My devices, then choose the USB-drive as the primary device.

10. Select «AR MAX Codelist ver. -804409333» and copy to MC1.

11. Press triangle to return to the primary device selection screen.

12. Choose the memory card.

13. You should have two entries called «ActionReplayMAX Settings», delete the one which is 66Kb in size (Size of selected files is shown right above the file list).

14. Press triangle to return to the primary device selection screen.

15. Choose the USB-drive.

16. Select «ActionReplayMAX Settings» and uncrush to MC1.

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17. Does lowes install sstainmaster ccarpet free. Reboot the PS2, still keeping the the disc inside and the USB connected.

18. Choose Expert Mode from the main menu. Allow the codelist to load.

19. On the following screen, choose ARMAX Evo.

20. Make sure «Running», «Payload [0000]», and «Payload [0001]» are all checked.

21. Press start on the controller and choose «Start game (3 codes)» from the game launch window.

22. As the Action Replay Max Evo disc is already in, just press X on the next prompt. Action Replay Max will automatically reload the main menu.

23. Now start Max Memory. The codes you just activated will run Free McBoot from the USBdrive upon starting Max Memory. (Don’t worry, you will still be able to use Max Memory after this when running the Action Replay Max Evo disc without the codes activated).

24. You are done. I strongly suggest formatting the memory card, but please keep in mind that this deletes everything on the memory card. Then install Free McBoot from the menu (I chose «multi version install»).

Funey touched on the pros/cons in a previous article but I want to tidy that up, fix pretty much everything and add more to it with this.

So, what is Free McBoot, then? Free McBoot is Free Memory Card Boot, a PlayStation 2 softmod allowing you to run unsigned code and unofficial programs. What kind of apps? If your TV has a bad scaler (or you’re using VGA and want to force a proper resolution, for example) you can use GS Mode Selector [GSM] to force a video mode such as 480p or 1080i. If one of your game discs is scratched, no problem – use OpenPS2Loader to boot games from USB, SMB (network) or HDD – with per-game options. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to burn the game to a blank DVD, ESR can trick your PS2 into thinking it’s a DVD movie and boot the game.

Core Features

Free McBoot [or Free HD Boot/FHDB, if using FMCB off a HDD] bundles in a few core apps in their recommended package; uLaunchELF [unofficial ELF launcher, probably the most important part], HDLoader, ESR and SMS [simple media system]. So what’s uLE (uLaunchELF) and why is it so important? Well, it is basically a file browser with settings that will affect the system. You can browse your USB/HDD/memory card etc. using uLE and launch ELF [app files] from it. You can also copy, paste and move files – even memory card save files! HDLoader is Hard Drive Loader; you boot games from the HDD, simple as that. ESR, as mentioned before, boots burned games from a DVD. SMS is a simple media system [hence the name] that will play/view basic media files. That’s basically it for core FMCB – but where it gets interesting is in the apps you add. Samsung frame free installation.

Above: uLaunchELF


Free McBoot has a plethora of apps to choose from. As mentioned, there is GSM to force outputs, from 480p to HDTV 1080p. Open PS2 Loader [OPL] is a really nice app; you can add information for your favourite games (such as release date, description, age rating, screenshots, backgrounds etc.), and you can have custom configurations for every game – you can make a virtual memory card on a USB/HDD with OPL’s “+VMC” edition, or force outputs [this is really helpful if you’re playing an American[NTSC] game on your European/Australian[PAL] console, for example]. Along with this, you can update OPL over your network. You can also play games – you can play classics like DOOM directly ported to PS2 or you can use emulators to emulate classics, like NES/SNES games. Or you could play fanmade games – like Super Mario War. There are so many useful apps using FMCB, but listing them all here would take far too much time.

Is there any reason not to get Free McBoot?

The truth is, there really isn’t any good reason not to get Free McBoot anymore. Yes, it will void your warranty, but what good is a warranty for what is now quite an old system? That aside, if you’re worried about bricking your system, don’t worry, that won’t happen either – it’s a softmod, there’s realistically nothing that actually can go wrong. Lastly, if you ever have second thoughts about FMCB, no worries – simply take out the memory card FMCB is on (or if it’s on your main memory card, uninstall it) and voila, no more FMCB. You can put your FMCB memcard back in at any time to restore everything, too.

So, in summary, try Free McBoot. Buying memory cards with FMCB on them off of eBay is not really a good idea, as you can get it installed for free thanks to free FMCB install services – the only thing you need to pay for is shipping, no new memory card needs to be bought. They’re trustworthy too – they’re FMCB veterans who’ve usually lurked around the scene for a long time, assuming you’re looking for the service off a dedicated forum. Some eBay sellers are trusty, but watch out for the ratings.

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If you’re willing to do a small, quick mod to your PS2 [at least on the slimline version], you can remove a spring and cover 2 sensors [not going to cover how to here] to make discs keep spinning and reading even with the tray open. Then you can burn a version of a supported game to a blank disc – but the burned version has a FMCB installer, and you load that by doing whatever you have to do to get to the FMCB installer ELF [launch file, used in some ps2 games]. That’s the basic idea behind the exploit, and it’s pretty easy once you know what you’re doing.

To summarize, Free McBoot is a fantastic Swiss army knife tool for any PS2 fanatic and given how easy it is to get a FMCB memory card, it’s almost hard to pass up. It opens up a world of backed up games, homebrew programs and makes your PS2 much more versatile. Thanks for reading, and remember to check out some of the other stuff on this blog.