I love this mod. It is a memory card exploit that allows you to run homebrew programs on your PS2 with no hard mods needed. Once you have this mod installed on your memory card, you can unleash the true potential of your PS2. The system will load a expanded menu when it starts up, which can be configured to load all kinds of different software. Generally it lets you run homebrew games, emulators, backup loaders, graphics upscalers, and all kinds of other stuff. I’ll independently review some of this software. Don’t ask me where to download ISOs, it’s a big World Wide Web out there bro :)

Supported PS2s

FMBC will work with practically any PS2. The only model that will not work are the slim models with a model number series of 9xxxx. These are the models on which half of the top is shiny. If you have any “big boy” PS2, or a slim that just has a thin “band" of shiny plastic on the top, then you are good to go.

Obtaining FreeMcBoot

  • Easy: Buy a memory card that is already preloaded with FMCB. I suggest looking on eBay.com. This will cost you more, but keep in mind you are paying for the convenience, the cost of shipping and the card itself, not for FMCB. You do not have to open or mod your system, just plug it into any memory card slot.
  • Hard: Physically mod your PS2 to install FMCB onto your memory card. FreeMcBoot is available here for free. Guides for your specific type of PS2 can be found here. This method is completely free, but significantly more difficult.
Overall Score: 10.0

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