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Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot: How to Update, Uninstall, Backup and Troubleshoot It


What is Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot?




If you own a PlayStation 2 console, especially the early Japanese model SCPH-10000, you might be interested in unlocking its full potential with homebrew software. Homebrew software allows you to run games and applications that are not officially supported by Sony, such as emulators, media players, backup loaders, cheats, and more. One of the most popular and easy ways to do this is by using Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot.




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Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot, or FMCB for short, is a homebrew software that is designed to boot from a memory card and provide you with a means of launching other homebrew software without the need for any extra hardware, modifications to your console or dangerous tricks like the swap trick. FMCB was originally developed by Neme and Jimmikaelkael, but they have been kind enough to provide access to its source code for other developers to make improvements to it.


FMCB has many advantages over other homebrew solutions, such as:


  • It is free and open-source.



  • It is compatible with almost all PS2 models, including the SCPH-10000.



  • It does not require any soldering or physical modification to your console.



  • It does not void your warranty or damage your console.



  • It is easy to install and use.



  • It has many features and functions, such as launching games from USB, HDD or network, running PS1 games with PS2 hardware enhancements, customizing your main menu with themes and icons, updating your DVD player software, shutting down your PS2 properly, and more.



In this article, we will show you how to install, use, update, uninstall, backup and troubleshoot Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot. We will also compare it with other alternatives that you might want to consider. Let's get started!


How to install Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot?




To install Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot on your SCPH-10000 console, you will need the following:


  • A memory card (8MB or higher) that is formatted by your PS2.



  • A USB flash drive (at least 256MB) that is formatted as FAT32.



  • A PC with a USB port and an internet connection.



  • A PS2 game disc that is compatible with your region (e.g. PAL or NTSC).



Once you have these items ready, follow these steps:


  • Download the latest version of FMCB from here. The current version as of writing this article is v1.966.



  • Extract the ZIP file to your PC and copy the folder "INSTALL" to your USB flash drive.



  • Insert your memory card into slot 1 of your PS2 and your USB flash drive into any USB port of your PS2.



  • Turn on your PS2 with the game disc inserted. Wait for the game to load.



  • Swap the game disc with another PS2 game disc that has a different region code than your console (e.g. if your console is PAL, use an NTSC game disc). This will trigger an error message saying "Please insert a PlayStation or PlayStation 2 format disc".



  • Press Triangle on your controller to access the version information screen. Press R1 on your controller until you see "LaunchELF". Press Circle on your controller to launch it.



  • You will see a file browser interface. Navigate to "mass:" (your USB flash drive) and select "FREE_MCBOOT.ELF". Press Circle on your controller to execute it.



  • You will see a FMCB installer screen. Select "Normal Install" and press X on your controller. Follow the instructions on screen to install FMCB on your memory card.



  • When the installation is complete, press X on your controller to exit. Turn off your PS2 and remove your USB flash drive.



Congratulations! You have successfully installed Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot on your memory card. You can now boot into FMCB by turning on your PS2 with the memory card inserted.


How to use Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot?




To use Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot, simply turn on your PS2 with the memory card inserted. You will see a custom main menu that looks like this:


![FMCB main menu](https://i.imgur.com/0ZQxq5E.jpg) This menu allows you to launch various homebrew software that are stored on your memory card or other devices. You can navigate the menu using the directional buttons or left analog stick on your controller. You can select an item by pressing X or Circle on your controller. You can go back by pressing Triangle on your controller. You can access more options by pressing Start or Select on your controller.


The default menu items are:



  • BROWSER: This launches the original PS2 browser that lets you manage your memory cards and discs.



  • FMCB Configurator: This launches a tool that lets you configure various settings of FMCB, such as language, theme, icons, boot options, etc.



  • OPL: This launches Open PS2 Loader (OPL), a homebrew application that lets you run games from USB, HDD or network devices.



  • uLaunchELF: This launches uLaunchELF (uLE), a file manager that lets you browse and manipulate files on various devices.



  • ESR: This launches ESR (Enhanced Simple Ripper), a homebrew application that lets you run backup copies of PS2 games that are patched with ESR patcher.



  • HDL Dumb: This launches HDL Dumb (HD Loader Dumb), a homebrew application that lets you install games onto an internal HDD device.



  • HDL Dump GUI: This launches HDL Dump GUI (HD Loader Dump Graphical User Interface), a homebrew application that lets you manage games on an internal HDD device.



  • HDD Manager: This launches HDD Manager (Hard Disk Drive Manager), a homebrew application that lets you format and partition an internal HDD device.



  • GSM: This launches GSM (Graphics Synthesizer Continuing the article: your controller to launch it.



  • You will see a FMCB installer screen. Select "Uninstall" and press X on your controller. Follow the instructions on screen to uninstall FMCB from your memory card.



  • When the uninstallation is complete, press X on your controller to exit. Turn off your PS2 and remove your USB flash drive.



Congratulations! You have successfully uninstalled Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot from your memory card. You can now use your memory card normally or install another homebrew software on it.


How to backup Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot?




To backup Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot from your memory card, you will need the following:



  • A USB flash drive (at least 256MB) that is formatted as FAT32.



  • A PC with a USB port and an internet connection.



  • A PS2 game disc that is compatible with your region (e.g. PAL or NTSC).



Once you have these items ready, follow these steps:



  • Download the latest version of FMCB from here. The current version as of writing this article is v1.966.



  • Extract the ZIP file to your PC and copy the folder "INSTALL" to your USB flash drive.



  • Insert your USB flash drive into any USB port of your PS2.



  • Turn on your PS2 with FMCB memory card inserted and the game disc inserted. Wait for the game to load.



  • Swap the game disc with another PS2 game disc that has a different region code than your console (e.g. if your console is PAL, use an NTSC game disc). This will trigger an error message saying "Please insert a PlayStation or PlayStation 2 format disc".



  • Press Triangle on your controller to access the version information screen. Press R1 on your controller until you see "LaunchELF". Press Circle on your controller to launch it.



  • You will see a file browser interface. Navigate to "mc0:" (your memory card) and select "FMCB". Press R1 on your controller and select "Copy".



  • Navigate to "mass:" (your USB flash drive) and press R1 on your controller and select "Paste". This will copy the FMCB folder from your memory card to your USB flash drive.



  • Turn off your PS2 and remove your USB flash drive.



Congratulations! You have successfully backed up Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot from your memory card. You can now store your USB flash drive safely or transfer the FMCB folder to another memory card using a PC.


What are the alternatives to Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot?




Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot is one of the best homebrew solutions for SCPH-10000 consoles, but it is not the only one. There are some other options that you might want to try or compare with FMCB. Here are some of them:


Fortuna Project




Fortuna Project is a homebrew software that is similar to FMCB, but it does not require a memory card to boot. Instead, it uses a special exploit that allows you to launch homebrew software from a USB device by pressing a combination of buttons on your controller. Fortuna Project was developed by krHACKen and SP193, and it supports all PS2 models except for SCPH-9000x series with BIOS v230 or higher.


Some of the advantages of Fortuna Project are:



  • It does not require a memory card, so you can save space and money.



  • It does not modify or damage your console or memory card.



  • It is easy to install and use.



  • It has many features and functions, such as launching games from USB, HDD or network, running PS1 games with PS2 hardware enhancements, customizing your main menu with themes and icons, updating your DVD player software, shutting down your PS2 properly, and more.



Some of the disadvantages of Fortuna Project are:



  • It requires a USB device to boot, so you need to have one plugged in at all times.



  • It does not work with SCPH-9000x series with BIOS v230 or higher, which are some of the latest PS2 models.



  • It does not have as many features and options as FMCB, such as multi-installation, configurator, etc.



You can download Fortuna Project from here. You can also watch a video tutorial on how to install it here.


HDDOSD




HDDOSD (Hard Disk Drive On Screen Display) is a homebrew software that is designed to boot from an internal HDD device and provide you with a graphical user interface for managing games and applications on the HDD. HDDOSD was developed by SP193 and Polo35, and it supports all PS2 models except for SCPH-10000 series.


Some of the advantages of HDDOSD are:



  • It does not require a memory card or a USB device to boot, so you can save space and money.



  • It does not modify or damage your console or memory card.



  • It has a graphical user interface that is similar to Sony's original HDDOSD (Browser update v2.00).



  • It has many features and functions, such as launching games from HDD or network, running PS1 games with PS2 hardware enhancements, customizing your main menu with themes and icons, updating your DVD player software, shutting down your PS2 properly, and more.



Some of the disadvantages of HDDOSD are:



  • It requires an internal HDD device to boot, so you need to have one installed in your console.



  • It does not work with SCPH-10000 series, which are some of the earliest PS2 models.



  • It does not have as many features and options as FMCB or Fortuna Project, such as multi-installation, Continuing the article: configurator, etc.



You can download HDDOSD from here. You can also watch a video tutorial on how to install it here.


Modchip




A modchip is a hardware device that is soldered to various points on the PS2 motherboard. It allows you to bypass the region lock and copy protection of the PS2 and run games and applications from any region and source. There are many types and models of modchips, such as Modbo, Matrix, DMS, etc. Each modchip has its own features and compatibility.


Some of the advantages of a modchip are:



  • It works with all PS2 models, including SCPH-10000 and SCPH-9000x series.



  • It does not require a memory card or a USB device to boot.



  • It has many features and functions, such as launching games from disc, USB, HDD or network, running PS1 games with PS2 hardware enhancements, customizing your boot logo and menu, updating your DVD player software, shutting down your PS2 properly, and more.



Some of the disadvantages of a modchip are:



  • It requires soldering skills and equipment to install.



  • It may damage your console or memory card if installed incorrectly.



  • It may void your warranty or cause legal issues.



  • It may not work with some games or applications that have anti-modchip protection.



You can buy a modchip from various online stores, such as here. You can also find installation guides for each modchip and each PS2 model online, such as here.


Swap Magic




Swap Magic is a software that is burned onto a disc and used to boot homebrew software from another disc or device. It works by exploiting a flaw in the PS2 disc drive that allows you to swap discs without triggering an error. Swap Magic was developed by Codemasters Project Team (CPT), and it supports most PS2 models except for SCPH-9000x series with BIOS v230 or higher.


Some of the advantages of Swap Magic are:



  • It does not require any soldering or modification to your console or memory card.



  • It does not damage your console or memory card.



  • It does not void your warranty or cause legal issues.



  • It is easy to use and compatible with many homebrew software.



Some of the disadvantages of Swap Magic are:



  • It requires a special tool or method to open the disc tray without triggering an error.



  • It does not work with SCPH-9000x series with BIOS v230 or higher, which are some of the latest PS2 models.



  • It does not have as many features and options as FMCB, Fortuna Project, HDDOSD or modchip.



You can buy Swap Magic discs from various online stores, such as here. You can also find guides on how to use Swap Magic online, such as here.


Conclusion




In this article, we have covered everything you need to know about Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot. We have shown you how to install, use, update, uninstall, backup and troubleshoot FMCB on your SCPH-10000 console. We have also compared it with other homebrew solutions that you might want to try or consider. We hope that this article has been helpful and informative for you.


If you have any questions or comments about Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot or this article, feel free to leave them below. We will try our best to answer them as soon as possible. Thank you for reading!


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about Ps2 Scph 10000 Free Mcboot:



  • What is the difference between FMCB and FHDB?FMCB (Free McBoot) is a homebrew software that boots from a memory card. FHDB (Free Hard Drive Boot) is a homebrew software that boots from an internal HDD device. They are essentially the same software but with different boot methods. You can use either one depending on your preference and availability of devices.



  • Can I use FMCB on other PS2 models besides SCPH-10000?Yes, FMCB is compatible with almost all PS2 models except for SCPH-9000x series with BIOS v230 or higher. You can check your PS2 model number and BIOS version by looking at the sticker underneath or at the back of your console.



  • Can I use FMCB on PS3 or PS4?No, FMCB is only compatible with PS2 consoles. It will not work on PS3 or PS4 consoles.



  • Can I play online games with FMCB?Yes, you can play online games with FMCB if you have a network adapter and an internet connection. However, some online games may require an original disc or a patch to work properly. You can also use OPL to play online games from HDD or network devices.



  • Can I play burned discs with FMCB?Yes, you can play burned discs with FMCB if you have ESR installed on your memory card. ESR is a homebrew application that lets you run backup copies of PS2 games that are patched with ESR patcher. You can also use OPL to play disc images from HDD or network devices without burning them.




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