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    Hi, why is the price of these so high right now, whats the use that people buy hundreds of these, what do they do with them.

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    i know its something about people shipping them overseas, for modding or something i think on fat ps2 systems. thats about all i know.
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    I'm guessing people FINALLY found out about things like McBoot and/or HDLoader?

    That's the only reason I can think of...unless there is another reason I don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megasdkirby View Post
    I'm guessing people FINALLY found out about things like McBoot and/or HDLoader?

    That's the only reason I can think of...unless there is another reason I don't know.
    I think that those programs are the only reason because many adaptors are selling without the driver disk ...
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    I just got one from my local GameStop for $15... and they had -two- ?

    Driver disc was included.
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    you can do things like this with them

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol_C75mB4mU

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    Most of those are sold oversea

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    Quote Originally Posted by saferkefka View Post
    you can do things like this with them

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol_C75mB4mU
    Even though this is old news and I have been doing this with my ps2 since it pretty much was common knowledge, it wasn't as heavily advertised the way XBOX was when playing games off the HDD happened.

    Now that it seems to be (even though it's really old) coming out of obscurity, it was only inevitable that now that it's getting popular, that people try to capitalize on the network adapter and make money off it. I am sure people buy these in bulk, and sell them with a hard drive just like XBOX. It's just too bad it doesn't work with PSX games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eskobar View Post
    I think that those programs are the only reason because many adaptors are selling without the driver disk ...
    I don't recall ever needing the disc in the first place. Most of the games I played allowed you to create the necessary profile within the game itself.

    Even though it's pretty much useless now a days (what with all of the free patches, enhancements and exploits that came out after the fact), I still have my HDLoader disc kickin' around. Hard to believe that sucker is over 5 years old now.

    Whenever I play a PS2 game on my PS2, it's via HDLoader. The only times I don't bother are when there's compatibility issues (like Tales of the Abyss), in which case I just pop the disc in the PS3 and suffer through the load times like everyone else.

    Anyone that still uses their fat PS2 pretty much owes it to themselves to set the exploit up. Hell, you don't even need a PS1 trigger disc anymore (which eliminates a lot of the confusion most people were having with getting it running). Your DVD-ROM will thank you for it and you'll love the performance and convenience benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garagesaleking!! View Post
    i know its something about people shipping them overseas, for modding or something i think on fat ps2 systems. thats about all i know.
    Why?? There are plenty of netwerkadapters available here for a fraction of the price that people buy/sell them on ebay.com

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    Hi, if anyone has some for sale, let me know. PM with price.
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    People sell them overseas for piracy.

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    I bought one and played SOCOM online for a day, tried out ssx3 online and that was it. No one played the ps2 online.

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