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PS2 : Blow the Lid Off! - Brian Underdahl


Blow the Lid Off!

Paperback Published: 11th October 2002
ISBN: 9780072227918
Number Of Pages: 180

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This volume provides information, tips, secrets and advice to expand boxes, enhance performance and maximize the gaming performance using Playstation 2. Achieve a whole new level of game play with this tell-all hardware guide. You'll learn how to network your PS2 and challenge your friends online, and get a glimpse into the gaming industry through "sneak peek" sidebars. Packed with inside tips and advice, this book helps you unlock secret levels, discover hidden characters, and maximize your gaming experience.

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Bring It On!p. 1
Getting Going with Your PS2p. 2
What's Supposed to Be in That Box?p. 3
What Are These Cables?p. 4
One Funky Controllerp. 5
One Skinny Little Manualp. 6
Hey, Is This Thing Really a PC in Disguise?p. 6
What Else Is This Thing Good for?p. 7
Playing DVDsp. 7
Playing Music CDsp. 7
Getting Your Best PS2 Dealp. 8
Where Can You Find a Deal?p. 8
Do You Really Want That Bundle?p. 9
Searching for Online Dealsp. 9
Taking Care of Your PS2p. 12
Hook Yourself Up!p. 15
Creating Your PS2 Game Centralp. 16
Getting Your PS2 onto Your TV Screenp. 17
What's My Connection?p. 17
Where's My Picture?p. 21
Getting Your PS2 Sounds into Your Stereop. 22
Give Us Some Volume Here, Will You?p. 23
Where's My Sound?p. 24
Connecting Your PS2 to Your PCp. 25
Configuring Your PS2 Optionsp. 26
Set Your Timep. 27
Get the Best Picturep. 29
Get the Digital Audiop. 29
Get Correct Video Signalp. 30
Choose Your Languagep. 31
Some Other Options You Probably Won't Needp. 31
Keeping Your PS2 from Being Friedp. 32
Setting up Your Game Domainp. 34
Get a Grip on It!p. 37
Soup Up Your Games!p. 38
Hey, Give Me Options!p. 39
Your Average, Run-of-the-Mill PS2 Controllerp. 39
Cool and Programmable Controllersp. 40
Wheels vs. ThumbSticksp. 42
Shooting the Villainsp. 44
Let's Go to the Arcade!p. 45
Oh Yeah! Going Wirelessp. 46
Spending Your Money and Getting a Dealp. 46
Shopping in Your Local Brick-and-Mortar Storep. 46
More Options! Go Onlinep. 46
Even More Options: Buy It Used!p. 47
Save Lives, Discover Mod Power, and Morep. 49
Small, Expensive, and Pretty Necessaryp. 50
Why Do I Need a Memory Card?p. 51
Some Memory Cards Are More Equal Than Othersp. 52
Adding More Room to Your Memory Cardsp. 52
Making Room on Your Memory Cardp. 53
Copying a Game Save to Your Memory Cardp. 57
Hidden Power: Modsp. 57
What Are Mods?p. 57
Not in a Store Near Youp. 58
Games: The Optionsp. 61
What Can You Play?p. 62
Can I Back Up My Games?p. 63
Ratings: Ethics Are Optionalp. 63
Game Genresp. 65
Game Reviewsp. 66
Magazinesp. 66
Onlinep. 67
Finding the Best Game Dealsp. 67
Finding Deals Onlinep. 67
Check Out Your Local Storesp. 69
How About Used Games?p. 69
What About Renting?p. 70
Domestic Vs. Importedp. 70
Get Connectedp. 73
What Types of Games Are Online?p. 74
Competitive Playp. 74
Cooperative Playp. 75
Group Playp. 75
Taking Your PS2 Onlinep. 75
Connecting to the Right People Onlinep. 76
Networking Your PS2p. 79
PS2 to PS2p. 80
The Official Sony Networking Optionp. 81
The "Unofficial" Third-Party Optionsp. 81
Building a Multiple PS2 Networkp. 82
Adding a PS2 to an Existing Networkp. 83
Trouble? Fix It!p. 84
Go Wireless with Your PS2?p. 85
Cheat Now! It's Allowedp. 87
Everybody Cheats--Everybodyp. 88
What's Cheating?p. 89
Secret Levels, Secret Characters, and Morep. 89
The Most Popular Cheat Hardware Optionsp. 89
GameShark: The Authorized Hackersp. 90
Code Breakerp. 96
Blaze Xploderp. 100
Cheat Hardware and Modsp. 101
More Cheating! PS2 Cheating Resourcesp. 103
Cheat Codesp. 104
What Are Cheat Codes?p. 104
Where Do I Find Them?p. 106
What Is Possible with Cheat Codes?p. 111
Cheat Codes Equal Programmingp. 111
Shark Codesp. 112
What Are Shark Codes?p. 112
Faqs, Game Tips, Hints, and Morep. 118
User Forumsp. 119
Warning: Void Your PS2 Warrantyp. 121
Getting Under the Coverp. 122
Going Inside Will Void Your PS2 Warrantyp. 122
Warning: Your PS2 is in Dangerp. 123
Taking a Tourp. 123
Do-It-Yourself PS2p. 126
Simple PS2 Modificationsp. 127
Not-So-Simple Modificationsp. 128
Is It Worth It?p. 132
Running Linux on Your PS2p. 133
PS2 Beyond Gaming! DVDs and CDsp. 135
Get More from Your PS2!p. 136
PS2 and DVDSp. 136
Can Your PS2 Play DVDs?p. 137
You Want a Remote--No Argumentsp. 138
Optimizing DVD Playbackp. 140
PS2 and Musicp. 144
Indexp. 147
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ISBN: 9780072227918
ISBN-10: 0072227915
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 11th October 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.32