Has anyone had any experience with it? It sounds promising... I am going to buy one, but first i wanted to ask others
Back in August, a company announced that they had a product called VAST, which was a PS2 (PlayStation 2) Modchip in the form of a memory card. The best thing about this modchip is that you don't need to open your console at all, its a plug and play! So you can grab any PS2, pull it straight out of the box, plug a VAST in the memory card slot, and the console is modded! You can take the VAST to your friends out, and BAM, your friend now has a modded PS2 while its plugged in!
This is definately the solution everyone has been looking for. If you can mod a console without opening it (i.e. without voiding the warranty) then it is pretty much the ultimate mod. The 'scene' went crazy, trying to find out who made it, and when it would be available. The product gained way too much attention, and the makers, probably worried about legal issues, disappeared
Last week (mid November 2007) a pretty cool product called the Memor32 was announced. The Memor32 is explained in detail below. Basically it is a 32MB (mega bytes) memory card for the PS2 that has a usb plug on it. The USB plug allows you to connect the memory card to the computer so that you can transfer saved games off the memory card, and to your computer using memor32 made software. You can then email it to your friends anywhere, and they can play your saves.
1 week later a random 'Russian hacker group', who call themselves 'Team Memento' hacked the firmware on the Memor32. Their base firmware allowed you to play backups or your ps2 games....sweet! Since then they have proved that they are a highly motivated team that will keep on spitting out firmware updates all the time, until the memor32 is not only the ultimate ps2 modchip, but a modchip that the most features.
So there you have it, 2 products in 1!
Why should you buy this?
Even if you have a modified PS2, the memor32 will apparently still work. If you have an unmodded PS2, or are about to buy a PS2 (a great time to as well, at time of writing, PS2 Slim Line console is down to about $150 aud!) then this is a no brainer. The main reason that DS carts are so damn popular is that people can keep their warranty when they mod their console. The PS2 has been the victim of some really crappy modchips, with over 15 different motherboard versions. Installation, no matter how good the installer is, are still messy, and wires need to be put all over the place, not just in an isolated area. Some of the better PS2 modchips are firmware upgradable via DVD...but not with the easy of upgrading a memory card. Many PS2 installers will probably try and badmouth this product, but it doesn't take a scientist to realise it will be because they know that PS2 modchips may become obsolete after this product.
Some people say its '7 years too late'. We says thats BS, it's never too late for a plug and play modchip. Especially when PlayStation 2 is the most sold console in Australia and the World.....ever.