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    PlayStation2 FAQ by xyqyx

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    Sony PlayStation®2
    29 January 2004
    This document Copyright 2004 xyqyx
    xyqyx@time.net.my
    
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    Introduction
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      This guide is written by me (xyqyx) and it covers every little detail of the
    console. If you have anything to tell me, please contact me at
    xyqyx@time.net.my Please take note that all mails will not be replied (unless
    it is a very special case). All the questions will be answered in future
    updates. Updates will take at most one month. This is to make sure that you
    will read the guide without having me to reply to the same question repeatedly.
    If you see no updates, that means that the question that you are asking is in
    the FAQ and you should read that part again. Send all your comments to me, good
    or bad. This document should only be found in GameFAQs.com. If it is found
    anywhere else, please contact me.
      The contents of this FAQ might be similar with other
    FAQs/guides/walkthrough/etc. on the internet. This is because I have read
    through them before I started writing mine. In no way have I
    copied/edited/expanded/etc. other people's work to become mine. I apologize for
    any inconvenience that I may have caused. In addition to the FAQ, I also copied
    some important parts of the manual for the convenience of those who had lost
    their manual. This FAQ might not apply to all the different models of the Sony
    PlayStation®2. It should cover the general topics of all the different models
    of the Sony PlayStation®2.
      Please note that you should ground yourself if you are going to open the
    console to avoid static electricity. By opening the console, the warranty will
    be void. So think before you open it up. Everything that is done is at your own
    risk, do not blame me.
    
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    PlayStation®2 Launch Information
    ================================
    
    The American's launch date was on the 26 October 2000, and the system includes:
    1 PlayStation®2 console
    1 Analog Controller (DUALSHOCK 2)
    1 AV cable (integrated audio/video)
    1 Power cord
    1 set of instruction manual
    
    The Japanese's launch date was on the 4 March 2000, and the system includes:
    1 PlayStation®2 console
    1 Analog Controller (DUALSHOCK 2)
    1 8MB Memory card (Includes the DVD drivers making it glitch)
    1 AV cable (integrated audio/video)
    1 Power cord
    1 Utility Disc (The DVD drivers, not game demos)
    1 set of instruction manual
    
      The memory card that was included for the Japanese system contains DVD
    drivers for the console to play Region 2 DVD. Saving games onto it will corrupt
    the DVD driver and will not be able to play DVD movies. Currently, there are
    memory cards with an updated version of the driver for sale. These new memory
    cards will not be corrupted when saving games. No memory cards will be included
    in the new package because the future consoles will have the DVD playing
    capability integrated into the console.
      The utility disc that came with the system contains a bug that overrides the
    region coding system. It was meant to prevent people to watch DVD from other
    regions. SCEI wants the discs to be returned to them in exchange with new
    drivers' disc. Future consoles will have this function integrated.
      There are many codes to watch DVD from different regions. The drivers can be
    copied from the utility disc to the memory card to watch DVD from all regions.
    Another code for playing region 1 DVD is to use a PlayStation controller (with
    no analog sticks) and hold the up direction button when the region 1 DVD is
    being inserted until the DVD menu appears. The third code is to use a Dual
    Shock analog controller or a Dual Shock 2 Analog Controller and hold L1,
    Circle, and Select. The fourth code is to press L3 with a Dual Shock 2 Analog
    Controller until the DVD menu appears. Please note that some of the codes may
    not work. These codes have been given to me by many different sources.
    
    There are other accessories available:
    Dual Shock 2 Controller
    8MB Memory Card
    PlayStation®2 Multitap
    DVD Remote Control
    S Video Cable
    Component AV Cable
    Vertical/Horizontal Stand
    Network Adaptor
    
    ==========
    Components
    ==========
    
    1. PlayStation®2 console - SCPH-3000?/SCPH-3900?
    Specifications (taken from various sources and manual)
    
    CPU  128-bit CPU (Emotion engine)
    System clock frequency: 294.912 MHz
    Cache memory: Instruction: 16KB, Data: 8KB + 16 K(ScrP)
    Main memory: Direct Rambus (Direct RDRAM)
    Memory size: 32MB
    Memory bus bandwidth: 3.2GB per second
    Co-processor: FPU (Floating Point Unit),
                  Floating point multiply accumulator x1, Floating point divider x1
    Vector units: VU0 and VU1, Floating point multiply accumulator x9,
                  Floating point divider x3
    Floating point performance: 6.2 GFLOPS
    3D CG geometric transformation: 66 million polygons per second
    Compressed Image Decoder: MPEG2
    
    GRAPHICS  Graphics Synthesizer™
    Clock frequency: 147.456MHz
    Embedded DRAM: 4MB
    DRAM bus bandwidth: 48GB per second
    DRAM bus width: 2,560 bits
    Pixel configuration: RGB:Alpha:Z Buffer (24:8:32)
    Polygon drawing rate: 75 million polygons per second
    Screen resolution: Variable from 256 x 224 to 1280 x 1024
    
    SOUND  “SPU2 + CPU”
    Number of voices:  ADPCM: 48 channel on SPU2 plus definable,
                       software programmable voices
    Sound memory: 2MB
    Output frequency: Variable up to 48 KHz (DAT quality)
    
    I/O Processor
    CPU core: PlayStation (current) CPU (R3000)
    Clock frequency: 33.8688MHz or
                     36.864MHz (selectable; PlayStation/PlayStation 2 mode)
    IOP memory: 2MB
    Sub bus: 32-bit
    Interface types: IEEE1394 i.LINK, Universal Serial Bus (USB) x2,
                     Controller Port x2, Memory Card slots x2
    
    Disc device speed: 24x CD-ROM, 4x DVD-ROM
    
    ADDITIONAL FEATURES
    Drive bay (for 3.5” hard disc drive)
    Expansion bay (for network peripherals)
    DVD player software built in.
    
    GENERAL
    Dimensions (approx.): 301mm x 78mm x 182mm (w/h/d)
    Mass (approximately): 2.2 kg
    Operating temperature: 41°F-95°F (5°C-35°C)
    Laser diode properties:
    - Material: GaAlAs
    - Wavelength: l = 650/780nm
    
    INPUTS/OUTPUTS – CONSOLE FRONT
    2 Controller ports
    2 Memory Card slots
    2 USB Connectors
    S400 i.LINK connector
    
    OUTPUTS – CONSOLE REAR
    AV multi out connector
    Digital out (Optical) connector
    Expansion bay
    
      The console has two buttons in front. The first button is the Reset
    button (red - standby mode, green - power on). To reset the console, press the
    Reset button for a short while. To turn off the console, press and hold the
    Reset button for a few seconds until the console turns off. The second button
    is the Eject button (blue when the console is on). The console will turn on
    automatically if the Eject button is pressed when the console is in standby
    mode. The PS logo on the disc tray can be turned to suit the position of the
    console. The console now comes in many colours.
      The voltage required by the console is different in different regions. The
    United States/Canada standard power output is 110 volts/30 amperes, Japan's
    standard power output is 100 volts/30 amperes, and most of the European
    countries standard power output is 220 volts/30 amperes. If there are any
    importers out there, please take note of this. The power output in your country
    might not be suitable for the console. A power converter should be used to
    adjust the voltage to suit the console. If you attempt to just power it up, the
    console will not function properly and most probably be damaged. For the 10
    volts difference in United States/Canada and Japan, it does not really matter.
    You might still want to get a power converter if you are paranoid.
      The ports that are in front of the console have a few functions. The
    i.Link (firewire) port allows you to connect with other PlayStation®2. The
    USB ports can be used to plug in USB mouse and USB keyboard. The USB mouse can
    be used mostly for shooting games. The USB keyboard is used for chatting with
    people online. Please note that not all games support the mouse and keyboard.
    
    2. Analog Controller (DUALSHOCK 2) - SCPH-10010
      The controller has a D-pad, triangle (green), circle (red), X (blue),square
    (pink), Start (triangle), Select (square), the Analog button (above the LED),
    L1, L2, R1, R2, L3 (left analog stick button), and R3 (right analog stick
    button). All the buttons are pressure sensitive (255 levels of sensitivity).
    This function works for some of the PlayStation®2 games only. There are also
    two vibration motors on both sides of the controller for the vibration
    function. The Analog button switches between Analog mode (LED is on) and
    Digital mode (LED is off). Some games override the adjustment and changes
    automatically. The controller now comes in many different colours.
    
    3. 8MB Memory Card - SCPH-10020/SCPH-97027
      The memory card allows you to save game data like progression, secrets,
    unlockables, high scores, etc. It can store up to 8 megabytes (8192 kilobytes)
    of game data. It can only save PlayStation®2 game data. If you want to save
    PlayStation game data, you still need to use the PlayStation memory card.
    However, you can transfer PlayStation game data to the 8MB Memory Card in the
    Browser menu. Each PlayStation game data (1 block in memory card) is 8 KB.
    MAGICGATE is a technology implemented into the 8MB Memory Card to be use as a
    copyrighted anti-copying technology. The 8MB Memory Card moves data faster than
    the PlayStation memory card.
    
    4. Multitap - SCPH-10090
      The Multitap allows you to play a game with more than two players. One
    Multitap allows four controllers and four memory cards to be connected. The
    Multitap should be plugged into the controller port. The memory card slot
    should not be used once the Multitap is being used. Two Multitaps can be used
    for eight players' games.
    
    5. DVD Remote Control - SCPH-10171/4
      Your average remote control that allows you to control the playback of DVD
    movies instead of using the analog controller. The package includes a DVD
    Remote Control (SCPH-10150), IR Receiver Unit (SCPH-10160), DVD Player disc,
    Instruction Manual, and two AAA batteries. With the DVD Remote Control, there
    will be new functions that cannot be used with the controller. These functions
    include slow motion, chapter program, shuffle, repeat, Three-Speed Scan, audio
    track selection, subtitle display, and Multi-Angle options. It is useful for
    those who like things wireless. An 8MB Memory Card is required to use the DVD
    Remote Control with console model numbers SCPH-30001 and SCPH-35001GT.
    
    6. Composite Video Cable
      The set of cable that comes with the system. Yellow wire is for the picture,
    white wire is for the left audio, and red wire is for the right audio. Most
    television supports this.
    
    7. S Video Cable - SCPH-10060
    
      An improvement over the AV cable given to you. The S Video Cable allows you
    to view higher resolution graphics. Video is provided by a special type of
    cable while audio is transmitted with the white (left audio) and red (right
    audio) wires. Not all television supports this.
    
    8. Component AV Cable - SCPH-10100
      This cable gives the best quality out of all the other cables. Video is
    provided by three cables and the audio is provided by the red and white cables.
    Configure the console in the System Configuration to maximize video quality.
    The television needs the Y, Cb/Pb, Cr/Pr inputs for this. Not all television
    supports this.
    
    9. RFU Adapter - SCPH-10071
      Probably provides the worst quality out of all the cables. The RFU Adapter
    has a coaxial cable for output and sound is mono. This kind of hook-up should
    only be used on a very old television.
    
    10. AV Adapter - SCPH-10130
      This adapter allows you to connect your console to almost any sound system or
    television. It has a variety of outputs to be used. They are the S Video
    connecter, RCA A/V output, and composite video and audio outputs. It also
    provides another AV Multi Out connector for connection to a television.
    
    11. Vertical Stand/Horizontal Stand - SCPH-10110/SCPH-10040
      Both stands allow the console to be in a better position. Personally, I found
    that the console could stand horizontally and vertically without the stands.
    The stands are mainly used for decoration. These stands now come in many
    designs.
    
    12. i.Link
      i.Link allows you to connect multiple PlayStation®2 consoles together.
    Depending on the game, i.Link will help enhance the game in several ways. It
    refers to the standard defined by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics
    Engineers (IEEE) as IEEE 1394 High Performance Serial Bus (also known as
    firewire). The i.Link connector has a maximum transfer rate of 400 Mbps.
      For only two PlayStation®2s, only a 4-pin to 4-pin 1394 cable is needed to
    plug onto both consoles. If you want to connect two PlayStation®2 consoles or
    more, you need a 1394 hub with as many ports as you need to connect the
    consoles together. If the hub has a 6-pin port, you will need a 4-pin to 6-pin
    1394 cable for each PlayStation®2 you plan to connect. Plug all of them and you
    are done.
    
    12. Network Adapter - SCPH-10281
      The network adaptor is an additional component connected to the console. It
    is mainly used for playing games online with people globally. It can also be
    used to patch and update games. There is also a chat function in certain games.
    A microphone or a keyboard will be needed for it.
      There are two versions for the network adaptor. One is for dial up connection
    (modem) while the other is for broadband connection (Ethernet). The network
    adaptor is to be placed at the expansion bay at the back of the console. Remove
    the protective cover for the expansion bay, insert the network adaptor into the
    expansion bay, plug it to the ports and tighten it. As you may know, dial up
    connection is much slower than broadband. For broadband service, you might need
    to pay a little more for a better connection. Please note that some games might
    have certain restriction if a dial up connection is used.
      For dial up users, connect the console with the phone jack. For those who are
    planning to use routers, hubs, wireless devices, or any networking devices,
    plug in the console like any other additional device. If you do not know how,
    please refer to the manual or ask an expert's assistance. For those who have a
    dynamic IP address, just choose automatic configuration. Follow the
    instructions after the start-up disc is being inserted. Input the information
    and save it to your memory card. If you have firewall, configure it to bypass
    the issue. The save file that you have created can only be used with the
    PlayStation®2 and the network adaptor that the network configuration was
    originally created from.
      You might need to pay additional fees when you play an online game. The fees
    are mostly different for all online games. Please check with the company on
    more details on the fees and ways of payment.
    
    13. Linux Kit - SCPH-97047
      A kit that allows the console to use Linux as well as playing PlayStation and
    PlayStation®2 games. The console will work like a computer with Linux on it.
    The kit that is sold consist of the Linux Kit version 1, a Monitor Cable
    Adaptor (with Audio Connectors), 40GB Internal Hard Disk Drive, Network Adaptor
    (Ethernet)[10/100 Base-T], USB Mouse and USB Keyboard. Unfortunately, you
    cannot use any other Linux system that uses binary code. Only the software that
    is provided can be used on their hard disk. You can only use Linux PS2 with
    their hard disk and memory card. For the Linux Kit to work, you need the
    PlayStation®2 system, 8MB Memory Card, and a monitor that has the Sync-on-Green
    capability. The Linux Kit does not enhance gaming experience in any way as it
    is just another operating system. The hard disk cannot be use for PlayStation®2
    games.
    
    ===============
    Getting Started
    ===============
    
      Plug the power cord to the console and then to the (power converter if
    needed) power output. Connect the cable (varies) to the device that will
    project the image and sound. Next, plug in the controller and the memory card.
    If you have trouble setting up, read the manual or ask an expert to help you.
    Turn the console on by switching the main power switch behind the console from
    0 to 1, followed by pressing the Reset button in front of the console. Let the
    system run without any discs inside. A menu will soon come out.
    
    Sony Computer Entertainment
    
    Browser
    - Allows you to explore your memory cards and the disc that is inserted.
    - You can copy and delete data from your memory cards.
    System Configuration
    - There are five cubes with three on the left and two on the right.
    - Cube one (right) is Clock Adjustment. It allows you to adjust your clock.
      Enter Options and you get to choose:
      - Time Format 
        - 12-hour clock
        - 24-hour clock
      - Date Format
        - DD/MM/YYYY
        - MM/DD/YYYY
        - YYYY/MM/DD
      - Time Zone
      - Daylight Savings Time
        - Standard (Winter Time)
        - Daylight Savings (Summer Time)
    - Cube two (left) allows you to choose the Screen Size:
      - 4:3
      - Full
      - 16:9
    - Cube three (right) turns the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) option on or off.
    - Cube four (left) changes the Component Video Out
      - Y Cb/Pb Cr/Pr
      - RGB
    - Cube five (right) switches between the different languages available for your
      console
      - English
      - French
      - Spanish
      - German
      - Italian
      - Dutch
      - Portuguese
    - Choose Version before entering the System Configuration menu to see some
      information for your console: Console, Browser, CD Player, PlayStation
      Driver, DVD Player
     - Choosing Options under Console will enable you to turn the Diagnosis on or
       off.
     - Choosing Options under PlayStation Driver will allow you to change the Disc
       Speed (Standard, Fast) and the Texture Mapping (Standard, Smooth).
    - Please note that all the options under Version will be returned to Standard
      every time you reset or turn off your console.
    
      After you have configured and completed the setup, you can now start to play
    all the games that you have wished to play. Note that you can also play games
    without setting up the console. All the setups can also be done using the twin
    analog sticks. The left analog stick controls the D-pad, while the right analog
    stick represents the triangle, square, X, and circle buttons.
    
    ================================================
    Component Differences and Backward Compatibility
    ================================================
    
      Sony had designed the PlayStation®2 to use the PlayStation processor for
    input/output handling that was then rerouted with the appropriate code for the
    PlayStation®2 to emulate the PlayStation.
      The PlayStation®2 console is able to play most of the PlayStation games.
    There are only a few games that are not playable on it. Being a much powerful
    system than its predecessors, it has a few enhancements when PlayStation games
    are played. Some games have faster loading times while others have better
    graphics. Some games might have a drawback and get slower loading times and
    glitchy graphics. You can set the settings to optimize your game play. Get the
    list of non-playable games, enhancements and drawbacks from Internet websites.
      Not all PlayStation hardware and accessories can be used on the
    PlayStation®2:
    
    1. Console
    
    - The PlayStation®2 is able to play PlayStation®2 games and most of the
      PlayStation games while the PlayStation can only play PlayStation games.
    - PlayStation®2 might load PlayStation games faster if the option is turned on.
    - PlayStation®2 might improve the graphics for PlayStation games if the option
      is turned on.
    - Not all the improvements on the PlayStation®2 work with all the PlayStation
      games.
    
    2. Controller
    - All controllers can be used on both the PlayStation and PlayStation®2.
    - PlayStation controller does not have the analog sticks and the pressure
      sensitive function. If a game requires the use of the analog sticks, this
      controller cannot be used.
    - Dual Shock analog controller is not pressure sensitive and if a PlayStation®2
      game requires the pressure sensitive function to enhance the game, this
      controller will not be suitable.
    - Dual Shock 2 Analog Controller has the pressure sensitive function. This
      function has no effect on the PlayStation games unless the buttons are
      pressed too lightly.
    - The PSX mouse works with the PlayStation®2.
    - USB mouse and keyboard can be used for certain games.
    - The USB mouse does not work to control PlayStation games. Use a PSX mouse
      instead.
    - GunCon works for PlayStation games while GunCon2 works for PlayStation®2
      games.
    - For other controllers, lightguns, etc., check the manual or ask the dealer
      for more information on compatibility.
    
    3. Memory Card
    - The PlayStation Memory Card can be used on the PlayStation and PlayStation®2
      to save only PlayStation game data. You can transfer the data (8KB) from the
      Memory Card to the 8MB Memory Card in the Browser menu.
    - The 8MB Memory Card can only be used on the PlayStation®2 to save
      PlayStation®2 game data. The DexDrive does not work with it.
    - For third party memory cards, check the manual or ask the dealer for more
      information on compatibility.
    
    4. Multitap
    - Can be used on their respective console and games.
    - The PlayStation Multitap can be used on the PlayStation®2 for PlayStation
      games.
    - This is probably because the added feature of pressure sensitive (controller)
      and the kilobytes (memory card).
    
    5. Audio/Video Connections
    - All cables can be used on both the PlayStation and PlayStation®2 except for
      the Component AV cable that can only be used for the PlayStation®2.
    - For the PlayStation RCA audio/video cables, you need a RF adaptor to connect
      to the PlayStation®2 as the console does not have a serial I/O port.
    
    6. Miscellaneous
    - GameShark can only work with PlayStation games.
    - GameShark 2 can only work with PlayStation®2 games.
    - Pro Action Replay and Codebreaker works with PlayStation games and probably
      some PlayStation®2 games.
    
    ===================
    Memory Card Manager
    ===================
    
      When a memory card is selected in the Browser menu, you will be presented a
    screen with the contents of your memory card. On the upper left hand corner,
    you will be shown the amount of free space left in your memory card. There will
    also be pictures/blocks/figures/animations representing each saved data in your
    memory card. By highlighting and selecting it with the X button, you have the
    option to copy the file to another memory card or delete it. You will also be
    showed the time you last updated the file and the size of the file.
    
    Highlighting and selecting Options with the Triangle button will show you
    detail information on that particular saved data. Below are the detail
    information showed in the Options menu.
    
    File Name ~ The name given to the saved data
    Location ~ The place/location where the saved data is stored
    File Type ~ The type of file for the data
    File Size ~ The size of the data
    Last Updated ~ The last time it was updated
    File Protection ~ Data with file protection will not allow you to copy to
                      another memory card
    
    =========
    CD Player
    =========
    
      A gaming console, a CD player and a DVD player in one. The PlayStation®2 can
    play audio CD like any other CD player. The PlayStation®2 also allows you to
    play DVD's from their respective regions. Unfortunately, the PlayStation®2 is
    unable to play VCD.
      To play an audio CD, just insert it like you would normally do with a game
    disc. The console will recognize it and bring a new screen for playing audio
    disc.
    
      Once in the screen for playing disc, it will look like the Memory Card
    manager screen. There will be a number of blocks equivalent to the number of
    tracks in the disc. You can exit and go back to the browser. In the browser
    menu, highlight the audio CD and you can select Options by pressing the
    Triangle button. Below are the options that will be presented:
    
    Play Options
    - Play Mode
      - Normal (default) ~ Tracks will be played from the first track to the last
                           track accordingly
      - Program ~ Tracks will be played the way that is preset by the user
      - Shuffle ~ Tracks will be played randomly
    - Repeat
      - Off (default) ~ There will be no repetition of any tracks
      - All ~ All the tracks will be repeated once the end of the playlist has been
              reached
      - 1 ~ The track that is selected will be repeated over and over again
    
      The CD movie player can be used even without a DVD remote control. The Analog
    Controller can be used to control the songs. Below is a listing of controls for
    the Analog Controller:
    
    Directional buttons: Cursor control
    START button: Play/Pause
    SELECT button: Stop
    X button: Enter/Confirm selection
    Circle button: Cancel/Stop
    L1 button: Previous track
    R1 button: Next track
    L2 button: Search backward
    R2 button: Search forward
    
    ==========
    DVD Player
    ==========
    
      To play a DVD disc, just insert it like you would normally do with a game
    disc. The console will recognize it and should automatically play the disc.
      If you hook-up the console to the television through a VCR, image quality
    will be bad. It is because of Macrovision that tries to stop people to copy DVD
    through a VCR. Just try to find a way to connect it straight to the television.
      If you have not noticed, there are two versions of the PlayStation®2 console;
    one is the NTSC/J version while the other is the PAL version. If the disc is
    not compatible with the system, you cannot play that disc. The way around it is
    to modify the console, which is illegal.
      The Parental Control can be accessed even if you have forgotten your
    password. Press the Select button and enter '7444' to delete the old password.
      For more information on playing the disc, please refer to the PlayStation®2
    instruction manual.
      Here is a listing of all regions:
    
    Region 0 - All Regions
    Region 1 - North America & Canada
    Region 2 - Europe, Japan, South Africa and Middle East (including Eygpt)
    Region 3 - South East Asia & East Asia (including Hong Kong)
    Region 4 - South America, Australasia, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands,
               Central America, Mexico, & the Caribbean
    Region 5 - Eastern Europe, Central Asia & North Africa, Indian subcontinent,
               North Korea, & Mongolia
    Region 6 - China
    Region 7 - Reserved
    Region 8 - Special international venues (airplanes, cruise ships, etc.)
    
      The DVD movie player can be used even without a DVD remote control. The
    Analog Controller can be used to control the movies. Below is a listing of
    controls for the Analog Controller:
    
    Directional buttons: Cursor control
    START button: Play/Pause
    SELECT button: Brings up the DVD Control Panel
    Triangle button: Brings up the DVD movie menu
    Square button: Brings up the DVD movie title menu
    X button: Enter/Confirm selection
    Circle button: Cancel/Stop
    L1 button: Previous chapter
    R1 button: Next chapter
    L2 button: Search backward
    R2 button: Search forward
    L3 button: Change subtitle language
    R3 button: Change audio language
    
      Not all of the functions on the Analog Controller are available for every DVD
    movie.
      The DVD Control Panel has 18 items. I will list them in the order of left to
    right and from top to bottom.
    
    #0-9: This is used to select chapters and various things of a movie.
    DVD Menu: The menu where you start at. You can choose different settings to
              setup the movie. The Extras Features and Bonus Materials are normally
              found here.
    Title Menu: When a DVD movie has different titles in it, use this to select the
                title that is wanted instead of going through the whole disc
                chapter by chapter.
    Return: This is used to return to the previous screen in the DVD Menu or Title
            Menu.
    Audio Options: This is used to select the language you want to hear the movie
                   in.
    Angle Options: This is used to select the angle for a scene that is recorded in
                   multiple angles.
    Subtitle Options: This is used to select the subtitles you want to see in the
                      movie.
    Go To Title: This is used to select titles of a movie. Use this together with
                 the numerical numbers on top of the DVD Control Panel.
    Setup: Numerous settings that can be done to setup the DVD movie.
    Chapter Display: When playing a DVD movie disc, the current title number and
                     current chapter number will be displayed on the screen.
    Help: This will show you the use of each button on the Analog Controller to
          control the DVD movie.
    Go To Chapter: This is used to select chapters in a title of a movie. Use this
                   together with the numerical numbers on top of the DVD Control
                   Panel.
    Previous: Return to the previous chapter.
    Search: There are two buttons for this. The left one is to search backwards.
            The right one is to search forward.
    Play: Play the movie.
    Pause: Pause the movie.
    Stop: Stop the movie.
    Slow: Slow down the playing speed of a movie.
    
      Here is a listing of the Setup menu available in the DVD Control Panel:
    Language Setup:
    - OSD (On-screen display):
      - English (default)
      - French
      - German
      - Italian
      - Spanish
      - Dutch
      - Portuguese
    - DVD Menu:
      - English (default)
      - French
      - German
      - Italian
      - Spanish
      - Dutch
      - Danish
      - Swedish
      - Finnish
      - Norwegian
      - Portuguese
      - Russian
      - Chinese
      - Japanese
      - Language Options ->
        - Afar
        - Abkhazian
        - Afrikaans
        - Amharic
        - Arabic
        - Assamese
        - Aymara
        - Azerbaijani
        - Bashkir
        - Byelorussian
        - Bulgarian
        - Bihari
        - Bislama
        - Bengali; Bangla
        - Tibetan
        - Breton
        - Catalan
        - Corsican
        - Czech
        - Welsh
        - Danish
        - German
        - Bhutani
        - Greek
        - English
        - Esperanto
        - Spanish
        - Estonian
        - Basque
        - Persian
        - Finnish
        - Fiji
        - Faroese
        - French
        - Frisian
        - Irish
        - Scots Gaelic
        - Galician
        - Guarani
        - Gujarati
        - Hausa
        - Hindi
        - Croatian
        - Hungarian
        - Armenian
        - Interlingua
        - Interlingue
        - Inupiak
        - Indonesian
        - Icelandic
        - Italian
        - Hebrew
        - Japanese
        - Yiddish
        - Javanese
        - Georgian
        - Kazakh
        - Greenlandic
        - Cambodian
        - Kannada
        - Korean
        - Kashmiri
        - Kurdish
        - Kirghiz
        - Latin
        - Lingala
        - Laothian
        - Lithuanian
        - Latvian; Lettish
        - Malagasy
        - Maori
        - Macedonian
        - Malayalam
        - Mongolian
        - Moldavian
        - Marathi
        - Malay
        - Maltese
        - Burmese
        - Nauru
        - Nepali
        - Dutch
        - Norwegian
        - Occitan
        - (Afan)Oromo
        - Oriya
        - Punjabi
        - Polish
        - Pashto; Pushto
        - Portuguese
        - Quechua
        - Rhaeto-Romance
        - Kirundi
        - Romanian
        - Russian
        - Kinyarwanda
        - Sanskrit
        - Sindhi
        - Sangho
        - Serbo-Croatian
        - Singhalese
        - Slovak
        - Slovenian
        - Samoan
        - Shona
        - Somali
        - Albanian
        - Serbian
        - Siswati
        - Sesotha
        - Sundanese
        - Swedish
        - Swahili
        - Tamil
        - Telegu
        - Tajik
        - Thai
        - Tigrinya
        - Turkmen
        - Tagalog
        - Setswana
        - Tonga
        - Turkish
        - Tsonga
        - Tatar
        - Twi
        - Ukranian
        - Urdu
        - Uzhek
        - Vietnamese
        - Volapuk
        - Wolof
        - Xhosa
        - Yoruba
        - Chinese
        - Zulu
    - Audio
      - English (default)
      - French
      - German
      - Italian
      - Spanish
      - Dutch
      - Danish
      - Swedish
      - Finnish
      - Norwegian
      - Portuguese
      - Russian
      - Chinese
      - Japanese
      - Language Options ->
        - Afar
        - Abkhazian
        - Afrikaans
        - Amharic
        - Arabic
        - Assamese
        - Aymara
        - Azerbaijani
        - Bashkir
        - Byelorussian
        - Bulgarian
        - Bihari
        - Bislama
        - Bengali; Bangla
        - Tibetan
        - Breton
        - Catalan
        - Corsican
        - Czech
        - Welsh
        - Danish
        - German
        - Bhutani
        - Greek
        - English
        - Esperanto
        - Spanish
        - Estonian
        - Basque
        - Persian
        - Finnish
        - Fiji
        - Faroese
        - French
        - Frisian
        - Irish
        - Scots Gaelic
        - Galician
        - Guarani
        - Gujarati
        - Hausa
        - Hindi
        - Croatian
        - Hungarian
        - Armenian
        - Interlingua
        - Interlingue
        - Inupiak
        - Indonesian
        - Icelandic
        - Italian
        - Hebrew
        - Japanese
        - Yiddish
        - Javanese
        - Georgian
        - Kazakh
        - Greenlandic
        - Cambodian
        - Kannada
        - Korean
        - Kashmiri
        - Kurdish
        - Kirghiz
        - Latin
        - Lingala
        - Laothian
        - Lithuanian
        - Latvian; Lettish
        - Malagasy
        - Maori
        - Macedonian
        - Malayalam
        - Mongolian
        - Moldavian
        - Marathi
        - Malay
        - Maltese
        - Burmese
        - Nauru
        - Nepali
        - Dutch
        - Norwegian
        - Occitan
        - (Afan)Oromo
        - Oriya
        - Punjabi
        - Polish
        - Pashto; Pushto
        - Portuguese
        - Quechua
        - Rhaeto-Romance
        - Kirundi
        - Romanian
        - Russian
        - Kinyarwanda
        - Sanskrit
        - Sindhi
        - Sangho
        - Serbo-Croatian
        - Singhalese
        - Slovak
        - Slovenian
        - Samoan
        - Shona
        - Somali
        - Albanian
        - Serbian
        - Siswati
        - Sesotha
        - Sundanese
        - Swedish
        - Swahili
        - Tamil
        - Telegu
        - Tajik
        - Thai
        - Tigrinya
        - Turkmen
        - Tagalog
        - Setswana
        - Tonga
        - Turkish
        - Tsonga
        - Tatar
        - Twi
        - Ukranian
        - Urdu
        - Uzhek
        - Vietnamese
        - Volapuk
        - Wolof
        - Xhosa
        - Yoruba
        - Chinese
        - Zulu
    - Subtitles
      - Audio Follow
      - English (default)
      - French
      - German
      - Italian
      - Spanish
      - Dutch
      - Danish
      - Swedish
      - Finnish
      - Norwegian
      - Portuguese
      - Russian
      - Chinese
      - Japanese
      - Language Options ->
        - Afar
        - Abkhazian
        - Afrikaans
        - Amharic
        - Arabic
        - Assamese
        - Aymara
        - Azerbaijani
        - Bashkir
        - Byelorussian
        - Bulgarian
        - Bihari
        - Bislama
        - Bengali; Bangla
        - Tibetan
        - Breton
        - Catalan
        - Corsican
        - Czech
        - Welsh
        - Danish
        - German
        - Bhutani
        - Greek
        - English
        - Esperanto
        - Spanish
        - Estonian
        - Basque
        - Persian
        - Finnish
        - Fiji
        - Faroese
        - French
        - Frisian
        - Irish
        - Scots Gaelic
        - Galician
        - Guarani
        - Gujarati
        - Hausa
        - Hindi
        - Croatian
        - Hungarian
        - Armenian
        - Interlingua
        - Interlingue
        - Inupiak
        - Indonesian
        - Icelandic
        - Italian
        - Hebrew
        - Japanese
        - Yiddish
        - Javanese
        - Georgian
        - Kazakh
        - Greenlandic
        - Cambodian
        - Kannada
        - Korean
        - Kashmiri
        - Kurdish
        - Kirghiz
        - Latin
        - Lingala
        - Laothian
        - Lithuanian
        - Latvian; Lettish
        - Malagasy
        - Maori
        - Macedonian
        - Malayalam
        - Mongolian
        - Moldavian
        - Marathi
        - Malay
        - Maltese
        - Burmese
        - Nauru
        - Nepali
        - Dutch
        - Norwegian
        - Occitan
        - (Afan)Oromo
        - Oriya
        - Punjabi
        - Polish
        - Pashto; Pushto
        - Portuguese
        - Quechua
        - Rhaeto-Romance
        - Kirundi
        - Romanian
        - Russian
        - Kinyarwanda
        - Sanskrit
        - Sindhi
        - Sangho
        - Serbo-Croatian
        - Singhalese
        - Slovak
        - Slovenian
        - Samoan
        - Shona
        - Somali
        - Albanian
        - Serbian
        - Siswati
        - Sesotha
        - Sundanese
        - Swedish
        - Swahili
        - Tamil
        - Telegu
        - Tajik
        - Thai
        - Tigrinya
        - Turkmen
        - Tagalog
        - Setswana
        - Tonga
        - Turkish
        - Tsonga
        - Tatar
        - Twi
        - Ukranian
        - Urdu
        - Uzhek
        - Vietnamese
        - Volapuk
        - Wolof
        - Xhosa
        - Yoruba
        - Chinese
        - Zulu
    
    Screen Setup:
    - TV Type
      - 16:9 (default)
      - 4:3 Letter Box
      - 4:3 PAN SCAN
    - DNR (Digital Noise Reduction)
      - Off (default)
      - DNR1
      - DNR2
    - Outline Sharpening
      - +2
      - +1
      - 0 (default)
      - -1
      - -2
    - Display
      - On (default)
      - Off
    
    Custom Setup:
    - Pause Mode
      - Auto (default)
      - Frame
    - Parental Control
    
    Audio Setup:
    - Audio Digital Out
      - DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
        - On (default)
        - Off
          - Dolby Digital
            - On
            - Off (default)
          - DTS (Digital Theatre System)
            - On
            - Off (default)
          - MPEG
            - On
            - Off (default)
    - Audio Track Auto Select Mode
      - On
      - Off (default)
    - DVD Volume
      - +2
      - +1
      - Standard (default)
    
    =====================
    Caring For The System
    =====================
    
    1. Console
    - Do not try to put your fingers inside the memory card slots.
    - Do not expose the console to excessive smoke or dust particles.
    - Turn the power off if you need to clean the console.
    - The ventilation system can be cleaned with a low-powered vacuum cleaner when
      it is dirty.
    - When not in use for an extended period, unplug all peripherals and store it
      in a room temperature place.
    - Do not modify the console if you do not know what you are doing (It is still
      illegal).
    
    2. Dual Shock 2 Analog Controller
    - Gently plug the controller in and out the controller port.
    - Do not pull the controller by the cord.
    - Do not pull or throw the controller when you are angry.
    - Do not use the vibration function on any other part of your body except the
      hand.
    - When not in use for an extended period, remove it from the console and store
      it in a room temperature place.
    - Do not open up the controller for modification.
    
    3. 8MB Memory Card
    - Gently plug the memory card in and out the memory card slot.
    - Do not remove the memory card when you are saving or loading. The game data
      might corrupt or the memory card could not be used.
    - Do not blow into the opening of the memory card.
    - You might want to delete some obsolete data by going in the Browser menu.
    - When not in use for an extended period, remove it from the console and store
      it in a room temperature place or inside the case (like the PlayStation
      memory card casing).
    - Do not open up the memory card for modification.
    
    4. Disc tray/Laser
    - You may use the cleaning disc that is available out there. In the instruction
      manual, it says that this method can damage the laser. Try it at your own
      risk.
    - If you want to clean the laser without using the cleaning disc method, you
      need to open up the console to clean it. I think different models have
      different ways of accessing to the laser lens. Generally, you have to take
      out all the protective covers and screws that are at the bottom of the
      console. After that, take off the upper side of the console. Remove all wires
      and parts that are on top of the laser lens. Clean the lens (circular motion)
      with rubbing alcohol and dry it when you are done. Assemble everything back
      in its original position. Try it at your own risk. Please note that the
      Japanese console might not be the same with the American console in some
      ways.
    - Do not use any irregularly shaped disc or put any foreign objects on the disc
      tray.
    
    5. Ports/Slots
    - Do not poke the ports and slots.
    - Do not blow into the ports and slots.
    
    6. Disc
    - Do not touch the surface of the disc.
    - Do not write on the disc.
    - Clean the disc when it is dirty. Take any soft cloth or a lint-free cloth and
      spread it with rubbing alcohol. You should rub the disc from the inside to
      the outside. Do not rub it with circular motions.
    - Do not expose the disc to heat source or highly electromagnetic places.
    - When not in use for an extended period, remove it from the console and store
      it in their cases.
    
    ===============
    Troubleshooting
    ===============
    
    1. Console/Video/Audio
    - If the console cannot turn on, try checking the AC power cord if it is
      connected properly. If it is, the power adaptor or the socket outlet might be
      damaged. If that is not the case, you might have used the console for an
      extensive period of time (let it rest). Check if the power output (Different
      volts for different consoles in different regions) is meant for your console.
    - When the console is running but you can only see a blank screen or distorted
      images, try reconnecting all video connections on both ends. You could try
      another set of cables if that does not work. The problem also arises if you
      did not get a compatible system that works with the television. For PAL
      televisions, you should get the PAL PlayStation®2. For NTSC televisions, you
      should get the NTSC PlayStation®2.
    - There will be no sound coming out from the speakers if the cables are not
      plugged correctly. Try reconnecting everything and check if you speakers'
      volume is turned on. If the game has a volume setting, turn it on.
    - Modified consoles might not work as well as they are originally intended to.
      Try consulting an expert or get a new PlayStation®2.
    
    2. Controller
    - The controller does not work, responded slowly, the vibration function,
      pressure sensitive, analog sticks or all the other functions are not working.
      This is probably the controller might not be plugged properly or it is
      worn-out.
    - Try configuring the game.
    - Check if the controller is plugged properly.
    - There is a possibility that it is damaged. Try contacting the dealer or get a
      new one.
    - Please take note that the PlayStation controller and the Dual Shock analog
      controller do not work properly with all PlayStation®2 games.
    
    3. Memory Card
    - Game data cannot be saved if you are using the wrong memory card. Only the
      8MB Memory Card can save PlayStation®2 game data and only the Memory Card can
      save PlayStation game data.
    - Make sure the memory card is inserted properly.
    - Try using another memory card.
    - Check if the memory card is plugged properly.
    - There is a possibility that it is damaged. Try contacting the dealer or get a
      new one.
    
    4. Multitap
    - Check if the controllers and memory cards are meant for it or not.
    - Check if the Multitap is plugged properly.
    - There is a possibility that it is damaged. Try contacting the dealer or get a
      new one.
    
    5. Network Adaptor
    - You might be using the wrong type of cable if you cannot connect. Try
      reconnecting all the connections.
    - Your given information might be wrong. Check if the information is correct.
    - Reset every device if you have any problem connecting. To reset, turn off all
      the devices and unplug them all. Leave them for a short period before
      connecting them back. You might need to delete the online setup from the
      memory card and start all over again.
    - Your internet connection has expired or your ISP is doing maintenance work.
    - Ask your ISP if there is any problem or restriction on your connection.
    - Consult a networking expert to help you.
    - There is a possibility that it is damaged. Try contacting the dealer or get a
      new one.
    
    6. Disc tray/Laser
    - The disc tray cannot open if you have not turn the console on.
    - Make sure nothing is obstructing the disc tray from ejecting.
    - Adjust the voltage if you think that is the cause of the problem. I think
      different models have different ways of accessing to the laser control screws.
      Generally, you have to take out all the protective covers and screws that are
      at the bottom of the console. After that, take off the upper side of the
      console. The laser control screws are on a small amber circuit board. When
      the front of the PlayStation®2 is facing you, the silver screw on the left
      controls the voltage for CD reading while the silver screw on the right
      controls the voltage for DVD reading. Make sure nothing else is in contact
      with the circuit board. Turning the screw clockwise to increase the voltage.
      Turning the screw counter-clockwise to decrease the voltage. The laser could
      be damaged if too much voltage is provided. Keep on adjusting and load a game
      to test. When you have the appropriate voltage, assemble everything back in
      its original position. Please note that the Japanese console might not be the
      same with the American console in some ways. Try it at your own risk.
    - If you have a damaged lens, you might need to replace it.
    
    7. Ports/Slots
    - If the peripheral that is inserted does not work, check if it is inserted
      properly. The peripheral might not meant to be use on that particular port or
      it is not compatible with the console.
    - Check if there is any dirt or dust particles.
    
    8. Disc
    - If your console is making weird noise when it is reading the disc, chances
      are that the disc is scratched. Try to get rid of the scratches.
    - Try realigning the console to be standing in a vertical position instead of
      the horizontal position.
    - Poor audio and video might be caused by your dirty disc. Try cleaning it
      before you use it again.
    - There is a possibility that it is damaged. Try contacting the dealer or get a
      new one.
    
    9. Disc Read Error/DVD playback
    - Try the Diagnosis mode.
    - Try rotating the console into a vertical position.
    - Try resetting the console a few times. This happens when data is not removed
      from the memory buffer. It prevents other data to be inputted and cause this
      error. Resetting the console clears those data. This happens rarely.
    - Modified consoles might have this problem. Consult an expert.
    - Check if the DVD disc is meant for your region or not.
    - Check if the rating setting for the DVD is turned on. If it is, just turn it
      off.
    
    10. Send to SONY
    - If all the above does not help you, try consulting an expert before sending
      the console to Sony. It might be troublesome and time consuming if you send
      it to them.
    
    =============
    Miscellaneous
    =============
    
    1. Third party peripherals
      Quite a number of third party peripherals have come out for the PlayStation®2
    console. Some controllers have turbo function, memory input, allowing seven or
    more buttons to be pressed at the same time, remote (infrared) function, a
    small view screen/panel/monitor attached to the controller, and/or a cooling
    system at the side grips for those who sweat a lot when playing games.
      Dancing pads and driving consoles are also being sold. You have to check if
    they are supported by the PlayStation®2 console.
      Bigger capacities memory card has also come out and some even have LED on it.
      There is also software that are sold which enables you to play other region
    DVD, play MP3, etc.
      A variety of colours and designs for all the peripherals including the
    console have also been sold. Depending on where you live, there are many
    manufacturers out there trying to sell their products. They might have better
    functions, but their quality might not be so good. Think if the price is worth
    it before buying the product. The popular third party peripherals manufacturers
    are Mad Catz and Pelican.
    
    2. Adding a mod chip to your console
      There are a few mod chips available out there to play disc from different
    regions. Always think twice before opening up your console as the warranty will
    be void. If you modify the console, it will be illegal (laws that prohibit
    manipulation of registered electronic devices). If you still plan to modify it,
    always ask an expert to do it. The popular mod chips that I know are the
    Messiah mod chips. There are also 'mod chips' that come in the form of boot
    disc and USB compatible devices.
    
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    Credits
    =======
    
    xyqyx
    - For writing this FAQ.
    ZTWC (Eizaz)
    - For giving me a lot of information.
    Sony Computer Entertainment
    - For making the PlayStation®2 a big success.
    Jeff "CJayC" Veesay
    - For posting this FAQ.
    FAQ writers
    - For contributing their work to help people.
    - For helping me in my FAQs.
    Everybody
    - Whoever who has contributed a little bit in this FAQ.
    - Those that I have forgotten to mention.
    
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