How to Use Action Replay Max for the PS2

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If you find yourself leaving games unfinished because you can't get past a difficult part, you might find the solution in the Action Replay Max. The PlayStation 2 version of this game-enhancing device comes packed with cheat codes that grant you abilities like maximum health and unlimited money. The Action Replay Max also turns your PS2 into a multi-region DVD player, allowing you to watch imported DVDs that won't work on a regular DVD player.

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    Enabling Game Cheats

  1. 1

    Insert the Action Replay Max CD into your PlayStation 2. You must also have a memory card inserted into any free memory card slot. Power on your PlayStation 2 and allow the Action Replay Max home screen to load.

  2. 2

    Open the CD tray of the PlayStation 2 and replace the Action Replay Max disc with your game disc. Close the CD tray.

  3. 3

    Select the cheat codes you want to enable from the "Quick Mode" or "Expert Mode" code list. Select how much you want the code to affect your game by using your controller to move the "Effect Bar" to the left or right.

  4. 4

    Press "Start" and select "Start With Cheats" to begin playing the game with the cheat codes you selected.

    Adding New Games and Codes

  1. 1

    Select "Expert Mode" from the Action Replay Max home screen, and choose "Add New Game." Enter the game's name using a PlayStation 2 keyboard, or by using your controller to select letters from the on-screen keyboard. Select "Done" when you are finished.

  2. 2

    Enter the Master Code for the game. This is required, and the Action Replay Max will not let you proceed without this entry. Select "Done" to save your entry.

  3. 3

    Choose "Add New Code" from the "Code Select" screen for the game. Enter a description of the code and select "OK."

  4. 4

    Enter the new code and select "Done" when you are finished.

    Playing DVDs

  1. 1

    Select "DVD Region X" from the Action Replay Max home screen.

  2. 2

    Select the region code for your DVD from the globe displayed on your screen and press "X." Your DVD case will indicate the region for which it was produced.

  3. 3

    Replace the Action Replay Max disc with your DVD and press "X" to begin playback.

Tips and warnings

  • You can find new codes for your Action Replay Max on the CodeJunkies website.

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