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    What options for playing NTSC games on PAL PS2?

    Just wondering what options I have as im quite disgusted by the release date differences between UK and USA

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    or you could buy a usa ps2 as well as your uk one

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    What about something like HDLoader or Action replay? Can they make the PS2 play NTSC?

    I have a Region X disc that allows me to play any region DVDs so im wondering if they have soemthing similar for games

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    I have just read that the latest version of HDAdvance will allow me to play NTSC games, thats a relief, and no NTSC-to-PAL converter needed.

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    I use a flip top lid, most new TVs r all NTSC compatible these days n e way.

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    Anyone know of any HDLoader or HDAdvance UK forums? I need to find out for sure if i can play NTSC games

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    Great, thanks

    Its just im very bored of waiting 5 months after the americans to play the same game

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