Japanese imports games & swapmagic 3.8
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Posted 8/13/15 , edited 8/13/15
Hi guys
So today I'm super super happy, becuz of something i found on Tuesday. I was happy about finding them on Tuesday. Me being a total dum dum I forgot my ps2 was region locked and discovered it then. Then I looked up a method to run them, I found out about swapmagic. I looked all over the Internet and could only find one place selling it (http://superbuysrus.com/index.php/products-sony-playstation-c-100_104 via their old site here http://www.ps2swapmagic.com/index.php/playstation-c-22 (I didn't try to buy it yet but was looking at some info about them and it said there was a new site etc etc, their new site is cheaper, they stock the tool & disc)) and I've never bought from tht place before. It was the only place I found selling it to the UK with the European version. So I have a few questions.

1) is swapmagic legal?
2) is 3.8 a good version?
3) is that site to be trusted? (It does seem decent)

These will shape whether or not I buy it from there and if I get it at all. I find the price super duper reasonable (less than £25 for both tool & disc set together +shipping ofc) but I want an honest answer about how legal it is, I believe it's good but I want confirmation and whether this site is to be trusted.
Thanks
Any help is always appreciated, even if you can't answer them all, your help is still super helpful to me :)
Even if you can't help me, thanks for taking the time to try and help me
Sorry if I confused you :)

ETA: I have 2 games but for question 2 I'm really asking if it'll run the horror one I really wanna play, the other one, if it runs it, nice bonus for me, if it doesn't, my shelf looks nice today. It is called 零 ~紅い蝶~
looked up details of it on the Internet and turns out it was localised, I'm not gonna get a localisation and would love to just play the copy I own as I bought them both for something different to try and extra challenge. I don't know Japanese and that's exactly why I want them. I've managed to play a French game years ago (it was localised but couldn't find it) as my ps2 is a European one only working for European games and I survived on it and figured it out.
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Posted 8/13/15
As far as I know, it's modding that's illegal. Although you might be breaking some terms of use by circumventing the region lock on your console.

A lot of people use swapmagic but I don't know where they get it from. I have a way of circumventing my PS2's region lock but I won't go into detail. If that's the product's official site, then you can trust it, I guess.
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Posted 8/14/15

mid012 wrote:

As far as I know, it's modding that's illegal. Although you might be breaking some terms of use by circumventing the region lock on your console.

A lot of people use swapmagic but I don't know where they get it from. I have a way of circumventing my PS2's region lock but I won't go into detail. If that's the product's official site, then you can trust it, I guess.


Ty for all the help
I'm sorry to ask this but: what is your way of getting past its region lock or is it messsing with the inside of your ps2 a little? (Just curious whether there's an easier way or not)
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