Well sometimes I get in a hurry, should know better by now. But thats the way I am. Anyway I had blocked my sensors at one time. Well then I changed that and put a flip top on my slim ...Read more
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You can now cheat on the USB drive using the Codebreaker 9.3 thats patched for hdloader. Just use the OpenUsbLd_USBA_0.41 from psx-scene.com forums - and the CB_Launch.elf from here - ...Read more
will external hard disk of 160 GB and above be compatible with open ps2 loader 0.7 ?
You sound very knowledgeable so I was wondering whether you can help me. Is it possible to install Free Mc Boot (FMCB) to my PAL Slim PS2 SCPH-77003 (date code 6D) using Xploder V5 without an X-link cable? It has a media player but when I access a USB stick it cannot seem to see the .ELF files, only the folders of the noobie package.
My V18 was later, so i have too use SM 3.6 on it.
No you wont need any discs after too launch fmcb, once installed.
You wouldnt wear down your laser using it, but thank goodness there is no need for discs once you have it installed.
Yes there are some games that had problems on the HDD that run way better now with OpnPS2Loader
HDDloader as it was would play at least 90% or better of the PS2 games
USBAdvance was way lower in compatibility and also required you to change out the IOPRP or DNAS image in games
Now games on the USB drive do not require any patching, unless of couse maybe from PAL to NTSC , unless your TV supports both signals.
Development is still progressing on this loader, so will just continue with it for now.
For an IDE hdd, I recommend Maxtor or Seagate. They are the same anymore, but if you can find them still.
For USB I use a Samsung 300GB external drive. It is about 4yrs old now but still works.
It is best too use an External USB drive that has its own plug in (wall plug in)
A lot of people use the WD mybook with no issues. Pen drives are the ones that could cause problems with USB , but it has also been noted they are working with OpnPS2loader
Multi - disc games work the same on the hdd, most will allow a save at the end of the first game. You then just reload and start the second game.
There are topics and compatibility threads we have started in this link - [ link ]
There is only about six of us that are posting too it at the moment, simply for the reason too many people have mixed results while this loader is still being worked on.
But it takes time to give good results, as we just dont load the game and say it works. We play it for awhile, save etc.
At least that is what I have found.
Do you prefer to use FMCB to launch your .elfs or another program? If you suggest FCMB Im gonna check if my PS2 was made before the March 2008 and see if I can install FMCB onto it. If after I finished installing it, would I still require an ARMax disc inside everytime I turn it on (most vids Ive seen uses the Armax with Media Player on it)? Because Im very paranoid about trying to keep the laser as best condition as possible and since the ARMAX is I think a CD, Im hesitant at thinking of a CD wearing down the laser.
Maybe the question thats been on the top of my head since is that with the list of games people with OpenPS2Loader, is it possible to have games that have issues running off the HDD or USB drive will some day run better or perfectly with future updates of OpenPS2Loader? And is which brand and type of HDD or USB is part of the reason of a game not working perfectly off the PS2? Also, have you dealt with multi-disk games that require a swap?
Also I like it for the simple fact of just running the OPS2Loader, and playing a game.
You can use the USB drive connected to your PC and set up as a Share also, so one is not having games installed on a USB drive and PC.
Yes the compatibility could decide it also for you, if one game does not work on LAN, then use USB