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ok try this, I think this is what I did. Make the San Andreas an iso with nero or any program that works. Put it directly into your computer hard drive (default is C) then do the command like you have but use the hard drive instead of DVD drive as source. Should work.
Same thing happened!! Is it because I use Windows ME?
My DVD drive is invalid for some reason.
Isn't there some alternate way to do this?
This is my set up:
Version 9 PS2
40gb Sony HDD
160gb Seagate external
Every elf file for PS2 in existence (just about)
Hp Pavilion PC (this PC is about 6 years old)
Memorex8X DVD burner
I don't have a router., so I can't connect my PS2 to my PC (I wish I did, cuz I'd really love to put my GT4 on my HDD)
ok hm...few things. Windows ME is supported. Is your external hard drive formatted and recognized by Windows ME. Can you give me the exact model of your memorex dvd burner so I can look up information on it and possibly any problems it could be the dvd burner. To make sure your external hard drive is set up with Windows ME read the first part of the tutorial: http://www.hdadvance.com/usb_extreme_how-to-use.htm
Also you have a internal Sony HDD, so what are you doing lol. Get an ethernet wire and connect your ps2 network adapter to your ethernet card in the back of your computer (most have an ethernet port check). And bam your done. If not, get HD Advance or Hd loader and put games off cds/dvds onto your ps2 hdd through your ps2. If you do not have swap magic/ a mod chip to boot backups you have to buy the discs if you can play backups then just download a copy of HD loader (its basically free, google it)
I have HDLoader, but my HDD is full. As you know 40gb is not a whole lot of space. What I'm trying to do is get it to the point where I rarely have to open my disc tray (on my PS2). I really don't like using the slide card too much & considering how old my PS2 is, I'd like to never use my laser or disc drive. I have a pretty large game collection (well over 50 games). I'd go get a bigger HDD but I'm afraid of buying an incompatible HDD. I may be wrong butI assumed you can't return a HDD once you take that foil wrapper off.
The computer store near my house has Western Digital internals, I wonder if they would work. By the way are PS2 compatible HDDs IDE drives? That's what the dude at the computer store asked me.
Ok look, do you have the ps2 network adapter? I have an internal hard drive (which i made external with a case), but i do not have a ps2 network adapter. If you have both you can make any IDE hard drive internal compatible with ps2 (some need you to mod because they dont fit into the ps2 for example the famous Western Digital). Your best bet is to go with Maxtor, all of them fit and work with the ps2.
I assume you have the bigger ps2 since you have a hard drive in it.
What you need to do is buy any internal hard drive and put it into the network adapter place (where ur 40gb one is). Then put the network adapter in an ur done. The network adapter makes most if not any IDE hard drive compatible with the ps2. (you need IDE hard drive rest will not work if I am correct)
PS: USBadvance/extreme are not compatible with most games anyway. I tried 3 games and all did not work. I put them on the hard drive fine and the program recognized it but when i tried to boot it failed with a weird screen.
Thanks man! I appreciate all your help. I searched for info on the USBextreme & found out that 90% of games do not work. So i'm just gonna use my Seagate to store DVDs and music collection. I'm gonna go get a Maxtor HDD from Comp USA or something. One question though... I heard thAT HDLoader only handles HDDs up to a certain size, what's the best/biggest size to get. I use HDloader fully patched version & I use launchelf 3.41 to launch my elfs. I'll probably have to switch to uLaunchelf.
This forum rules! I'm glad i registered. From now on I will check here before I make any large purchases for my softmodding endeavors.
PS2-SCENE IS OFF THE HEEZY!!!!
ok you can get any hard drive if you use the newest version. The older versions do not support any hard drive past 120 or sumthin like that, but the newest versions support any. (people confirmed it worked with 200, 250, etc so i would guess up to 300). I recommend you get whatever is on sale, because they are constantly changing. BTW, I just looked at COMPUSA flyer and saw 200gb maxtor for 70 i think sounds good. Anyway your HDloader is it the one on a pressed disc (bought) or did you dl it from the internet. (btw hdloader is free and you can get hdadvance online too just google or PM me or sumthin if u want a link)
I use the HDLoader elf that I downloaded
ok so then dl the newest version and any hard drive should work.