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USB Advance question. –
Just curious as to whether there is any way for me to boot the USB Advance CD I made with my un-modded PS2. I have HD Advance but my hard disk is dying. I thought possible there was a way I could just use one of my USB hard disks until I can buy a new hard disk. Is it possible to use the Game Shark ver. 2 CD to boot it? Any help will be much appreciated.
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Like amp2006 I think you should read up on FMCB (== Free MC Boot), which has its own subforum inside the forum for "PS2 Homebrew/Dev & Emu Scene".
FMCB is a softmod that you install to a normal PS2 MC, making the console boot an installed homebrew menu for each future power-on or reset.
Another important project is OPL (== Open PS2 Loader) which has effectively rendered nearly all other game loaders (except ESR) completely obsolete, including both 'USB Advance' and 'HDAdvance'. OPL supports both USB and internal HDD, as well as allowing game loading to be done over network, with game ISOs stored on a PC or NAS unit. And the game compatibility of OPL is also far superior to that of any older game loaders for the same storage media.
PS2 softmod homebrew setups today normally contain five main components:
1: FMCB for booting to homebrew (or done by SwapMagic for latest PS2 models where Sony blocked FMCB)
2: ESR for running games from burned discs
3: OPL for running games from HDD/USB/SMB media
4: SMS for playing AVI/MP3 media files
5: uLE for generic system maintenance
All of these projects have separate subforums of their own inside that "PS2 Homebrew/Dev & Emu Scene" forum I mentioned above.
Best regards: dlanor