Mega Pack Test –
Hi there, Special Agent!
I'm done with my tests. So here are the results.
I burned the MegaPack to CD by including it in the official FW release and running the "makeit.bat" to get the image.
1. Running Apps from CD
Most Apps won't run from CD. I think the SHUTDOWN "MM" is responsible for that, cause the only Apps that work, are those without SHUTDOWN "MM". (PS2Link & PS2Browser)
I don't think it's necessary for every App, so you should only use SHUTDOWN "MM" if it's needed. Which means, if an App is not runnning without the SHUTDOWN "MM".
2. Running Apps from MC
"Cosmic Cheat" & "ColemPS2" bring a BSOD, but I don't know how to use them anyway.
"DuckHunt", "Flashback", "InfoGB", "InfoNES", "PS2PCE", "Turnip" = BOSD
"myPS2" cannot be installed. It cancels while trying to copy the docs folder.
"XRick" too can't be installed, but I have no idea, what causes this.
All other Apps seemed to work fine, but I didn't test everything explicitly.
You should change one thing in your MegaPack:
Move all the Readme files to an other folder. The way it is now, all readme files are copied to MC. Just look at "myPS2", the docs eat up 2.5MB of space. That's far to much, to install to MC. (can't be installed anyway)
You could also modify the Installation routine that way, that the readme files are not copied over, or removed after installation. They are useless on the MC anyway.
Oh, and SMSv1.0 is a bit outdated. Why don't you include the latest release?
And you should include uLE too. The latest version (v3.94) is the best app I ever saw. Shouldn't be missing in a good MegaPack.
And one question remains:
What are those other PBT files you included good for?
Since the "Media Feature" isn't implemented yet, they're rather useless in my opinion.
I'll try to test some Apps without the SHUTDOWN "MM", and post the results here, asap.
best regards Jones23