As some of you already know, I have released a fully functional version of my host: interface for SMS, grafted onto SMS v1.3, the current version.
That SMS_host release is available at the bottom of page two of the release thread for SMS v1.3.
That version still lacks support for CD/DVD disks using normal ISO filesystems, which EEUG is working on for v1.4...
But until that version is complete, you can do what I've done:
Create a text file named "elflist.txt", and enter a text line in it for each PC drive you want to access via host:, and be sure to include your CD/DVD drives. Typical lines in such a file should look like these two:
You just add to those the additional drives you have, that you want to use with SMS. Then save that file in the same folder where you have ps2client.exe (the host: server). Next you create another text file in that folder, and name this file "HOST_server.bat" (or "whatever_you_prefer.bat" ), and let it contain the following text line:
"%~dp0\ps2client" -h 192.168.0.10 listen
In that line you should replace the IP number with that of your own PS2, if that is different, and you should NOT remove the quotes. (They are needed if the pathname where this stuff is stored happens to contain any spaces.)
With those two files stored in the same place as ps2client.exe, use the mouse to drag-drop a shortcut icon for the BAT file onto the desktop.
From that moment on, you can launch ps2client as host: server just by D-clicking that shortcut. Doing this AFTER starting SMS will cause the host: drive icon to appear on top of the SMS browser, and you can then use it to navigate to any PC drive that was included in "elflist.txt" earlier. And since that includes your CD/DVD drives on the PC, you can now use them to let SMS play AVIs from your disks.
Best regards: dlanor