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Can't seem to exit Settings of OPL 0.9...
Can't seem to exit Settings of OPL 0.9... –
1. I formatted an external (USB) hard drive from a decade ago using USBExtreme.
2. Using USBExtreme, I installed multiple games.
3. Since my first-slot memory card is set up with FMCB, I used a flash drive to transfer OPL 0.9 to it (not installed, just put on the memory card itself).
4. I ran and configured OPL 0.9.
The external hard drive is connected to a front port on the computer, the computer and PS2 are connected to a single network switch, and through a fairly complicated system of network switches, it is connected finally to a router. Yes, I can access the internet with the computer. Yes, I set OPL to look for the correctly-named hard drive and the correct IP address.
I can't seem to get out of the configuration menu, even with Start (which is, according to an instructional video, the way to browse through media in OPL). Any suggestions?
I think your problem is not on your PC or external HDD.
Even if you donīt have a USB-HDD connected on your PS2 or your PC, even if you donīt have config OPL, when you press "start" it must go to the main screen....
So look with uLE if you have some old cfgīs from older OPL.
Try it and delete your config(s) and start OPL to configure again.....
But remember. If you have on your PS2 a flash drive on any USB-port, OPL looks first on USB before on MC.
So look that you donīt have any cfg from OPL on your USB.....
Sounds useful, I'll try that. Where would the cfg be stored, though? On the root of the MC?
Originally Posted by LopoTRI
Go into the OPL settings and set the USB/HDD/NETWORK to Auto? This will get you into the other windows of OPL.. whether or not your games are going to display in said windows is another story xD
Originally Posted by usrmd
EDIT: Deleted the SYS-CONFIG folder because I took the dumb route, but OPL still refuses to work correctly, plus I can't figure out how to get the regular FMCB menu back up.
Last edited by Maxaxle; 01-13-2013 at 12:23 PM.
You should probably do a fresh install if you have deleted random files and changed settings you can no longer remember. After that, hook your stuff up normally. Set OPL up to use the router's IP as the gateway, and be sure to set the folder you want to share with OPL to everyone read/write. You should also go ahead and give your PC a static IP.
Originally Posted by Maxaxle
GATEWAY: 192.168.2.9 (my PC static IP address)
Okay, my PC IP is the same as the gateway for OPL because I am using a crossover cable to directly connect my PS2 to my Laptop, which is using wireless. If my PS2 were connected to a router, which is then connected to the PC, it'd look like this:
GATEWAY: 192.168.2.1 (this IP belongs to the ROUTER not the PC)
IP: match this to the PC's static IP address
SHARE: PS2SMB (share name here MUST MATCH the share name you give it in windows.. people have even claimed it to be case sensitive)
I tried that stuff earlier; the Start and Select button prompts/reminders at the top two corners of the screen didn't even show up. But yeah, I'll try a fresh install.
EDIT: Well, at least things are back to normal...Only now, I found a shortcut to OPL in the boot menu, and I got the same results as earlier. Even leaving the Share entry blank didn't work.
Last edited by Maxaxle; 01-14-2013 at 03:52 PM.
So, OPL installed when you installed FreeMC Boot, thats why it is showing up on the dash now. You can add or remove things from the FMCB dash simply by going to the FreeMC Boot config, and checking under OSDSYS settings. You can create short cuts and assign . elf apps to them yourself to appear on the FMCB menu.
Originally Posted by Maxaxle
Go into OPL and check the version, make sure it's at least 08. If OPL is starting up, and freemcboot is wroking properly, then your failure to connect to the network and properly display your game files is fully dependent on either 1) you've entered the IP addresses wrong or 2) your share or folders are not setup correctly.
On the hard drive, if it is in NTFS, you will need to create a notepad document and save it as ul . cfg in the root of your PS2SMB folder. right click on the PS2SMB folder and setup the shares. make sure to assign your computer a static IP address under windows network adapter settings and use the router's IP as the gateway in OPL settings.
here is a example of proper file structure for the share folder:
CD > cd games in iso format
DVD > dvd games in iso format
CFG > saved configs from OPL
VMC > virtual memory cards
ul . cfg
If the ul cfg is missing, no games will be displayed inside OPL. It took me a long time to figure this out on my NTFS drive.
I have an external hard drive, connected to the computer, named PS2SMB, formatted with USBExtreme, but none of what you described. BTW why are you spacing "ul.cfg" like that, and what should it contain?
I space it all out because the forum keeps telling me I can't post links when clearly I am not posting any links. Very stupid.
Originally Posted by Maxaxle
The ul . cfg can be empty, it just needs to exist for OPL to properly display the games located inside the CD and DVD folders.
Reformat the drive to NTFS manually.. You do not need USBExtreme. On the NTFS drive, create a folder named PS2SMB. Inside of that folder, create folders named DVD, CD, CFG and VMC. Inside the DVD and CD folders place your DVD and CD based PS2 games respectively in ISO format. Share only the PS2SMB folder you created to everyone with full permissions and use the share name PS2SMB (when you share the folder, it gives you an option to name the share) when setting that up.
info: USB Extreme is mostly used to put games over 4GB onto a FAT32 network drive (because it splits the game up into 1gb pieces), or to properly install games onto an HDD to be used as an internal PS2 HDD. If you are using an external USB HDD and networking, formatting the drive to NTFS eliminates then entire need for any software of that kind.
From here, it is just a matter of setting up the connection to the network correctly within OPL.
As stated, you should consider assigning your computer a static IP address in case your router ever decides to give it a new one... which would require changing said IP inside the OPL network config. Don't forget mark network as auto in the OPL settings, either.
Last edited by usrmd; 01-15-2013 at 12:41 AM.