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Help with an alternate way of booting OPL
Help with an alternate way of booting OPL –
I've been using Swap Magic 3.6 to boot OPL 0.7 from my psp without any real problems. But I can't always use my PSP for that.
Right now I have to use my PSP to boot OPL with swap magic, because no other usb devices I have work on it. I read that you can boot .elfs from the memory card with swap magic.. so I tried booting UlaunchElf from swap magic (with the intention of putting an elf on the VIRTUAL memory card). But UlaunchElf wont view the PSP as a mass or any other usb stick I own, so I have no way of copying the .ELFs.
What I'd like is someway of getting SWAPMAGIC.ELF/SMBOOT0.ELF on the virtual ps2 memory card. Then I could avoid the USB compatibility headache all together. I also can't get FTP to work within ulaunchelf on the ps3 either.
I have the ps2 to ps3 memory card dongle also, but it reads the data as corrupt and wont copy. If anyone could shed any light on this minor issue I would be grateful.
Sorry if this is the wrong forum.
You can't install FreeMCBoot to a PS2 memory card and just start it using that?
I picked up a Sandisk Cruzer 4GB at Best Buy that works with my PS2 for ~$11, so I can tell you that those work.
..Or you're trying to run OPL on a backwards compatible PS3? I'm a bit confused with what you're trying to do.
Yeah I'm trying to boot it on a compatible ps3, from the virtual ps2 memory card.
OK, I see what you need, but I can't test it myself as my own PS3 is not PS2 compatible.
Originally Posted by suplexx
One main problem here is that your uLaunchELF booted by SwapMagic can't 'see' any of your USB drives, which eliminates that obvious method of copying stuff to the PS3.
The other method could be more promising though, that of using the PS2-to-PS3 memory card dongle to transfer the SWAPMAGIC folder. The reason why it comes up as 'Corrupted' could just be the same reason why the standard PS2 Sony browser often shows homebrew folders as corrupted, simply because those folders often lack the standard "icon.sys" file and its associated icon file, as required for the the Sony code to consider such a 'gamesave' valid.
This can be fixed easily if you have access to a PS2 with uLE, simply by using the uLE FileBrowser to browse into the SWAPMAGIC folder on the MC and there use the "New Icon" command from the R1 menu. This will allow you to create both an icon.icn file and the icon.sys file which defines that icon as valid. After doing this the Sony Browser of the PS2 will no longer show that folder as corrupt but will show the icon you selected, and hopefully the effect will be the same for importing that folder on the PS3 using the MC adaptor dongle, so that the SWAPMAGIC folder will no longer appear as corrupt there either.
Btw: The icons created by this uLE command simply consist of a black rectangle with some white text on it (max 4 rows of 8 characters each), which you get to choose during the command dialogs, as you are asked to enter two strings using uLE's virtual keyboard (or a USB keyboard if you have one). The "Icon Title" asked for is the pure text title of the game save, shown as normal text by the Sony Browser. And the "Icon Text" asked for is the text that is to appear in white on the icon image.
I hope this method solves your problem.
Best regards: dlanor
If you get it working, I would like a copy of the PS2 save you create. I've tried this, but the elf file gets corrupted when transferred with my PS2->PS3 MC adaptor - you can see how I tried in my old thread.
Thanks dlanor, I'll give this a go soon. I'll be happy to upload the save if I get it working.
YES! It worked! Thanks a lot man!
Ok I tested it with swapmagic 3.6 and it worked when I pressed up+L1.
It wouldn't work with the ps2-ps3 dongle plugged in or any usb device at all so be wary of that.
Zipped folder of the save
Could you upload the save file you exported from the PS3?
By going to the virtual memory card and use the export option on the savegame.
It will export to an usb device in a folder called PS3.
Then just zip the PS3 folder and attach it here in your post. No need for external upload sites.
Sorry, I've been gone the passed few days . Here you go.
Sorry again, it's been like a week!