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Open PS2 Loader 0.8 Problem HELP!!
Open PS2 Loader 0.8 Problem HELP!! –
this is what I have:
Ps2 FAT with Network Adapter
Windows 7 opp system
crossover cable connecting Ps2 to Computer, unable to use router because it and cable modem are in another room.
for the past 2 days I have been trying to get OPL to connect with my windows 7 computer. Whenever I open OPL the little swirling icon spins for a long time, then it just stops and the screen is blank with no games showing. For setup I followed the guide listed on OPL website that showed my how to configure the IP addresses of my Ps2 and Computer. It also showed me how to share the PS2SMB folder. I have been scouring the internet for solutions, and none have been able to remedy it.
I have tried different IP configs on both PC and PS2 with no luck.
I have created a GUEST account and placed the PS2SMB folder in it's ROOT but still no luck.
I have tried placing the game files into a folder labeled DVD but I still get nothing
I am able to PING the PS2.
I have ETHERNET set to auto
I should also note that the little swirling icon no longer pops up every few seconds like it's trying to load something, it just shows a blue screen after the initial spin when it comes on.
I have tried placing both ISO files and UL files created by USBtil v2.0 but none will show up.
This is my Local Area Connection IP settings:
IP - 192.168.1.2
SUBNET MASK - 255.255.255.0
O.k so this is a list of my settings in Network config on OPL
IP - 192.168.1.104
Mask - 255.255.255.0
Gateway - 192.168.1.2
IP - 192.168.1.2
Port - 445
Share - PS2SMB
User - BBJ - which is the name of my Admin account
I believe that's everything, I know problems similar to mine have been asked before. But any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated.
If you're not getting an error code, just a blank list of Ethernet games, it probably means you're connected, but OPL couldn't find any games. (Caveated that I don't have much experience with OPL version 0.8, and also that crossover connections can give false positivies in my experience.) The fact that you can ping it supports the conjecture that the link is ok.
The most likely problem is the fact that you are trying to connect using a blank password for a non-Guest account. It could also be a permissions problem on the files and/or folders.
Finally, it's possible that your ISO files are misnamed. OPL 0.8 has stricter filename requirements than OPL 0.9. That doesn't explain the UL files problem, but I dunno how 0.8 behaves when those are present.
Try this as well: Teh Wiki - Open PS2 Loader Information
thank you so much for replying.
I tried adding a password to my admin account but that didn't do anything. Do you think it would be better to uninstall v 0.8 and install 0.9? Would that make a difference? Also does it matter if the ISO is patched? thanks again for your help
thank you so much for replying.
I tried adding a password to my admin account but that didn't do anything. Do you think it would be better to uninstall v 0.8 and install 0.9? Would that make a difference? Also does it matter if the ISO is patched?
thanks again for your help
I highly doubt patching an ISO would cause it to not appear in the list of games. I wouldn't even bother experimenting with that. I know for a fact that OPL will happily list and even try to launch corrupt images, such as CD games in RAW format.
Installing 0.9 couldn't hurt, and you should do it eventully anyway, but it might not cure your problem.
You don't need to uninstall V0.8; they can exist side by side. Your FMCB setup will point to a specific ELF file (I think it's labeled BOOT/OPL.ELF) but you can run any ELF file by launching uLaunchElf and selecting it.
Put the ELF file for 0.9 on a USB memory stick (or whatever) and copy it to your memory card with uLE. The source file will be in mass: I think. You can rename/overwrite the V0.8 ELF file if you want 0.9 as the default in FMCB (recommended).
You can also use uLE to transfer files over the network. There are instructions somewhere on that wiki I linked above. It's another way to test your crossover setup too.
O.k thanks again for the info. I tried the procedures in the link you gave me but still I had no luck. So I tried old Toshiba laptop which runs Windows XP. I set up everything link your link said
and copied a game I had saved on this computer to that one. OPL found the game instantly. It even play the FMV scenes without skipping. the problem with the Toshiba is that the screen is
cracked beyond recognition. I had to use my old computer monitor just to see what was on the screen. So do you think it has something to do with Win 7 that's causing the problems? for
whatever reason OPL just can't find the PS2SMB folder on win 7. I just installed OPL 0.9 by overwriting the previous one. when I try it I get a message saying NETWORK STARTUP ERROR 300?
Thanks again for all of your advise.
Last edited by JAIROMYTH; 03-22-2013 at 06:56 PM.
Ok, that's good. It helps identify the problem. Error 300 means there is a problem accessing the share on your PC, usually security related.
This used to be in the wiki, but I guess I got edited out because I can't find it.
Try that. I believe it is a Win7 function. The original source is this thread http://psx-scene.com/forums/f150/opl...-300-a-110065/ (OPL network startup error 300)
Originally Posted by Cabral
Next try fiddling with Guest account / Sharing Wizard.
I finally got it working.
What I think the problem was(My own stupidity) was that I never put the PS2SMB folder in the GUEST user's directory(if that makes sense). It was under my admin account. I believe that was the problem but I'll will recount every thing I did just before getting it to work. Since I was able to Ping the PS2, I thought I would check and see port 445 was actually being used. I opened CMD and typed netstat -ao. Port 445 wasn't in the list. so I deleted the PS2SMB folder( and games inside) and made a new one. that's when I realized the folder probably needed to be under GUEST for the PS2 to be able to find it. I just figured that since it couldn't find it under my admin account, that it wouldn't matter. I also checked the PASSWORD PROTECTED SHARING and it was on, so I turned that off. So I made and new game, open OPL, and low and behold my game showed up. I restarted both my computer and PS2 to check and it still works.
so thanks MR EDGE for all of your help, you were my savior in my time of trouble. I just hate now that i beat my head against the wall for over a week over something so simple. Live, learn, laugh I guess.
I just have one more question, do you know why USBTIL will make a bad game from an ISO? Whenever it finishes making the UL files it says GAME WITH ERRORS: YOU CAN REST. SPACE/TRY TO RECOVER. when I try and play it, It can never get past the flashing colors.
any way, I happy, thanks again Mr Edge
While that could very well have fixed your problem, I can assure you that it isn't a general requirement to put the files underneath any account. Normally you'd just put the folder in a general location like C:\PS2SMB, share it, and set the permissions. If it matters to you, you can experiment with it (or just leave it like it is and be happy). But either way it's good you got it working.
You're the second person to ask about that nonsensical USBUTIL error message. I can't speak to that as I don't use that particular program. The only thing I can think of is if you're trying to convert CD-ROM games in raw format; that could cause problems.
But for SMB mode, you don't need to use UL format at all unless you're on a FAT32 partition or using OPL 0.7 or earlier. OPL 0.8+ can read the ISO files directly. You just need to use the correct naming convention. Here's an example file name from my DVD folder:
SLUS_211.71.Harvest Moon - A Wonderful Life - Special Edition.iso
(NB: That particular file name might be too long for OPL 0.8)
The format is as follows:
Sxxx_###.##.Arbitrary Game Name.iso
Tip: You can find the product code by opening the ISO image in 7-zip. That's the only part that matters. You can put whatever gibberish you want after it as long as it is followed by .iso. For example, this works for me:
SLUS_214.88..hack G.U. Vol.2 - Reminisce.iso
I'm pretty sure the product code doesn't even have to be correct. It's just there to match the game to artwork and config files.
Hey Mr Edge
thanks again for responding. When I tried OPL again today, the problem happened again where I couldn't find any games. So while OPL is still running, I restarted my computer and loged into my GUEST account again, and miraculously the games showed up! I don't know what causes the games to not show up if I have the computer running when I connect my crossover cable to PS2. But a restart while still connected seems to fix the problem.
Your advise about the ISO file names was a big help, as I was running out of space on my computer from the UL files. But I have noticed some issues. on a few games I have tried to run, the screen will flash different colors like it is supposed to, but instead of going straight into the game, it will freeze on a blank white screen. I have burned CDs of these ISOs which play fine. I just wondered if you might know what would cause this.
Also, do you know if there is any way you can exit a game and go back to the games list instead of going back to the FREEMCBOOT selection screen?
Thanks again, your help is much appreciated.