I'm new here, actually I've been out of the PS2 scene for years, so I ended up getting a PS2 again to play all the great games I missed :D Anyhow, I have a slim, did the softmod to get freembc on it and all is good. I was playing around trying to get the SMB working...I'm not sure what the heck I'm doing wrong, but any help would be great.
I tested first SMB was working by using my external drive via USB over the network, and it works fine. When I share out a folder and put those same files in the directory that is shared out, OPL won't list anything. Am I not supposed to have the files split from the usb program or use something else? I didn't see any real details on what you're supposed to do...Thanks in advance for the help!
I see many threads containing the required information : http://psx-scene.com/forums/search.php?searchid=1038347 (<-- i hope it works like it should).
Since you have not stated your full setup and settings for each part look for yourself in the above marked threads, they contain the info for several operating systems.
I'm still not seeing anything similar to my situation...my apologies for not providing more information. I have tested an external hard drive via USB through SMB on both Win7 and Windows 2003...OPL connects to both machines, lists the games and plays them fine through SMB, not USB. When I change the share from my USB drive to a local disk/folder and share that out, it won't list any games, the main difference is the usb drive is FAT32 and the local disk is NTFS...according to the SMB requirements, there are no partition format requirements from what I read so I'm not sure what gives. The thing that is stumping me is that I can replicate the issue on 2 different OS's...
just a quick question, are you sharing a full disk, or a folder? and what are your file permissions set at in win7? I remember I had to actually add in anonymous login access to share a drive root in win7 or it flat out refused to share the files inside. Yay for VHD files for that purpose though.
I'm not at all familiar with Win7, but I am fairly sure that the main problem is indeed one of fileshare permissions for that folder as well as access security permissions for the files inside it. One clear giveaway is if you inspect either of those permission sets and find that the "Everyone" user group is completely missing, together with the "Guest" account it normally contains.
Adding that user group is one way to solve it, but I only know the details for how to do that on WinXP.
For the newer OPL betas there is another way to solve the problem which really should work on any OS. With such OPL revisions we simply reconfigure OPL to use a proper passworded SMB logon instead of the anonymous method. And by using the same username and password as you normally use on that computer, you thereby give OPL the same access rights you normally have when working directly on that computer.
Some such logon method is needed with the VMC branch of OPL in any case, as those OPL revisions need write access to the shared VMC files. And it would be insane to give write permissions for anonymous access... :crazy:
Best regards: dlanor
ouch >.< but that's also why it's only shared anonymous on my local network (to the root of a VHD Virtual Drive that's for PS2 only). The firewall blocks any external SMB stuff (the other IP). But we're getting a bit beyond my pay grade here, so to speak, when it comes to networking (personally, I had to remove my hub from my initial network setup, as for some reason I was getting the network 'freeze on 1' error with the ps2 behind it)
Just a folder on a NTFS disk - in win7 I have Everyone added with full control and changed the password protection to off under public and home profiles. I did not try the anonymous though, I will have to try that. I know Win2003 is not as secure as Win7 but same issue, but I didn't try anonymous at all, thanks for the tip!
Originally Posted by Lightbringer88
I don't have the guest account in there as well - by default it's disabled in win7, but I will try on w2k3. I am using the public release OPL 0.7 - are the newer beta's available somewhere? I wouldn't mind giving it a whirl to see if it's a quick fix as on both the w2k3 and win7 box I am using passworded accounts.
Originally Posted by dlanor
Thanks for the help guys!
This is basically an anonymous share. I too use Windows 7 (Ultimate) and have no guest account active and it works. Maybe Win7 Ultimate "automagically" sets the right permissions to the files in my shared folder(s).
Originally Posted by zeeman
I changed this condition to use a secure share just the other day.
If your files are in USBA/OPL compatible splitfiles they have to be in the root of the shared folder along with the "ul.cfg".
If you try ISO files (renamed example : "SLUS_123.45.Name Of The Game.ISO") the have to be in the correct subfolders : CD for CD based PS2 game and DVD for DVD based games.
Check if these conditions match and just as precaution for the next test : Before pressing X to start the marked game wait a few seconds (maybe 10) and then start the game.
Once i was too fast and the game failed to load / crashed. I restarted the PS2 and selected the same game and it did load perfect. ( This has something to do with the cover art loading ).
I hope it will work. Good Luck. ( Don't forget that any suspicious software isn't supported !)
OPL can read the ISO file itself? I did not know that either...basically I just have a directory called PS2SMB shared as PS2SMB, if I create 2 subfolders CD and DVD and drop the ISO's in there that may work as well? Thanks for all this info, I greatly appreciate it.
Originally Posted by Northbear
OPL 0.7 doesn't support password protected share.
Originally Posted by zeeman
I guess (i know ;) ) they are available but here it is not allowed to attach selfcompiled revisions.
You have to compile it yourself, the info how to setup the dev environment is found here on psx-scene.
The later revisions from the official branch after OPL 0.7 can use ISO and username/password protected SMB share.
I forgot to say the USBA/OPL split files have to be unfragmented to work correctly !