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Winhiip vs HDLoader –
The user guide suggests using Winhiip over HDLoader for formatting a HDD.
Could anyone explain what's the difference between the two methods?
I have seen posts that suggest that MGS2:S (which is a DVD9 game) will only work on my HDD if it is formatted with Winhiip.
Is this true? (using Hdl Dumb I only get a black screen when trying to play the game.)
I think Hdloader is an older software and things are just more compatible with Winhiip
When I formatted a drive in a ps2 fat I used Winhiip and then installed my backups with USBUtil v2.0 Full and ran them with Opl 0.8 and it was great ,but the fact is that the fat is modded and that proved to be to much incompatible with my backups under opl 0.8 , then running the same backups on a ps2 slim unmodded over network with FMCB
Hope you solve it
btw I used the last version of DVD Decrypter to transfer my games from disc to isos on harddrive before I installed them.
You can use either. My first HDD on PS2 was a 60GB I formatted with HDL 0.8c without any issues and my current 200GB formatted with Winhiip. But it corrupts and fragments easily and you'll never know until the errors grow in number and something breaks as HDL nor OPL will utter a peep over small errors in the filesystem such as those made when removing ISOs with OPL or uLe or installing them via hdlsrv. Winhiip does, and forces you to fix 'em with the repair function before it lets you install or remove ISOs. It's certainly a lifesaver in that regard and the fastest in cleanly installing or deleting ISOs without mucking up the filesystem.