Why not something mythological ?
keeper of the golden apples (wich helps gods to be younger again.) free mc boot makes the ps2 younger!
Daevas = a demon
Baefroest, lol a rainbow bridge
Vulcane god of fire, anvil and metal
my 1 cent.
I tested PSXLoader with FreeMCBoot (i guess its the name now)
CDLoader - got to the star galxy bg the rest of the modes went black
SwapMagic 3.3 ELF - loaded the lf but froze on game launching/wont stop cd drive
PSXLauncher - works! but wont stop drive for safer swaps but will boot backups if u have fast hands
USBadvance - freezes and goes RED screen
ZOneLoader - look at swapmagic 3.3
HDLOader - untested but im sure it works
Ok! So I tried the new formatter (Memory-Manager-Datel.ELF) from version 1.1, and it killed my pirated to extreme memory card :)
I attached a scan of the PCB, so if anyone thinks his mc is a pirated one, DON'T try to convert it to McBoot if it looks like this one.
Oh yeah, it was a good working pirated memorycard. I just wanted to try to format it to see the new Memory Manager formatter.
That MC has a "Datel style" construction as it has a "Gate crasher" chip and a microcontroller (in the epoxi blob)
I think you should "short" the data lines on the NAND chip (look for the pinout of the Wii or 360 nand, the pinout is identical) and insert the memory card on the PS2 with it shorted. Once you select the memory card the PS2 will say it's unformatted and will offer to format it. Remove the short and hit yes.
Make the short with the tip of a small screwdriver.
l_oliveira: can't you please get the pic and edit it showing where I should short? Would make it a lot easier. ;)
Sure ! but that's a bit lazy of your part ... lol
Originally Posted by spkleader
You can short any of the pins marked as IO0 to IO7 with any of the other IO pins close by.
Hey hey hey Thank you!!!!
I did tried to google for it.. but you know. My PS2 mc port worth a lot more than this mc!
I'll be back with reports
Ok, as promissed, i'm back.
Memorycard is formatted \o/
I had to turn the PS2 upsidown in order to short the pins, but hey! It saved the card!
Now I'll try to extract the ID from it (it always failed in the past).
Thank you again l_oliveira.
Just caught wind of this on another forum. Really looking forward to the finished product, especially after doing all the soldering required on my DMS4. :lol: Appreciate the work Jimmikaelkael & others (testers) are putting into this. PS2 lives on!....
Ok, i decided to get a bit more serious with an Icon, so i made a more 'Professional" one.....maybe jimmi will include it in the next release!
Well, I gone a bit further with this memorycard.
MCFlash didn't worked with it. Then I unformatted it using the oficial sony tool.
Then MCFlash worked. It was able to flash the image from my other card.
Rebooted the PS2, the memorycard was fubared again. Had to redo the whole process.
Long story short, memorycard it's up again. Tried to dump the kc and kb from it with no success.
Oh well.. some cards can't be converted at all! Don't go cheap!
l_oliveira: thank you again for the whole trick!