Problems at start up
Hi I just installed fmcb on my scph-90001 successfully...sort of, I have the settings on my memory card but I don't get access to the fmcb menu or anything of the kind at start up just the regular screen I can still get my apps/backups to run through launchelf but I have to boot it through the swapmagic method every time,meaning i have to swap discs to play backups which is sort of annoying please help.
You probably have one of the latest SCPH-90001 models which have the new bios v2.30 where Sony removed the upgrade feature that FMCB relies on for booting. On consoles with this bios it is impossible to use FMCB, and the best available softmod for such consoles is thus SwapMagic v3.6 or later, though it does require booting with a disc.
Originally Posted by sony_g
Since you can run uLaunchELF (aka: uLE) you can easily check the bios version yourself, by using the uLE FileBrowser to launch the subprogram "MISC/Debug Info", which displays a screen with some information relevant to the initialization of uLE. One of the items of interest on that screen is the line that starts with "rom0:ROMVER" which shows the contents of the ROMVER file from the rom0: filesystem of the bios. The entire content of that file is shown inside the quote marks on that line. The first four characters of that string is the bios version as four decimal digits, such that bios v2.30 will appear as "0230".
If that is what you see on your console, then it will never run FMCB. Sorry, but that's it...
You can still use lots of other homebrews, though you'll have to keep booting with SwapMagic. But things could be worse. At least SwapMagic (v3.6 or later) will allow you to auto-launch elfs from USB, so it is only the initial boots that need to access a CD/DVD disc.
NB: If your SwapMagic version is older than v3.6, then it can not auto-launch elfs from USB, but it may still be able to do similar launching from MC, using identical file and folder names, as I'm sure some of the older versions did support that.
Best regards: dlanor
mmm ok I get what you're saying I was aware that fmcb was not working with some newer ps2 models but since I have been able to install the configuration files on my memory card I figured I might have had a earlier model even though I just recently got my ps2, but ya like you said it's not all bad I cant still play backups with esr and I often use the media player haha I forget the name, well anyways thanks a lot.