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I wouldnt think that that is possible as the dummy files on the disc are the only reason the ps2 doesnt reject the disc. I doubt that is possible to bypass the recheck when the drive is opened or on boot with software outside of a disc patch ... unless I am missunderstanding you.
dra6onfire: erm... I meant, the backup had to be inside the drive, so no eject would be required.
I was going to say that in the previous post, but the current ESR already requires a disc inside the drive.
My point was that when the ps2 was booted, the ps2 would have already rejected the dvd. As far as I know, you cant tell it there is a valid disc in the drive with software.
Thanks for the great work!
The img driver is used in the official dvdplayer update discs and in hdloader. But it's so simple, almost anyone can write one from scratch, so i don't think it's too important.
Originally Posted by ffgriever
Wow, what a SO GREAT work ffgriever !!!
This is unbelievable !
yeah, but the thing most people will use it for... :S
that's pretty depressing, isnt' it :/
if only it would be more homebrew friendly. still i think i'm better off running it off usb.
Yes, that is correct. Typical usage could be to have uLE stored as "mc0:/BOOT/BOOT.ELF", and have a launch button in uLE defined for starting the mcard version of ESR. So when you need to access DVDV discs you just press that button, which will cause the ESR program to install a resident driver patch to RAM, before rebooting uLE which will then have the ability to access directories and files on the DVDV discs.
Originally Posted by Bahamut
If you also renamed the file to "BOOT.ELF", then it would loop forever, since that is the name of the file it tries to launch.
Then what happens if you put the mcard elf in the BOOT folder? will it get an infinite bucle?
This is something ffgriever should reply to, but my guess is that some part of the FMCB booter or the loader it launches does the equivalent work needed for DVDV access. IMHO it would only be natural to build that cdvdinit into the basic FMCB booter.
And one last question... FFGRIEVER said this "IMPORTANT NOTE: The ESR application requires my cdvdinit fix to be loaded first, so either use FMCB with default launcher (it will contain my fix) or launch it manually (using RUNME1.1a)."
Why is it working for me if i don't have installed the default FMCB launcher?
I mean... i installed the FMCB 1.4 but i used the light launcher (75kb) and he says that you have to use the default loader (i understand it is the big one that installs if you dont have an own dvdelf, i dont know because that option never worked for me). But it works for me with the light dvdelf. Is it supposed to?
Best regards: dlanor
Your suggested method would not work, as such a backup lacks the DVDV characteristics that allow the mechacon to accept passing its contents to the 'real' PS2 software. There is no way to bypass the mechacon in normal PS2 software, so DVD-R discs MUST have DVDV format to be readable on an unmodded PS2 (without eject-tampered disc swapping).
Originally Posted by spkleader
But even if it worked it would not be a good idea. You'd be exchanging a method that does tolerate ejects for one that does not, which would be disaster for games that require swapping discs in mid-game. (Which works fine with current ESR.)
Best regards: dlanor
So you believe it's possible for USB advanced to read the patched DVDs?
Originally Posted by suloku
EDIT: Nope it seems to be a dead parrot, USBeXtreme won't even recognise the Memento patched disc.
Last edited by OctaBech; 06-17-2008 at 09:40 AM.