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HELP: question about PGEN
HELP: question about PGEN –
i have a V5 30001R fat ps2, soft mod.
i have for some time been playing gen/snes emulators on a usb stick on my console. snesstation .24 and pgen 1.5.1, they work like a dream. however i decided to add a 320gb maxtor and dump all my ps2 bkups onto it this past week and since then ive had an odd issue with pgen. snesstation still functions fine. i would like to keep all my emulators and roms on the usb drive as my hdd is completely full of my ps2 backups. when i start up pgen, either by uLaunch or other means, it comes to the splash screen with sonic and says "loading", but it just hangs there indefinitly. i can see the little orange light from my hdd in the ps2 bay glowing (not flashing as if thinking, just a steady glow). so i loaded a few different versions of pgen, 1.5, codejunkies ect. as ive read ver 1.5.1 added hdd support. no luck, still get the hanging loading screen. so after that, i detached my ps2 hdd and part-slid it out of the bay and booted up pgen. worked flawlessly. i guess pgen is in an infinite loop trying to find roms on the ps2 hdd, and none exist there. hence the hang. i tried looking for a usb only version of pgen so it wont try and read the hdd and get hung up, but have had no luck, also saw a place to get the source for 1.5.1, but im sadly a bit too dumb to be able to compile it without the hdd support, which is what i think i would have to do. not sure, still rather new to the whole mod scene. anyway, any help or advice or suggestions would be awesome and greatly apretiated.
Last edited by leadwing85; 03-31-2013 at 08:58 PM.
Hmmmm.... have you tried the version from Codejunkies with the ABCD patch? If your hdd works fine normally it could just be a bug. If nothing recently has changed maybe just an odd glitch. Did you try it wit your new hdd without any game roms on it? Personally you can just take any usb stick and put every sega rom you could ever want. I have all 948 and they fit under 500mb
yeah i tried the patched CJ version as well. i was sure at a loss earlier
Originally Posted by diegsmoran
however i got it figured out, i had read a thread about how notoriously long the loading times can be on pgen so i decided to boot it and eat and step out for a smoke, ect. finally it loaded after what i guess was around 8 minutes lol. i should have been a bit more patient i suppose as my usb stick has about 750mb of Gen roms om it
LOL are you serious! 8 minutes of loading! I know it takes a couple of extra seconds for an external hdd of 80gb (say 4-5 seconds more for me) but 8 minutes! Well glad it worked out for you in the end
Originally Posted by leadwing85