New BOOT.ELF for PS2 Independance Exploit –
Anyone willing to spend some time on this?
A program that will display a menu, capible of booting from CD or MC, and allow the following:
Boot from Independance Exploit
Boot from CD
Listing ALL files on BOTH memory cards & cdrom (Not just in mc0:/B?DATA-SYSTEM)
Ability to copy/move any file from any directory, cdrom and either MC
Ability to delete any file OR directory from either MC
Ability to run any .ELF from CDROM or MC
Ability to recognise subdirectories within main directories on MC -- Browser apparently has problems with the PS2REALITY directory if there is additional directories under PS2REALITY
Ability to stop a CD by button press / menu entry
Ability to re-authenticate a disc by a button combination / menu entry
Ability to refresh CD after swapping, and unlimited swaps
Ability to run a disc via system.cnf (and also uses the BOOT2 entry in system.cnf to locate an executable file, even if it is not named with an .ELF extension (Like SLUS_900.80 for instance))
EG, load from BOOT.ELF on MC, with PSX cd in drive.
I have a trayswitch, so I press eject, light flashes, I flip switch, tray comes out
I remove PSX CD, place in a disc of my choice (say, Swapmagic DVD or other large TOC'd original) then hit square to stop the disc after it's authenticated, swap it with a CD-R/DVD-R then either run the system.cnf or select a .ELF directly from the CD after refreshing by pressing O.
Something like this would be much appreciated...
I don't even mind an interface as simple as Jum's loader.
If your willing to work on this for a while, maybe a drag & drop style system with a cursor might work better. (Left/right analog stick controls cursor, L1/R1 as cursor 'clicks')
I'd appreciate anyone else's input...
And also -- If you decide to take this project on, please distribute the source as well.
Hope someone gets the right ideas for this...
I'll elaborate a bit more if anyone needs some clarification of what I'm talking about.
P.S. -- An additional nifty feature to include would be a TXT file displayer.
Be kinda nice to look at some of the config files, or even upload a walkthrough for a game or something... (Heck, this would even allow people to read ebooks on their PS2 -- how cool would that be?) -- With the latest version of PS2Reality's MCLOADER, you can give options to a program, like a command line... Perhaps the textreader could be a seperate .ELF file that takes an arguement on load?
Heck, why not add a command line with a USB keyboard too? J/K
By the way, I think Jum included source with his loader -- might be a good starting point.
If you're wondering why I'm just proposing this instead of saying "Hey, I'mma do this!"
It's cuz I can't code worth a damn. However, to people who can code, this would probably be a somewhat trivial project. Thus, I hath proposed it to the community.
I'm pretty much looking for a more advanced version of CDLOADER, loadable from a memory card, except without all the pretty graphics, and the addition of file management.
If this does get worked on, remember -- KEEP IT SMALL AS POSSIBLE! This is supposed to be able to live on a memory card, and not everyone has 5MB free...
Allowing the use of unrar.irx would also be a boon, but that's optional (and rather trivial.)
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