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psms messiah troubles :-(
psms messiah troubles :-( –
I have installed a messiah chip in my ps2 (ver 5).
It works ok but won't load my backup of psms ,which is strange as the jim blak chip i pulled loads it no worries apart from the disc swap..
weird , but interesting
what steps did you take to create the PSMS disc ?
I created the CD with cdrwin as the files were supplied in bin,cue format from the internet.
FILE "PSMS.BIN" BINARY
TRACK 01 MODE2/2352
INDEX 01 00:00:00
This is what was in the cue file.
My copy of PGEN works no problems, with Messiah or Jimblak.
I even try booting PSMS with Messiah and ar2v2 but it gets to the screwed up screen and doesn't go further. Jimblak does this but then loads the program thereafter.
found this, it might help you out...
When PSMS boots, its looks for a file in the root directory of
the cd called "FILES.TXT". This file contains a list of all the
roms on the cd, and the actual game names for each of the roms.
In order for PSMS to work correctly, FILES.TXT must be made
correctly - dont expect PSMS to work right if you mess something
up. You have two choices when it comes to making your FILES.TXT
file: You can use a nice GUI app coded by Justice, or you can
create it manually. If you want to use the GUI app, download
from http://ps2dev.sf.net/sjeep/ and follow the instructions
included in the archive. If you want to create your FILES.TXT
manually, follow the instructions below.
1) Organise the intended directory tree of the CD on your hard disk.
The CD must conform to the ISO9660 standard. This imposes several
limitations on how you can create your cd. All filenames and
directory names may consist ONLY of the following characters:
A-Z (in upper case!!), 0-9, '_'
Filenames must be in 8.3 format - ########.### (ALEXKIDD.SMS
or SONIC.GG are valid 8.3 filenames). You may not have more
than 30 files per directory, so if you have more than 30 roms
you must span them accross several directories (ie, ROMS1\
ROMS2\ ROMS3\ - each of these dirs can hold up to 30 roms).
Once you have the roms in the sorted out, place PSMS.ELF, SJPCM.IRX
and SYSTEM.CNF so they will end up in the root directory of your CD.
2) Create the "FILES.TXT" file. This file accociates actual game
names with filenames. You must use the full filenames realative
to the root directory of the CD (ie, ROMS1\ALEXKIDD.SMS). The
text file is set out as follows:
Alex the Kidd,ROMS1\ALEXKIDD.SMS
... and so on.
There must be a comma in-between the game name and filename.
Make sure you press enter after the last entry (there must be a
newline character after the last entry).
There is currently a "bug" in the file reading code that PSMS
uses - it can only read 16 bytes from a file at a time. If your
file is NOT a multiple of 16 bytes, the last few characters will
not be read. To fix this, pad the end of the file with spaces
until it is a multiple of 16 byes, but do not press enter (do not
put a newline character) after the padding.
3) Create a MODE 2 ISO with PSMS.ELF, SJPCM.IRX, FILES.TXT and
SYSTEM.CNF in the root directory. Place the roms where you have
specified in FILES.TXT (ie, if your FILES.TXT is set up like the
example in step 2, place ROMS1\ ROMS2\ ROMS3\ in the root dir of
your ISO). Make sure your CD writing software creates and burns
the ISO with the correct settings. These are:
- ISO9660 level 1 filesystem
- ISO9660 character set
- Joliet DISABLED
- ISO9660 relaxations DISABLED
You may also need to patch your image, depending on your booting
method (some versions of AR/GS require SYSTEM.CNF to be at a
certain location on the CD).
Burn your ISO, and if you have set it up properly, ENJOY!
Thankyou for your replies Paul but I think this might be a fault of the modchip...
I wonder if anyone else has had this trouble..
the cd creation looks fine, I guess I will have to give it a go under naplink as that is on the disk too...
I am now considering running two modchips in my ps2 as the Jimblak Mod is handy for undetected disc swapping and you can inject the when you want by pressing the eject button.
I also got this problem with my Messiah modded PS2.
I download the PSMS ISO and burned it with Nero and got just a black screen like you.
Later and downloaded the binaries, added the roms and burned that new ISO with Nero and this time it worked without problem. (I didn't change the SYSTEM.CNF)
maybe this is a disk layout problem
I had the DVD remote sensor in port 2. Once I ripped this out PSMS worked staright away..
Somebody had trouble with this problem and Hermes/Paradox mp3 player.
thanks, i too have had the problem with psms, never thought of ripping out the remote sensor, see if it works.
it only went and worked!!!!
thanks for the suggestion, I would never have thought that it could cause a problem like that