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Question regarding an unmodded ps2
Question regarding an unmodded ps2 –
This is a very long question, so please bear with me
I got the following from Newbie Guide forums showing how to connect you ps2 and pc via ftp:
What you will need
For this guide I will expext you to have the following:
Playststion 2 Console
HDD for the PS2
PS2 Network Adaptor
PS2 Memory Card
These must all be working together and you MUST be able to run games off the HDD
The only web address you will need is http://www.google.com/ and the will to use it.
Step 1 - FTP
To start off you will need to be able to FTP to your Playstation 2.
For this part you will need to connect your PS2 HDD to your computer. You will have to open your PC case to connect the HDD. Watch the jumper setting if you connect it to a slave channel.
Now you will need to download ExecFTP 0.68 and CDGenPS2 3.0.
Extarct both of the files and run CDGenPS2.
Now drag SYSTEM.CNF from the folder you just extracted ExecFTP to, into the right hand side of CDGenPS2.
Right click on the SYSTEM.CNF in CDGenPS2, select edit, check 'FIX LBA' and type '12231', then OK.
Drag CONFIG.DAT and EXECFTP.ELF into CDGenPS2, click image and save as '.iso' in your ExecFTP folder.
Download and extract hdl_dumb 0.7.3. Now install the image you just created to your localy connected PS2 HDD using this program.
Step 2 - Connecting
Connect your PS2 to your PC using a crossover network cable or hub/switch/router.
Boot your PS2 using HDLoader/HDAdvance and run your newly installed ExecFTP software. You should end up with FTP Server initialized on port 21...!
Now run FlashFXP on your PC and press F8 for Quick Connect. In the 'Server or URL' box type '192.168.0.10' (this should be the IP of the PS2). Chose the 'toggles' tab and clear 'Use passive mode'. Now hit 'Connect'.
You should now have a FTP connection to your PS2.
Step 3 - Install the hdl dumb server
Download titleman from PS2 Independance and extract to your c:/ drive.
Open command prompt Start>Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt and type 'cd \' to get to c:/> and type 'titleman -c' to create TITLE.DB and then type 'titleman -a SLES_008.44'
SLES_008.44 should be repalced with the ID of your PS1 game. Found if you open the disk in explorer.
Go and find the TITLE.DB file on your c:/ drive and copy it. Now go to the folder you extracted hdl_dumb 0.7.3 into and select paste.
Rename the hdld_server.elf to BOOT.ELF THIS MUST BE IN CAPS.
Go back to FlashFXP where you should still have a connection to your PS2. In the left hand window select your hdl dumb folder. In the right hand window select 'MC > 0 > B*DATA-SYSTEM'.
Now copy BOOT.ELF & TITLE.DB from the left window to the right. Disconnect the FTP.
Step 4 - The end
Insert your chosen PS1 Game into your PS2 and restart. This should now boot to the hdl dumb server.
Re-open hdl dumb and change 'Target' to 'Networking Server, at'. The software should connect to your PS2 and be ready to install games.
Now to install/run games using the PS2 use the HDLoader disk. To install games using your networked PC use the PS1 disk.
Hope this helps a few people out.
This method can also be used for other apps, for example the many emulators that can be run on the PS2. http://media.fastclick.net/w/get.med...psx-scene.com/ is a good place to start.
I thought this must be for a modded PS2, but I asked and apparantly it can be done on any (unmodded) PS2.
I can't test it out because I'm waiting for a usb hard drive enclosure so I can access the hard drive from my laptop.....
But anyways, it also says you can run emulators using a similar method. I've asked in the thread but I didn't get a reply.
Does anyone know how I could do a similar thing, but for an emulator/roms packaged into an iso?
I'm guessing it's perhaps making the emulator run when you insert the PS1 disk, but I really haven't got a clue.
Could someone help me please?
I will not go into a detailed description of how it works here, as there are many excellent tutorials available in these forums and elsewhere. (You just quoted one of them...)
I will only confirm that this can indeed be done on an unmodified PS2, as it uses HDLoader to launch a virtual disk image, thus bypassing the BIOS check for pressed discs. However, you must have a pressed disc for HDLoader itself. A CD-R copy of HDLoader will not work as described (would require boot-up disc swapping).
As for emulators, not all of them will work right from HDLoader, but it doesn't really matter, since you can use HDLoader to install other homebrew launchers and browsers to handle those emulators by whatever means they need, EXCEPT for the ones that need to be run from CD-R, as that still won't work on an unmodified console.
Oh, and just for your information, much of this stuff will NOT work on an unmodified PStwo (the slim one), since the exploit won't work there.
Best regards: dlanor
Last edited by dlanor; 03-29-2005 at 12:32 PM.
Thanks for the detailed reply - it's answered everything I wanted to know and more!
I think I'll try the a browser/launcher.
I do however have 1 more question - is there a list anywhere, or could somebody tell me which of the main emulators are able to be run via the hard drive?
if try to load the execftp with the use of hd advance 2.1(with earlier versions it works great), the screen will hang when it will load the ps2hdd. so this guide wouldn't work. instead of execftp, u can use the ps2os which has an internal server running in the background and it works great when u boot it from hdadvance 2.1. just use the default ips in ur system and the flashfxp which are:
subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
PGEN runs of HDD. SNES_Station does not.
thats a little misleading..
Originally Posted by silver636
they both run off the hdd fine, but only PGEN can load ROMS off the hdd. snes can only run roms from cd only.