USB drive support
Let me start out by saying I know little to none about non-web language programming.
I find it a little hard to believe that no one has written a small utility that enables USB drives (such as ZIP drives and pen drives) on the PS2. Transferring saves back and forth between a memory card and USB drive would be such a great solution to space limits.
I've found the MegaMemory Plus and the X-Mem memory manager. However, these are commercial products, and who wants to spend $10 on a seemingly simple product, or anything for that matter? ;>
Anyway, I would like to use this as a project and incentive for me to learn some computer programming.
I suppose I need some advice, though.
What language would best be used for this?
What would I need to learn about the PS2 in order to write a program like this?
Is there anything else I should research/know while writing such a program?
Of course it'd probably be a LOT faster and better if someone else did this, but it looks like I'm gonna have to do it myself.
Thanks for any advice.
Heh...The PS2 Development Environment is an excellant start...or if i'm not mistaken...the PS2 Linux Kit has Drivers...or someone may have made drivers for that exact purpose...anyway see ya on AIM buddy :D
that really would be helpful, i have a Easy Disk USB keychain and it would be great to save my mem saves or something like that, better yet use it as a memcard :D
anyways good luck on your quest to make this if i knew ps2 programing i would help, but i don't so i will only help with my support and say GOOOO DeVante !!
See a tiny driver extension in nport would be sweet enough. I hope somebody puts this on his todo list as I'm not able to code myself ;)
Well, it looks like the Swap Magic team is already working on this, so nevermind.
hopefully they release a free USB utility :D