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Will PS2MP3 run off a DVD?
Will PS2MP3 run off a DVD? –
I searched/didn't see anything.
I tried it, it burnt fine, shows up in my computer, when I open the CD with LaunchELF, there's nothing on the disc.
Do I need to use CDDVDGenPS2?
Should ps2launch.cnf be renamed system.cnf as per normal?
I'm sure I'm burning it right, yet under LaunchELF, it shows a blank disc... WTF?
CDGenPS2 only makes a 900MB image (not a CD image, a BIN) instead of 4.7GB or so.
CDVDGen truncates to 8+3 filenames, when my SNES/GEN emulators made using CDGen work ABSOLUTELY FINE WITH 31 character names. This is killing me and I just wasted 3 blanks.
I even tried this method after the regular way and it's beginning to piss me off...
select "DVD-ROM UDF/ISO" click the UDF tab and select "Physical Partition" for UDF Partition type and "UDF 1.02" for File system version
now burn the snes station elf and the system.cnf and a folder with all the roms to the dvd
Last edited by ldlol; 09-12-2005 at 11:14 PM.
according to my upcoming documentation:
the problem you are having is probably because of authentication. do you have a chipped system?
Supported Filesystem Detail
• ISO 9660 Level 1 (relaxed)
• ISO 9660 Level 2 (relaxed)
USB Mass Storage Device
• FAT12 Read/Write with long filename support
• FAT16 Read/Write with long filename support
• FAT32 Read/Write with long filename support
• [Note] Only the first readable partition is used.
• Standard read only host support for volumes specified in host:/elflist.txt
• [Note] You do not have to boot from host in order to access files on host:/. Use ps2client -h ps2.ip.address listen
i wouldnt use cdvdgen ps2 anyway, its a sucky program. use nero or your regular program.
make sure you have the most recent revision of launchelf, a bug was corrected which prevented some dvd from appearing correctly.
why are you using launchelf to boot it anyway? i would just use the ps2s boot system to run it.
create a 3 line SYSTEM.CNF like so:
make sure you have ps2mp3 on the root of the DVD.
make sure SYSTEM.CNF and PS2MP3.ELF are both in capitals.
as for the filename question,
CDVDGEN_PS2 creates a cd with a strict ISO level 1 filesystem, with no joliet. this means you can only create cds with 8.3 filenames and limited directory structure. it does this to confirm to the PS2 CDVD driver spec.
homebrew programs were created with the opensource CDVD driver, which can support many more formats, including joliet. this means you can have mixed case, big length filenames. however, if you are booting the cd with the ps2s normal boot system, the CD will need to have a ISO LEVEL1 8.3 filename structure for SYSTEM.CNF and any ELF that it points to.
Last edited by HypERSoniC; 09-12-2005 at 11:52 PM.
I'll try that.
As for DVDs not showing up, I have unofficial LaunchELF 3.41j.
My system isn't modded, so I use launchELF to load everything, since SwapMagic sucks and launchelf loads everything.
However, even if system.cnf were borked, at least my mp3 directory, and the elfs/cnfs would show up in filebrowser. It shows a blank disc (works fine on my PC).
I'm at my wits end.
I tried regular data DVD (ISO), a UDF data DVD (someone suggested that for SNES-Station), everything. 4 or 5 coasters.
Should I try making a 1:1 copy of one of my store-bought PS2 games to see if it's a media issue? trouble is, the game might have copy-protection or something, and I wouldn't know if it needed patchs/hacking... so I might think it's a media issue when it's not.
ok, the problem here is authentication.
every time you insert a disc, it is authenticated by the ps2. if its not a original presed cd/dvd, no data can be read from that disc.
you need to trick the ps2 into thinking its a valid disc by using a modchip, or swap magic, or swap/slide trick.
google for "ps2 slide trick".
insert a valid ps2 game (dvd), then use the slide card to swap your burnt dvd in. then use launchelf to read the disc. it will then work.
So I use the trigger to swap in LaunchELF, open the fliptop, insert a DVD game, go to filebrowser, exit, open again, and put it in?
I don't understand why authentication is a problem though, launchELF doesn't check for it, and I installed a fliptop, so the PS2 isn't getting the message to check for a DVD...
I think I threw out all my burnt MP3 discs though. Damn.
EDIT: I tried SM -> eject and put Wipeout Fusion DVD in (says Refresh TOC) -> MP3 DVD (use fliptop instead of tray) and it still says not a valid disc.
Last edited by ldlol; 09-13-2005 at 08:58 PM.