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Begginer needs help!!!
Begginer needs help!!! –
Hey, hi there, guys. I've just gotten a PS2 from the old ones (y'know, the thick PS2's), and I don't know where to start. It has one of those things to connect it to the internet (I don't know if I can call it modem). And the guy who gave it to me told me that the memory card has a file which will enable it to read games from a HD that is connected to the modem. To be honest, I don't know a thing about PS2. I just know how to flash PSP, but not PS2. Where should I start from? What should I do? Is there an aswer for all the questions I have? Is there a document I should read? Guys, help me!!!
Sorry if I put to much on your plate at one time. DJ
I assume you mean a black rectangular box screwed into the back of you PS2, with the part sticking out being of a size somewhat larger than a pack of cigarettes, and with similar proportions. If so, then it is probably a standard Sony PS2 network adaptor, which contains not only the ethernet interface (for normal usage in a PC LAN, possibly also connected to Internet), but which also contains an internal IDE interface for a normal ATA harddisk, for which there is room reserved inside the PS2. The IDE interface of the network adaptor 'points' into the HDD drive bay in the PS2.
Originally Posted by Lochrecan
Some models of these adaptors also contain another external connector for use with (now obsolete) phone modem Internet connection. But you can just ignore that, as it should not interfere with the normal usage of the adaptor (both for normal LAN and HDD usage).
He probably meant the program known as "HDLoader", which is indeed the most popular backup game launcher and does launch games installed to the internal HDD.
And the guy who gave it to me told me that the memory card has a file which will enable it to read games from a HD that is connected to the modem.
The PS2 itself is not 'flashable' in any way, but there are ways to install special files to a memory card, such that homebrew software will take control of the PS2 boot process when a PS2 is started or reset with such a memory card inserted.
To be honest, I don't know a thing about PS2. I just know how to flash PSP, but not PS2.
You should primarily visit the "FreeVAST" subforum inside the forum for "Homebrew/Dev" stuff, as that contains a lot of information on the use of homebrew software and how to launch it.
Where should I start from? What should I do?
There's obviously not any single answer to all of them, but lots of separate ones.
Is there an aswer for all the questions I have?
Not one, but many...
Is there a document I should read?
The best place to start is probably to read some of the tutorials on FMCB usage and installation in the FreeVAST subforum. This should give you a decent handle on how to use homebrew programs on the PS2, which is the key to everything else you may want to do.
Best regards: dlanor
RE: Begginer needs help!!!
Hey, guys, one of my friends told me that I can play game backups from a HD using a HDD device I have (which actually has a NIC and modem pnone connection to the internet). He also game me a file in the memory card with which will enable my PS2 to run games from the HD. He explained to me that I have to use a program called winhip or so to format the HD and store my back ups on the HD. Where can I find that program??? Thanks!!!
The program WINHIIP, you need to read this tutorial here:
Now in my previous post I had a few links with HDL's compatibility, and etc. but if you own the game you could just use HDLoader to install it. You really need to read the tutorials. There is to must to explain without you reading. DJ
RE: Winhip –
Oops!! Sorry. This time I promise to read all the documents. Thanks anyway!!! ;-)