PS2ESDL v0.816 (Pre-v0.820) system test
Here is v0.816, a pre-release of PS2ESDL v0.820.
It's probably not very beautiful (I know, the GUI isn't really well drawn)... but the main purpose of this release is to test it's new components and bugfixes.
Highlighted changes (View the included changelog for a mind-boggling list):
-Prototype HKSTRM.irx protection fix (For games like Iron Man etc).
-Skins can now be used (UI.png).
-The GUI was re-written to allow easier upgrading in the future.
-More error handling code was added, so freezing should not occur without an explanation.
-The entire program was heavily optimized on, and performance should have increased by about 10%.
EDIT: Oh, pressing R1+SELECT will exit PS2ESDL, and return back to the OSDSYS screen (Or FMCB).
EDIT 2: ISO disc images are supported! Stick them in the DVD or CD folders (Depending on the disc type).
The filenames of the disc images should be like: <game ID>.<title>.iso (E.g. SLPM_550.52.Triggerheart Exelica Enhanced.iso).
The extension might need to be in lower-case. :X
-The skin must have a resolution of 640x448, and saved as a PNG image.
-It will be loaded from the current working directory (The place where PS2ESDL was launched from), otherwise from mcX:/PS2ESDL/UI.png.
-The PS2ESDL format was upgraded. Please use the included upgrader to upgrade your PS2ESDL game (PS2ESDL's native game format) installation to v1.22.
-Use the included PS2DCDMP utilities. Note that you cannot downgrade after upgrading.
-To use the upgrader: Place upgrader.exe in the root of your disk, and run it.
Your original game list will be backed up as PS2ESDL.ori.cfg, and the list will be upgraded.
-Please give feedback. This is not a major release.
-In the directory where PS2ESDL is launched from you should have: PS2ESDL itself, UI.png (Your UI's skin/layout), and patches.ppi (Patch file for PS2ESDL).
Things to test for:
-The GUI should not crash, and should not be worse (Functionally).
-Games that use HKSTRM.irx should now run (E.g. Iron Man).
-Performance should have increased (I know that this can't really be a quality test criteria, but I would like to know whether there was any improvements).
-As with point (2), no other game should be broken because of the fix.
-The GUI's skin should be replaceable.
EDIT: ISO disc images should work.
About the Iron Man fix: If no complaints are received, I'll try to get that committed into OPL too. :)
PS2ESDL v0.816 OB: PS2ESDL_0816_OB.7z
PS2DCDMP pre-v0.99 + Upgrader (Format v1.20 - v1.22): PS2DCDMP_pre-099+Upgrader.7z
PS2DCDMP pre-v0.99 lacks the CRC32 calculation functions, so it's not complete.
Webmasters/re-uploaders: Please do not re-upload this release. It will be deleted from the Internet once v0.820 is released.
Frankly, I thought that I had more important points to highlight... but I can't seem to remember them for now. :(