I have a similar problem to nupur. I have a PS2 v9 with a ***3 modchip. I use HD Loader on a CD, and it seems to be the same working version as nupor, because the image has the following files:
I would like to know if it is possible to patch this version of HD loader.
i just tried the patch. After a lot of trial and error, I believe I finally have a patched .ELF.
My question is now what?
i got the elf file directly as an elf, because I did not know how to get it from a .bin image
What should I do to burn it to a cd.
Regarding the extraction of HDL.ELF from your disks...
Yes, that should work fine.
What you have is one of the releases of "Free HDLoader" by the ownzer.
This is not what I use myself, but it will work identically if you'll
just prepare the ELF file as described further below.
The IRX drivers serve no purpose, and are merely present as camouflage
to make this release appear as a genuine development (which it isn't).
Just ignore them.
The ELF file is in fact part of the file SLUS_203.44, although the file
also contains huge blocks of garbage. Those don't matter in the least,
as they will be ignored by the unpacking program. If you don't already
have the necessary pack/unpack tools, search for my old thread entitled
"Super Simple ELF Patching" and download the ZIP "ELF_repack_BATs.zip".
Then read the enclosed text file "ELF_repack_README.txt". You'll then
be able to find the packing tools you need, and know how to use them in
a very simple manner.
There's just one thing to caution you about here. The description of
unpacking in that text file mentions that it is an error for unpacked
files to be smaller than packed files. That is always the case with
normal files, but not in this case when the file has been padded with
huge garbage data (added by ownzer as part of ripping camouflage).
For this particular case the packed size was 9,062,668 bytes whereas
the unpacked size (as always for HDL) is 2,977,792 bytes, and you use
sjuncrunch.exe for the unpacking. If you prefer drag-and-drop, and
have installed my BATs too, simply rename SLUS_203.44 to HDL.ELF and
then drop it onto uncrunch_ELF.bat. (Use a copy on the HD of course.)
That will give you a patchable unpacked HDL.ELF file, so do NOT patch
it now. Instead back it up at once, and hereafter work only on copies
made from that backup. This way you don't have to dig up the ownzer
disk every time you want to test new patches.
Best regards: dlanor
When your PS2 is a V9 or later, remember that you shouldn't activate all
switches of the patch program if you want capability for disk-less boot.
(Which also requires a mod-chip with devolution mode.) Of the three
switches /N /C /S, you should use both /N and /C, but not /S, for an ELF
that you want to boot disk-less. For an ELF to be booted by exploit, you
make the opposite choice, using /S but neither /N nor /C. Other switches
are not affected by this issue, and may be chosen freely.
well. my question is also the same: how would i burn the elf onto cd?? i believe i have succesfully patched it
edit: nvm i used launchdisk and patch works perfectly. thanks zero-x
So, were you able to burn the patched elf to a cd?
How did you do it?
Thanks for the guide. I will give it a try when I have time to look at this.
One more question from a noob. I would like to burn the patched elf to a CD instead of trying to do the MC exploit.
For some reason my question was posted before I finished it.
I wanted to ask if someone could just very simply describe the steps needed for burning the patched elf to a CD, and what software is needed.
I have a HDL disc used to booth PS2 games from the HDD. I want to patch using the patches you gave us. I dont know how to do it. Can anybody gave me detailed instructions how to patch the HDL program. The HDL program I have dont have any ELF file to patch.
sorry, i should've told you guys how i managed to burn it on cd =P
go to this thread:
and download thedecline's launchdisk utility. once you've done that, read the instructions. although it was made to incorporate elfs like ps2menu(k), it also works on hdloader as i've found out. Follow the exact directions that is in the zip file with these exceptions: 1. make sure in the system.cnf version is on "VER = 1.01" 2. do NOT convert to iso (the bin to iso converter doesn't work anyway), just burn as cue/bin. 3. all you need to include while making your disc image is the hdloader elf and the system.cnf (also make sure you've fixed the lba to 12231 as the instructions told you to do) 4. also make sure that system.cnf has the proper filename of the elf.
i think that's all, i hope it works for you guys :)